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Re: Best Engine Oil for my GTV

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Has anyone used 5W-40 fully synthetic Shell Helix in the 2.0 JTS engines?
I've read many V6 owners' experiences with this oil, but I couldn't find any 4 cylinder owners who had experience with this oil.
I'm currently running on 10W-40 semi synthetic Shell Plus oil, but I'm planning on upgrading it to 5W-40 fully synthetic. It's quite warm here in Autralia all year round, but I do mainly short distance driving (6-12km per day) so I thought running on a thinner oil might be better for my engine.

Any useful comments would be greatly appreciated
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You're right it will help on shorter journeys and should result in less engine wear. I have been using a 5W-40 fully synthetic for the last 18 months in my TS and given the UK climate I think its a good choice for normal driving. I have an oil and filter change every 6,000 miles. There are no signs of any of the small leaks which I believe can appear when using a thinner oil.
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