The viscosity index of automobile oil is 168 units. The product has a high density equal to 853 kg/m3. The flash point is 206 °C. Therefore, Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 oil is suitable for forced motors and difficult operating conditions.
The product can be used at any time of the year. It is suitable even for the Russian winter, because it retains its properties at temperatures up to -36 ° C.
Thanks to the unique formula, the oil not only reliably protects the engine from sludge, but also reduces fuel consumption.
Thanks to its excellent technical characteristics, the oil shows itself perfectly in any conditions. It can be off-road or long traffic jams in big cities.
The viscosity in the running engine at a temperature of 100 ° C will be 13.1 mm2 / s, and at 40 ° C — 79.1 mm2 / s. Such indicators and effective cleaning formulas make the consumption of the product more economical.
Specifications and Tolerances
The largest automakers in the world trust Shell automotive oils. Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 has been tested in the laboratories of leading companies and received specifications and tolerances. Let 's list them:
ACEA A3 / B3, A3/ B4. The oil is suitable for gasoline and light diesel engines. The first group of specifications shows that the product can be used in older cars with low performance. The A3 /B4 index shows that the oil is suitable for new cars with high-powered gasoline and diesel engines; API SN. This specification indicates that the oil has received approval from the American Petroleum Institute. The product provides improved protection of the piston system from high temperatures and sludge; BMW LL-01. Indicates the presence of a special additive package that takes into account the timing system and several other unique functions of the BMW engine. The oil has received tolerances:
MB 229,5, 226,5. The tolerance indicates that the oil is suitable for modern gasoline engines and diesel engines with anti-sludge filters. The product has an extended service interval. It can be used for the engines of most cars from the Daimler concern; Renault RN0700, RN0710. The approval from the French company indicates that the oil is suitable for all lines of cars, except for models with high-power engines; VW 502,00 / 505,00. The product was tested at the experimental center of the Volkswagen group. According to the test results, it has received permission for use in all engines whose environmental standards allow its use; Porsche A40. Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 has been successfully tested by a well-known brand. The oil does not leave sludge and provides perfect internal friction of the engine elements; Fiat 9.55535-Z2. Testing on the basis of the Italian automaker confirmed the high quality of the product. It will provide excellent lubrication and protection for diesel and gasoline engines with or without turbocharging; PSA B71 2296. The product is suitable for Peugeot, Citroën, Opel brands. The tolerance confirms the high efficiency and stability in case of temperature changes of the engine oil; Chrysler MS-10725. The admission indicates the full compliance of the product with the requirements of the American automobile company.
Pros and Cons of Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40
This lubricant has a lot of advantages:
fuel economy; contains a minimum amount of halogens, which meets high environmental standards; it is characterized by low consumption, thanks to which you will not need to top up until the next one; suitable for turbocharged engines; shows high performance even with long replacement intervals; meets the requirements of leading automakers; it is suitable for use in severe operating conditions and temperature changes. Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 oil has no obvious drawbacks. It is particularly popular with owners of medium and high-class foreign cars. Consumers appreciated the value of the product, its economical consumption and excellent technical characteristics.