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Shelf Life of opened synthetic oil?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MRW, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Oct 4, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    MRW

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    Hey guys,

    I just did my oil change so I have a half quart of synthetic Mobil 1 oil, what do you guys do with the extra? Is its ok to close tightly and use on my next oil change (which will be about 5-6 months from now)?

    Or is it best to just toss it and buy a new quart when the time comes?
     
  2. Oct 4, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    scottri

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    I doubt there is anything that will cause it to go bad. I'd put it in my truck.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    Honestly...I don't believe that anything could go wrong. As long as you re-cap the bottle it should be good to go.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    There is nothing as long as it's closed from dust and contaminants.
    That oil is so stable...not hydrophilic.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    You'll be fine using it on your next oil change.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    BrokenTusk

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    re-cap the bottle, keep out of sunlight
     
  7. Oct 4, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    As others have stated...you'll be fine. I do it all the time.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    I left a quart of synthetic in my garage for about 2 years that I forgot about, pulled it out the other day and it still looked just as good as the quart I bought 15 minutes earlier.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    MRW

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    Thanks guys.. better safe to ask you then sorry!
     
  10. Oct 4, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    Thanks guys.. better safe to ask you then sorry!
     
  11. Oct 4, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    aficianado

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    i have a can of penzoil in my garage. yup, a CAN! it is the can that you need that nozzle you punch thru the top to use. it is pretty cool. you young kids probably never even seen one..and i am not that old.

    i bet that can is still good.
     
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