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#4758083 - 05/15/18 05:36 PM Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai
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#4758104 - 05/15/18 06:01 PM Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: wemay]
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This must be an older formulation. It is not SM or SN rated. I don't think it meets spec for my 2016 turbocharged Hyundai Tuscon. I could be wrong though.

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#4758139 - 05/15/18 06:33 PM Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: wemay]
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API SL probably for vehicles around year 2006 overseas.. as helix isnt a USA thing.
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#4758265 - 05/15/18 09:21 PM Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: wemay]
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Helix seems more like Pennzoil Ultra or Platinum to me instead of Quaker State. I have the label under hood says:

Hyundai Recommends Shell Helix Quaker State.

Shell Helix Fully Synthetic
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#4758327 - 05/15/18 11:20 PM Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: wemay]
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Itís SL probably because of Phosphorous amount. Iíve never seen an A3/B4 5W-30 that is also SN. Looks like a fine oil. Wish we had an A3/B4 10W-30 here in the U.S.!
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#4758343 - 05/15/18 11:47 PM Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: wemay]
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Yeah many 30 grade oils with Euro A3/B4 are also API SL due to elevated ZDDP levels.

Many, but not all. In Oz I can get a Castrol Edge 5W30 which is SL & A3/B4, they clearly state it passes all SN quality tests but exceeds the Phos limit. I also get a full synthetic Castrol Magnatec which is SN & A3/B4. So both are possible.
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#4758345 - 05/15/18 11:55 PM Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: wemay]
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At a guess, this 10W30 is 30% Group III with the balance made up of Group I/II mineral.

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#4758797 - 05/16/18 12:57 PM Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: MONKEYMAN]
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Originally Posted By: MONKEYMAN
Helix seems more like Pennzoil Ultra or Platinum to me instead of Quaker State. I have the label under hood says:

Hyundai Recommends Shell Helix Quaker State.


Shell Helix Fully Synthetic



Ah ha! Looks like one of those OEM business deals again. Probably exercising their "synergies" with this product; Hyundai gets a special band-aid oil and Shell gets the scoop on needy engine designs wink


That said, specs provided look good; check that density


Edited by PeterPolyol (05/16/18 12:58 PM)

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#4759017 - 05/16/18 05:41 PM Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: PeterPolyol]
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Originally Posted By: PeterPolyol
Originally Posted By: MONKEYMAN
Helix seems more like Pennzoil Ultra or Platinum to me instead of Quaker State. I have the label under hood says:

Hyundai Recommends Shell Helix Quaker State.


Shell Helix Fully Synthetic



Ah ha! Looks like one of those OEM business deals again. Probably exercising their "synergies" with this product; Hyundai gets a special band-aid oil and Shell gets the scoop on needy engine designs wink


That said, specs provided look good; check that density


They've been partners for 10 years or so.
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