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  • Better engine performance
    Shell Helix HX5 removes up to 27% more sludge than Shell Helix HX3.
  • Longer protection thanks to enhanced oxidisation resistance
    Shell Helix HX5 provides up to 69% more protection than Shell Helix HX3.

Active cleansing for proven protection

Shell Helix HX5 motor oil uses special Active Cleansing Technology to help engines operate efficiently for a smoother and quieter drive. In studies carried out by an independent market research agency, a significant number of respondents felt that their cars were quieter after a Shell Helix HX5 oil change.

The oil in a clean engine can flow more quickly to where it is needed and has improved access to surfaces, so the engine is better protected. Shell Helix HX5 goes on delivering its benefits from one oil change to the next.

Shell Helix HX5 is specifically formulated for fuel-injection gasoline engines with blow-by-gas recirculation. There are many formulations for different fuel types.

Shell Helix tests

To clean and protect an engine, the oil must continue to perform until it is removed when the car is serviced. With some manufacturers recommending longer service intervals, an oil’s ability to stay fit is even more important. Throughout the oil’s life, it has to disperse more and more dirt – keeping it locked away and preventing it from being redeposited in the engine.

Our scientists perform a variety of tests that measure the ability of Shell Helix oils to resist breakdown and disperse dirt. We also test our competitors’ oils, so that we can benchmark our lubricants and demonstrate the benefits of using Shell Helix oils.

Why you should use Shell Helix HX5:

  1. Significantly more effective at removing deposits from dirty engines than a normal motor oil.
  2. Resists oil degradation throughout the oil drain interval.
  3. See more reasons why you should use Shell Helix HX5 [LINKS TO TDS].

Specifications and approvals

Because lubricants vary in quality, universal criteria are used to describe oil performance and usage. Shell Helix motor oils not only meet these increasingly demanding international specifications but usually surpass them. Shell Helix HX5 exceeds these specifications:

  • API SL/CF
  • ACEA A2

Compared with a normal mineral oil (API SG/CD)