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Metal shavings in oil!

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by cruiserhead, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. cruiserhead

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    :mad: Motor has about 3,500 miles.It is my second oil change and I still have tiny metal shavings in the oil.Is this normal?
     
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    Yes, but the real answer to your question depends on amounts. Seating of the rings in fresh bores will produce some metal but not a lot. Be sure you're using a top rated filter (Napa Gold is very good) and on your next oil change be sure you drain it hot right after you shut the engine off and before shavings can settle.
     
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    dino or synth?

    first change at ? how many miles.

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    First oil change was at 1000.Small fileings in oil.Drained at operating temp.2nd change at 3,500 same scenario. ???
     
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    Oh yea,just using dead dinosaur. :slap:
     
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    1st change was at 1000?? Can you give more info on what you mean by rebuild? Did you bore and hone the cylinders? Did it include new cam and lifters? If yes to either question the first change should have been at 30 minutes. You may wish to mic the lift your cam is giving and be sure there are no wiped out lobes on the cam.