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How long would you let 'new' oil sit in the garage?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jcayce, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Apr 17, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    jcayce

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    So I have 5600 miles on my 2008 and only change oil every six months. I don't like oil sitting out in the garage and was wondering if the leftover 1/2 quart is okay for the next oil change?
     
  2. Apr 17, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    Thanks for the quick reply, I wonder what the shelf life of oil is normally...
     
  3. Aug 26, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    I understand I'm resurrecting this thread, but....

    Blackstone laboratories did some really cool tests where they bought antique oil off of E-bay and actually tested the oil to see if it's still good (decades old oil). Surprisingly, IIRC, most of it was still pretty good. I would not recommend putting it in your engine, but the moral of the story is that oil lasts a long time (which makes sense, thinking about where it comes from in the first place).

    Hopefully this link will work

    http://www.blackstone-labs.com/News...ist&utm_campaign=50f64859e4-&utm_medium=email
     
  4. Aug 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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