Shell Lubricants today launched the new Shell Rimula R4 X that offers superior triple protection to improve engine and oil durability in three critical areas:

  • Acid control and corrosion -- protects against corrosion from the acids formed as fuel burns;
  • Deposits -- keeps engines clean for optimum performance and long life; and
  • Engine wear -- keeps moving metal engine surfaces apart for long engine life.

Shell Lubricants also today announced the launch of the Shell Rimula ‘Win the Ride of Your Life’ global promotion featuring a consumer contest from April 1 till June 30, 2013. Six lucky Malaysian Grand Prize winners will not only go on a 5-day 4-night VIP trip to Prague, Czech Republic, but also enjoy the opportunity to ride on one of the 2013 European Truck Racing Championship trucks around the Autodrom Most circuit.

Hardworking truckers will be glad to know that the popular Shell Rimula Hardworking Truck will again be greeting them at the selected locations nationwide during the three-month period with free drinks and gifts following last year’s overwhelming response.

Speaking at the official media launch, Ms Chia Uen-Li, Cluster General Manager, Shell Lubricants SEA-South, said that the new Shell Rimula R4 X can help fleet owners and operators to control maintenance and operating costs by providing a versatile one-oil solution for modern fleets.

“Maintaining cleanliness in an engine is crucial for operating efficiency and wear control. Shell Rimula R4 X’s optimised detergent additive system uses detergents to reduce piston deposits, and soot dispersants to reduce sludge deposits in various parts of heavy-duty diesel engines more effectively and efficiently than ever.  It really is the oil that works as hard as you,” she explained.

Shell Rimula R4 X 15W-40 is the latest product to join the market-leading Shell Rimula range of high performance heavy duty diesel engine oils following the introduction of the Shell Rimula R5 LE synthetic technology and Shell Rimula R6 LM fully synthetic oils last year.   

Shell Rimula R4 X contains a specially optimised combination of performance additives and chemicals designed to provide the right level of engine cleanliness, wear and oxidation protection under tough conditions in engines with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR).  It is suitable for a wide range of vehicle types, from heavy and large trucks to buses and construction heavy equipment.

EGR introduces some exhaust gas into the inlet air charge to reduce peak combustion temperatures. These gases contain acids (sulphurous and sulphuric) and soot particles that can have a detrimental effect on oil performance in terms of corrosion and soot-induced wear. EGR can lead to higher oil temperatures, which stress the oil further.

Shell Rimula R4 X helps to prevent oil thickening and the formation of harmful deposits in all areas of the engine, including the bulk oil in the sump and the thin oil films at high temperatures in the piston ring belt area. It provides a high level of soot dispersion through the use of optimised levels of selected dispersant additives and enables protection at higher soot levels (up to 6%), as demonstrated in EGR engine specification tests.

Shell Rimula R4 X offers superior engine wear protection through the addition of anti-wear additives that are designed to form protective films in metal-to-metal contacts under different engine operating conditions.  The API CI-4 specification compliant Shell Rimula R4 X also meets a wider range of industry and original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) specifications, including Caterpillar ECF-2 and JASO DH-1.

Shell Rimula heavy-duty diesel engine oils have been developed for the latest on- and off-highway vehicles. They are designed to protect engines, thus helping to lower maintenance and fuel costs, and increase reliability to keep vehicles running.  In addition to the full range of Shell Rimula heavy-duty engine oils, Shell Lubricants also offers a complete portfolio of lubricants for every part of your equipment, including Shell Spirax gear, axle and transmission fluids, and Shell Gadus greases.

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About Shell Lubricants

The term “Shell Lubricants” collectively refers to Shell Group companies engaged in the lubricants business. Shell sells a wide variety of lubricants to meet customer needs across a range of applications. These include consumer motoring, heavy-duty transport, mining, power generation and general engineering. Shell’s portfolio of lubricant brands includes Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Helix, Shell Rotella, Shell Tellus and Shell Rimula.  We are active across the full lubricant supply chain. We manufacture base oils in eight plants, blend base oils with additives to make lubricants in over 50 plants, distribute, market and sell lubricants in over 100 countries. We also provide technical and business support to customers.

We offer lubricant-related services in addition to our product range. These include: Shell LubeMatch –the market leading product on-line recommendation tool, Shell LubeAdvisor - helps customers to select the right lubricant through highly trained Shell technical staff as well as online tools and Shell LubeAnalyst - early warning system that enables customers to monitor the condition of their equipment and lubricant, helping to save money on maintenance and avoid potential lost business through equipment failure. Shell’s world-class technology works to deliver value to our customers. 

Innovation, product application and technical collaboration are at the heart of Shell lubricants. We have leading lubricants research centres in Germany, Japan (in a joint venture with Showa Shell), the UK and the USA.  We invest significantly in technology and work closely with our customers to develop innovative lubricants.

We have a patent portfolio with 150 + patent series for lubricants, base oils and greases; more than 200 scientists and lubricants engineers dedicated to lubricants research and development. Customer benefits include lower maintenance costs, longer equipment life and reduced energy consumption. One of the ways we push the boundaries of lubricant technology is by working closely with top motor racing teams such as Scuderia Ferrari. These technical partnerships enable us to expand our knowledge of lubrication science and transfer cutting-edge technology from the racetrack to our commercial products.

About Shell

Shell is a global leader in power, energy, and gas technology and is working to meet increasing energy demand and supply challenges by delivering smarter products and cleaner energy, smarter infrastructure, smarter use, and by developing new energy sources while addressing the impact on the environment, through cleaner burning natural gas and advanced fuels and lubricants technology. Malaysia is one of Shell’s heartlands. The history of Royal Dutch Shell in Malaysia started more than 120 years in Miri, Sarawak. Shell currently has a strong market presence in the upstream and downstream sector in Malaysia. 

Being at the forefront of energy and fuel efficiency, Shell advocates for the use of energy more efficiently as the simplest and most cost-effective way to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change through driver education, fuel efficient driving behaviour, and smarter mobility collaboration and strategic partnerships to fuel the country’s progress. 

As Shell aims to meet the world’s future energy needs with a diversified energy mix and cleaner energy, we enjoin consumers and businesses to use energy better, to do more with less, and make energy conservation a way of life. At our operations, safety is our top priority.  Our goal is to have zero fatalities and no incidents that cause harm to our people and neighbours and put our facilities at risk.  We aim to address social concerns and work to benefit local communities, protecting our reputation as we do business.

For further information, please contact:

Ms Norhayati Sulaiman-Adzhar

Media Relations

Shell Malaysia

T: +603-2091 3795