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    • tb091
    • By tb091 17th Oct 16, 11:14 AM
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    Shell engine oil for Renault Clio 1.2 16v petrol
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    • 17th Oct 16, 11:14 AM
    Shell engine oil for Renault Clio 1.2 16v petrol 17th Oct 16 at 11:14 AM
    Hi,

    Could someone in the know please comment on whether this oil is OK for my 2003 Renault Clio 1.2 16v petrol? The oil is "Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40", it says for diesel and gasoline engines, and is fully synthetic.

    I have been topping up with a 5w40 halfords fully synthetic for a while so I believe it is OK. The reason I have a slight doubt is because on amazon when I put in my reg, it removes this oil from the results, perhaps suggesting it's not compatible. However eurocarparts reg checker shows it in the results so I think it's just an issue with the amazon checker.

    The amazon link is amazon co uk/Shell-Helix-Ultra-5W-40-5L/dp/B004HL1H9Q/

    Thanks
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    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 17th Oct 16, 12:05 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 12:05 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 12:05 PM
    Any decent-quality 5w40 will be just fine. Synth and semi-synth are generally preferable, not least because it's ever harder to find decent-quality mineral oils without going to specialist-marketed brands at higher price tags, and the price gap's closed anyway.

    I'd go for the £20 Fuchs from this lot, but the £16 G-Force (who?) should be just fine.
    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w40-engine-oil.aspx
    • straighttalker
    • By straighttalker 17th Oct 16, 12:15 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 12:15 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 12:15 PM
    I'd say Shel Helix Ultra is a bit overkill for a 1.2 Clio.
    • gabitzul
    • By gabitzul 17th Oct 16, 1:18 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 1:18 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 1:18 PM
    http://www.shell.co.uk/motorist/oils-lubricants/lubematch.html
    • salubrious
    • By salubrious 17th Oct 16, 8:44 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 8:44 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 8:44 PM
    A 5W-40 fully synthetic is listed for your car
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