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04 Camry VC off #4713558
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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.















Last edited by asiancivicmaniac; 04/01/18 07:24 PM. Reason: correct last change

2002 Nissan Maxima (beater): Napa Syn 5W-30, Proline 14459
2016 Ford Fiesta ST (fun car): Mobil 1 0W-20, PureOne 10241
Re: 04 Camry VC off [Re: asiancivicmaniac] #4713575
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More varnish than I'd think for 5k syn changes, but looks good overall. Nice pics!

Re: 04 Camry VC off [Re: asiancivicmaniac] #4713576
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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)


2004 Prius; 102K; ASL
2007 Yaris 78K 0w-40 Castrol
2006 B2300;132K;ALM


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Re: 04 Camry VC off [Re: asiancivicmaniac] #4713583
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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


2002 Nissan Maxima (beater): Napa Syn 5W-30, Proline 14459
2016 Ford Fiesta ST (fun car): Mobil 1 0W-20, PureOne 10241
Re: 04 Camry VC off [Re: asiancivicmaniac] #4713606
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What's been your go-to oil (brand and weight)?


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum 5W20

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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.


2002 Nissan Maxima (beater): Napa Syn 5W-30, Proline 14459
2016 Ford Fiesta ST (fun car): Mobil 1 0W-20, PureOne 10241

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