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Shell Helix HX3 (SG or SJ)

  • Formulated with cleansing agent technology
    Helps to stop dirt and sludge building up and therefore to protect and prolong the life of the engine.
  • Oxidation resistance
    Resists oil degradation throughout the oil-change interval.
  • Multigrade viscosity
    Easier cold starting compared with monograde oils.
  • Higher viscosity
    Reduces oil consumption.

Shell Helix HX3 (SF)

  • Formulated to remove engine deposits
    Helps to protect and prolong the life of the engine.
  • Oxidation resistance
    Resists oil degradation throughout the oil-change interval.
  • Multigrade viscosity
    Easier cold starting compared with monograde oils.
  • Higher viscosity
    Reduces oil consumption.

Locking away dirt and deposits

Shell Helix HX3 (SG or SJ) motor oil delivers immediate clean-up action and helps to prevent the build-up of dirt and sludge in older engines. Shell Helix HX3 (SF) motor oil prevents the build-up of dirt and sludge in older engines. Both specifications lock away harmful dirt and deposits, enabling Shell Helix HX3 to get to the engine surfaces, where it works hard to protect engines from wear and helps to prolong engine life.

Shell Helix HX3 (SF) is specifically formulated for gasoline engines with conventional carburettors without blow-by-gas recirculation. Shell Helix HX3 (SG or SJ) is suitable for engines with blow-by-gas recirculation. Shell Helix HX3 meets industry specifications and has 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 HX3:

It’s twice as effective at removing sludge as mineral oils.

It offers up to 19% more protection than other synthetic leading brands tested.

Upgrade to Shell Helix HX5 for:

  • 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.

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 HX3 exceeds these specifications: API CF.
Compared with a normal mineral oil (API SG/CD)

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