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



N I S M O
Ultra 5w-30
M1 Filter
Redline MT-85
Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno] #4659661
02/08/18 04:41 AM
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Jacksonville, FL
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Personally I'd run it.


Luke
P-3C and P-8A Maritime Weapons and Tactics Instructor, Instructor Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander
Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno] #4659662
02/08/18 04:42 AM
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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.

correction

http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/service/all-yellow-faq.html

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.

Last edited by raytseng; 02/08/18 04:47 AM.
Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno] #4659665
02/08/18 04:48 AM
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Detroit
Motorking Offline
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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


Jay M Buckley
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Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno] #4659672
02/08/18 05:13 AM
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War Eagle
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Absolutely


1994 Jeep 161k Castrol Synblend 10w30
2014 Camry 36k Havoline 5w20
2018 Jeep Cherokee 3k FactFill
2014 HD Ultra 42k Mobil1 15w50
2012 Rav4 37k Pennzoil Platinum 5w20
Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno] #4659674
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JLTD Online shocked
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Yup. It's still Ultra, and oil doesn't degrade in the bottle.


I'm a thickie; assimilate
But 20s have their place

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w30/Wix

Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno] #4659687
02/08/18 05:51 AM
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Texas
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I have a very large stash of oil and never worry about it getting old.
I store it at Walmart.

Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno] #4659689
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I'd run it w/o hesitation.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno] #4659710
02/08/18 06:17 AM
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Cave City KY
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I have used oil that was 20 years older than that i would run it with out hesitation.


1994 Ford F150 302 4R70
Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
Rotella 10W40 Fram XG5

Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: BalticBob] #4659719
02/08/18 06:35 AM
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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
Smittys 5-30
Motorcraft filter
Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: demarpaint] #4659752
02/08/18 07:25 AM
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Virginia
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Exactly demarpaint. Shoot I'd just about donate a kidney for some old school Pennzoil Ultra smile


Nissan Altima 3.5 Coupe
Mobil Super 5w30 Wix 57356
"Treat your family like your friends and treat your friends like your family."
Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno] #4659753
02/08/18 07:27 AM
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Michigan
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Use it


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno] #4659764
02/08/18 07:56 AM
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socal
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Im sure you have better things to do than worry about that oil being expired. Let me take that worry away from you, Ill come pick them up and dispose of them correctly, lol


06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)
Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno] #4659835
02/08/18 09:11 AM
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Katy, Republic of Texas
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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.


2012 xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k
2010 Santa Fe: PP 0w-20/P1/8k
2007 Vue: VSP 5w-30/EcoGard/OLM
2004 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/TG2/4k
2002 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard/1yr
1994 VT1100c: Peak 15w-40/PSL/5k



Re: Using Old Ultra (July 2013) [Re: Xeno] #4659854
02/08/18 09:29 AM
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USA
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No, don't use it. I'll buy it from you to "test" it in my Ranger 2.3. grin


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2017 Jeep Sahara Unlimited 3.6
"U kan't fixe it......if'n it ain't broke."
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