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Old 07-26-2016, 04:48 PM   #1
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my 1st Oil Change done and I found bits

Evening guys

I did my 1st oil. Hangers today and found 3-4 little pc of what looks like aluminum.

It looks like the the foil that is on top of the oil container but much thinner. Is thi a possibility?

It is not metal as it does not stick to the magnet.

Other than that everything looks great!

The oil l nice a clean.

Should I be in panic mode?
Neither me or my mechanic can figure out where it can from.

All suggestions an comments welcome......
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:19 PM   #2
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Can you post a pic of the debris. How many miles?
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:52 PM   #3
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In the filter or in the pan ?
Check with a magnet
Rinse the debris in gasoline first to determine the true color.
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:34 PM   #4
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Aluminum won't stick to a magnet. Please post some pic's.
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:45 AM   #5
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It is not metal as it does not stick to the magnet.
All that means is it's not iron or steel.

All other metals are not magnetic; i.e. aluminum, magnesium, some stainless steels, etc.

It sounds like it is metal, just not magnetic.
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:59 AM   #6
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Got to know if it is ferrous or not to start with indicating probable source. Hence magnet +cleaning of the FOM.
For example, bearing debris often looks golden color before you rinse it. Easily mistaken for bronze Babbit bearing debris. But when you rinse it in a solvent it is grey and non-magnetic.
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:01 AM   #7
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Get a sample of oil analysed. They should be able to tell you what the fragments are.

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