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Old 11-14-2018, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default Condition of Valve System?

So now that I have the valve cover off, what do you guys think of the condition of the inside? Anything you can point out? also what about the chain? It looks pretty good to me but of course I'm not an expert if I'm asking this in the first place!

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Old 11-14-2018, 09:56 PM   #2
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Wow, that is clean.

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Old 11-14-2018, 10:04 PM   #3
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Someone has taken good care of that engine.

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Old 11-14-2018, 10:11 PM   #4
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You're missing half of the valves.

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Old 11-15-2018, 01:46 AM   #5
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You're missing half of the valves.
Haha gooood one.

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Old 11-15-2018, 01:58 AM   #6
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Someone has taken good care of that engine.
Just bought it 2 weeks ago as a 1 owner 73k mile car. Best condition used car I have ever had.

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Old 11-15-2018, 10:16 AM   #7
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Congratulations on purchasing from a functional person who knew how to change oil !

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Old 11-15-2018, 01:10 PM   #8
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That is really impressive. I would love to have an engine that clean!

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Old 11-15-2018, 02:01 PM   #9
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Keep it looking that nice by treating it to some synthetic oil changes hereafter. M1 5W-30 extended is only $20 at Mallwart, and M1-209 filters. Then you can change oil every 6K to 8K miles vs. 3.5K

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Old 11-15-2018, 07:10 PM   #10
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Keep it looking that nice by treating it to some synthetic oil changes hereafter. M1 5W-30 extended is only $20 at Mallwart, and M1-209 filters. Then you can change oil every 6K to 8K miles vs. 3.5K
Yep! Doing 5W-30 full synthetic Valvoline oil with K&N HP filter. Planning on 5k oil changes to be safe.

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Old 11-15-2018, 10:30 PM   #11
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157K 3K oil changes with generic oil. Original owner.
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204,062, 3K oil changes (mostly, got lazy when it got older), Castrol. Original owner.

I don't know what it looks like under there 10,000 miles since the rebuild, but it runs sweet. And, uses no oil.

This is also at 204,062 miles. It cleaned up nice!

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