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Is Oil Good After 70 Years? Project Farm finds out. #5277607 11/26/19 05:32 AM
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I don't know if anyone else watched this, but Project Farm tests out a can of 1950's (SB/SC?) era Quaker State against a modern SN formulation.

https://youtu.be/-zHlxeu_yuM

I wouldn't be surprised if it was a BITOG member that sent him the vintage QS can in that crazy intricate package. LOL


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Re: Is Oil Good After 70 Years? Project Farm finds out. [Re: IntegraVT] #5277609 11/26/19 05:34 AM
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I watched it. It's amazing that any 50s car survived on that stuff.

Re: Is Oil Good After 70 Years? Project Farm finds out. [Re: mpack88] #5277610 11/26/19 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by mpack88
I watched it. It's amazing that any 50s car survived on that stuff.


Especially in Northern climates in the winter. I have memories of my parents fighting with an old 70's carburated car in the winter in PA trying to get it going.


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Re: Is Oil Good After 70 Years? Project Farm finds out. [Re: ctechbob] #5277638 11/26/19 06:42 AM
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I remember buying a lot of cans of Heet on the farm and we put it in every gas engine. I'm not sure but I think I was running 10w40 but I know we had something else in bulk but don't remember what it was.
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Originally Posted by mpack88
I watched it. It's amazing that any 50s car survived on that stuff.


Especially in Northern climates in the winter. I have memories of my parents fighting with an old 70's carburated car in the winter in PA trying to get it going.


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Re: Is Oil Good After 70 Years? Project Farm finds out. [Re: IntegraVT] #5277659 11/26/19 07:12 AM
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That can isn't that old. Qs started in 1931 and that can says it has 50 years of improvements or something along that line. It's from the early 80's.


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Re: Is Oil Good After 70 Years? Project Farm finds out. [Re: IntegraVT] #5277660 11/26/19 07:12 AM
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back when motor oil was motor oil colored. smile. had that florescent look to it,

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Originally Posted by Chris142
That can isn't that old. Qs started in 1931 and that can says it has 50 years of improvements or something along that line. It's from the early 80's.


just read a wiki that QS started in 1889. 50 years would put it in the 1940s.

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Re: Is Oil Good After 70 Years? Project Farm finds out. [Re: IntegraVT] #5277719 11/26/19 08:20 AM
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Looking at the vintage motor oil VOA from Blackstone Labs, it looked to be about a 10W30. Does anyone agree?


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Re: Is Oil Good After 70 Years? Project Farm finds out. [Re: IntegraVT] #5277731 11/26/19 08:46 AM
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Perhaps I should send him my vintage quart of Gulfpride MM/SB 20W20 oil from the 1960's.


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Re: Is Oil Good After 70 Years? Project Farm finds out. [Re: mpack88] #5277761 11/26/19 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by mpack88
I watched it. It's amazing that any 50s car survived on that stuff.


So did I. For anyone still wondering where the 3,000 mile oil change came from, there's your answer!



Originally Posted by 2015_PSD
Perhaps I should send him my vintage quart of Gulfpride MM/SB 20W20 oil from the 1960's.


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I use the overseas manual to choose my viscosity.


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Re: Is Oil Good After 70 Years? Project Farm finds out. [Re: IntegraVT] #5277799 11/26/19 09:58 AM
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That should answer the question of if 10 year "old" oil on the shelf, unopened is still GOOD. As long as there are no contaminants getting in, the oil will last longer than your car.

70 year old and still performs about the same on the wear tester (I know..I know) as a modern 10W40. The main difference in the amount of engineering that went into the oils over the last 70 years. Thats why the old engines had trouble lasting to 100K miles That was an impressive milestone in the 60 and 70s like 250K miles is today. People will buy 150K mile used cars now but not back in those days. 250K mile cars being sold are there but rare and cheap.

The biggest concern for oil stashers is that the new car they buy has a higher oil specification than their stash. Then its obsolete and worthless to them.

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That is a can from the 70's. It is a singal0weight oil. The viscosity numbers and grade was printed on the top.

This is BS.


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so if he has a freezer that goes to -40f, why does he routinely test oils at -15f? He has an agenda and knows that at that temp a lower viscosity will flow faster. That if he truly wanted to test cold performance 5 or 10f lower and you would see real base oils.

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Note that at 1:20 in the video we see the volume of the can is labeled in Spanish and in liters, neither of which were likely to be present 70 years ago. I agree that this is oil of a newer vintage, possibly the late 70s or early 80s.


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