Shell Helix HX8 ECT 5W-40 - 5Ltr any good ?

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Posted 27th Feb
Is Shell Helix HX8 ECT 5W-40 - 5Ltr any good for passat 2008 ?

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Type your reg into eurocarparts and check if it meets the specs.
Short answer is yes, I use it for another which has Diesel with a DPF.
Shell Helix HX8 ECT 5W-40 is equivalent to :-

API SN
ACEA C3 (C3 is Mid SAPS (0.8% ash))
VW 504.00/507.00
MB-Approval 229.31, 229.51
Edited by: "splender" 27th Feb
mogsog27/02/2020 22:21

Type your reg into eurocarparts and check if it meets the specs.


it is coming up as suggestion, it's just the cheapest option and i am not sure if it's best...
I think it may depend on if it's got a DPF. Doesn't appear to meet the minimum specs of VW so probably better with an oil that does. Don't have to get the best branded oil, So long as it meets minimum specs etc.. Oil can contain different metals and properties hence the wrong oil could potentially corrode seals for example.
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