I finally got around to replacing my leaky valve cover gasket. I had no idea what to expect, but knowing it could have been much worse, im relatively pleased with what i saw. Ive owned the car for 5 years now. I purchased it from a friend who owned it, and neglected the living H out of it for 3-4 years. Before that, it was owned by lady who originally purchased it from our local ford dealer in 1981. Ive ran mostly shell rotella 10w30 and 15w40. Since the car gets used so little, ive never paid attention to mileage; i just change the oil twice a year. except for the last 2 years, ive only done it once a year. I purchased the car with 103,000 miles and it now has 124,000. I'd say 90% of its driving since ive owned it has been very short trips. The furthest ive ever gotten it away from my house is 13 miles. Thoughts? comments?