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Synthetics Reimagined and Reinvented

Shell Helix Ultra passenger car motor oils are formulated using unique SHELL PUREPLUS TECHNOLOGY, which provides enhanced viscosity, friction and volatility performance. SHELL PUREPLUS TECHNOLOGY offers the opportunity to develop superior lubricants for the most advanced engines, achieving engine cleanliness not possible with lesser base oils. Our breakthrough process converts natural gas into a crystal-clear base oil with virtually none of the impurities found in crude oil. From that pure, clear base we add our proprietary Active Cleansing Technology to create a motor oil that helps provide superior cleansing and protection for today’s engines – protection that exceeds industry standards, keeping critical engine.

It goes beyond the requirements of industry standards to leave pistons 50% cleaner than required by API SN and ILSAC GF-5.
SHELL HELIX ULTRA SN meets the demanding ILSAC GF-5 standard that is designed to help provide enhanced fuel economy, with a corresponding reduction in emissions.
It even helps to extend engine life in the toughest driving conditions, through its unsurpassed wear protection.
SHELL HELIX ULTRA SN’s low viscosity and synthetic formulation also offer exceptional low-temperature performance for easier cold starting.

SHELL PUREPLUS TECHNOLOGY is a revolutionary process that converts natural gas into crystal-clear base oil with virtually none of the impurities found in crude oil. Base oil makes up approximately 75-90% of motor oil and so this is a significant step-change in the composition.
SHELL PUREPLUS TECHNOLOGY produces base oil that provides enhanced viscosity, friction and volatility performance compared to more prominently used traditional base oils. This means it helps extend engine life, reduce maintenance costs, reduce oil consumption, enhance fuel economy and enable better engine cleanliness.

Shell Helix Ultra 0W-20 meets the latest API SN PLUS industry standard protecting turbocharged engines from Low-Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI)
Many vehicle manufacturers use turbochargers to increase the power output
LSPI is a phenomenon seen in small modern Turbocharged Gasoline Direct Injection (TGDI) engines on the road today
LSPI occurs when a mixture of fuel and air in the combustion chambers ignites before spark timing.
To prevent damage from LSPI, a new supplemental motor oil specification, API SN PLUS has been developed
Shell Helix Ultra 0W-20  is designed to protect turbocharged engines against damage from low-speed pre-ignition (including engine ‘super knock’, broken spark plugs, cracked pistons and even engine failure caused by LSPI)

The product specifications listed above may vary from time to time and may not all be available for sale in South Africa. To obtain a specific recommendation for your vehicle from our SA product portfolio, please use our free online oil recommendation tool, Shell Lubematch.

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