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Under valve cover pics #4548829
10/20/17 12:50 AM
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barkingspider Offline OP
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My daily cts valve cover had a small leak, decided to start the VC gasket replacement tonite. I only had time to do the passenger side as I was watching my Dodgers punch their ticket to the World Series 👍. The previous owner had local dealership oil changes with M1 per the reciepts. I bought it w 114k miles, it now has 126k miles and I did 3 oil changes (approx 3k miles ea) in that time using smitty syn blend 5w30. I think it looks good.















Last edited by barkingspider; 10/20/17 12:52 AM.

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Re: Under valve cover pics [Re: barkingspider] #4548837
10/20/17 01:26 AM
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Looks good and go Dodgers !! thumbsup


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Re: Under valve cover pics [Re: barkingspider] #4548838
10/20/17 01:28 AM
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Albury, NSW
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Wish my 2002 Saab 9-5: B235E-engine looked that clean. Photos at 140,000kms:


of course these were notorious for sludge...

Regards
Jordan

Re: Under valve cover pics [Re: barkingspider] #4548856
10/20/17 02:46 AM
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I agree with you that it does look good. In fact it looks very good.
Been since 1988 the Dodgers went to a World Series... Wow. I find that surprising. Who can forget the game winning homerun by Kirk Gibson with two bad knees?? Ohh Eckersley shouldn't have thrown that back door slider smile


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Re: Under valve cover pics [Re: barkingspider] #4548874
10/20/17 03:51 AM
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It looks great to me!


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Re: Under valve cover pics [Re: barkingspider] #4548889
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Donald Offline
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3k oil changes are a thing of the past.


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Re: Under valve cover pics [Re: barkingspider] #4548898
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Donald Offline
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3k oil changes are a thing of the past.


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Re: Under valve cover pics [Re: Donald] #4548909
10/20/17 05:17 AM
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To JFAllen: Has the engine in your Saab been fitted with "PVC #6"?

Re: Under valve cover pics [Re: Donald] #4548911
10/20/17 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted By: Donald
3k oil changes are a thing of the past.

Donít spoil the moment.


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Re: Under valve cover pics [Re: bbhero] #4548933
10/20/17 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: bbhero
I agree with you that it does look good. In fact it looks very good.
Been since 1988 the Dodgers went to a World Series... Wow. I find that surprising. Who can forget the game winning homerun by Kirk Gibson with two bad knees?? Ohh Eckersley shouldn't have thrown that back door slider smile


As Eck got older, he got to the point where he basically couldn't be trusted at all against lefty hitters (who get a really great view of a sidearming righty's release). I happened to see the games at Fenway in which he tied and then broke the career appearances record for a pitcher (held by Hoyt Wilhelm before him, presently held by Jesse Orosco) and he gave up a HR to the legendary lefty slugger BJ Surhoff in each game. These were the final games of Dennis' career...I just looked it up and lefties slugged .630 off him that season, very close to Ted Williams' career mark. Not good if you are making the average lefty hitter look like Ted Williams...

I liked Eck going back to his years with the Cubbies, then happened to encounter him in the bowels of Fenway while wandering around with a friend well before game time. Happened to catch his eye and was going to say something nice about his inevitable HOF induction as he walked by, but he looked away, rolled his eyes, shook his head, and muttered angrily under his breath. We weren't trying to stop him or engage him at all and he acted like we were worm feces for daring to share his oxygen.
I think David Price is just as big a jerk as Eck, but I have to admit that I liked it when he went all pit bull on Eck in public. I think those guys are just too much alike to possibly get along.


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Re: Under valve cover pics [Re: Donald] #4549057
10/20/17 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted By: Donald
3k oil changes are a thing of the past.

For a Subaru that's going to blow the bottom end out regardless of OCI, I'd agree - but the OPs CTS might see some benefit...

Re: Under valve cover pics [Re: Neely97] #4549112
10/20/17 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted By: Donald
3k oil changes are a thing of the past.



Yeah usually, but not when cleaning up a used vehicle when you first buy it!


Looks good, barkingspider!


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: Under valve cover pics [Re: Donald] #4549224
10/20/17 11:14 AM
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barkingspider Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Donald
3k oil changes are a thing of the past.


Relax, Donald. The book says to use full synthetic GM4718m oil and go by the olm. I believe thereís no oil cooler on this vehicle hence the GM4718 requirement. I have a lot of smittys oil in my stash so I was gonna do a few 3k oci to as it was a new to me car. At this point, I will go 50% on the olm when I use syn blend oil and 95% on the olm when I use full synthetic.


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Re: Under valve cover pics [Re: stevejones] #4549238
10/20/17 11:29 AM
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"For a Subaru that's going to blow the bottom end out regardless of OCI, I'd agree - but the OPs CTS might see some benefit..."


Sadly, this might be the most truthful thing I have heard in a while.


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Re: Under valve cover pics [Re: Donald] #4549374
10/20/17 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted By: Donald
3k oil changes are a thing of the past.
Smittys is cheap oil.


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