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05-01-07, 02:33 PM   #1  
? about mower oil


Recently my father passed away, and I now have a box full of stuff from his shed. In question are 8 20 ounce plastic bottles of SAE 30 4-cycle lawn mower motor oil. The botlles have never been opened but are years old (i.e. < 10 yrs old). Do you believe they are still usable?

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05-01-07, 03:33 PM   #2  
I would be willing to bet there are some mowers out there that have run that long on the same oil
If it has been kept dark and cool I would trust it.

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05-01-07, 03:53 PM   #3  
As long as the oil is in a sealed container it should be fine. The oils of yesterday are not the same as the oils of today so you might want to check if the oil is appropriate for the engine you intend to use it in. Probably not a problem with small engines.

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05-02-07, 01:58 PM   #4  
If unopened, I agree that it's probably fine to use it. Now if it was really old, like from the days oil came in cardboard cans... I'd say it might have water in it. I've got a couple of quarts like that in my collection.... don't know what to use them for.

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05-02-07, 03:44 PM   #5  
Many thanks

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