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OIl Shelf Life #4777483
06/04/18 05:38 PM
06/04/18 05:38 PM
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Louisiana
ant Offline OP
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Louisiana
I have a several gallons of Chevron dino and Valvoline synthetic oil left over from a diesel truck I sold in 2012. Should the oil still be good, or should I just bring the oil in for recycle? I have a friend with a 2010 Ram who could use it.

Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: ant] #4777485
06/04/18 05:40 PM
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Outer Banks, NC
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As long as it hasn't been exposed to moisture and your friend has arms, just shake it well and use it.


2017 Honda Odyssey SE, 15K
2013 Honda Accord LX, 58K
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 87K
2007 Infiniti M35, 106K
Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: NormanBuntz] #4777500
06/04/18 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz
As long as it hasn't been exposed to moisture and your friend has arms, just shake it well and use it.


It's still in the sealed containers and stored in an air conditioned room off the garage where the temperature has not dropped below 60degF or over 80degF.

Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: ant] #4777508
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Marshfield , MA
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Cardboard oil cans get soft. I would suggest decanting their contents into a plastic bottle. grin2


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: andyd] #4777535
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Originally Posted By: andyd
Cardboard oil cans get soft. I would suggest decanting their contents into a plastic bottle. grin2


Old, but not that old. No more than seven years old. cheers

Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: ant] #4777732
06/04/18 09:48 PM
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Couple VOAs on here of very old oil - still serviceable. So use it--


I'm a thickie; but a 20 has its place.

I use AMSOIL

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

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w20/Wix

Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: ant] #4783529
06/11/18 02:13 AM
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Belgrade, Serbia, Europe
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Old question
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2439958

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Just my 2cents, from world wilde web:

Click DOWNLOAD at the left side of mobil page

https://www.mobil.com/en/industrial/lubricant-expertise/resources/oil-and-grease-shelf-life

or this.
https://www.mobil.com/industrial/~/media/files/global/us/industrial/tech-topics/tt-lubricating-oils-greases-shelf-life-recommendations.pdf

Also, by Chevron

http://media.cygnus.com/files/cygnus/document/FCP/2012/DEC/shell-lubricant-storage_10844815.pdf

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https://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/172/lubricant-storage-life

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Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: ant] #4783968
06/11/18 02:33 PM
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Rabbit Creek, Alaska
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Originally Posted By: ant
Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz
As long as it hasn't been exposed to moisture and your friend has arms, just shake it well and use it.


It's still in the sealed containers and stored in an air conditioned room off the garage where the temperature has not dropped below 60degF or over 80degF.



It's perfectly fine.


17 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel- RT6 5w40
'15 Prius C Napa 0w20
'73 240Z 10w30 VWC from '73
'73 Triumph Tiger 750 M1 5w50
'67 BSA 441 Victor Special M1 5w50




Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: ant] #4788068
06/16/18 08:29 AM
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The American West
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A friend of mine just did a VOA on a bucket of 10 year old Rotella 15w-40 to see if he could use it. It was just like the day it was made. Use it.


Byron

1999 F-350 CCLB SRW 7.3, Supertech 15w-40 protected, 300k miles
1997 F-350 CCLB DRW 7.3, SOLD
2015 Kia Soul Plus




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