- Aug 10, 2003
- College Dorm...
Believe it or not, the very day before I learned about Shell reformulating Long-Life, I purchased a couple gallons of the stuff to change the oil in a few vehicles. Well, I immediately noticed it was definitely lighter in color than the previous Long-Life I have purchased, but thought nothing of it at the time...until the next day! Anyway, flash forward to now. I don't know what Shell has done to Long-Life, and although I've noticed no difference in feel or sound in comparison to the moly enriched version, oil consumption is EVEN LESS! The reason I was so happy I made the switch to Long-Life in the first place was because of how much it reduced consumption in comparison to other oils. Well, the "new" Long-Life reduces consumption even more, and by quite a large amount. I was using around 1qt. every 3,000 miles (drastically more before switching over to Long-Life), but now I'm around 2,000 miles into this drain interval and have used a mere 1/4qt (which is absolutely GREAT for my 'ol bad valve seal 4.3L V-6)!!! This is the only "machine" I've documented oil consumption in with the "new" stuff, but my brother has also noticed lower consumption as well in comparison to the "old" oil in his car. I'm very happy and am sticking with Long-Life. Jelly. [ July 06, 2004, 09:02 PM: Message edited by: Jelly ]