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#2205465 - 03/19/11 05:58 PM 5w30 vs 10w30
Bullet Offline


Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 254
Loc: New Orleans La
Do the oils differ that much? Wife's FJ crusier's maint light can on and needs an oil change. Walmart has 12 quarts on clearance of 10w30 valoline synthetic for $2.50 a quart. the oil must years old by the looks of the some what yellowing of the plastic, but its still SM.

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#2205466 - 03/19/11 06:00 PM Re: 5w30 vs 10w30 [Re: Bullet]
kcfx4 Offline


Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 1412
Loc: indiana
id buy it n use it, spring is here
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#2205467 - 03/19/11 06:01 PM Re: 5w30 vs 10w30 [Re: Bullet]
yaris0128 Offline


Registered: 07/10/10
Posts: 1240
Loc: Bellingham, WA
$2.50!?!??!??!?!?! BUY IT!!!!
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#2205470 - 03/19/11 06:06 PM Re: 5w30 vs 10w30 [Re: Bullet]
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Registered: 08/13/10
Posts: 314
Loc: Orange County, CA
The oil is fine, assuming that the lids are sealed and tight. If kept in normal storage, oil will last for a long time. Moisture is the enemy, but as long as those caps are on tight, I would be confident in using it.
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#2205473 - 03/19/11 06:13 PM Re: 5w30 vs 10w30 [Re: dtt004]
kcfx4 Offline


Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 1412
Loc: indiana
Originally Posted By: dtt004
The oil is fine, assuming that the lids are sealed and tight. If kept in normal storage, oil will last for a long time. Moisture is the enemy, but as long as those caps are on tight, I would be confident in using it.

agreed, moisture is the enemy, but in a cliamte controlled store, id say moisture is minimal at best
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#2205476 - 03/19/11 06:14 PM Re: 5w30 vs 10w30 [Re: dtt004]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 11084
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
Boy you would probably cringe at the thought of me still using my stash of SJ and SL.
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#2205480 - 03/19/11 06:21 PM Re: 5w30 vs 10w30 [Re: daman]
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 2327
Loc: 1/4 Mile Track
You'll be fine!

I've got some 2-3 year ol stash of Amsoil ASL I'm gonna use up this Spring,never been opened,still in the original box it was shipped in!

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#2205484 - 03/19/11 06:26 PM Re: 5w30 vs 10w30 [Re: Bullet]
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 6819
Loc: New York
How does a moist environment affect oil?

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#2205586 - 03/19/11 08:19 PM Re: 5w30 vs 10w30 [Re: Bullet]
momomeister Offline


Registered: 10/29/05
Posts: 232
Loc: USA
I vaguely remember being told that Mobil1 Oil had a shelf life of roughly 10 years. So if that's the case, I imagine most synthetic has a similar shelf life...

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#2205592 - 03/19/11 08:26 PM Re: 5w30 vs 10w30 [Re: Bullet]
chubbs1 Offline


Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 4574
Loc: Merritt Island FL, USA
Summer is definitely the season to use 10w30 if you are going to use it instead of 0/5w30. GOOD DEAL!!
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#2205596 - 03/19/11 08:29 PM Re: 5w30 vs 10w30 [Re: Bullet]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 18422
Loc: Orlando, FL
I still have SL rated Mobil 1, about 40 quarts. They will be perfectly good to use in 15 years.
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#2205601 - 03/19/11 08:34 PM Re: 5w30 vs 10w30 [Re: Mr Nice]
ernied Offline


Registered: 05/02/07
Posts: 327
Loc: ogdensburg new york
i store my oil in a storage building in back of my house year round it is -20 in winter an 100 plus sitting there in summer.i use it never hurt anything and the oil looks good.
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#2205679 - 03/19/11 10:00 PM Re: 5w30 vs 10w30 [Re: Bullet]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 15594
Loc: Clovis, CA
10W-30 is still a thin oil in my book. coffee

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#2205799 - 03/20/11 12:53 AM Re: 5w30 vs 10w30 [Re: Bullet]
gfh77665 Offline


Registered: 09/01/08
Posts: 3361
Loc: Southeast Texas
In New Orleans, just as in SE TX, due to lack of cold 10-30 = 5-30. Buy it!

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#2205862 - 03/20/11 05:13 AM Re: 5w30 vs 10w30 [Re: Bullet]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 8920
Loc: Western NY
Bullet,
10W30 in Valvoline Synthetic for $2.50/qt? Your FJ is ready for an OCI and the outside temps are on their way up?...Oh yeah, jump all over that! Buy up the shelf for the future OCI's
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