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#4508643 - 09/06/17 01:29 AM Non-Used 5 Quart Bottles
Bhoppy1216 Offline


Registered: 08/09/17
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Loc: Houston, TX
I often will buy the 5 quart bottles because they were are better deal, but my car only takes 3.9 quarts at a time, and my wifes trucks takes 6. Either way I am left with some in the bottle at the end. My question is, if I put the non air tight cap back on it and store it in my shed will it still be good to use later down the road? OR will it have lost some protection properties.

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#4508648 - 09/06/17 01:39 AM Re: Non-Used 5 Quart Bottles [Re: Bhoppy1216]
Merkava_4 Offline


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Non air tight cap ? You think it's gonna get stale or something ? grin

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#4508649 - 09/06/17 01:47 AM Re: Non-Used 5 Quart Bottles [Re: Bhoppy1216]
CharlieBauer Offline


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Just "overfill" by 0.1 quart.

Or if you want to be really pedantic about it, 0.06 quarts in your wife's trick and 0.04 quarts in your car.

That way, you are guaranteed not to lose "protection properties".
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#4508650 - 09/06/17 01:47 AM Re: Non-Used 5 Quart Bottles [Re: Bhoppy1216]
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#4508658 - 09/06/17 02:20 AM Re: Non-Used 5 Quart Bottles [Re: Bhoppy1216]
Dave9 Offline


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Dino oil will probably degrade over... 50 years. Otherwise there is no fluid you have to worry about except Dot 3/4 brake fluid. That should be bought, opened, and used in the quantity you need. I mean except something with solvents.etc in it. A former-fluid like RTV sealant, etc, will shelf rot over a small # of years.

Grease may separate, but if you retain the base oil and mix it back in, good.


Edited by Dave9 (09/06/17 02:20 AM)

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#4508665 - 09/06/17 02:54 AM Re: Non-Used 5 Quart Bottles [Re: Bhoppy1216]
sir1900 Offline


Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 1565
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan
Originally Posted By: Bhoppy1216
I often will buy the 5 quart bottles because they were are better deal, but my car only takes 3.9 quarts at a time, and my wifes trucks takes 6. Either way I am left with some in the bottle at the end. My question is, if I put the non air tight cap back on it and store it in my shed will it still be good to use later down the road? OR will it have lost some protection properties.


Just pour 4 quarts into your car, then take the leftover quart and combine it with the 5 quart jug you would use for your wife. Problem solved. My Q50 takes 5.125 quarts (according to the manual) and I pour an entire 5.28 quart jug into the sump. Never any issues. I also use an oversized filter.
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#4508709 - 09/06/17 06:08 AM Re: Non-Used 5 Quart Bottles [Re: sir1900]
Kira Offline


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"Either way I am left with some in the bottle at the end."

There's a new expression which is applicable here.....This is a "First World Problem".

And the OP is from Houston, no less.

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#4508719 - 09/06/17 06:36 AM Re: Non-Used 5 Quart Bottles [Re: Bhoppy1216]
KL31 Offline


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So left with .1 of a quart? Being a total thrill seeking risk taker, I would also overfill one of the cars by a poofteenth.
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#4508723 - 09/06/17 06:45 AM Re: Non-Used 5 Quart Bottles [Re: KL31]
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Registered: 10/22/09
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Originally Posted By: KL31
So left with .1 of a quart? Being a total thrill seeking risk taker, I would also overfill one of the cars by a poofteenth.


My money says one of those cars will be down a tenth in three months and that's were it goes.
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#4508743 - 09/06/17 07:10 AM Re: Non-Used 5 Quart Bottles [Re: Bhoppy1216]
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4 quarts in one engine and 6 in the other=10 quarts or 2 5Q jugs. Easy solution. Ed
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#4508754 - 09/06/17 07:28 AM Re: Non-Used 5 Quart Bottles [Re: Bhoppy1216]
Virtus_Probi Offline


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Maybe the OPer doesn't use the same oil in the car and truck?

Anyway, should be fine to keep some oil in an opened bottle until your next change.
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#4508796 - 09/06/17 08:40 AM Re: Non-Used 5 Quart Bottles [Re: Bhoppy1216]
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
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I have an oil can that is used to lubricate miscellaneous things I end up working on . That is where this kind of thing usually ends up .

Or keep pouring the " left over " into a 5 quart jug untill it contains enough to " help out " with another oil / filter change .

FWIIW , out little Chevy Sonic appears to hold approximately 4-1/2 quarts of DEXOS oil

Best of luck to all , :-)
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#4508812 - 09/06/17 09:01 AM Re: Non-Used 5 Quart Bottles [Re: KL31]
Bhoppy1216 Offline


Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 33
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: KL31
So left with .1 of a quart? Being a total thrill seeking risk taker, I would also overfill one of the cars by a poofteenth.
Originally Posted By: KL31
So left with .1 of a quart? Being a total thrill seeking risk taker, I would also overfill one of the cars by a poofteenth.


My car holds 3.9 so even if I did just throw all caution to the wind and became a thrill seeker like you said I would still have one full quart left over from the 5 quart bottle. My question was will that one quart still be good to use for the next time down the road.

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#4508814 - 09/06/17 09:02 AM Re: Non-Used 5 Quart Bottles [Re: Bhoppy1216]
kschachn Offline


Registered: 12/26/05
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Loc: Upper Midwest
Originally Posted By: Bhoppy1216
My car holds 3.9 so even if I did just throw all caution to the wind and became a thrill seeker like you said I would still have one full quart left over from the 5 quart bottle. My question was will that one quart still be good to use for the next time down the road.

Of course it will be. Why wouldn't it? There won't be any "protection properties" that escape.
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#4508820 - 09/06/17 09:04 AM Re: Non-Used 5 Quart Bottles [Re: Virtus_Probi]
Bhoppy1216 Offline


Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 33
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
Maybe the OPer doesn't use the same oil in the car and truck?

Anyway, should be fine to keep some oil in an opened bottle until your next change.


I am looking to put them on the same oil but eve with a 7500 OCI on my car I am changing oil every two months due to my work commute while my wife's truck goes 3-4 months. Was just wondering if I could save that left over quart for my wife's truck to save a bit of money. Thanks for the confirmation:)

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