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One of Shell's most advanced products is a fully synthetic diesel engine oil. Modern engines are more advanced and high-tech products, therefore, for their efficient operation, it is necessary to use high-quality oil, which will extend the life of the power unit.

This is exactly what Shell has done by creating a special, patented product line.

  • Oil Description
  • Scope of product use
  • Specifications
  • Basic tolerances and specifications
  • Release form
  • Advantages and disadvantages of oil
  • How to distinguish a fake
  • User Reviews
  • PDF file
  • Video

  • Oil Description

    Shell Helix Ultra Diesel 5W-40 has been formulated specifically for the maintenance of passenger car diesel engines. This is an excellent protection against the accumulation of various deposits on the inner surface of the engine.

    Due to its properties, motor oil significantly increases the service life of the engine, since the working surfaces are protected from severe wear. In addition, aggressive corrosive substances are neutralized.

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    Scope of product use

    This synthetic oil is designed specifically to protect diesel engines. It allows it to be used at both very high and low ambient temperatures, as well as in rather difficult road conditions. This oil is intended for use with diesel passenger cars that do not have a particulate filter. In addition, it can also be used in engines that run on biodiesel.


    This product has the following main specifications:

  • kinematic viscosity - 79.1 mm² / s at 40 ° C and 13.1 mm² / s at 100 ° C;
  • dynamic viscosity at -35 °C - 19300 cP;
  • density – 0.840 kg/l (at 15 °C)4
  • viscosity index - 168;
  • flash point 242 °C;
  • pour point -45 °C.

  • Basic tolerances and specifications

    The oil has the following specifications and approvals:

  • APICF;
  • MB 229.5, 226.5;
  • ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4;
  • VW 505 00;
  • BMW Longlife-01;
  • Renault RN 0710;
  • FIAT 9.55535 Z2.
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    In general, the tool is recommended to be used for engines of Volkswagen, BMW, Porsche, Renault, Rover, Ferrari, etc.

    Release form

    The product is available in plastic containers of 1 and 4 liters.

    Advantages and disadvantages of oil

    The positive features of this type of oil are as follows:

  • allows you to achieve maximum engine cleanliness, which reduces noise during its operation;
  • due to the presence of special additives, various deposits and deposits do not form on the inside of the power unit;
  • this, in turn, significantly increases the engine resource;
  • fuel consumption is significantly reduced due to the low viscosity of the oil and a decrease in the level of friction;
  • the oil itself is economically consumed;
  • the oil shows excellent results in protecting turbocharged diesel engines;
  • there is little chlorine in the composition of the synthetic substance;
  • the negative impact of oil and its waste on the environment is minimal.
  • But there are also disadvantages. Firstly, this product is one of the most expensive, so not all motorists choose it. Secondly, many are trying to make a fake and sell it under the guise of an original lubricant.

    How to distinguish a fake

    It is very important to pour only proven oil into your engine, which is of original origin, and not counterfeit products. But some drivers are trying to find a cheaper replacement, which is not always successful. In view of this, it is important to know several ways to distinguish genuine Shell products from fake ones:

  • the color of the lid is made in the same shade as that of the canister;
  • the cork has a much higher density than the canister;
  • the cover with the lock externally looks like one mechanism;
  • as soon as the cork is opened, the fixative is completely separated;
  • the canister is made of special plastic, which has no smell;
  • the container is not illuminated at all;
  • no traces of soldering on the container;
  • The quality of printing on the label is of the highest level - all images are bright, letters are readable;
  • the "PurePlus Technology" logo has a mirror finish.
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    There are other signs, how you can find out if you bought a fake product or not. If at least some point is not fulfilled, this directly indicates the presence of a fake. In addition, in order to protect yourself from purchasing low-quality products, oil can be purchased from official Shell distributors or at the original gas stations of this company.

    User reviews

    In general, motorists have only positive reviews about this oil. Problems usually arise for those who have encountered a fake. Many people switch to Shell products from other brands of motor oil because they understand that this is quality that has been tested by time and experience.

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