Engine & Gearbox MTF Fluid - Expiry Date???

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by Accord_N22, Wednesday 10th Jun, 2015.

  1. Accord_N22 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Just a quick question guys.

    Is there a shelf life or expiry date for genuine Honda MTF?
    Had a few bottles in the cupboard for a couple years but not sure if its still ok to use?
    also got another bottle half full
     
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  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    They don't have 'Use By' dates on them, so maybe one of the other @Staff will know?
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Not sure about the half full one but I'd say the sealed ones should be fine.
     
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  4. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Modern synthetic oils have a very long shelf life, a couple of years should be fine sealed. Older mineral oils generally have a year expiration date if I remember correctly.
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Easily last three years on the shelf but give them a proper shake or a stir before pouring.
     
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  6. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    MTF-3 is a mineral oil, isn't it?
     
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  7. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Only between 1-5 percent of the bottle is mineral based according to the MSDS sheet.
     
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  8. Accord_N22 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Thanks guys
     
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  9. gacciZm Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Can MTF-III oil be used instead of MTF-II?
     
  10. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Yes it can and is recommended by Honda these days :Smile:
     
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