Super-D® 3

Diesel Engine Oil SAE 15W-40

Kendall® Super-D 3 Diesel Engine Oil, SAE 15W-40, is a premium quality universal fleet engine oil designed for use in on-highway diesel trucks and off-highway diesel equipment, as well as in passenger cars and light trucks with either diesel or gasoline engines. It is recommended for use both in EGR-equipped diesel engines and in older, non-EGR diesel engines. It also will provide excellent protection for gasoline engines for use in mixed commercial fleets.

Features & Benefits

  • Outstanding soot control for protection against abrasive wear and soot-induced oil thickening
  • Excellent resistance to viscosity and thermal breakdown at high temperatures
  • Protects against sludge and varnish formation
  • Excellent wear protection
  • High shear stability
  • Excellent rust and bearing corrosion protection
  • Good low-temperature pumpability, even with soot-laden oil
  • Good resistance to foaming and aeration
  • Extended drain capability for non-EGR diesel engines


  • On-highway diesel trucks equipped with cooled-EGR, ACERT or other technologies to meet 2004 and earlier exhaust emission standards
  • Older diesel equipment with conventional, non-EGR engines
  • Mixed fleets with both diesel and gasoline-fueled vehicles
  • Off-highway construction, earth moving and mining equipment
  • Farm equipment with diesel or gasoline engines

Technical Details


Licenses & Approvals

Super-D 3 SAE 15W-40 is licensed or OEM-certified for:

  • API Service CI-4 with CI-4 PLUS, CI-4, CH-4, SL
  • Cummins CES 20078
  • Detroit Diesel DFS 93K214
  • Mack EO-N Premium Plus 03
  • Mercedes-Benz Sheet 228.3
  • Renault VI RLD-2
  • Volvo VDS-3

Super-D 3 SAE 15W-40 meets or exceeds the requirements of:

  • ACEA E7-04, E5-02, E3-96
  • Caterpillar ECF-2, ECF-1-a
  • Cummins CES 20077
  • Global DHD-1
  • MAN 271, 3275
  • MTU MTL 5044 Type 2
  • Diesel engines manufactured by OEMs not listed above, including International (Navistar), John Deere, Hino, Komatsu, Kubota and others

Additional Details

SAE Grade 15W-40
Density, lbs/gal @ 60°F 7.34
Color, ASTM D1500 L 4.0
Flash Point (COC), °C (°F) 240 (464)
Pour Point, °C (°F) -40 (-40)
Viscosity, Kinematic
cSt @ 40°C 116
cSt @ 100°C 15.3
Viscosity Index 138
Cold Cranking Viscosity, cP @ -20°C 6400
High-Temp/High-Shear Viscosity, cP @ 150°C 4.3
Sulfated Ash, ASTM D874, wt % 1.5
Total Base Number (TBN), ASTM D2896 11.8
Zinc, wt % 0.128