Rotella ELC Antifreeze Coolant 50/50
Shell Rotella ELC 50-50 Extended Life Anti-Freeze Coolant is a “fill for life” ethylene glycol based coolant for heavy-duty diesel, gasoline and natural gas powered engines. Shell Rotella ELC contains a unique extended life carboxylate inhibitor system and nitrite / molybdate as secondary. Shell Rotella ELC Extended Life Coolant/Anti-Freeze 50/50 has been proven, with over 100 million miles of fleet testing, to provide complete protection of all cooling system components.
Detailed Product Description
The inhibitors in ROTELLA ELC, due to their special chemistry, are designed to go 600,000 miles on-road or 12,000 hours off-road with only one Shell Rotella ELC Extender addition at 300,000 miles or 6,000 hours. After 600,000 miles or 12,000 hours it is recommended that the coolant be tested for continued use.
Shell Rotella ELC 50’s patented inhibitors, while providing complete cooling system component protection, also help reduce water pump failures, hard water scale deposits, silicate “green goo” and improve heat transfer. Tests with ROTELLA ELC show that heat transfer is about 8% better with RELC than with conventional heavy duty, silicate-containing coolants.
Maintenance is simple with ROTELLA ELC. To use this product just follow your OEM’s instructions on how to drain, flush and refill your cooling system. Top up only with Shell Rotella ELC Pre-diluted 50/50 or an equivalent brand of ELC like Fleetrite® ELC. At every PM, or at least twice per year, check the color and freeze point of your coolant. If coolant is red, has no deposits and has a freeze point of between –15ºF and –60ºF then the coolant is considered in suitable condition for further use. See index for freeze point adjustment chart. Please note that dilution of Shell Rotella ELC by more than 15% with non-equivalent coolants or water is not recommended. Over-dilution will require initiating SCA use or draining and refilling the cooling system with Shell Rotella ELC. If contamination with non-equivalent/non-extended life coolants is suspected, it is recommended the ELC Contamination Test Strip Kit be used to confirm satisfactory carboxylate inhibitor content.
Specifications, Approvals & Recommendations
Shell Rotella ELC meets all the requirements of CAT EC-1, TMC RP 329 and RP 338.
Shell Rotella ELC Extended Life Coolant Anti-freeze meets or exceeds:
- ASTM D3306 for automotive service
- ASTM D4985 for heavy duty diesel service
- ASTM D6210
- TMC RP 329
- TMC RP 338
Shell Rotella ELC Extended Life Coolant System meets the extended life requirements and chemical requirements of:
- ASTM D4656 for automotive service
- ASTM D5345 for heavy duty diesel service
- ASTM D6210