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Oil life in container #4614706
12/26/17 01:19 PM
12/26/17 01:19 PM
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South Africa
Matt97 Offline OP
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Odd question .How long does oil last in the plastic container ,cap closed but foil seal broken ? Want to use it on one of my cars in July when the next service is due.

Re: Oil life in container [Re: Matt97] #4614711
12/26/17 01:25 PM
12/26/17 01:25 PM
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Many many years!


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Re: Oil life in container [Re: Matt97] #4614719
12/26/17 01:31 PM
12/26/17 01:31 PM
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The land of USA-made Subies!
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The land of USA-made Subies!
Longer than any of our lifetimes!

Re: Oil life in container [Re: old1] #4614721
12/26/17 01:32 PM
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South Africa
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Great .Castrols helpline wasnt sure ,but i think thats to limit
liability given by their call centre agent

Re: Oil life in container [Re: Matt97] #4614739
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A very long time. There was an article written by someone from Blackstone labs and they tested oil that was in unopened cans well over 20 years old, if memory serves me correctly. It was fine. Maybe someone here has the article bookmarked.


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Re: Oil life in container [Re: Matt97] #4614742
12/26/17 01:59 PM
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Florida
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35 years


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Re: Oil life in container [Re: Matt97] #4614761
12/26/17 02:25 PM
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Florida
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The answers you are getting at NOT what oil manufacturers will tell you. For example, Shell told me the shelf life of UNOPENED, sealed oil containers is 5 years if stored in proper environmental conditions. You can decide who to believe.


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Re: Oil life in container [Re: Matt97] #4614804
12/26/17 03:12 PM
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Wet side WA
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When it was in the ground for a million years how much did it deteriorate?


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Re: Oil life in container [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4614846
12/26/17 04:08 PM
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Upper Midwest
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
When it was in the ground for a million years how much did it deteriorate?

You mean it was a fully formulated motor oil all that time? With additives and everything?


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Re: Oil life in container [Re: kschachn] #4614879
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Wet side WA
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Originally Posted By: kschachn
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
When it was in the ground for a million years how much did it deteriorate?

You mean it was a fully formulated motor oil all that time? With additives and everything?


Most the stuff in that formulation where in the ground a million years as well. So did they deteriorate?


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In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
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Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Oil life in container [Re: Matt97] #4614903
12/26/17 04:47 PM
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snow and sun
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20-30-40 years from now, shake it up and pour.

Re: Oil life in container [Re: Matt97] #4614918
12/26/17 05:04 PM
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North Carolina
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Re: Oil life in container [Re: Matt97] #4614921
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Dayton,Ohio
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I use a 30 year old stash of mobil 1 at work with zero issues.

Re: Oil life in container [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4614937
12/26/17 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted By: kschachn
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
When it was in the ground for a million years how much did it deteriorate?

You mean it was a fully formulated motor oil all that time? With additives and everything?


Most the stuff in that formulation where in the ground a million years as well. So did they deteriorate?


Not really valid to compare Crude oil to refined oil products. Refined oil has additive that will come out of solution in about 5 years when store in warm environment or 2 years when stored in cold. Shacking container will not put them back into sloution


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Re: Oil life in container [Re: Bluestream] #4614952
12/26/17 05:32 PM
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New Jersey
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Originally Posted By: Bluestream
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted By: kschachn
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
When it was in the ground for a million years how much did it deteriorate?

You mean it was a fully formulated motor oil all that time? With additives and everything?


Most the stuff in that formulation where in the ground a million years as well. So did they deteriorate?


Not really valid to compare Crude oil to refined oil products. Refined oil has additive that will come out of solution in about 5 years when store in warm environment or 2 years when stored in cold. Shacking container will not put them back into sloution


why would shaking, and then run through the engine, not blend the additives back in? don't see how that can be.

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