Product Comparison: Shell Helix Ultra ECT 5W-30 vs Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40


General Specifications
Brand
Shell
Shell
Model
Helix Ultra ECT 5W-30
Helix Ultra 5W-40
Origin
Netherlands
Netherlands
About the Product
Shell Helix Ultra is a range of top-tier motor oil that is formulated using the unique Shell PurePlus Technology, yielding a motor oil that actively helps keep engines clean. Active Cleansing Technology has always been at the heart of Shell Helix. Starting with the unique Shell PurePlus Technology allows the product to provide even higher levels of cleansing and protection.
Shell Helix Ultra is a range of top-tier motor oil that is formulated using the unique Shell PurePlus Technology, yielding a motor oil that actively helps keep engines clean. Active Cleansing Technology has always been at the heart of Shell Helix. Starting with the unique Shell PurePlus Technology allows the product to provide even higher levels of cleansing and protection.
Key Specs
Type
Synthetic
Synthetic
SAE Viscosity Grade
5W-30
5W-40
Engine Type
Diesel / Gazoline
Diesel / Gazoline
Volume
0.87 quart(s)
4.2 quart(s)
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Shell Helix Ultra ECT 5W-30 Passenger Car Motor Oil
  • Considering the average price of VW 504.00/507.00 approved oils, this one is actually at the cheaper end of the market, yet I believe it is one of the best available.
  • Top quality 100% good grade oil very happy with the quality of this oil
  • This oil is very good Seem to stay clear longer in the car . So it look like it is not sludging .So car is running clean.
  • I ran the oil in my V6TDI Passat the year before and noticed how again these properties came about. It's worth its money tenfold in comparison to Halfords brands or even Main Dealer offerings.
  • Since I switched to this oil I have noticed the BMW diesel engine runs smoother with better economy than the original Castrol 0W40 diesel oil. Further research shows this is exactly the BMW dealer is currently using so big saving while the oil is on special.
Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 Olio 100% Sintetic Pure Plus
  • Swapped to shell helix around a year ago and found immediately that the car ran smoother and was a heap quieter on startup. Shell reckon that there is around a 3% fuel economy gain so that offsets the small extra you pay.
  • After reading about sludge issues in the new (second hand) car I purchased (2002 Saab 9-5 turbo) I decided to drop the sump and see if sludge was present. In short it was and I'm lucky to have not starved the engine, as the oil pickup was so clogged with carbon and other deposits.
  • The motor was still running perfectly, and using about 0.5L every 5,000K, as it had since almost new. In fact it ran so well, my friends reckoned I had done a mild hot-up on the motor.
  • Extremely satisfied with this oil. I have run my swift dhire zdi for 3.2 lac kms and still giving fuel mileage above 22 kms/ltr. I recommend every one to use this oil.
  • Be aware of recycled engine oil. Replace it with full synthetic oil. Get at least 20% better average. It last for more than 20000km and keeps the engine noise less . Increases pick up.
Size & Weight
Height
9.5 in.
11.3 in.
Width
5 in.
8.1 in.
Depth
2.3 in.
4.3 in.
Weight
2.2 lbs.
8 lbs.
Features
Canister Material
Plastic
Plastic
Temperature Range
-54.4°F up to 464°F
-38.2°F up to 419°F
Approvals
BMW LL-04, MB-Approval 229.51, VW 504.00/507.00, Porsche C30
BMW LL-01, MB-Approval 229.5, MB-Approval 226.5, VW 502 00 – 505 00, Porsche A40, Renault RN0700 under N° RN0700-10-70, Renault RN0710 under N° RN0710-10-43, PSA B71 2296, Ferrari
Recommended
VW 500.00 / 502.00 / 503.00 / 503.01 / 505.00 / 506.00
FIAT 9.55535-Z2, Chrysler MS-10725
ACEA Classification
C3
A3/B3, A3/B4
Extras
Protects emission systems by helping to keep diesel particulate filters clean, Unsurpassed sludge protection – no other motor oil can keep your engine closer to factory clean, Up to 1.7% greater fuel economy
Unsurpassed sludge protection – no other motor oil can keep your engine closer to factory clean, Exceptional protection and cleansing, even at the longest manufacturer-recommended oil-drain intervals, Approved for use by numerous makers of high-performance vehicles and is the only motor oil used by Ferrari
API Classification
SN/CF
What customers say about "Features"
Shell Helix Ultra ECT 5W-30 Passenger Car Motor Oil
  • I have used this oil in my 2011 VW Polo TDI and have been very happy with its performance. It is VW 504.00/507.00 approved, making it suitable for the DPF in this car, and the engine has been running quietly and smoothly, with zero oil usage for the last 8,000km.
  • Use this in my New Range Rover Sport as I like to keep a litre spare for topping up every 1000miles as per Land Rover's instructions.
  • Good quality oil at a good price and delivered earlier than expected.
  • What can you say - great quality oil at a smashing price. Would order again.
  • This oil is I find even on high mileage engines can offer protection and improve performance. I run dual fuel in my SEAT and engine sounds sweeter , smoother, and performance is up.
Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 Olio 100% Sintetic Pure Plus
  • Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 (Europe) or Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5w40 (same oil in North America) is the best oil you can get. The oil is so good BMW dropped castrol and now only uses SHELL/PENNZOIL for all its cars world wide including racing.
  • Good fuel economy also. I use it in all my vehicles being a 2007 Falcon, 2015 Elantra and a 2012 lancer. Trusted brand that i have used for decades.
  • I have used it in a few different vehicles and I haven't had any issues.
  • The oil has the SAE specifications of sn/cf which is good as it meets the current requirements. It is one of the three brands I trust. I only use Shell, Castrol or Valvoline nothing else.
  • Started using this engine oil at my last service and the engine feels much smoother. It has a cleansing technology , or at least that's what it says on the box!
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