Is there an APP on a phone with a monthly reminder that it's time to shake your stash of oil ?
Im wondering what the shelf life of opened oil is, I have 1/2 quart open of RGT (cap threaded on) sitting in the garage (Arizona so garage regularly gets above 100°). I do 6000 mile OCIs so that means a bottle is sitting in the garage for about 6-7 months at a time.
This is exactly why I stopped stocking oil and filters. I have one oil change on hand, then I replenish that when I use it. Typically I'll just order online and have it shipped to me. I used to buy oil and filters on sale but I'd end up with a stash for a car I ended up selling or like in my last case, both totaled by hail in the same day. The replacements used a different grade so I ended up giving it all to my neighbor.... Waste of time and money.As far as i'm concerned, good till used. The only problem for you might be if you trade, or lose a car in a wreck and you end up with oil that does not meet the certs of the newer car.
I loaded up on QSUD last spring buying 4 jugs-2 years worth for me. At the time I thought it was a good deal($17.77 5 qt jug) I too was wondering if I had maybe bought too much, worried about degrading. Then I figured I'm just being a stereotypical neurotic BITOG member. The oil is stored my basement and will be fine.Does anyone have any insights on the shelf life of QSUD? I see WalMart has it on sale for $14.67 for a 5 quart jug. I just purchased a car, and it's the first time I have had a car in 7-8 years. I'm not sure how much I'll be driving but I'm guessing about 5K miles a year. I live in a Philadelphia, so it will mainly be city driving. I'm planning on doing 5k OCI. I bought a few jugs of the QSUD when I saw the price and I was thinking of buying more, but it may end up sitting around for years. What's the risk of the oil sitting on the shelf for an extended period?
The car in question is a 2017 Kia Forte S with 33k miles. It has the 2.0 MPI engine. I specifically avoided turbo and GDI engines. I'm going to have the oil changed this week (i'd rather change it myself, but I don't have anywhere to do it). It was a lease and I have no idea how long the oil has been in it. The oil that is in there looks and smells fine but I want to change it just to be sure. Last car I had was a 96 Maxima that I had for about 15 years. It had 170k on the odometer when I parted ways with it and it was still running strong.