Shell Helix 5w-40

Shell Helix HX8 synthetic motor oil works hard to help keep modern engines clean and protected. It helps to prevent the formation of harmful deposits that can lead to performance loss. Its excellent deposit protection is suitable for all OEM-recommended drain intervals.

Application

Shell Helix HX8’s synthetic formulation can be used in engines in a wide variety of modern vehicles that face these demanding driving conditions, and should be recommended for customers who want to keep the same oil-drain interval and are carrying heavy loads, operating in extreme climates or driving in congested stop-start city traffic.

Shell Helix HX8 can be used for gasoline engines, diesel engines (without particulate filters) and gas engines, and it is also suitable for use with biodiesel and gasoline/ethanol blends.

It is also suitable for use in modern direct injection turbocharged gasoline engines where it provides protection against damaging low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI).

Key Features

  • Up to 40% better wear protection1
  • 58% better high temperature deposit control & viscosity stability2
  • 30% faster flow for easier starting and quicker warm-up3

Specification

  • API SN PLUS
  • ACEA A3/B4
  • MB-Approval 229.3
  • VW Standard 502.00/505.00
  • Renault RN0700, RN0710
  • Meets the requirements of Fiat (FCA) 9.55535-M2

1Based on OM646LA engine test and compared with ACEA A3/B4 specification.
2Compared with API SN/SN Plus Specification and based on Sequence IIIH engine test.
3Based on ASTM D4684 mini-rotary viscometer tests at –30°C comparing Helix HX 8 5W-40 to Helix HX 7 10W-40.

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