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Found several quarts! #4504247
09/01/17 08:58 AM
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Camprunner Offline OP
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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?

Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner] #4504260
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The land of USA-made Subies!
Shake n' bake, baby!

Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner] #4504268
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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.


2015 Infiniti Q50
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2015 Nissan Murano
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Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner] #4504277
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I'd shake it up, and use it


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 181 miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner] #4504289
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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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Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner] #4504290
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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.


Cable ties should hold it
Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Olas] #4504295
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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

Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner] #4504335
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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....


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner] #4504353
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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.


2001 Lexus ES300, 235k mi, German Castrol 0w-40, Fram TG8316
1985 BMW R80RT (1L)- M1 15w-50
1993 Volvo 945 Turbo- Rotella T5 10W-30 (CJ-4)
Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Kuato] #4504406
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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

Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner] #4504408
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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

Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Insertcoolname] #4504641
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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".

Last edited by hallstevenson; 09/01/17 04:03 PM.
Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner] #4504649
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Lets see, oil is about 200 million years old in the ground and you worry about 10 years in a nice bottle grin


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Found several quarts! [Re: Camprunner] #4505423
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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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