Oil Shelf Life

Discussion in 'Oil' started by hd4evr, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. hd4evr

    hd4evr Banned

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    My local auto parts store has Mobil1V-Twin Syn on sale. If I buy a case, 12 bottles, I'm only gonna use half that in a year, my bike takes 3 qts. So 6 of those qts.are gonna be over 2 years old before they get used. Will the oil still be OK being stored that long?
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Got any friends? :yes

    Don't think you want to keep it around that long especially in the garage with potentially greater temp swings.

    TQ
     
  3. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    IMO --- I think it will be ok if you keep the oil in a "reasonable" climate. Oil viscosity breaks down when subjected to extreme temps.i.e. hot to cold to hot. Besides you may get a chance to put more miles on your scoot than you planned and now you use up the oil you have stocked away!!! BTW--- what kinda price they have marked on it????
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    JMHO with nothing to base it on. As long as it is sealed in the bottles, I wouldn't worry about it myself.
     
  5. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    If it goes bad wouldn't they put an expiration date on the bottle?
     
  6. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Oil can are hermetically sealed,so unless the seal is broken the oil has a shelf life of longer then any of us!:(
     
  7. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    Oh man- my oil is SPOILED , I can't put this on my corn flakes!!! ha-ha-ha!




    sorry I'll go back to my corner now....:newsmile026:
     
  8. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Right now,facing the wall:bigsmiley28:
     
  9. AOW1

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    from Mobil 1's website.
    Question:
    Shelf Life of Unopened Mobil 1 Quarts
    Does Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil (in an unopened quart) have any sort of shelf life, like conventional motor oil?
    -- John Lantz, Littleton, CO

    Answer:
    ExxonMobil recommends a five year maximum shelf-life for engine oils, including Mobil 1.
     
  10. walleye

    walleye Junior Member Contributor

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    LOL!!! BUY IT. I would use oil as long as it is sealed and climate controlled atmosphere indefinetely. Have you ever thought about how old that oil is right now?:s