Approvals and Specifications:
- API SL/CF
- ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4
- MB 229.3
- VW 502.00/505.00
- Renault RN0700, RN0710
Shell Helix HX8 5w-30
Normally, engine oil gets worse and worse during use, dissolved soot deposits and sludge accumulate in it, it inevitably oxidises and ages, and the viscosity changes in unpredictable ways.
Fortunately, this is not the case with all lubricants. Shell Helix HX8 5w-30, for example, has very high viscosity stability and is resistant to all external influences. As a result, it provides dependable engine lubrication and protection, giving you great performance from one change to the next.
Shell Helix HX8 5w-30 Description
Shell Helix HX8 5w-30 is one of the manufacturer’s leading solutions. This lubricant is intended for all-season use in a mid-latitude climate. It contains active cleaning additives called Active Cleansing, which are designed to clean the engine of scale and deposits during the entire period of operation.
The grease shows good operational characteristics, it is not subject to carbonization and is resistant to temperature changes. It also withstands all kinds of stresses, from everyday driving to critical overloads during extreme race track driving.
Due to its unique formula and the high quality of its base material it extends, the interval between replacements and its lubricating properties reduce the fuel consumption.
Shell Helix HX8 5w-30 Advantages and Disadvantages
Fully synthetic oils offer a number of advantages over their mineral and semi-synthetic counterparts. With Shell Helix HX8 5w-30 it is:
- Excellent value for money
- Environmentally friendly
- Effective engine cleansing
- Protection against the formation of harmful deposits
- Prolongs engine life
- Prevention of oxidation processes
- Stable viscosity
- Stability to withstand extreme conditions
- Wide temperature range
- Application versatility
- Reduction of engine noise and vibration
- Easy starting in cold weather
- adaptability to city driving conditions
- fuel economy
- Low volatility
The popularity of Shell Helix HX8 5w-30 and its high quality has become a problem for it. Indeed, most users call the main disadvantage of this product a huge opportunity to run into a fake (how to distinguish the original – read on).
In addition, the disadvantage of the product is that it is somewhat aggressive when cleaning. That is, it cleans the engine so intensively from carbon deposits that it is undesirable for old, dirty engines. Particles of detached deposits can clog up engine parts. All Shell Helix HX8 5w-30 best applies to the engines of newer cars, but it would be better to find a softer semi-synthetic or mineral product for older cars with higher mileage.
It eases starting in cold weather, but it doesn’t guarantee a one hundred percent sure start. It might be a hassle, but in any case, it goes faster and easier than with other oils. Especially, if it is less than minus 30 degrees outdoors. But people who live in the northern regions are better choose a lubricant with a wider temperature range.
Shell Helix HX8 5w-30 Application
Shell Helix HX8 5w-30 is intended first of all for modern cars burning any kind of fuel. Whether it is gasoline, ethanol, diesel, natural gas or other fuels, the lubricant works reliably in any engine. The product is also fully compatible with turbocharging and direct fuel injection systems. Can be used in conjunction with catalytic converter technology.
It is not recommended for use in old engines with mileage in excess of 150,000 km and with particle filter systems. Due to the fact that detergent additives contained in this oil work in an aggressive regime, serious deposits may be detached and block the oil flow channels. Engine parts may also be damaged. For this reason, owners of used vehicles are advised to look for less aggressive fluids when choosing a fluid.
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