Shell Helix HX7 AF 5w-30 5litres £13.99 @ EuroCarParts using code PAT30
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Shell Helix HX7 AF 5w-30 5litres £13.99 @ EuroCarParts using code PAT30

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Found 22nd Mar 2014
Great price for 5 litres of top branded engine oil. Code is PAT30 which is giving 30% off this and other products. 3% Quidco also. Hope it helps.

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Ford spec low hths oil (not suitable for most engines due to low level of protection).

Just used code thanks, saved me £21.00

Ok for a pre 1992 non cat engine otherwise steer well clear. This is acea a1/b1 spec and most engines require the higher spec a3/b4 or c3

marty-401

Ok for a pre 1992 non cat engine otherwise steer well clear. This is acea … Ok for a pre 1992 non cat engine otherwise steer well clear. This is acea a1/b1 spec and most engines require the higher spec a3/b4 or c3



I wouldn't worry too much about the cat, see first post.

This oil doesn't protect as well as A3/B3 etc oils. Manufactrers often spec this kind if oil to improve economy (possibly trading engine longevity).

Thanks! heat added

Just bought 5 litres of Shell 5W-30 fully sinthetic ultra-extra for 27.99 GBP. Very hot mate!

marty-401

Ok for a pre 1992 non cat engine otherwise steer well clear. This is acea … Ok for a pre 1992 non cat engine otherwise steer well clear. This is acea a1/b1 spec and most engines require the higher spec a3/b4 or c3


Have used a 0W-20 in my little Daihatsu since I bought it in 2006. Oil viscometrics are way lower than this. Used oil after 15,000 miles typically has a KV100 of about 5 cst which is extremely low. However after 80000 miles it's still going strong. I stopped checking the oil for wear metals a few years back basically because there were none. Modern engines are so well designed and built these days that they can cope with almost any oil in the sump.

Original Poster

I bought the Helix oil for a Freelander 2 as this was one of the choices that came up when you put your car details in. Is the general opinion that this oil is good for mpg but not so clever for wear? Any FL2 owners with a reccomendation of oil they are using? Don't want to open a big debate on oil, just thought that for 14 quid and 5 litres of Shell oil it was pretty good.
Edited by: "Towner" 23rd Mar 2014

If there's one thing that defines modern engine design, it's the focus on fuel economy. Many engine mods that improve fuel economy do so by reducing friction (low friction rings, moly coated pistons, bee hive cam followers, etc). In reducing friction, they reduce wear. I've met so many folks that have an almost religious-like faith in the fact that low viscosity oil causes bad engine wear but it just ain't so. The science says that properly formulated low viscosity oils work just fine.

Original Poster

Joe90_guy

If there's one thing that defines modern engine design, it's the focus on … If there's one thing that defines modern engine design, it's the focus on fuel economy. Many engine mods that improve fuel economy do so by reducing friction (low friction rings, moly coated pistons, bee hive cam followers, etc). In reducing friction, they reduce wear. I've met so many folks that have an almost religious-like faith in the fact that low viscosity oil causes bad engine wear but it just ain't so. The science says that properly formulated low viscosity oils work just fine.



So you think its OK then!

Just use what it says in the owner manual or higher spec'. Viscosity is just one part of the puzzle but the saps/ash content is another (and effects the cat). Euro carparts website is terrible for advising the incorrect oil/parts and even used to have a disclaimer saying it is the person fitting/using said items responsibility to check they are correct for the vehicle in question.

Ordered some for both cars, thanks.

Handy link to check oil type recommended... Castrol.com

Castrol C3 spec every time !!!

Wow... Finally allowed to post EuroCarParts deals. Mods normally pull them down which means many people miss out on some good deal.

P.S whenever ECP have a deal on, always check their sister company carparts4less as sometimes it's cheaper with faster delivery

splitstrim

Just bought 5 litres of Shell 5W-30 fully sinthetic ultra-extra for 27.99 … Just bought 5 litres of Shell 5W-30 fully sinthetic ultra-extra for 27.99 GBP. Very hot mate!



Stocked also. Best oil for vw long life (and price).

chillbill

Stocked also. Best oil for vw long life (and price).



Exactly!

chillbill

Stocked also. Best oil for vw long life (and price).

is it suitable for PD engines? Can't seem to find that oil. How much full price ?

marty-40

Euro carparts website is terrible for advising the incorrect oil/parts … Euro carparts website is terrible for advising the incorrect oil/parts and even used to have a disclaimer saying it is the person fitting/using said items responsibility to check they are correct for the vehicle in question.



Ecp just list all parts that fit your car and not necessarily the correct recomended ones. Another booboo is batteries.

To answer my own question ... Yes it does suit PD engines. She'll Helix Ultra meets the newer 504/507 spec

loofer

To answer my own question ... Yes it does suit PD engines. She'll Helix … To answer my own question ... Yes it does suit PD engines. She'll Helix Ultra meets the newer 504/507 spec


The oil in this post is not Shell Helix Ultra though and is NOT suitable for pd engines.
TAKEN FROM SHELLS OWN WEBSITE.........

Synthetic technology motor oil – Tailored to meet engine manufacturers’ special requirements.

Designed to meet the demanding requirements of particular high-performance engines, including Ford and those requiring API SJ, ILSAC GF-2 or ACEA A1/B1
Shell and Ford have local relationships in many countries, and Shell is a major supplier to Ford in India and the USA
Passes an extensive range of performance tests to meet engine oil specifications WSS M2C913-A and WSS M2C913-B
Specifications: API SJ; ACEA A1/B1; ILSAC GF-2; Ford WSS M2C913-A, WSS M2C913-B
Link if you have any doubts shell.co.uk/gbr…tml
Edited by: "marty-401" 23rd Mar 2014

You'll order this and receive some own brand triple Q rubbish.

The oil posted doesn't meet Pd or 504-507 but the ultra is also reduced from 39.99 to 27.00 which does. Worth stocking especially if ur car uses 507 long life.

for all those that are not sure which oil to use, visit castrol site and put in reg number. it will tell you the spec needed.

Banned

Dis deal is for de oirish! ;-)
Edited by: "alwayscorrect" 23rd Mar 2014

This is good oil!

Perfect for Ford Zetec engines
Edited by: "shinds" 24th Mar 2014

DAMN! - Code is not working

OIL30 works!

shinds

This is good oil!Perfect for Ford Zetec engines


Like I've said before.......this is not for catalyst equipped cars.........its old skool oil.

marty-401

Like I've said before.......this is not for catalyst equipped … Like I've said before.......this is not for catalyst equipped cars.........its old skool oil.



Sorry, what do you mean old school.?

If it's the correct grade for my 2002 focus (zetec) than its good right.?

Original Poster

Shinds, what engine is in your Focus? This Shell oil IS ok with Cat equipped cars as per the Shell data sheet: epc.shell.com/Doc…pdf

Towner

Shinds, what engine is in your Focus? This Shell oil IS ok with Cat … Shinds, what engine is in your Focus? This Shell oil IS ok with Cat equipped cars as per the Shell data sheet: http://www.epc.shell.com/Docs/GPCDOC_GTDS_Shell_Helix_HX7_AF_5W-30_%28A1_B1_Ford_913_A_B%29_%28en%29_TDS_v2.pdf



Thanks

It's a Zetec-E 2.0 engine. Petrol.

Original Poster

shinds

ThanksIt's a Zetec-E 2.0 engine. Petrol.



Then its fine for your engine.

Thanks

What about 2010 1.4,tdci fiesta.?

Original Poster

As per the data sheet "Vehicles with 20000km service interval Focus 1.4/1.6 Zetec-SE", is the Fiesta the same as the Focus engine??

Towner

As per the data sheet "Vehicles with 20000km service interval Focus … As per the data sheet "Vehicles with 20000km service interval Focus 1.4/1.6 Zetec-SE", is the Fiesta the same as the Focus engine??



Sorry no, it's 1.4 Turbo Diesel. Focus is 2.0 petrol.

Original Poster

shinds

Sorry no, it's 1.4 Turbo Diesel. Focus is 2.0 petrol.



It still says suitable for turbo engines, should be ok but check on Euro car parts website by typing in you reg number.

Specifications: API SJ; ACEA A1/B1............API SJ = old skool . Meaning for vehicles pre 2001. The API S? moves on a letter every few years and we are currently on SN spec' . Read here to confirm api.org/cer…pdf (page 3).

try the following website for Shell vehicle lubricant recommendations

www.shell.com/lubematch

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