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#3287172 - 02/19/14 11:59 AM Expration Date,Fuchs?
JimFitzpatrick Offline


Registered: 08/28/08
Posts: 71
Loc: New Hampshire
A few years ago I bought some Mobil 1 5W-30 ESP for my previous "d".On the bottles was an expiration date which,IIRC,was about four years after I bought them.Do high quality synthetic oils like Mobil 1 and Fuchs actually have a limited "shelf life"? I ask because I've got about 12 litres of Fuchs (LL-04/229.51) oil that I've had for 2-3 years and I hope to be able to use at least some of it over the next couple of years in my new "d".TIA to anyone who replies!
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#3287175 - 02/19/14 12:01 PM Re: Expration Date,Fuchs? [Re: JimFitzpatrick]
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Not really. The shelf life is easily 10 years or more. Many blenders don't even give an expiration date.
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#3287180 - 02/19/14 12:03 PM Re: Expration Date,Fuchs? [Re: JimFitzpatrick]
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The shelf life id bet is usually based on the bottles resistance to breakdown from the oil.
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#3287199 - 02/19/14 12:22 PM Re: Expration Date,Fuchs? [Re: JimFitzpatrick]
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Registered: 01/11/08
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Loc: FL
I bought some MOTUL oil from EBay . It was no where near 10 yrs old. Came out of the bottle as watery the a gelatinous glop.
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#3287216 - 02/19/14 12:42 PM Re: Expration Date,Fuchs? [Re: JimFitzpatrick]
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Use it.
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#3287265 - 02/19/14 01:34 PM Re: Expration Date,Fuchs? [Re: JimFitzpatrick]
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Motor oil is inherently stable and non reactive at room temp. I would only just start thinking and considering usefulness on a old, open, near empty,steel drum of Jobbers grade lube.


Edited by ARCOgraphite (02/19/14 01:35 PM)
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