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TMTV’s video on the road: Shell Rotella engine teardown

Shell engineer explains what he looks for when examining an engine that has been running an experimental, low viscosity, high temperature, high shear oil.

GREENSBORO, North Carolina — Even though it won’t be until the end of May when the industry will know exactly what the details of the PC-11 oil standard will be, that hasn’t stopped oil manufacturers from working to develop new lubricants.

Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc., for example, is already field testing some of its experimental oils in a number of commercial fleets, including one based in North Carolina. To demonstrate the effectiveness of high temperature, high shear, low viscosity oils, Shell invited journalists to have a look at components that were removed from trucks after hundreds of thousands of miles on the road.

(Although the trucks are camouflaged in Shell livery, they belong to a commercial fleet that hauls general commodities to California and returns with produce.)

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