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#4584805 - 11/25/17 06:57 PM old techron
93cruiser Offline


Registered: 11/18/17
Posts: 218
Loc: New Jersey
So I have some old techron, probably 15 to 17 years old. Safe to use? Any effectiveness at this point? All bottles are sealed.
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#4584830 - 11/25/17 07:25 PM Re: old techron [Re: 93cruiser]
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#4584849 - 11/25/17 07:50 PM Re: old techron [Re: 93cruiser]
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Registered: 09/23/15
Posts: 3815
Loc: Connecticut
I had some old Winn's fuel conditioner that came with my car's extended warranty in 1984. I ran across several bottles of it in the garage last year. Rather than take it to the haz waste recycling center, I added it in 2-3 oz increments to my 2002 Linc. on each fill up. Can't say I noticed any different one way or the other. I treated it as old stale fuel.
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#4584904 - 11/25/17 08:52 PM Re: old techron [Re: 93cruiser]
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Shake it real well and use it. Not likely going to harm your vehicle.
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#4585176 - 11/26/17 06:04 AM Re: old techron [Re: 93cruiser]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
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Loc: New York
Do PEA additives have a shelf life?
I would assume that some (if not all) effectiveness is lost after 15-17 years.


Edited by pbm (11/26/17 06:05 AM)
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#4585302 - 11/26/17 08:56 AM Re: old techron [Re: 93cruiser]
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Registered: 12/29/14
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I've used some similarly-old Techron. Nothing bad happened. Of course I've never actually noticed anything good happening, either.

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