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#4713558 - 04/01/18 08:05 PM 04 Camry VC off
asiancivicmaniac Offline


Registered: 01/12/05
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Loc: FL
Valve cover gasket replacement. 204,xxx miles with 5k mile oil changes with synthetic about 80% of the time. Not a whole lot different from what I remember from the first gasket change 50k miles ago. Maybe a little more varnish, but not bad.
















Edited by asiancivicmaniac (04/01/18 08:24 PM)
Edit Reason: correct last change
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#4713575 - 04/01/18 08:17 PM Re: 04 Camry VC off [Re: asiancivicmaniac]
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More varnish than I'd think for 5k syn changes, but looks good overall. Nice pics!

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#4713576 - 04/01/18 08:18 PM Re: 04 Camry VC off [Re: asiancivicmaniac]
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Looks good

Thanks for the effort; the last thing I'd like to do during a job like this (other than listen to rap) is to pull out a camera and take some shots.

Some varnish on some non working surfaces, not an issue for most of us. (except for 1 xbitogr)
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#4713583 - 04/01/18 08:27 PM Re: 04 Camry VC off [Re: asiancivicmaniac]
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Found the thread with the last gasket change. My memory served me wrong. It was only 50k miles ago, but it started weeping probably because I didn't clean the surface well and didn't put any gasket maker on the two areas that had it from the factory.

link to old thread
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#4713606 - 04/01/18 08:57 PM Re: 04 Camry VC off [Re: asiancivicmaniac]
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What's been your go-to oil (brand and weight)?
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#4713624 - 04/01/18 09:15 PM Re: 04 Camry VC off [Re: aquariuscsm]
asiancivicmaniac Offline


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Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
What's been your go-to oil (brand and weight)?


No particular brand. Usually whatever I have on hand that I got on sale or cheap through rebates. Range from Pennzoil to Mobil to store brands. As for weight, mostly 5w30 with some 5w20 here and there.
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