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Formula Shell? #4451255
07/06/17 12:27 PM
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HoosierJeeper Offline OP
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I did a search but couldn't find anything newer than 2011. Threads from then indicate it's about the same as PYB?

Menards has cases for it on sale for $22, or $1.79 a quart. I was going to get a case of 5w20 for my '15 Cherokee, as it meets MS-6395 (I only care about that for warranty reasons). Is it a good oil for a 6k-7k interval? That's about what the OLM advises (I change it at 20% life).

Thanks!


15 Jeep KL Limited V6: Formula Shell 5W20
07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)
Re: Formula Shell? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4451259
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There were a few recent threads where it was discussed, they're hard to find though. It's a good oil. Here's one of the more recent ones.

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/4447154/Searchpage/2/Main/272671/Words/demarpaint/Search/true/Re:_Home_Depot_Oil_Sale#Post4447154


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Re: Formula Shell? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4451262
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PQIA has tested it more recently, in 2016 for the 10w30 and 2013 for the 5w20

http://www.pqiadata.org/FormulaShell10W30.html

http://www.pqiamerica.com/Nov2013/shellformula.htm


2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 6MT 2.4GDI, ProDS 10w30, XG9688 filter, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 2.4 CVT, Factory fill still.
Re: Formula Shell? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4451326
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Seems like its a good oil and a good buy based on old responses.

I was gonna grab a few cases too and use it on the folks who ask me to maintain their cars but don't really care about it otherwise.


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Re: Formula Shell? [Re: ZebRuaj] #4451376
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Originally Posted By: ZebRuaj
Seems like its a good oil and a good buy based on old responses.

I was gonna grab a few cases too and use it on the folks who ask me to maintain their cars but don't really care about it otherwise.



Exactly what I use it for as well-got mine at HD for 1.98/qt



Re: Formula Shell? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4451378
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It's a good cheap oil in the same league as PYB, VWB.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.

1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.
Re: Formula Shell? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4451433
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You can run it all the way down to 0% on the OLM with no issues.


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Re: Formula Shell? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4451440
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If this is the full syn, PQIA showed the 5w30 being almost identical to Amsoil OEM.


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Re: Formula Shell? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4451753
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Like the other members have said... Formula Shell is very good oil for the price point. Run it and be happy with it.


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Re: Formula Shell? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4451951
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Best oil yer money can buy $9.88 5 qts Home Depot

Re: Formula Shell? [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4452048
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I will be picking some up....good deal.

They had 5w20, 5w30 and 10w40 for sure. Can't recall if they had 10w30. It wasn't in the oil section either.


15 Jeep KL Limited V6: Formula Shell 5W20
07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)

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