Question About Shell Rimula Oil

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Nosmo, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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
     
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you mean Rotella?
    Your Castrol 15/40 will work just as good.
     
  3. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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
     
  4. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
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  5. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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
     
  6. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
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    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.
     
  7. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    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.
     
  8. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
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    The Rimula page I linked to was actually for India I think, I'm pretty sure it's an overseas-only product.
     
  9. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    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
     
  10. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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
     

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