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Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai #4758083
05/15/18 05:36 PM
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'18 Sportage LX AWD Pennzoil HM 5w20
'13 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Castrol GTX Magnatec 5w30
Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: wemay] #4758104
05/15/18 06:01 PM
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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.

Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: wemay] #4758139
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API SL probably for vehicles around year 2006 overseas.. as helix isnt a USA thing.


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Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: wemay] #4758265
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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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Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: wemay] #4758327
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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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Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: wemay] #4758343
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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.


Castrol GTX Ultraclean 15W40 A3/B3 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: wemay] #4758345
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At a guess, this 10W30 is 30% Group III with the balance made up of Group I/II mineral.

Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: MONKEYMAN] #4758797
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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

Last edited by PeterPolyol; 05/16/18 12:58 PM.

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Re: Shell Helix HX7 AH - specifically made for Hyundai [Re: PeterPolyol] #4759017
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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.


'18 Sportage LX AWD Pennzoil HM 5w20
'13 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Castrol GTX Magnatec 5w30

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