Vintage Engine Oils and Additives

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114
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NJ, USA
Hey guys, my family has been busy cleaning out the garage and we stumbled over some really old oil. Attached you'll find pictures (sorry if they're a little blurry, cell phone camera, low light in garage) of Valvoline 10w40 in a can! Don't know how old it is, but the can has some surface rust on the outside. API rating of SE/SF. Lol, original sticker price from Walgreens is still intact (a whopping $1.39 for one quart). Don't hang me, but I'm tempted to run it :P Still sounds like liquid inside haha [img:center]https://ucm01-prod-datchl-ucm.att.com/da...ion_id=12307278[/img] [img:center]https://ucm01-prod-datchl-ucm.att.com/da...ion_id=12307323[/img] [img:center]https://ucm01-prod-datchl-ucm.att.com/da...ion_id=12307303[/img] [img:center]https://ucm01-prod-datchl-ucm.att.com/da...ion_id=12307330[/img] Here's a few pics of some old Mobil Oil. I think I used this stuff for my lawnmowers [img]https://ucm01-prod-datchl-ucm.att.com/da...ion_id=12308233[/img] [img]https://ucm01-prod-datchl-ucm.att.com/da...ion_id=12308247[/img] I also found some engine oil additive bottles (goopy motor honey looking stuff from STP). I didn't have the heart to throw these away, so I kept them. They look fairly new, but copyright date says 1990 on the bottle. Squeezed one bottle into the Jag (should help with my 10k conventional oil change) [img:center]https://ucm01-prod-datchl-ucm.att.com/da...ion_id=12307192[/img] [img:center]https://ucm01-prod-datchl-ucm.att.com/da...ion_id=12307203[/img] I also found some kind of gasoline anti freeze additive. Not something I would run today considering how refined gasoline is, but probably worth running when there were no anti freeze additives back in the day [img]https://ucm01-prod-datchl-ucm.att.com/da...ion_id=12308259[/img] https://ucm01-prod-datchl-ucm.att.com/da...ion_id=12308269
 
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Wildwood, FL
If the Valvoline cans were in better condition, their best value would be as a for sale item on eBay. The Mobil and STP, less so. If it were me, I'd use the engine oil as chain saw bar oil and throw out the rest. Who needs 28 year old dry gas?
 
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