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Cabe,

Not exactly sure what it is you are attempting to find out?

Earl

74 02Lux

15 M235i

72 Volvo 1800ES

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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Cabe,

Got it...from the pics looks normal. Some oil, specifically dino, will leave a slight staining (for lack of a better term). What you do not want to see is a sludgy buildup that is usually evidence of infrequent oil and filter changes or the use of older motor oil formulations. (As indicated in an earlier post about the changing amount of ZDDP additive.)

Earl

74 02Lux

72 Volvo 1800ES

02 M Roadster

74 02Lux

15 M235i

72 Volvo 1800ES

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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just looks oil stained like they can do, most of the super clean ones youve seen have being rebuilt (acid dipped) Just keep those oil changes up and be sure to change the filter whenever you do the oil.

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tii pistons, 293, double valve springs, 40mm DCOE's, sump baffle, sway bars, lowered, 5spd, big brakes, 3pc wheels, bucket seats. Approx 150+hp

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While you're in there, check the rocker arm eccentric hole used to adjust the valve clearance. If the holes are rotated and almost out of sight, then your engine is a high mileage one that may need rebuilding.

More points to ponder:

1) Compression test (try when warm).

2) Leak-down test

3) Check the springs that "load" the rocker arms side-to-side.

Jim Gerock

 

Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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