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News   October 27, 2016   by Steve Pawlett

Total Canada Introduces CK-4 & FA-4 Heavy-Duty Engine Oils


Total Canada is presenting the new Rubia Optima range. This range designed for heavy-duty engines complies with the new categories defined by the American Petroleum Institute (API) which will take effect as early as December 2016.

Introducing the new Rubia Optima range, specially engineered for and tailored to the trucking industry

With the new Rubia Optima engine oils, TOTAL fully meets and even surpasses the new CK-4 and FA-4 specifications. Total presents the first three products in its RUBI OPTIMA range:


  • Rubia Optima1100 15W-40 which allows for extended drain intervals, meets the CK-4 specification and is backwards compatible.
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  • Rubia Optima 1100 FE 10W-30 which offer extended drains and fuel economy benefits thanks to lower viscosity, meets the CK-4 specification and is backwards compatible.
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  • Rubia Optima 2100 XFE 10W-30 which enables extra fuel economy by reducing High Temperature High Shear (HTHS) viscosity. Because of its lower viscosity, it has limited backwards compatibility; and meets the new FA-4 specification.

The new Rubia Optima benefits from state-of-the-art “T.I.R Technology”, which refers to:


  • Total protection: industry tested, Rubia products are put through numerous tests (Laboratory, bench and road tests) to achieve results that show excellent performance in oxidation stability, and protection against wear, deposits and soot.
  • International approvals: Rubia has a greater number of approvals as well as more advanced approvals than most other products in the market. This means multi-brand fleets require fewer products to meet crucial requirements of the most advanced engines in the market.
  • Reduced costs: Rubia offers better fleet cost savings with a full suite of Total Fuel Economy engine oils that enables extended oil drain intervals.


Total has worked closely with key Heavy-Duty Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to develop the new Rubia Optima oils with performances that surpass CK-4 oils including outstanding oxidation control, shear stability and oil aeration control.


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