Shell Helix HX8 X 5W-30 meets the latest industry specifications and 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 and helps to reduce engine friction to provide enhanced fuel economy.


Shell Helix HX8 X 5W-30 ‘s formulation can be used in engines in a wide variety of modern vehicles including direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engines 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 X 5W-30 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 suitable for direct injection turbocharged gasoline engine where protection against low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) is required.

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


  • ACEA A3/B4
  • MB-Approval 229.5
  • Renault RN 0700, 0710

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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