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Nosmo
07-19-2007, 02:28 PM
On my hydro tank there is a sticker which reads use only
Shell Rimula 15-40 Oil. In the manual it reads basically the same but also adds or equal .

I am thinking about using Castrol 15-40 GTX Diesel. It has more API Service ratings than the Shell Rimula. Is there anyone who is using this oil in the hydros ?

Nosmo

khouse
07-19-2007, 07:24 PM
Do you mean Rotella?
Your Castrol 15/40 will work just as good.

Nosmo
07-19-2007, 07:51 PM
Yes it is Rimula 15-40 (Diesel) . Thanks for the reply.

Walmart , K Mart and Tractor Supply carry the Rotella but not the Rimula. Gonna try the Castrol 15-40 for Diesel.

Nosmo

IA_James
07-19-2007, 09:15 PM
I think Rimula is the overseas variety of Rotella. I would make sure what I got was CI-4+ rated, and start another project.:weightlifter:

http://www.shell.com/home/content/in-en/shell_for_businesses/transport/products/shell_rimula_tpt.html

http://www.shell.com/home/Framework?siteId=rotella-en&FC2=/rotella-en/html/iwgen/leftnavs/zzz_lhn1_0_0.html&FC3=/rotella-en/html/iwgen/welcome.html

Nosmo
07-19-2007, 10:04 PM
The Castrol GTX Diesel 15-40 has these API Service ratings which seems to be more than the Rimula X 15-40.

C1-4, CH-4, CG-4, CF-4, CF/SL, SJ

I believe it will be OK to use this one. Any more input is certainly welcome.

Nosmo

IA_James
07-23-2007, 06:20 PM
I would go ahead and use the CI-4+, Pennzoil Long Life, Rotella, or Chevron Delo 400. I run Delo in my Dodge in the summer time, and either Mobile 1 5w40 syn or Rotella 5w40 syn in the winter time.

pugs
07-23-2007, 06:44 PM
We looked around for the Rimula. None of the auto parts stores we deal with seem to be able to get it.

I know thats what the Lesco and Cub Cadet hydro machines are supposed to use but good luck actually finding it.

IA_James
07-23-2007, 06:58 PM
We looked around for the Rimula. None of the auto parts stores we deal with seem to be able to get it.


The Rimula page I linked to was actually for India I think, I'm pretty sure it's an overseas-only product.

pugs
07-24-2007, 12:26 PM
The Rimula page I linked to was actually for India I think, I'm pretty sure it's an overseas-only product.

Which makes no sense because it specifically calls for that oil in the hydro system on the Lesco Z-Two and Cub Cadet Tanks...LOL

Nosmo
07-24-2007, 02:57 PM
I saw it (Rimula 15W40) on my dealer's shelf. I did ask if he recommended 20W50 or 15W40 and was told we use the 15W40 here. The older manuals for Cub/Lesco state 20W50 but do not mention a brand name.

I am still researching the Rimula/Rotella products. The Rimula specs do state for use in hydraulics.

I have decided to not use the Castrol GTX 15W40 Diesel as it does not have the CI-4 Plus rating.

Nosmo