04 Corolla Valve Cover Opened

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Hope you’re well. Changed the valve cover gasket of the Corolla today. Here’s some pics.

Plugs had 115k km on them. Oil changes are done every 8,000km using a Fram TG. Mix use between M1 and Pennzoil Platinum over the 19 years. Enjoy.

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Averroes

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Hey everyone, thanks for the kind words and interest.

1) Yep, she's 18 years old, never missed a beat. When dad use to drive the car to work it was highway, 36 km round trip. He passed away in 2010 and since then I have been putting my best effort forward into maintaining this car for my sister by doing most things on the car on my own. I would say the ratio now is 80% short trips, 20% highway driving, all year round here in Toronto.

2) The total mileage on the engine is 268,XXX kilometers. It's a 2004. Dad bought it brand new back in 2004, I remember that year we had the black out in Toronto, luckily, we were in Vancouver at the time.

3) Glad you like the Z @aquariuscsm. It's my late spring/summer car, 6 speed manual and fun to whip around. Has BC BR coilovers, a 19 Row oil cooler with a Setrab core, Top Speed cat back exhaust, CSC elimination kit (issue on manuals) and yeah. Keep the oil changes to every 5,000km using a Fram Ultra but thinking on changing to a Napa Gold filter since there is no more wire backing though the filtration has improved... Oil ranges from M1 0w40, M1 ESP 5w30, Motul 5w30 and PP Euro L 5w30. I always enjoy trying something new.
 
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3) Glad you like the Z @aquariuscsm. It's my late spring/summer car, 6 speed manual and fun to whip around. Has BC BR coilovers, a 19 Row oil cooler with a Setrab core, Top Speed cat back exhaust, CSC elimination kit (issue on manuals) and yeah. Keep the oil changes to every 5,000km using a Fram Ultra but thinking on changing to a Napa Gold filter since there is no more wire backing though the filtration has improved... Oil ranges from M1 0w40, M1 ESP 5w30, Motul 5w30 and PP Euro L 5w30. I always enjoy trying something new.
It's gorgeous! :love:
 
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Looks about the same as my sister's. I think you really have to abuse the 1.8L for it to be dirty.
 
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