Trans ATF shelf life?

DarrenWS6

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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?
 

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

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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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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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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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