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Old 08-12-2002, 08:35 PM
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Unhappy 400e to the dogs!

I had my 300e in the shop for Smog and Tranny repair when i saw a 400e sitting next to mine. It had a valve cover off when the Tech said look at this. The cam and lifters were covered with tar, the oil looks so BAD. Some guy just ran the SH-- out of it . What a shame. Plus somebody will end up buying this and the damage is already done.
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Old 08-13-2002, 02:13 AM
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The owner must of made the mistake of using Penzoil (dino), not to start a oil debate .
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Old 08-13-2002, 08:28 AM
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Not the Pennzoil. Autozone brand filter and oil did the trick.
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Old 08-13-2002, 09:47 AM
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It was the FSS system telling the owner to change the oil at 12,000 miles or when it turns to tar, whichever comes first!

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