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

Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda] #4696117
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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.


Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

2003 Corolla 250,000 miles
2004 Rav4 359,000 miles
2015 Camry 59,000 miles
Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda] #4696124
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According to the previous owner, this is 75k miles of valvoline white bottle. Pics taken at 153k.


1993 Toyota MR2 Hardtop N/A - 160k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
2006 Toyota Matrix XR AWD (Fiancee) - 130k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda] #4696142
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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.


Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda] #4696160
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Recently taken; Dino used exclusively


2008 Mazda6i GT; @204K miles
2016 Honda CR-V EX-L; @34K miles
Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda] #4696164
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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.


2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0T - Valvoline SynPower 5W-20, Motorcraft FL910S
1988 GMC K1500 4.3/700R4 - Supertech 15W-40, Fram TG3980
1986 Ford Ranger 2.0 - uhh
Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: eyeofthetiger] #4696179
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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;


2008 Mazda6i GT; @204K miles
2016 Honda CR-V EX-L; @34K miles
Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: miden851] #4696366
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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.


1993 Toyota MR2 Hardtop N/A - 160k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
2006 Toyota Matrix XR AWD (Fiancee) - 130k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: TinyVoices] #4696373
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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.

Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: miden851] #4696418
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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...

Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda] #4696501
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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.


1993 Toyota MR2 Hardtop N/A - 160k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
2006 Toyota Matrix XR AWD (Fiancee) - 130k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: TinyVoices] #4696560
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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



Last edited by miden851; 03/16/18 10:42 AM.

2008 Mazda6i GT; @204K miles
2016 Honda CR-V EX-L; @34K miles
Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda] #4696733
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2000 Lexus GS300-361k
1999 Lexus GS400-213k
2006 Toyota Camry-187k
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid-125k
2009 Scion xB-120k
2013 VW Tiguan-120k
2009 Toyota Tacoma-60k
Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: danez_yoda] #4696740
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from my 2005 Toyota Tacoma at 280,000 miles, always use Castrol GTX dino

Re: Low cost oil under valve cover reveal [Re: Vladiator] #4696848
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Originally Posted By: Vladiator



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

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