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Who shakes the oil bottle before pouring?

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Who shakes the oil bottle before pouring?
 

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There is some thought that shaking the oil before pouring will ensure that all of the various contents of the bottle are mixed. I have no idea of whether there is anything to it or not but it's certainly not going to hurt anything.
 

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So the oil drum attached to the guns at the quickie lube is just all out of whack and the guy that gets the oil change at the bottom of the barrel gets all the additives? And the first guy don't get diddly? Come on now.
 

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Never shake it. But I do put on a new filter leaving the drain plug off and pour 1/2 a quart of the fresh stuff into the thing down the fill. It cleans some of the old out of the engine that is sitting in the heads/pan.

I change my oil every 2-5000 depending on how hard I have run it. Typically every 3000 or every 6 months.

Your oil is going to get mixed no need to shake the bottle.
 

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So the oil drum attached to the guns at the quickie lube is just all out of whack and the guy that gets the oil change at the bottom of the barrel gets all the additives? And the first guy don't get diddly? Come on now.
LOL no kidding...maybe they have agitators for the alleged "believers."
 

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That's a new one on me

Who shakes the oil bottle before pouring?
I've never even thought of shaking up the oil jug before using it.
I think it's more important to put some oil into the new oil filter so your oil pump doesn't run dry (cavitation prevention). Oh, and make sure you install the filter and pan plug before you poor in that thoroughly mixed oil...:mwink:
 

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So the oil drum attached to the guns at the quickie lube is just all out of whack and the guy that gets the oil change at the bottom of the barrel gets all the additives? And the first guy don't get diddly? Come on now.
The oil drums at oil change shops would never have a problem because they use it quick enough.

If a guy like you or me would buy a drum and take several years to go through it, then yes additives can settle out

Do a search for additive separation and you will find pics of empty oil bottles with “stuff “ at the bottom. That “stuff” are some of the additives that have precipitated out over a long period of storage. Some brands are worse than others, but it is a real and documented phenomenon.

For most people, it simply isn’t an issue. But I’ve got some oil that has been sitting for years, and those I do shake just in case. Fresh oil won’t ever be an issue though.
 

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I don't know man, The most oil I have ever bought was like 6 cases. A drum? When I was at the MOPAR dealer way back in the 90s a drum of HDX diesel oil would last a year. Back before everyone thought you need a one ton dually to pull a pop up camper or a John boat. How long did it sit plus new drums would sit in plant 3 for like a year or 2.
 

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I've never even thought of shaking up the oil jug before using it.
I think it's more important to put some oil into the new oil filter so your oil pump doesn't run dry (cavitation prevention). Oh, and make sure you install the filter and pan plug before you poor in that thoroughly mixed oil...:mwink:
Now why on Earth would the pump be any drier after an oil change than it would have after any other normal period of inactivity?
 

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I don't know man, The most oil I have ever bought was like 6 cases. A drum? When I was at the MOPAR dealer way back in the 90s a drum of HDX diesel oil would last a year. Back before everyone thought you need a one ton dually to pull a pop up camper or a John boat. How long did it sit plus new drums would sit in plant 3 for like a year or 2.
It’s a thing and it can happen

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?=showflat&Number=1043912

Whether you choose to acknowledge or do anything about it is up to you as an individual.

For me I shake them if they have been sitting a while

Ymmv
 

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The same thing happens with beer. You should ALWAYS shake a beer vigorously before opening/pouring.
I something like that to one of my friends years ago on a road trip. he asked me to hand him a mt. dew from the cooler. so i gave it a vigorous shake right in front of him and handed it to him and said "here ya go!"

he paused for a second, looked at me and said "ha, ha, smart arse ... it's your car" and opened it up.

it would work with beer, too, though.
 

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Now why on Earth would the pump be any drier after an oil change than it would have after any other normal period of inactivity?
When you replace the filter and don't put oil in it. You're relying on the pump to fill your filter up risking damage to your pump. You may run your pump dry until the filter fills with oil. It's Just a good practice that I learned working on hydraulic equipment.
 

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Now why on Earth would the pump be any drier after an oil change than it would have after any other normal period of inactivity?
When you replace the filter and don't put oil in it. You're relying on the pump to fill your filter up risking damage to your pump. You may run your pump dry until the filter fills with oil. It's Just a good practice that I learned working on hydraulic equipment.
That seems like decent logic if the filter is before the pump but is that common on any engines?
 

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Sitting here reading, wondering who over the age of 10 does not know to fill an oil filter.

Never had a thought regarding additive separation and motor oil. The question has merit, shake the 2oz bottles of the fuel additive for 2cycle stuff, and flush with fuel . Shake B&M trick shift to mix the additives

I'll buy 10-20 cases of motor oil, changed in the HotRods when it turns medium too dark brown.

Never have used the speedometer to measure oil life.

Next change I going to have a look, let my eyes be my guide.

I say laugh all you like, the man just might have something here. How serious or how much damage could the affect be .. Who knows ...

Pep
 

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Sitting here reading, wondering who over the age of 10 does not know to fill an oil filter.

Never had a thought regarding additive separation and motor oil. The question has merit, shake the 2oz bottles of the fuel additive for 2cycle stuff, and flush with fuel . Shake B&M trick shift to mix the additives

I'll buy 10-20 cases of motor oil, changed in the HotRods when it turns medium too dark brown.

Never have used the speedometer to measure oil life.

Next change I going to have a look, let my eyes be my guide.

I say laugh all you like, the man just might have something here. How serious or how much damage could the affect be .. Who knows ...

Pep
By all means, if it makes someone feel better then they should do it. Same with filling an engine oil filter to "keep the pump from being dry."

I'm thinking of a way to shake my entire car for after it sits extended periods of time. I don't want those additive being missed for a second while they get stirred back up!
 

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That seems like decent logic if the filter is before the pump but is that common on any engines?
You got me thinking...
Oops,,,you got me on the location of the oil filter Is after the oil pump and my thought on pump cavitation would not apply to car engines.
However I remember some of the fords with the large fla1 filter would rattle till the filter filled up with oil if you installed an empty filter.
I'm just so used to filling filters when replacing them to avoid problems
Hydraulic pumps, deisel fuel filters , remote mounted bike filters ,hot rod engines. :thumbup:
 

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By all means, if it makes someone feel better then they should do it. Same with filling an engine oil filter to "keep the pump from being dry."

I'm thinking of a way to shake my entire car for after it sits extended periods of time. I don't want those additive being missed for a second while they get stirred back up!
See you don't get it, if the additive is not there in the first place. Even a fool like me should realize that wont matter. ....DUH

If you are really worried shake your red tractor while you're at it...

Pep
 
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