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Does this picture show lack of maintenance?
Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:44 PM
Valve covers inside were the same color. Especially on the passenger side.
I am the only owner of this car. Oil has been changed religiously every 3000 miles. I must admit that I did not pay big attention to the brand but the Penzoil was the most often brand that I used. About 4 years ago I started treated my engine with Seafoam through the intake once a year, but never put it in the oil.
Unfortunately the last four years the car has been driven by my relative who put less than 3000 miles on it. I did the maintenance anyway: changed oil every 6 months.
What did I do wrong?
Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:46 PM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:13 PM
If it was bad, there would be sludge built up around all the bolt holes and crevices. That looks really clean.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:33 PM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:01 PM
Edited by GeneralDisorder, 28 December 2012 - 11:04 PM.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:11 PM
For comparison here is the inside of the passenger side valve cover on my '86 EA82 at 288,000 miles when I first picked it up. sorry no oil pan pics
This is the EA81 in my '86 Brat at 167,000 miles
Here is a the EA81 in my '84 wagon at 274,000 miles
In all honestly its not too dirty. I bet most of the build up is from the Penzoil that was ran in that engine. I have heard lot of stories about Penzoil being bad oil that likes to sludge everything up.
You can run seafoam in the oil from now on just before an oil change.
And try not to use Penzoil.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:22 PM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:07 AM
To be honest I did expect it to be like polished aluminum. But I take it...
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