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Trans ATF shelf life?

Discussion in 'Lubrication & Maintenance' started by DarrenWS6, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. DarrenWS6

    DarrenWS6 The original Ford guy around here

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    I have a few quarts of Mercon V in my garage that I bought in early 2011. Since then they have only sat there, for 2 hot summers and 2 cold freezing winters. My common sense tells me they should be just fine to use, but I wanted to see opinions if I should use it or not. Planning a pan drop and a filter change. Using the 4 quarts I have remaining in my garage would cut the costs pretty nicely i'll probably only need to buy 2 more quarts. Think it would be ok to use? I've poured 6 month oil in my truck before and it was alright. Even looked nice and clean. Same ought to go for the ATF?
     
  2. Kennyray

    Kennyray No Whiners, Violaters will be bitched slapped.

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    Should be fine. I imagine that they sit in the warehouse and store longer before they are sold.
     
  3. txab

    txab Don't get stuck on stupid!

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    They'll be fine. Oil that has been opened has a shorter shelf life than sealed oil according to manufacturers
     
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  4. OldCracker29

    OldCracker29 I've been knocked down drug out and left for dead

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    I'd go ahead and use it Darren. Like Ken said, it sits in a warehouse, and the last one I was in wasn't heated or air conditioned.
     
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  5. DarrenWS6

    DarrenWS6 The original Ford guy around here

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    Sounds good to me guys, thanks! Going to have some updates on the truck here soon. Been working on that mod/maintenance list :thumbs:
     
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    Good to use. No problems.


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