Does synthetic oil have a shelf life?

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I like the way Amsoil has been performing, but it's inconvenient and costly to keep getting one gallon jugs. Was thinking of buying a 30 gallon drum, but it would probably take me 3-4 yrs to use it up. Any problems storing it outside in extreme heat and cold?
 

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Originally posted by PaJohn: I like the way Amsoil has been performing, but it's inconvenient and costly to keep getting one gallon jugs. Was thinking of buying a 30 gallon drum, but it would probably take me 3-4 yrs to use it up. Any problems storing it outside in extreme heat and cold?
Hi, No ... Don't worry about it. Synthetic oil is good for at least a decade. [Cheers!] Jae
 

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Why not just buy a few cases at a time instead? I think oil in bottles would have a longer shelf life than an entire drum of oil would, especially since it's more easily contaminated. I guess I just can't see how ordering a big drum of oil would be more convenient than buying oil in single bottles or gallon jugs. [I dont know]
 
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From Motul FAQ's "What is oil shelf life ? Motul is ISO 9001 certified and according to our quality procedure, Motul products are guaranteed for 2 years after the production date. To be sure, we keep one sample of each produced batch and check it from time to time during 2 years. After 2 years we have no experience therefore we cannot guarantee our products."
 
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I know some folks believe in shaking the bottle before pouring. I only have 1 friend that is big enough that would be able to help me shake up a drum. [Big Grin]
 

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Thanks Pete. And thanks for pointing me to this site, Very interesting reading. And thanks for all the advice guys, consensus seems to be to stick with the smaller quantities.
 

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Many of the drums are plastic (especially the 30-gallon drum) now so no worry with rusting. Plus, the cost/qt is much cheaper.
 

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If you go with big quantities you're kinda stuck with your choice till it's used up. I'm still trying to use up the case of Delvac 1 I bought for my motorcycle 3 years ago. I wish I didn't have to buy it by the case.
 
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