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How many years of oil do you keep? #5432524 05/18/20 03:48 PM
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I've been pondering my oil supply for my two vehicles. Prefer to buy oil based on value/bargain before I need it. Hate to pass up good deals, but there is risk in buying too much.
My current stash:

My truck: 2 years worth. Bottled in '18 and '19.
Wife's car: 2.5 years worth. Bottled in '17 and '18.

How much oil do you keep on hand for oil changes?

Re: How many years of oil do you keep? [Re: NTexian] #5432528 05/18/20 03:51 PM
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None. I buy the amount I need a day or two before a scheduled change.


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Re: How many years of oil do you keep? [Re: NTexian] #5432530 05/18/20 03:52 PM
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"Hate to pass up good deals......"

Oh boy.. I know all about that.... I didn't pay attention to my stash and just took advantage of several deals.

I then counted the number of quarts and looked at our average yearly mileage and realized I had about 10 - 20 years worth of oil.

The size of my stash was not intentional.

I'm now offering oil changes to friends. :-)

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Re: How many years of oil do you keep? [Re: farrarfan1] #5432532 05/18/20 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by farrarfan1
None. I buy the amount I need a day or two before a scheduled change.


I usually do the same. I'm always trying something else or thinking about it. The last car I had only had Mobil 1 throughout the entire time I owned which is unusual.


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Re: How many years of oil do you keep? [Re: NTexian] #5432533 05/18/20 03:55 PM
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Typically about two to three years.
I've got 4 cars, 3 fun karts, one ATV and 8 or 10 pieces of OPE so it's a decent stash.

Back when the Castrol green was a hot item on BITOG, I had a lot more, maybe five years worth.

Since I'm retired, a lot of this stuff gets changed on time elapsed rather than miles run.

Re: How many years of oil do you keep? [Re: NTexian] #5432551 05/18/20 04:16 PM
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96 litres / 4 cars / average 6L per car = 4 years !!


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Re: How many years of oil do you keep? [Re: NTexian] #5432554 05/18/20 04:19 PM
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At Seventy Six probably enough I won't run out before I leave the planet. I have gotten it for well under $15 a jug for full synthetic.


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Re: How many years of oil do you keep? [Re: NTexian] #5432556 05/18/20 04:21 PM
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I'll just put it this way, I'm still using on oil I bought back in the '90's and '00's when I could buy oil for under $1. a quart and still have several cases of it. Counting the older oil and what I've bought in the past few years I'm pretty sure my oil supply will outlast me. One reason I have so much is because I used to drive 30-40K miles a year and since becoming disabled 20 years ago it's only 10-20K most of the time now. I'm using Citgo Superguard in my '16 Nissan Versa that was bought in the '00's at a store grand opening for 2qts./$1. The Versa takes 3.2 qts. and a filter at each oil change. When I bought the Versa I bought a dozen filters from Rock auto at $2. each so my oil changes on that car are costing me less than $4. each. The Exxon Superflo I'm using and have been using in the '97 Ford Escort since new was bought before I bought the car. I think I paid $ .79/qt. for it. I take care of the oil changes in my mom's '99 Grand Marquis and lawn mowers and am still using oil that my dad bought before his death in 2010.

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Re: How many years of oil do you keep? [Re: NTexian] #5432559 05/18/20 04:23 PM
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I buy my oil 1/365 year of use.


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Re: How many years of oil do you keep? [Re: NTexian] #5432560 05/18/20 04:24 PM
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About 4 years worth for my two cars.


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Re: How many years of oil do you keep? [Re: NTexian] #5432562 05/18/20 04:28 PM
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About 3 years average for each of the three vehicles.


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Re: How many years of oil do you keep? [Re: NTexian] #5432565 05/18/20 04:35 PM
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Pre-pandemic, I would keep an oil change or two on the shelf, at most. Especially if I found anything on sale. That was like 3 months supply, tops. Post-pandemic, that appears to now be 2+ years for the same amount...


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Re: How many years of oil do you keep? [Re: NTexian] #5432571 05/18/20 04:39 PM
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Stay ahead 2 oil changes. Filters I normally buy in a 5 pack.


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Re: How many years of oil do you keep? [Re: NTexian] #5432576 05/18/20 04:46 PM
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I buy on a sale, only keep enough for 2 oil changes and a spare quart in the trunk for top-off if needed.

2 oil changes, so that's enough to cover about a year of changes per my cycle. At that point, another sale will usually be near and soon, else I'll buy it when I do need it.

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Re: How many years of oil do you keep? [Re: NTexian] #5432581 05/18/20 04:50 PM
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I am currently keeping one oil change (oil and filter) on the shelf ready to go for each of our 4 cars. I use to keep a lot more.


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