Thanks for that link. Yeah, that is different than some of the other stuff I found. So I'll work that one out as well.
Not too worried about the EVAP monitor not setting. That's the only one they allow you not to have set in California still pass. Unless they changed the law in the last 2 years and I haven't heard about it. I think my evap canister is toast anyway.
The reason this is even an issue is that I just lost the ignition coil on my number 5 cylinder. So obviously dealing with that resulted in clearing all the good as well as bad codes.
I had already lost a couple of coils in the front over the last couple of years and replaced them with aftermarket ones. Tat is a very easy DIY job, but each time it took months for my catalytic converter to reset.
But this time I wasn't going to fool around with aftermarket on the rear cylinders, so I had my guy put in Denso coil packs in the and of course Denso long life plugs all around as well as a new Toyota OEM PCV valve. ( last plugs where Denso equivalent NKH long life iridiums. I feel kind of cheated because I only got 65,000 miles out of them from 2012.
I feel really stupid I didn't have that PCV valve done when I first got the car back in 2012, because I think that was the original PCV valve as it and the grommet were pretty much petrified in place and the whole thing nearly crumbled apart and breaking off at the neck when trying to get it out. Fortunately, no little pieces crumbled inside.
Afterward my car runs with more smooth, effortless power and some previous lite clacking noises while accelerating are now gone. And I'm sure when I check. a month from now my oil loss/consumption will be down too as part of the related problems you get with a clogged PCV valve.
Okay, Well, that was a lot of useless information that nobody cares about. But I don't think it took up that much room on the internet. Basically, just a cautionary for others to replace their PCV valve.
And If you like to do that, and it's easy to get to, I think cleaning it every other oil change or every third oil change or whatever you like to keep it unclogged is a good thing... but not to the point of never replacing it. Because, even if it rattles, at some point the spring is going to lose its designed tension as well as both the valve and the grommet suffering the effects of their environment.
Anyway, thanks to everybody again for their advice and insight on the monitor reset.