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Old 02-08-2016, 02:36 PM   #1
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I have a case of five qt 20/40 (never opened) of Havoline motor oil. Probably at least 5 years old. Are these any good to use?

Is there a shelf life?
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Old 02-08-2016, 03:24 PM   #2
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I'd use it without a second thought.
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Old 02-08-2016, 03:51 PM   #3
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It's been in the ground for 65 million years, I wouldn't think five more would cause any problems. :-)
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:09 PM   #4
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Strictly speaking, the mfr's say the shelf life of the additives is 5 years. I don't think I'd fret too much, particularly if you change based on time vs mileage.
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As long as its still sealed and clean I"d use the oil even if it was fifty years old.
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