Shell Lubricants’ most advanced and latest fully synthetic engine oil, the Shell Helix Ultra ECT C2/C3 0W-30 has just joined the groundbreaking Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology range. This follows the oil and gas giant’s 5W-40 engine oil introduced last year, one that we had the privilege to test for ourselves.
It’s been a while now since Shell made the 0W-30 grade oil, but now it’s back with Emissions Compatible Technology (ECT) which is said to help protect emissions system of most modern day engines, both petrol and diesel. It’s also OEM approved by Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen.
Shell Lubricants’ General Manager, Leslie Ng said the new Helix Ultra ECT C2/C3 0W-30 engine oil meets and exceeds the highest specifications of all motor oils in the market to date. “The oil’s stable molecular structure is achieved via PurePlus Technology and plays a key part in keeping performance at its optimum and at the same time keeping the engine clean and protected while improving fuel economy.”
Before going into the technical side of things, let’s be clear about one thing – its price. The ECT C2/C3 will cost a premium of RM338 for a 4-litre pack, and meets ACEA C2, ACEA C3 and API SN specifications. The motor oil’s thin viscosity is best suited for high performing vehicles, and has been designed with multi-fuel capability and advanced low-emissions vehicles. It’s also backward compatible with many OEMs and industry specifications.
Shell Lubricants claims that the engine oil offers unsurpassed wear protection while delivering three times better corrosion protection of engine components. The ECT C2/C3 also produced 45 percent cleaner pistons to protect and maximise engine operation while delivering up to 2.6 percent (or 16km more per tank) better fuel economy.
About Shell’s patented PurePlus Technology: What makes the Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology one of the most advanced motor oil lies in the methods in which it is processed. The PurePlus Technology is the result of a 40-year research programme that converts natural gas into crystal-clear base oil with almost zero impurities such as those found in crude oil processes. This revolutionary process is called gas-to-liquid (GTL) process, and is produced at the Pearl GTL plant in Qatar.