Shell V-Power is formulated with powerful cleaning agents to help prevent the build-up of gunk on key fuel system components, such as fuel injectors and inlet valves*.

The same cleaning agents help to remove gunk that has been left behind by other fuels, so your engine can burn fuel more efficiently and more completely*.


Shell V-Power contains Friction Modification Technology (FMT), developed to reduce friction in the engine so it can operate more efficiently and deliver greater power to the wheels*.

FMT is also designed to form a protective film on metal surfaces, decreasing the rate of wear and corrosion that can adversely affect precision fuel system components*.



What is Gunk?


Gunk is another name for carbon deposits that can build up on inlet valves and fuel injectors, which can make your engine work less efficiently. Shell V-Power provides unbeatable protection* against gunk.

What is Corrosion?


Corrosion is caused by moisture and other contaminants that can make their way into a vehicle’s fuel tank. It can impact the fuel pump, fuel lines and fuel injectors. Furthermore, formation of particles from corrosive processes such as rusting of steel surfaces can contribute to fuel filter blockage, impacting overall vehicle operation. Shell V-Power provides unbeatable protection* against corrosion.

What is Wear?


Wear can occur slowly, over time, when two metal surfaces rub against each other, leading to loss of metal from those surfaces. This can happen in the piston assembly, fuel pump and fuel injectors and can cause higher oil consumption, loss of power and higher emissions. Shell V-Power provides our best protection against wear.

What is Friction?


Friction in your engine occurs as piston rings move against cylinder walls, generating heat, wasting energy and reducing the overall efficiency of your engine. Too much friction can also damage metal surfaces, increasing wear on critical engine parts. Shell V-Power provides our best protection against friction.

*The science behind Unbeatable Protection & Best Protection

As measured using industry standard and Shell proprietary tests, Shell V Power offers unbeatable protection against gunk and corrosion –it helps to protect key fuel system components such as intake valves and/or fuel injectors from the build-up of performance robbing deposits (gunk) and corrosion. It contains friction reducing molecules help critical parts of your engine.
Unbeatable protection against gunk and corrosion is measured using industry standard and Shell proprietary tests:

Gasoline testing supported by MB M111 (CEC F-20-98), M102E (CEC F-05-93), Chrysler ASTM D5598 Injector flow test and BMW ASTM D5500 bench engine tests. DI testing was executed on VW EA111 test based on the draft CEC test. Multiple vehicle testing was derived from on-road testing from 10K km to 25K km.
Unbeatable protection against corrosion based on the corrosion test outcome using two rating systems (ASTM D665 rating and the rating of ASTM D7548 (NACE rating)).

Best protection against friction and wear is based on the following tests:
Defence against Friction: Supported through HFRR, QCM and bench and vehicle testing.
Defence against Wear: Supported by the following tests: MTM (mini traction machine), HFRR, QCM, 4 ball wear tests and SRV tests with demonstrations from Imperial College Tribology Centre and the copper balls wear demonstration.

Actual effects and level of benefits of the product in your vehicle may vary according to usage, vehicle condition and driving style.

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