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#4659650 - 02/08/18 03:20 AM Using Old Ultra (July 2013)
Xeno Offline

Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 170
Loc: California
I have a big stash of oil, and currently have 8qts of P Ultra with date codes of 23JUL13?

Is it safe to use?

Ultra 5w-30
M1 Filter
Redline MT-85

#4659661 - 02/08/18 04:41 AM Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno]
FlyNavyP3 Offline

Registered: 07/04/16
Posts: 1372
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Personally I'd run it.
P-3C and P-8A Maritime Weapons and Tactics Instructor, Instructor Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander

#4659662 - 02/08/18 04:42 AM Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno]
raytseng Online   content

Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 2290
Loc: CA
i think the manufacturers all say 5years shelf life in sealed bottle, so you are still within the oil makers recommendation, let alone your own standards

However if you have a big stash yet you get anxious over 4.5yearold oil pethaps you need to reflect on your long term goal.


Says 4year shelf life. So you are .5 years past pennzoils recommendation. your own standards may vary. I'd run it if oil was given to me. But I personally also wouldn't keep a 5year stash so the situation wouldn't natually come up for me.

Edited by raytseng (02/08/18 04:47 AM)

#4659665 - 02/08/18 04:48 AM Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno]
Motorking Offline

Registered: 02/16/10
Posts: 386
Loc: Detroit
Originally Posted By: Xeno
I have a big stash of oil, and currently have 8qts of P Ultra with date codes of 23JUL13?

Is it safe to use?

Yes, they are safe to use. Our oil filters have a shelf life of 7 plus years if stored in a dry place
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#4659672 - 02/08/18 05:13 AM Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno]
toneydoc Offline

Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 1675
Loc: War Eagle
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#4659674 - 02/08/18 05:29 AM Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno]
JLTD Offline

Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 385
Loc: US
Yup. It's still Ultra, and oil doesn't degrade in the bottle.
2015 4Runner SR5 1GR-FE

#4659687 - 02/08/18 05:51 AM Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno]
BalticBob Offline

Registered: 11/27/16
Posts: 395
Loc: Texas
I have a very large stash of oil and never worry about it getting old.
I store it at Walmart.

#4659689 - 02/08/18 05:52 AM Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno]
demarpaint Offline

Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29402
Loc: NY
I'd run it w/o hesitation.
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#4659710 - 02/08/18 06:17 AM Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno]
jakewells Offline

Registered: 12/28/12
Posts: 373
Loc: Cave City KY
I have used oil that was 20 years older than that i would run it with out hesitation.
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Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

#4659719 - 02/08/18 06:35 AM Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: BalticBob]
Dallas69 Offline

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 1616
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: BalticBob
I have a very large stash of oil and never worry about it getting old.
I store it at Walmart.

And you always get to pay full price too.
Sealed oil bottles will be good for many years.
Just shake it up good and use it.
Or listen to the oil company that wants to sell you more oil.
2009 Galant-ultra oil and filter
1987 Ford F-150 302
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#4659752 - 02/08/18 07:25 AM Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: demarpaint]
bbhero Offline

Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4388
Loc: Virginia
Exactly demarpaint. Shoot I'd just about donate a kidney for some old school Pennzoil Ultra smile
Nissan Altima 3.5 Coupe
Havoline Pro DS 5w30 Federated Auto 4612ex
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#4659753 - 02/08/18 07:27 AM Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno]
ZZman Offline

Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5486
Loc: Michigan
Use it
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40

#4659764 - 02/08/18 07:56 AM Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno]
barkingspider Offline

Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 1963
Loc: socal
Iím sure you have better things to do than worry about that oil being expired. Let me take that worry away from you, Iíll come pick them up and dispose of them correctly, lol
06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
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#4659835 - 02/08/18 09:11 AM Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno]
blupupher Offline

Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4333
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
Mobil says 5 year shelf life.
Amsoil says 5 year shelf life.
Pennzoil says 4 year shelf life.
Valvoline says never expires.

IMO, if oil is in a sealed container (even if it has been opened then recapped), so long as it is stored indoors and not in sub arctic or Saharan temperatures, it is fine to use for decades.
also, as long as the API specs meet the vehicle spec it is being used in, no issues.
1994 Honda VT1100C: Peak 15w-40/TG/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI

#4659854 - 02/08/18 09:29 AM Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno]
oldhp Offline

Registered: 06/28/12
Posts: 1548
Loc: USA
No, don't use it. I'll buy it from you to "test" it in my Ranger 2.3. grin

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