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#4777483 - 06/04/18 05:38 PM OIl Shelf Life
ant Offline


Registered: 11/18/03
Posts: 220
Loc: 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.

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#4777485 - 06/04/18 05:40 PM Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: ant]
NormanBuntz Offline


Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 2134
Loc: Outer Banks, NC
As long as it hasn't been exposed to moisture and your friend has arms, just shake it well and use it.
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#4777500 - 06/04/18 06:02 PM Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: NormanBuntz]
ant Offline


Registered: 11/18/03
Posts: 220
Loc: Louisiana
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.

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#4777508 - 06/04/18 06:10 PM Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: ant]
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Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7168
Loc: Marshfield , MA
Cardboard oil cans get soft. I would suggest decanting their contents into a plastic bottle. grin2
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#4777535 - 06/04/18 06:41 PM Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: andyd]
ant Offline


Registered: 11/18/03
Posts: 220
Loc: Louisiana
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

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#4777732 - 06/04/18 09:48 PM Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: ant]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 702
Loc: US
Couple VOAs on here of very old oil - still serviceable. So use it--
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#4783529 - 06/11/18 02:13 AM Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: ant]
DS9 Offline


Registered: 07/10/13
Posts: 81
Loc: Belgrade, Serbia, Europe
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


Edited by DS9 (06/11/18 02:15 AM)

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#4783968 - 06/11/18 02:33 PM Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: ant]
jayg Offline


Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 1210
Loc: Rabbit Creek, Alaska
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.
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#4788068 - 06/16/18 08:29 AM Re: OIl Shelf Life [Re: ant]
bbslider001 Offline


Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 451
Loc: The American West
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.
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