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#4696094 - 03/15/18 08:42 PM Low cost oil under valve cover reveal
danez_yoda Offline


Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 501
Loc: texas
I see quite a few pics of M1 and amsoil users showing clean valve train after over 100k miles.

Are there any shots of proud supertech, miles, harvest king, etc users valve trains after 100k miles?

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#4696117 - 03/15/18 09:03 PM Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda]
Leo99 Offline


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I've posted a couple from my older cars at around 200k miles when I changed out the valve cover gasket. They looked beautiful. Quick Lube oils and filters.
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#4696124 - 03/15/18 09:12 PM Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda]
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According to the previous owner, this is 75k miles of valvoline white bottle. Pics taken at 153k.
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#4696142 - 03/15/18 09:25 PM Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda]
sonofbumperbolt Offline


Registered: 12/08/12
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Loc: nebraska
1997 Ford Escort 2.0
Bought the car with 117K on it. At 171K I installed a new head. This is a picture under the valve cover 100K later. Since the head installation the car has had nothing but Shell white bottle 5w-20 and QS3600 or FL-400S filters. I think it looks pretty good.


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#4696160 - 03/15/18 09:43 PM Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda]
miden851 Offline


Registered: 02/15/16
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Recently taken; Dino used exclusively
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#4696164 - 03/15/18 09:48 PM Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda]
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I could pull a valve cover on my truck, but I'm scared. It was horribly neglected when I rescued it.
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#4696179 - 03/15/18 10:12 PM Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: eyeofthetiger]
miden851 Offline


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Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
I could pull a valve cover on my truck, but I'm scared. It was horribly neglected when I rescued it.

Then you could do one of these;
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#4696366 - 03/16/18 07:15 AM Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: miden851]
TinyVoices Offline


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Originally Posted By: miden851
Recently taken; Dino used exclusively



Have you had the timing chain and guides done on that car yet? VVT actuator? Chain looks good and taught.
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#4696373 - 03/16/18 07:23 AM Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: TinyVoices]
danez_yoda Offline


Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 501
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: TinyVoices




According to the previous owner, this is 75k miles of valvoline white bottle. Pics taken at 153k.



What oil did you run after you got it? OCI? Looks more varnished than I would expect but that is mostly cosmetic. Looks OK for 150K miles.

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#4696418 - 03/16/18 08:20 AM Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: miden851]
Mc357 Offline


Registered: 06/29/17
Posts: 30
Loc: CT USA
Originally Posted By: miden851
Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
I could pull a valve cover on my truck, but I'm scared. It was horribly neglected when I rescued it.

Then you could do one of these;



mine is not so clean...

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#4696501 - 03/16/18 09:33 AM Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda]
TinyVoices Offline


Registered: 09/12/16
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Loc: Vienna, VA
Originally Posted By: danez_yoda
Originally Posted By: TinyVoices




According to the previous owner, this is 75k miles of valvoline white bottle. Pics taken at 153k.



What oil did you run after you got it? OCI? Looks more varnished than I would expect but that is mostly cosmetic. Looks OK for 150K miles.


I've done 4 changes with maxlife red bottle so I'll pull the cover again in a bit and see what's different.
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#4696560 - 03/16/18 10:34 AM Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: TinyVoices]
miden851 Offline


Registered: 02/15/16
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Loc: GA
Originally Posted By: TinyVoices
Originally Posted By: miden851
Recently taken; Dino used exclusively



Have you had the timing chain and guides done on that car yet? VVT actuator? Chain looks good and taught.


The car has been good to me; I haven't changed any major component on the vehicle; It still serves me well that I hope it serves me in the future too.

My early OCI at 3K probably has something to do with it I think; oil is cheap and I plan keep on doing the same.

More of close up of the chain




Edited by miden851 (03/16/18 10:42 AM)
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#4696733 - 03/16/18 01:29 PM Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda]
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Registered: 01/04/16
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#4696740 - 03/16/18 01:39 PM Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda]
PeteDC Offline


Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 2
Loc: Bellwood, PA



from my 2005 Toyota Tacoma at 280,000 miles, always use Castrol GTX dino

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#4696848 - 03/16/18 03:48 PM Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: Vladiator]
danez_yoda Offline


Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 501
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Vladiator



which oil was this? OCI? Engine? total miles?

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