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Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 Engine Oil 5L $38 Clearance (RRP $78) @ Repco

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Came across this on clearance whilst looking for some engine oil. Website says it has the PurePlus technology, so unsure how it would be any different to https://www.repco.com.au/en/oils-fluids/engine-oils-fluids/e... other than marketing/possibly older stock.
NB: May not be compatible for engines with a DPF

Product Description

Shell Helix Ultra Engine Oil - 100% synthetic base oils stocks
Today's vehicles require an engine oil that keeps up with the ever-changing demands of modern engine technology and continues to perform and protect. With their patented Shell PurePlus technology, Shell have developed a unique and revolutionary way to produce synthetic base oils by using natural gas to make it stronger and less volatile at a molecular level than other engine oils made from traditional crude oil. As a result, Shell Helix Ultra offers up to 32% better resistance to oil degradation and up to 50% less evaporation when compared to other industry standard oils. Shell Helix Ultra Fully Synthetic Engine Oil is manufactured from 100% synthetic base oil stocks and utilises state of the art additive technology to offer the highest engine oil performance to keep your car running smoothly, efficiently and reliability between engine oil changes and service intervals. Shell Helix Fully Synthetic Engine Oil features Shell's unique Active Cleansing Technology to offer an engine oil that helps to provide superior cleaning action for modern engines, minimising sludge deposits and actively cleaning engine internals for smooth operation and reliable motoring. Shell Helix Ultra is Shell's most advanced formula yet, tailored specifically to the requirements of high-performance engines.

As the number one global lubricant supplier, Shell knows what goes into quality engine oils, transmission fluid, greases and other lubricants. With a whole range of products catering to a plethora of unique vehicle and machinery requirements including fully synthetic, semi-synthetic and mineral engine oils, Shell have you covered when it comes time to change the fluids in your car. Formulated on the back of real-world product testing in high-performance, high-stress motorsport applications and demanding stop-start traffic and street driving scenarios, Shell have come to offer a range of reliable oils and fluids which will stand up to the task of keeping your car running smoothly and reliably after each service. Shell's range doesn't just stop at engine oil, they also offer a range of gear oils, transmission fluid, motorcycle oil, 2-stroke oil, compressor oil and so much more. Next time you're servicing your car, bike, boat or other machinery, browse the Repco website with the REGO search function or head into your local Repco store and speak with one of our friendly staff about all things fluids and filters to give your car the attention it deserves.

Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 Specification

API SN/CF, ACEA A3/B3 A3/B4, VW 502.00/505.00, MB 229.5, (approved), BMW LL-01, Porsche A40, Fiat 9.55535.72 (meets), Renault RN0700/0710, Ferrari (approved), PSA B71 2296. Chrysler MS 10725, MS 12991.

As of 3pm 30 Jan, in stock in many South Eastern Melbourne Stores.

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    How would the full synthetic go in my 22-year-old AU!? 💧

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      AU?

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        AU falcon.

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        Poorly, the 5W oil will likely weep through your oil seals.

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          Could I get away with 10W-30 (mineral)??

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            @miracle: More importantly how many KMs has it done? 5W-40 will be good for up to 100k KMs. Depending on your wear, you may go 10W-40, 15W-40, or even 20W-50.

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              @t25: 430,000km

              I've got 15W-40 mineral in there now, just changed over this week.

              Was thinking whether I could get away with a lighter oil like 10W-30 when I bought last time… 🤔

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                @miracle: You could get away with it, it might be a little noisier and it could burn a little quicker. But nothing will kill your engine. Probably best to give it a try and see what your engine agrees with.

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                @miracle: It'll be fine. Instead of a 10w-30 which won't bring benefits, why not use the 5w-40 in this sale?

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          5W is the viscosity at -18 ºC. If an engine does not weep 40 weight oil at 100 ºC, then it won't weep 5W at -18 ºC

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      Through the oil cap hole would be the best

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      As it's already 22yo and still running fine on what had been used for this long I wouldn't change it to full synthetic.

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        Nah, I wasn't really gonna try synthetic. Doesn't sound like a good idea on such an old engine. I think mineral is best, just would like to try a lighter oil…

        I'm not sure what type of oil my mechanic was using when he was doing the changes. 5W-30 is the recommendation, but maybe not now on such an old car. We were just topping up with a 20W-50 for small loses over time (couple hundred mLs every few months, I'm guessing is more from leak than burn). I've just taken over with the changes and went with a 15W-40 first up. Certainly seems to be running well on it…

        Next change will be in winter. I'm thinking of trying 10W-40…

    • +1 vote

      Putting $38 worth of oil in it will double its value.

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    can you BYO this oil to your local mechanic for service to save a few $$$?

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      Mybe if you have a friendly mechanic they will I tried to take my own oil for a service and they wouldn't use it, but charged me $306 for oil and exactly the same as I wanted to supply that cost me $39 on sale after a long discussion with the service manager and Accc they ended up dropping the price to $150 still 4 times the amount.

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        they wanted to charge you almost 10x from cost price? thats criminal

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        What was the itemized billing for $306?

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          Yes itemised.

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        Which car? I'm guessing euro with about 7 litres of A5/B5 oil and a ridiculous markup.

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          Yes exactly A5

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      I have taken this oil and HPR5 to MB Parra for my services with no issues. This is an extremely good oil, my MB just glides with it. HPR5 not so much.

    • +2 votes

      Would you bring your own meats, vegetables and seasoning to a restaurant in Australia? Not having a go at you, but I feel that bring one's oil to a workshop is rather silly.

      If your existing garage is charging too much, it is maybe time to look for another garage.

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        haha i know someone would use that example. The thing is, how do I know the garage is using cheap oil and marking the price up instead of using quality ones? Especially for someone that has limited knowledge about cars

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          You don't to be honest! And even if you sit next to the mechanic dispensing the oil from the dispenser attached to the wall, it may not be what it says it is.

          I think the only way to be sure is to DIY. No saying mechanics are dodgy, but in a busy workshop sometimes they don't read the notes on the job card. I remember someone once requested "no car wash" and the workshop still "washed and detailed" the car, and the customer saw their car in the wash bay on the way to pick up the vehicle. The customer wasn't happy as it was scratched to shit and the dealer had to put it right by getting a professional detailer to fix it.

      • +3 votes

        I don’t think that’s a fair analogy. It’s like taking your own bottle of wine to a restaurant. The restaurant might already have bottles to buy but you might have a nicer bottle at home to bring to drink.

        I have taken my own premium oils to both dealer mechanics and Independent mechanics for years. It’s quite common, providing you supply an oil which meets or exceeds specs.

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          You raise a very good point there. I've never brought in my oils to any workshop (because I drive a 22 year old shitbox that I service myself).

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        Would you bring your own snacks to the cinemas or bring a bottle of wine to a restaurant that has BYO? I mean why would you bother when you could easily just pay 10x as much for the exact same thing.

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      You can bring it to them but you cannot be sure if they will be using it or just keep it for themselves

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        You could send your oil n for analysis.

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          Another 40AUD will be needed to be spend on doing so then?

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        I always bring my own oil. My car uses 4L and the mechanic always gives me back the same container I brought in with 1L of the oil leftover.

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          Doesn't meant he used it in your car though.

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          What do you do with the left over 1L oil?

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            @Homr: Sometimes my car needs a top up. Otherwise accumulate it, after 4 containers it's another 4L enough for a complete oil change :)

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              @rian354252: How long would you keep unsealed motor engine oil in a plastic container before you'd want to use it?

              Say you did 6-monthly oil changes, it'll take four changes (2 years) to accumulate the leftovers to 4L, then another 6-months to next change…

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                @miracle: ^^this

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                @miracle: I change my oil every 5000km. I drive 700-900km a week. It's not for everyone but it works for me :)

                I change my own oil every 5000km but I'll bring it to the shop every 10000km

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      You better shop around… As far as I experienced I only got charged $10 for oil filter, BYO oil of own choice (or car recommended) and around $70 of labour…

      Plus air filter and a/c filter as additional if necessary around $15 each

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      Workshops generally buy oil in bulk. And remember that they have to pay for disposal at business rates.

      If you want to use your own oil, talk to the workshop first. If you can demonstrate that it is the OEM spec oil, then they may be comfortable with still providing warranty on their work.

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    Bought 4 for now!

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    Does anyone has knowledge of this oil against HX7 or HX8? Comparison? Which better? Obviously apart from its viscosity

    Would be appreciated if can share some knowledge. Cheers