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... I had to use the Sephia's engine Valve Cover, because the Spectra's engine came without the Oil filler Cap, and the Older cap does Not match the New one.
...but that is Not a Good Idea after all.

Why? ... Well, the Valve Cover of the Sephia engine worked on the Spectra Engine, but after the first moths of use, I Noticed that it "Sweated" oil from the Gasket between the Valve Cover and the Head...

That is not exactly a "Leak" but the engine had somehow to accumulate some oil around that area, so after six months of use, I Changed the Gasket between the Valve Cover and the Head.


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This is How the Spectra engine Looked like,

with the Sephia engine's Valve Cover:




Also I Changed the PCV Valve on the Sephia's cover...





...which is Plastic and has a Rubber O-Ring to fit it to the Cover.
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The Spectra engine on my Wife's Sephia has been Working flawlessly since the Swap, that Oil sweat is not a big issue... but it started to show again, even with the brand new Gasket; after all these months.

Maybe the tolerances & measurements are not completely identical between the Sephia's Valve Cover and the Spectra's Valve Cover; so I Decided to Buy another Brand New Valve cover's Gasket and the Missing Oil Filler Cap for the Spectra's engine original Valve Cover, and do the Install.
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So, I Removed the Sephia's Valve Cover from the Spectra engine...





...here you can see the Sephia's Valve Cover, just removed;

also the Gasket that has white tint is the one that I've placed some months ago, the white thing is Silicone.


The other Gasket is the one that the Spectra's Cover had when I removed it during the Engine Swap.



Also I Removed the Old Sparkplugs that I Installed since the Engine Swap; all of them looked like this one:





I Use Denso "U-Groove" Twin Electrode Spark Plugs, I placed a fresh set of the Same ones there.

Part Nº K16TR11 (3194)

~►




I Know the T8D engine shall use the K20TR11 Sparkplugs, but I have not found them here... Yet.




And this is the Brand New Oil Filler Cap, with its part Number, as it came from the Dealer:


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The Sparkplug looks Horrible... but that is the "Normal Life" of it, according to this Chart:

~► NGK Spark Plugs USA

It had more than a Year of Hard use.


Here's a Picture Guide to "Read" the Used Spark Plugs:




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Finally, this is How the Engine Looks like, with its Original (Spectra) Valve Cover:





This valve cover fits better...

is the Original one and the Spectra's engine has a Better Designed PCV Valve:

Fully Metallic and it Screws directly on a metallic thread to the Cover.


Also I Painted the Plastic Cover with Rustoleum Special Enamel for Plastics.

~► RustOleum Paints for Plastics

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My Wife's 2000 Sephia runs with a 2003 Spectra engine, with the Original intake & Exhaust manifolds from the Sephia bolted on.

But both Catalytic converters were clogged, and since those are not Legally required here, in my Country; I decided to get Rid of them.

Please, see the Followin' Pictures to Understand How I Did that:
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Here you can see how I Deleted the Second Catalytic converter,

Just use a Straight Pipe instead:





This is the First (or pre-) Catalytic, next to the Exhaust Manifold:




A Closer View:




Even Closer:

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Here you can see the Catalytic Element inside the Round Box:






I Removed it using a Sledgehammer and Chisel,

Here you can see chunks of it:






It also has some sort of Nest, which was removed using long pliers,

This is How the Empty Box Looks Like:


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The Car now has a Beautiful Deep Sound, like a Turbo Muffler's Sound which is Deeper but not Louder...

Maybe Because the Empty Round Box actuates as a Resonator, Somehow.

That Rich Deep sound is with a Common Muffler, not anything Special.

The Fuel Consumption has dropped a little

and I have No Codes related to that!

The only code that Lit the "Check Engine" Light, was due to a Low Operating Temperatures: I Run the Engine without Thermostat.



... ... Warning! ... ...

Removing the Catalytic Converters could be ilegal in many of the USA States,

I am Not giving advice about to remove them, I only Shared my own experience.


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