OIl Stash ?

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Topsail Island NC
If i start an oil stash will it make any difference if its stored in the house with a steady temp. or stored in my attic exposed to higher and lower temps. and will an opened bottle hold as long as an unopened bottle.and is there a shelf life on an unopened bottle.. P.S. i did search this and found nothing sorry if its been brought up before. im new to the educated oil world.
 
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Store it in the house, or in the climate controlled garage, excessive temperature variation can have an affect on oil stored for long periods of time. I read on another thread about this they claimed 70F was the perfect temp to store oil at. A closed bottle will hold better than one that is opened, but it you just open it top off the car and then close it again, I don't see why it wouldn't be as good as a sealed bottle in a year. The search on here is weird, you are better off using Google and searching for BITOG articles.
 
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This is why it's rather pointless to have a HUGE stash that will take you YEARS to use up (IF YOU DON'T ADD ANYTHING TO THE STASH) I have like 20 cases of various Amsoil oils but i service a lot of cars and will use up all the oil in 6 months or less.
 
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Also keep in mind the longevity of the bottles themselves. I've had a couple spring leaks on me and they weren't all *that* old -- so much for the line about how long it takes plastics to break down..... crackmeup
 
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