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Shell Rimula R6 LME

Low emissions, maintenance saving and energy saving – ideal for trucking and public transport applications.

No matter how hot, cold, steep, dusty, muddy or extended your operations, you need to know that your oil will protect your engine under all conditions. 

The Energised Protection of Shell Rimula heavy-duty diesel engine oils works relentlessly in three critical areas:

  1. Acid control – well-proven performance additives help to protect against corrosion from acids formed as fuel burns.
  2. Deposit control – helps to keep the engine clean for consistent performance and long life.
  3. Wear control – keeps moving metal engine surfaces apart for long engine life.

Shell Rimula R6 LME

Shell Rimula R6 LME uses a unique technology that adapts chemically and physically to meet the changing needs of the engine. It can contribute to efficient transport operations through:

  • helping to control emissions.
  • long drain intervals and less waste oil.
  • lower fuel usage.

Protective power

More than just reliable lubrication, Shell Rimula R6 LME uses a three-fold approach to delivering protection:

  1. synthetic base-oil technology.
  2. unique additive technology.
  3. an exclusive anti-wear booster system.

These three factors combine to deliver outstanding performance, long drain intervals and fuel saving capability without compromising durability. Shell Rimula R6 LME provides even greater protection against wear and deposits than previous generation oils (e.g. ACEA E4/MB 228.5 oils) and the low-SAPS formulation protects the exhaust system catalysts and filters found on the latest vehicles.

Your protection – our experience

Developed by our technologists, the special anti-wear booster provides extra protection against wear in highly stressed areas of the engine.

Low emissions

Protecting the performance of your exhaust emissions control systems is not only important to ensure that your vehicles comply with legislative requirements, but also to ensure efficient operations. For example, blocked diesel particulate filters (DPF) can actually increase fuel consumption.

Shell Rimula R6 LME is formulated with reduced levels of ash and sulphur to help maintain the efficiency of the latest and future vehicle technologies. Exceeding the requirements for limiting the sulphur and phosphorus content for Mercedes-Benz, MAN and other OEMs, Shell Rimula R6 LME has been tested and proven to protect.

Energy savings

Shell Rimula R6 LME can make a positive contribution to the fuel consumption of your vehicles and the costs of your business. Developed in close co-operation with leading engine and vehicle makers, it not only delivers fuel economy benefits, but also meets the durability and performance demands of the latest low-emissions equipment.

Independently validated fuel saving

Don’t just take our word for it. In trials carried out on a fleet of trucks operating for a leading UK supermarket, customers confirmed that Shell Rimula R6 LME realised up to 2.0% fuel savings over a 100,000 km oil drain interval compared with a typical 10W-40 oil*.

*Full copy of report available on request

Maintenance savings 

Shell Rimula R6 LME was developed in conjunction with leading engine makers and delivers exceptional piston cleanliness in the latest engines. Approved for long-drain application by Mercedes-Benz and others, Shell Rimula R6 LME exceeded the piston cleanliness of the reference oil by 25% in the MB OM501 engine test. Shell Rimula R6 LME has been tested to help ensure long engine life and protection throughout the oil
maintenance interval.

Should you use Shell Rimula R6 LME?

Shell Rimula R6 LME is suitable for use in many on-highway, heavy-duty applications. It’s particularly suited for fleets with mixed Euro 2, 3, 4 and 5 engine types and for a wide range of trucking and public transportation applications in modern, low-emission vehicles from Mercedes-Benz, MAN, DAF and others. Shell Rimula R6 LME exceeds the performance requirements of industry specifications such as ACEA E6 and E7, and is ideal for vehicles fitted with DPFs.

Specifications and approvals

SAE viscosity grade: 5W-30

ACEA: E6, E7; Cummins: CES 20077; MAN: M3477; MB Approval: 228.51.

The product specifications listed above may vary from time to time and may not all be available for sale in the United Kingdom.  To obtain a specific recommendation for your vehicle from our UK product portfolio, please use our free online oil recommendation tool, Shell Lubematch .

How to use R6 LME oils safely

Shell Rimula R6 LME oils are unlikely to present any significant health or safety hazards as long as you use them properly in the recommended application. You should avoid contact with skin and wear impervious gloves with used oil. If the oil does come into contact with your skin, wash immediately with soap and water. To dispose of used oil, please take it to an authorised collection point. Do not pour it into the earth, drains or water.