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Hi Guys,
Did any of you ever hear of Shell's fully synthetic motor oil, which is called Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 ? Here's the link for this motor oil :

http://global.scas001.com/html/helix/recommender.asp

Keep in mind this oil is the standard motor oil used as factory fill with Ferrari cars. Would this be the best oil to use for the M5 ?

Thanks for your input.
Robert
PS The Ferrari technicians who work at my dealership, think it's superior motor oil, better than all other motor oil !

Robert :viking:
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Rob's in the house......

SC'dKellenersM5 said:
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they think its the best because its expensive and its for a ferrari....

Yup... expensive it is. At $20.00 per qt., I'd say it falls into the expensive catagory. :hihi:
 

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PS The Ferrari technicians who work at my dealership, think it's superior motor oil, better than all other motor oil !

Robert :viking:
I disagree with these experts.... looks like a Group III mineral oil with some group IV added... this is from their published MSDS:

SECTION 1 PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
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MATERIAL IDENTITY: Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40

PRODUCT CODES: 50044
COMPANY ADDRESS:
Equilon Enterprises LLC, P. O. Box 4453, Houston, TX.
77210-4453


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SECTION 2 PRODUCT/INGREDIENTS

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CAS# CONCENTRATION INGREDIENTS
Mixture 100 %volume Motor Oil
92062-09-4 60 - 69.99 %volume Hydrotreated Petroleum Slack Wax
64742-65-0 20 - 29.99 %volume Solvent dewaxed heavy paraffinic
distillate
16958-92-2 1 - 2.99 %volume Synthetic Ester
Mixture 1 - 2.99 %volume Magnesium alkyl salicylate
Proprietary 1 - 2.99 %volume Polyolefin additive




Now, could be a mighty fine oil, but there are better oils for way less money... based on comparisons, it didn't come out ahead of mobil 1...

A

PS As posted on a Ferrari Owners Board:
"My ashtray is full... should I trade it in?"
 

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