Shell Helix 5w-40

Shell Helix HX8 Synthetic 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.

Affordable fully synthetic Shell Helix HX8 with Flexi Molecules adapts to how you drive, offering protection and performance when you need it the most.

Shell Helix HX8 X Synthetic‘s 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 internal and are carrying heavy loads, operating in extreme climates or driving in congested stop-start city traffic.

Shell Helix HX8 Synthetics 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.

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


  • API SN
  • ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4
  • VW 502.00/505.00
  • MB-Approval 229.3
  • Renault RN 0700, RN 0710
  • Meets the requirements of Fiat 9.55535-M2

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

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