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old techron #4584805
11/25/17 07:57 PM
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93cruiser Offline OP
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So I have some old techron, probably 15 to 17 years old. Safe to use? Any effectiveness at this point? All bottles are sealed.
Thanks
Joe

Re: old techron [Re: 93cruiser] #4584830
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Only one way to find out!


1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Auto (Sold) 214k mi
2009 Scion tC Manual (Daily Driver) 165k mi
Re: old techron [Re: 93cruiser] #4584849
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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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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: old techron [Re: 93cruiser] #4584904
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Shake it real well and use it. Not likely going to harm your vehicle.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: old techron [Re: 93cruiser] #4585176
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Do PEA additives have a shelf life?
I would assume that some (if not all) effectiveness is lost after 15-17 years.

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Re: old techron [Re: 93cruiser] #4585302
11/26/17 09:56 AM
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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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