I stumbled on this video and it brought back some memories about my 94 v6 camry and when I knew little about car maint. Bought it in 2002 with 100k miles and at that time. Later only to find out that it was not maintained properly and in reality did not have a clear title and removed airbags... not knowing much about car maintenance or cars in general, other than knowing how to do an oil change, I went to the local autozone and bought all kinds of car care stuff... while I was there the counter guy got me to buy this engine flush for older cars. Today I would just roll my eyes and walk out, but I did buy and use it at the time. One thing that I remember clearly is when I poured it in it smelled like kerosene and when I drained it I saw big chunks of black glue like stuff plop out of the drain, I even saw some rather large metallic shavings as big as 0.5mm - 1mm in size..., the filter (the orange can) that was on the car was almost impossible to take off, and when I finally took it off it was mostly plugged. I ran to the store and got a few more of those magic kerosene cans and used them to mix with my oil for 2 x 500mile ocis. Mixed 1 can with 4 quarts of motor oil... After this "about 2 weeks" the car started leaking from everywhere both from valve covers and oil pan. The mechanic that replaced the gaskets said that he has never seen a V6 toyota this clean on the inside I also had him flush all the other fluids and replace an engine mount. To make a long story longer, I used this car to get around and deliver pizza throughout my college years. By the time I was done with it it had trouble free 180k miles. I later passed it down to my younger sister until we sold it at 220k miles. Other than that there was nothing ever fixed on this vehicle, everything worked. Since we got it, it got chevron 10w-40 from costco along with the orange cans, two sets of tires and brakes, and the cheapest gas around (87) even though it required 91. Never burned oil and always passed smog. Only when I bought a brand new car, an 07 accord I stumbled on this site. As they say it, the rest is history. From now on every time I think which brand/weight of oil will make my little KIA last longer, I remember this.
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