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Shelf Life 0w/40 Castrol Edge #5436878 05/23/20 06:00 PM
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I have had a couple of Castrol Edge 0w/40 5-quart jugs in my garage (not climate controlled) for about 5-6 years now.... I am in NC, so you can get an idea of what the climate is.
Due to my laziness / and sometimes using Pennzoil Ultra 5w/40, I have neglected to use this oil.

Would there be a problem using this? I have no idea what the shelf life of motor oil is, i general. Is there anyway to check like a simple test that one can do to make sure it's not unsuitable for use?
WWYD?

(The car is my 2005 E46 Bimmer with the inline-6)

Last edited by 97tbird; 05/23/20 06:02 PM.

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Re: Shelf Life 0w/40 Castrol Edge [Re: 97tbird] #5436892 05/23/20 06:12 PM
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Use it; none of what you described has impacted the quality of the oil in any demonstrable way.


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Use it. NC climate is no match for Castrol Cheers2


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I used plenty of 10 yr old Castrol 0W30 magic green without apparent problems, in OPE and various vehicles.

Re: Shelf Life 0w/40 Castrol Edge [Re: 97tbird] #5437020 05/23/20 08:47 PM
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The oil is shot. Send it to me and I will dispose of it.

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Give it a good shake and use away.

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Shake it up and pour it in. My stash of the same goes back 3 to 4 years.


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Re: Shelf Life 0w/40 Castrol Edge [Re: 97tbird] #5437442 05/24/20 12:46 PM
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OK. will take a good look at it before I use but I feel a lot more comfortable now about using it for the next OC in the Bimmer
Thanks, guys!

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If the container is intact and the oil meets the spec of the vehicle it is going into, use it.


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