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Hi all

I am looking to get my local garage to fully service my car in the next few weeks, and i was looking to supply the oil for them to use as i like to know whats gone in the car.

I am looking to try some Shell helix ultra on this service as it seems to get decent reviews (though its still just an oil) i have used Castrol magnatec the last time.

Anyway a couple of things, firstly which is the correct type of Shell helix ultra to use, on the Shell oil match this comes up... Shell Helix Ultra AF 5w-30 though when i search for this oil, it seems really hard to find this oil and even when i do the price is up around £50 for 5 litres.

I have seen Shell helix ultra extra 5w-30 is this ok in the focus and if so which one.

Any help would be great.

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i had my ford service and ford now use Shell helix af ive had no issues with it its cheaper from ford i believe


Shell Helix Ultra Professional AF-L 5W-30:

  • Is
    designed to meet the demanding requirements of particular
    high-performance engines, including Ford, Jaguar and Mazda, and those
    requiring ACEA C1
  • 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 specification WSSM2C934-B

Specifications: Ford WSS-M2C934-B; ACEA C1. Meets the requirements of Jaguar Land Rover STJLR.03.5005.


any of these are for ford

Premium

Helix Ultra AF 5W-30

Standard Helix Ultra Professional AF 5W-30

Value Helix HX7 Professional AF 5W-30

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I've been using this stuff in my 1.6, ford specific - exceeds ford specs. Runs smooth, used no oil in the 5 months or so its been in.

http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Ford_Focus_1.6_2010/p/car-parts/car-lubricants-and-car-fluids/lubricant-and-fluids/engineoil/?521772511&1&c1a439b27db7e81e14a23da95cc4b91263dfd738&000398

4 litres I found was the perfect amount for an oil change (even though capacity is 4.1 litres - there is always residual oil left in the engine) and there was a small amount left over if I needed a little top up

if you chuck in a Mann filter and use the discount code MOT30 it comes out at £21.75

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Who really knows what's better as last long as the meet/exceed ford specs then whatever you are comfortable with, that might be price, brand, colour of the bottle etc. (Petronas syntium is in a gold bottle that's got to mean it's good right?) Hey if its coz the brand is plastered all over your favourite F1 car then that's cool too.

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true, might go with some pertronas stuff then, if its good enough for lewis hamilton then its good enough for my 1.6 focus, funily enough the same size engine as the current f1 cars, minus 2 cylinders and around 700bhp less.

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i have just seen the Shell helix ultra listed on amazon but its a very vague listing, it looks the correct oil, but can anyone confirm this.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GSO8GRG?m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=idealocouk-21#productDetails

its only £26 for the ultra type which seems a great price.

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Never thought of looking on amazon for oil, the petronas syntium is only 18.71 for 4L too, 23 for 5L. Will deffo check them next time I do a change.

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  • 6 years later...

I have just bought an 11 year old Volvo C30 2.4i that has had many oils in its lifetime. Shell recommended to change to Shell Helix Ultra Professional AF 5w-30 and do more frequent oil changes until the oil becomes cleaner.  I have bought 20 litres and intend to do 3 x 5.8l oil changes over 12 months. 

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  • 2 weeks later...

The oil was changed to Shell Helix Ultra Professional AF 5w-30 on Wednesday.  

I was immediately impressed as was the workshop tech. 

He noticed the change when taking the car off the hoist, I, from first start, to drive home.

When cold It spins over faster on the starter and the idle speed is lower. The warm up is quicker and when the engine is warm, performance is brisker. 

It is a different car to drive. 

On Friday I checked the oil and the lever is within the recommended range, the dipstick is cleaner, almost all the dark stain is gone.

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2 hours ago, OldVolvo said:

The oil was changed to Shell Helix Ultra Professional AF 5w-30 on Wednesday.  

I was immediately impressed as was the workshop tech. 

He noticed the change when taking the car off the hoist, I, from first start, to drive home.

When cold It spins over faster on the starter and the idle speed is lower. The warm up is quicker and when the engine is warm, performance is brisker. 

It is a different car to drive. 

On Friday I checked the oil and the lever is within the recommended range, the dipstick is cleaner, almost all the dark stain is gone.

Most cars do that after an oil change!!

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On 3/27/2021 at 4:13 PM, VFR800 said:

Most cars do that after an oil change!!

Thank you for your reply.  

In this situation it was far more/better that previously experienced.

My next "wow" moment was after a 4-wheel alignment, everyone should get one of those! 

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