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  • Special active cleansing technology
    Up to twice as effective at removing sludge from dirty engines as a mineral oil.
  • Enhanced oxidation stability
    Up to 19% more protection than other synthetic technology leading brands tested.
  • Low viscosity, rapid oil flow and low friction
    Greater fuel efficiency.

Helps clean and protect for reduced engine noise

Shell Helix HX6 motor oil uses special active cleansing technology to help engines to operate efficiently for a smoother and quieter drive. The oil in a clean engine can flow quicker to where it is needed and has improved access to surfaces, so that the engine is better protected. Shell Helix HX6 goes on delivering its benefits throughout the oil-change interval.

Shell Helix HX6 synthetic technology motor oil is suitable for fuel-injection gasoline engines that are fitted with catalytic converters and blow-by-gas recirculation. It’s also suitable for turbocharged and intercooled, direct-injection diesel engines that are fitted with blow-by-gas recirculation.

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 HX6:

  1. High shear stability – maintains viscosity and stays in grade throughout the oil-change interval
  2. Specially selected synthetic base oils – reduce the oil volatility and therefore the oil consumption and the need for top-up
  3. Minimises vibration and engine noise – for a smoother, quieter drive

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 HX6 meets these specifications: API SM/CF; ACEA A3/B3/B4; Mercedes-Benz approval 229.1; VW, 505 00.
Compared with a normal mineral oil (API SG/CD)

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