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Shell Helix Ultra 0/5w40 #4598295
12/08/17 05:39 PM
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BTLew81 Offline OP
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I found an online us retailer that sells this reasonably. What’s the word on this oil? Similar to pennzoil euro 0w40?


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Re: Shell Helix Ultra 0/5w40 [Re: BTLew81] #4598327
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I am not familiar with this oil is it conventional or synthetic?


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Re: Shell Helix Ultra 0/5w40 [Re: BTLew81] #4598344
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Can u post a link so that we can compare?


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Re: Shell Helix Ultra 0/5w40 [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4598364
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
I am not familiar with this oil is it conventional or synthetic?

Shell Ultra 5W40 in Malaysia is a GTL synthetics.

Re: Shell Helix Ultra 0/5w40 [Re: BTLew81] #4598400
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https://www.ecstuning.com/b-shell-parts/shell-helix-ultra-0w-40-synthetic-engine-oil/550040759~shl/


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Re: Shell Helix Ultra 0/5w40 [Re: BTLew81] #4598411
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Originally Posted By: BTLew81
I found an online us retailer that sells this reasonably. What’s the word on this oil? Similar to pennzoil euro 0w40?

$32.30 for four liters plus shipping is reasonable?

What's wrong with Castrol 0W-40 from Walmart, meeting the same specifications for half the price?


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Re: Shell Helix Ultra 0/5w40 [Re: BTLew81] #4598432
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Honestly, I wasn’t inquiring about price. I have a gift card and asked the question I was curious about above. Nothing wrong with Castrol or pennzoil I use. Just curious.


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Re: Shell Helix Ultra 0/5w40 [Re: BTLew81] #4598438
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Originally Posted By: BTLew81
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-shell-parts/shell-helix-ultra-0w-40-synthetic-engine-oil/550040759~shl/


This matches Pennzoil Euro 0W40, specs for specs.

Re: Shell Helix Ultra 0/5w40 [Re: BTLew81] #4598456
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If it has pure plus technology on a sticker, than it is GTL based (grp. III+) otherwise it is basic grp. III....


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Re: Shell Helix Ultra 0/5w40 [Re: BTLew81] #4598480
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Check out this blog! A lot of info.......

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Thanks for posting!


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Re: Shell Helix Ultra 0/5w40 [Re: BTLew81] #4598602
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Shell Helix Ultra 5W40 is good stuff and one of the best oils made by Shell / SOPUS. It's a GTL full synthetic and full SAPS, just look at the OEM specs it carries: API SN, ACEA A3/B4, VW 502/505, BMW LL-01, MB 229.5, Porsche A40 and Ferrari approved. You don't get all those factory approvals unless you make a good oil.

The SHU 5W40 is very common in Australia and Europe, but much less common in North America where Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5W40 would be the equivalent product (or very close).
<PP Euro 5W40 PDF>

The ACEA and OEM specs above requires a HTHS > 3.5 cP, TBN > 10 for long drain intervals and Noack Volatility < 10%. All good stuff.
<SHU 5W40 PDF>


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Re: Shell Helix Ultra 0/5w40 [Re: BTLew81] #4599478
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SR5 has covered all the main beats: Great oil. if you don't need low saps, you can't really do wrong with it smile

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Re: Shell Helix Ultra 0/5w40 [Re: BTLew81] #4599544
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Doesn't seem like much between the 0W40 and 5W40. KV100 is actually higher on the 0W40 and the KV40 is lower so it ends up with a higher viscosity index.

If the 0W40 is all GTL and not any PAO then it might just be a little different, maybe with more VII in it. Could be that the 5W40 is more shear proof because it has less VII in it but just speculating entirely here.


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Re: Shell Helix Ultra 0/5w40 [Re: KL31] #4599547
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Originally Posted By: KL31
If the 0W40 is all GTL and not any PAO then it might just be a little different, maybe with more VII in it. Could be that the 5W40 is more shear proof because it has less VII in it but just speculating entirely here.

I was speculating exactly the same myself.

KL31, you are using SHU 5W40 yourself right now, so how do you find it ?

Last edited by SR5; 12/10/17 06:44 AM.

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Re: Shell Helix Ultra 0/5w40 [Re: KL31] #4599558
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SHU 5w-40 is GTL and group 3

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