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What's the inside of your engine look like?! #5126344 06/05/19 05:56 PM
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Can't believe that there isn't a thread showing what a engine looks like after using Brand X oil being how passionate everyone is on this website about motor oil 😉

If you got pictures of a valve cover off, or maybe a engine being torn down, let's see those internals and how they look!


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Re: What's the inside of your engine look like?! [Re: RazorsEdge] #5126348 06/05/19 05:58 PM
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There are tons of threads about this.


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Re: What's the inside of your engine look like?! [Re: RazorsEdge] #5126351 06/05/19 06:00 PM
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Here is one right here.

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...w-30-14-198-miles-1993-civic#Post4946781


This is one of the best threads running on this particular subject.


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Re: What's the inside of your engine look like?! [Re: RazorsEdge] #5126360 06/05/19 06:13 PM
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When I had the driver's valve cover off a few months ago at around 45k miles. There was a leaking spark plug tube seal and a new valve cover with all the seals pre-installed was a couple dollars more than just the gaskets.

O it has lived on Motorcraft 5W50 and FL-500S filters. changed every 5K miles its whole life.

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Re: What's the inside of your engine look like?! [Re: RazorsEdge] #5126371 06/05/19 06:25 PM
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Looks like new...post another pic when the break-in cycle is complete....

Re: What's the inside of your engine look like?! [Re: RazorsEdge] #5126375 06/05/19 06:29 PM
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back in the day 70's i hung around a friends auto parts + engine rebuilding shop + would strip engines for cleaning + rebuilds. took one small block chevy apart + filled a pound coffee can with sludge, no info on servicing or not but i asked the owner if he used pennzoil + he said yes!! on the other hand i stripped my oil drinking 307 chevy at 75 thou + it was spotless internally on valvoline conventional 10-30 of the 70's, i prolly did changes at 3 thou with mostly local + short trips,

Re: What's the inside of your engine look like?! [Re: RazorsEdge] #5126415 06/05/19 07:02 PM
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95K 2005 Honda Insight
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Re: What's the inside of your engine look like?! [Re: RazorsEdge] #5126443 06/05/19 07:29 PM
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GM 2.4l, Ecotec, with GDI, 89K miles, on quick lube oil changes and following the bogus Oil Life Monitor. This was taken during a timing chain replacement. Thankful it only slipped a few teeth and did not destroy the pistons and valves.

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Re: What's the inside of your engine look like?! [Re: RazorsEdge] #5126446 06/05/19 07:32 PM
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Wow, this is like engine porn!🤣

Re: What's the inside of your engine look like?! [Re: Mad_Hatter] #5126459 06/05/19 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter
Wow, this is like engine porn!🤣


That's what this thread is about as I'm unaware of any other thread that has been created for this specific reason.


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Re: What's the inside of your engine look like?! [Re: RazorsEdge] #5126498 06/05/19 08:31 PM
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My son drives a 2009 328i. The car has been run on BMW TPT 5W-30 or BMW TPT 0W-30 since new- with a minimum OCI of 15,000 miles/12 months; here's what it looked like at 108,000 miles:
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Re: What's the inside of your engine look like?! [Re: RazorsEdge] #5126499 06/05/19 08:31 PM
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318 in my D150. Unknown millage since the ode stopped working over a decade ago. 150? 175?
Over the years mostly Exxon Superflo, VWB, or QSGB.
I took the valve covers off to change the cooked valve seals. Its had a few overheat events in it's lifetime whistle

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Re: What's the inside of your engine look like?! [Re: Talent_Keyhole] #5126571 06/05/19 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Talent_Keyhole
GM 2.4l, Ecotec, with GDI, 89K miles, on quick lube oil changes and following the bogus Oil Life Monitor. This was taken during a timing chain replacement. Thankful it only slipped a few teeth and did not destroy the pistons and valves.

Why do I sense a lot of Castrol use? wink


Plain, simple Garak.

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Been run on 20W-50 Dino most of its life with regular oil changes

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Been run on 20W-50 Dino most of its life without regular oil changes.

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Re: What's the inside of your engine look like?! [Re: RazorsEdge] #5126575 06/05/19 11:55 PM
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Photos of my Prius engine during the head gasket repair.


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