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Shelf life for oil? #3545360 11/22/14 07:16 PM
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..Castrol 20w/50, 5 qt jugs.. stay fresh and OK for how long after purchase?


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Years. Maybe a decade.

There really isn't a shelf life, to be honest.


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Is it opened? If you keep it indoors it should be ok for a few years. Plenty of members have a good oil hoard. I have about 10, 5 liter jugs in my basement.

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Re: Shelf life for oil? [Re: dparm] #3545370 11/22/14 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: dparm
Years. Maybe a decade.

There really isn't a shelf life, to be honest.


Really? The additives don't degrade with time?


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No, the additives aren't known to degrade over a reasonable time in storage. Some years ago, a few oil companies had stated a five year shelf life was a reasonable expectation. Many people were concerned about "additive drop-out" of stored oil, which has been known to happen. A simple solution is to turn the unopened container up-side-down and shake for a few minutes before pouring into the engine. I always up-turn and shake the container before use, even on recently purchased oil. YMMV.

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Re: Shelf life for oil? [Re: Noey] #3545444 11/22/14 08:38 PM
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Sealed ?

20 years.

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Re: Shelf life for oil? [Re: Noey] #3545549 11/22/14 10:42 PM
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I go by api classification not by actual time. so once the classification is to old then the oil is.


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Re: Shelf life for oil? [Re: Noey] #3545828 11/23/14 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted By: dparm
Years. Maybe a decade.

There really isn't a shelf life, to be honest.


Really? The additives don't degrade with time?



Nope, not really.


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Re: Shelf life for oil? [Re: Noey] #3546751 11/24/14 02:27 PM
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The main point is additives falling out of suspension.
Thats why the 4 years is told.
As long as you shake it back into suspension it should not go bad.
Thats what a Shell Rep told me anyway.


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Khm, khm...

http://www.total-distributor-partners.co.uk/hseq/guide-to-shelf-life.aspx

http://www.mobilindustrial.com/ind/engli...mmendations.pdf


In general, the recommended shelf life for oils and greases is typically five years when stored properly in the original sealed containers

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From a chemical standpoint I would be very surprised if there are chemically unstable compounds in there. The chemicals in the oil are supposed to survive the pressure, heat, mechanical stress, and contaminants inside an engine for 15k miles. If they went bad at room temperature, I can't see them performing inside of an engine very well since any room temp decay would be greatly accelerated inside an engine.

I don't think this stuff has a shelf life if stored properly, and this worry about shelf life comes from people being paranoid about their engines.

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Khm, khm...

http://www.total-distributor-partners.co.uk/hseq/guide-to-shelf-life.aspx

http://www.mobilindustrial.com/ind/engli...mmendations.pdf


In general, the recommended shelf life for oils and greases is typically five years when stored properly in the original sealed containers


From that Mobil PDF:

"Industrial and automotive oils may show deterioration by one
or more of the following:

Cloudy appearance or strong odor. Engine oils stored
in UNSEALED containers for a prolonged period of time
will absorb moisture from the air and may develop a hazy
appearance.

Significant sediment buildup. Slight sedimentation may
occur for some oils over time and generally does not have
an adverse impact on performance."


They say 5 years if sealed but they can't explain why and say it only goes bad if it's unsealed.


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Mobil 1 oil warranty is 5 years from purchase.

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