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#4504247 - 09/01/17 09:58 AM Found several quarts!
Camprunner Offline


Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 1034
Loc: MA.
I found several quarts (6) of Formula Shell full synthetic 5w30 unopened in my garage date stamped on the bottom says 4/3/12 ya think its ok to use? Or should I dump it?

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#4504260 - 09/01/17 10:11 AM Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner]
SubieRubyRoo Offline


Registered: 05/14/12
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Loc: Winchester, Indiana
Shake n' bake, baby!

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#4504268 - 09/01/17 10:25 AM Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner]
sir1900 Offline


Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 1589
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
I found several quarts (6) of Formula Shell full synthetic 5w30 unopened in my garage date stamped on the bottom says 4/3/12 ya think its ok to use? Or should I dump it?


Dump it? Seriously?

The only place it should be dumped into is your engine.
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#4504277 - 09/01/17 10:31 AM Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner]
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Crawfordville FL
I'd shake it up, and use it
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#4504289 - 09/01/17 10:48 AM Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner]
Insertcoolname Offline


Registered: 08/28/17
Posts: 158
Loc: South Texas
https://mobiloil.com/en/faq/ask-our-auto...-mobil-1-quarts

Mobil and others claim it has a shelf life of about 5 years. I would still use it and im sure others here have used older.
If its still API SN or whatever you need, I would use it. You can dump it out of your engine sooner than a normal OTI if you dont wanna push it and help clean your engine out.
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#4504290 - 09/01/17 10:48 AM Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner]
Olas Offline


Registered: 12/11/13
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Loc: Manchester, England
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
I found several quarts (6) of Formula Shell full synthetic 5w30 unopened in my garage date stamped on the bottom says 4/3/12 ya think its ok to use? Or should I dump it?


If you pay shipping I'll dispose of it at an approved Government recycling centre.
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#4504295 - 09/01/17 10:54 AM Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Olas]
Camprunner Offline


Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 1034
Loc: MA.
Originally Posted By: Olas
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
I found several quarts (6) of Formula Shell full synthetic 5w30 unopened in my garage date stamped on the bottom says 4/3/12 ya think its ok to use? Or should I dump it?


If you pay shipping I'll dispose of it at an approved Government recycling centre.


Ya know that is nice of you I also have a 4 or 5 Fram Ultras on the shelf that are a year old could you dispose of them too!? ..lol

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#4504335 - 09/01/17 11:24 AM Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
I found several quarts (6) of Formula Shell full synthetic 5w30 unopened in my garage date stamped on the bottom says 4/3/12 ya think its ok to use? Or should I dump it?


Here almost 10 years and had to ask? What - are ya just trying to get your post count up because you know the answer....
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#4504353 - 09/01/17 11:43 AM Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner]
mooferz Offline


Registered: 01/30/16
Posts: 325
Loc: TX
Use it. It'll probably be 2022 before I use my stash of Pennzoil Ultra, half of which is circa 2012 and 2013.

I'm not sure if Formula Shell has the same propensity towards additive fallout that certain Pennzoil oils do, but given it's an old SOPUS synthetic oil, I would probably warm up the bottles with hot water before shaking them.
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#4504406 - 09/01/17 12:52 PM Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Kuato]
Camprunner Offline


Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 1034
Loc: MA.
Originally Posted By: Kuato
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
I found several quarts (6) of Formula Shell full synthetic 5w30 unopened in my garage date stamped on the bottom says 4/3/12 ya think its ok to use? Or should I dump it?


Here almost 10 years and had to ask? What - are ya just trying to get your post count up because you know the answer....


Nothing like that really I just worry about things too much I'm that way with everything

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#4504408 - 09/01/17 12:55 PM Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner]
bigj_16 Offline


Registered: 07/03/17
Posts: 1268
Loc: Douglas County, Colorado
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
I found several quarts (6) of Formula Shell full synthetic 5w30 unopened in my garage date stamped on the bottom says 4/3/12 ya think its ok to use? Or should I dump it?
Use it in your lawnmower cool

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#4504641 - 09/01/17 05:01 PM Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Insertcoolname]
hallstevenson Offline


Registered: 04/25/17
Posts: 340
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: Insertcoolname
Mobil and others claim it has a shelf life of about 5 years. I would still use it and im sure others here have used older.


Of course Mobil - and all others - will say that and it's not because it will cause any issues. They know you have to BUY MORE to replace it.

Also, note the wording that they used and rest assured it was done this way on purpose: They "recommend" a shelf life. That's effectively saying "we'd like to see you throw it away after five years but we're not saying you have to".


Edited by hallstevenson (09/01/17 05:03 PM)

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#4504649 - 09/01/17 05:10 PM Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner]
BrocLuno Offline


Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5526
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Lets see, oil is about 200 million years old in the ground and you worry about 10 years in a nice bottle grin
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#4505423 - 09/02/17 12:27 PM Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
Originally Posted By: Kuato
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
I found several quarts (6) of Formula Shell full synthetic 5w30 unopened in my garage date stamped on the bottom says 4/3/12 ya think its ok to use? Or should I dump it?


Here almost 10 years and had to ask? What - are ya just trying to get your post count up because you know the answer....


Nothing like that really I just worry about things too much I'm that way with everything



grin
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