2 yr old M1 0W-20 AFE. Still good?

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It's perfectly fine, but I suggest that you shake it up before you pour it in the engine in case any additives settled out. Check out Project Farm's videos, he has a couple videos on this subject
 
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How does oil compare with something like brake fluid which you're supposed to keep fresh since it loves absorbing moisture over time? Does it matter that it's sealed? Plastic is technically porous right? BTW OP I think you're fine with 2 year old oil. I'm sure some member here have oil stashes that exceed 5 year old oil sitting.
 
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Exxon Mobil says it should have a shelf life of five years. But people have used 20 year old oil here with no listed issues. Personally I think 7-10 yrs. is okay for sealed oil in a climate controlled storage. Blackstone did a a study once and found that oil from the 1960's still had additive in suspension, so IDK..
 
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If it's sealed, it's fine. As someone else stated, shake it up first before pouring. If it wasn't sealed, then it's still ok, but maybe it has some more water, but shouldn't be an issue as it'll burn out anyway.
 

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Originally Posted by MrQuackers
I've consumed vacuum packed apple sauce 10 years expired and it was delicious! Two year old AFE will be just fine.
Yes, but how about the taste?
 
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Originally Posted by Bud
Originally Posted by MrQuackers
I've consumed vacuum packed apple sauce 10 years expired and it was delicious! Two year old AFE will be just fine.
Yes, but how about the taste?
I'm sure it was delicious too wink
 
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Originally Posted by jharrison
I have a sealed 5 qt. container of said oil. Is this still ok to use it? It's for a 2017 Civic.
If your worried, I'll pay shipping if you send it to me smile
 
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Originally Posted by tundraotto
I have used 10 year old, opened, half full oil stored in a garage without any care....maybe I'm doing it wrong...
Me too. I stocked up on that magic green Castrol, stored in a barn, and just finished it up last year.
 
Originally Posted by jayjr1105
I'm sure some member here have oil stashes that exceed 5 year old oil sitting.
Yup. I've weeded my stock out to right at the 5 year mark. I started with some from 2012 when I bought them in October. No issues.
 
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Originally Posted by OilStasher
Originally Posted by jayjr1105
I'm sure some member here have oil stashes that exceed 5 year old oil sitting.
Yup. I've weeded my stock out to right at the 5 year mark. I started with some from 2012 when I bought them in October. No issues.
How much many jugs do you have. More than my 18 qts??
 
Originally Posted by Marco620
Originally Posted by OilStasher
Originally Posted by jayjr1105
I'm sure some member here have oil stashes that exceed 5 year old oil sitting.
Yup. I've weeded my stock out to right at the 5 year mark. I started with some from 2012 when I bought them in October. No issues.
How much many jugs do you have. More than my 18 qts??
I done did choose this username for a reason. LOL
 
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