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#4562194 - 11/02/17 03:44 PM Old Oil...Really Old Oil
HammerDown Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
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Loc: Glenolden Pa.
In my Fathers basement I found a few cases of Esso 10/40 never opened.
This Oil may be 35+ years old?
Plastic Bottles are not sucked-in...would you use it?

He even has (what may be collectable) old cardboard Qt containers of Penn Jersey Oil and really old STP from the mid 70's!


Edited by HammerDown (11/02/17 03:53 PM)

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#4562196 - 11/02/17 03:46 PM Re: Old Oil...Really Old Oil [Re: HammerDown]
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What API service is it?
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#4562199 - 11/02/17 03:48 PM Re: Old Oil...Really Old Oil [Re: HammerDown]
CR94 Offline


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It's probably less than 40 years old if in plastic bottles.

You'll get comments about how bad 10W-40 once was.
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#4562200 - 11/02/17 03:50 PM Re: Old Oil...Really Old Oil [Re: CR94]
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No I wouldn't use it.
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#4562202 - 11/02/17 03:55 PM Re: Old Oil...Really Old Oil [Re: 2015_PSD]
HammerDown Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 188
Loc: Glenolden Pa.
Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
What API service is it?

I'll have to write that info down.
I wasn't going to use it in a Vehicle but my Air Compressor requires a 10/40 detergent oil...though about using it for that (of course I don't have to)

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#4562204 - 11/02/17 03:57 PM Re: Old Oil...Really Old Oil [Re: HammerDown]
Nickdfresh Offline


Registered: 03/15/06
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Loc: Buffalo, NY
I wouldn't use it in my worst enemy's lawn mower...

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#4562209 - 11/02/17 04:02 PM Re: Old Oil...Really Old Oil [Re: HammerDown]
HammerDown Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 188
Loc: Glenolden Pa.
Oh, he even has ARCO Graphite Quart Cans...remember how bad that was for Engines!
I may eBay some of the Qt Can Oils.

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#4562248 - 11/02/17 04:51 PM Re: Old Oil...Really Old Oil [Re: HammerDown]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
I hear it works wonders in VVT-I engines. The little holes on the phasing part of the camshaft loves oil of this vintage. To be safe I would run it without an oil filter. LOL


I would use it in a lawnmower / older snow blower only and not before shaking it vigorously in-case of additive fall-out.
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#4562257 - 11/02/17 04:55 PM Re: Old Oil...Really Old Oil [Re: HammerDown]
CR94 Offline


Registered: 03/20/16
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Originally Posted By: HammerDown
Oh, he even has ARCO Graphite Quart Cans...remember how bad that was for Engines!
...
Really? If it was so bad, how did I get by with using several cases of the stuff in one engine with zero problems? Admittedly, the engine only lasted another 500K or so miles afterward before succumbing to issues unrelated to lubrication.
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#4562265 - 11/02/17 05:05 PM Re: Old Oil...Really Old Oil [Re: HammerDown]
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Registered: 10/09/04
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Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
I would burn it in my IDI diesels in the summertime, about 2-3 quarts/tankful, WITHOUT shaking it up first. I'm not sure I would even want old, VII loaded 10W40 in my OPE-those get straight 30.
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#4562288 - 11/02/17 05:36 PM Re: Old Oil...Really Old Oil [Re: HammerDown]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
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Loc: OH
What might you use it in?
If you used it as most car guys did back in the day, on 3K drains, then I doubt you'd have any problems.
We have a guy here who has a 240Z and he's running oil in it of the same vintage as the car.
These oils were used for years without issue and sitting in a sealed bottle caused no changes to the oil.
I wouldn't use this stuff in my newer cars but I would in the old E350 or BMW or the older Accord.
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#4562311 - 11/02/17 06:03 PM Re: Old Oil...Really Old Oil [Re: HammerDown]
thastinger Offline


Registered: 10/23/17
Posts: 62
Loc: VA
I'm sure the oil is fine if still sealed, however, I would sell it as it'll be worth more to collectors than what you'll spend to replace it with new oil.

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#4562341 - 11/02/17 06:32 PM Re: Old Oil...Really Old Oil [Re: HammerDown]
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Loc: Alabama, United States
Pics?
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#4562355 - 11/02/17 06:43 PM Re: Old Oil...Really Old Oil [Re: HammerDown]
PimTac Offline


Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4315
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
If itís in plastic bottles then it canít be all that old. Cardboard cans? Now we are talking.


Edited by PimTac (11/02/17 06:43 PM)
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#4562378 - 11/02/17 07:00 PM Re: Old Oil...Really Old Oil [Re: HammerDown]
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4737
Loc: MTL, CANADA
What API? That would tell us from what year.. within 10-15 years id use it in an old mower no prob.
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