05 Valvoline oil OK to use?

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Hey everyone, Over the weekend I was given 2 cases of Valvoline 5w-30 that had been sitting in my neighbors garage since sometime in 05. The date stamped on the box was 1/1/05. Is it OK to use? It is SM/SL rated. Cracked one of the bottles open and it looked fine, no settled particles etc. I'd hate to see all this oil go to waste, this is enough for 6 oil changes on my car!
 

Huie83

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Thanks Vette, I heard shelf life was around 4 years, this is pushing 5. One of the cars i will be using it on is under warranty still. I'll be sure to save the UPC tabs from the bottles...
 
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That oil is getting old -- probably gone bad by now. I'll be over shortly to pick up the oil for "recycling". The oil will be fine. Even 10-15 year old oil will still be good. It just may not meet the latest specifications, which have improved over the years.
 
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