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Metal dust on oil dip stick? #4533400
10/03/17 10:06 PM
10/03/17 10:06 PM
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EMT_760 Offline OP
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I recently changed out my oil at 1280 miles.Dumping the factory fill ( at 1480 miles now) Today I was checking the oil levels as I ran my dip stick across a paper towel I noticed a tiny bit of grey dust on it. The end of the dip stick is a bit rough though.

I changed the oil with Mobil 1 0W20 and used a FRAM XG9972 filter. ( should have used a Toyota OEM) seems like a few people here use it. 6.2 quarts and the made sure it was filled properly.

Should I be alarmed or is the engine still breaking in? Oil is gold in color.

This is on a 2017 Tacoma. V-6



Last edited by EMT_760; 10/03/17 10:08 PM.
Re: Metal dust on oil dip stick? [Re: EMT_760] #4533404
10/03/17 10:11 PM
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Sounds normal to me


2012 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4T - 50k
2002 Buick Century 130k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - Edge 0w40 + Fram XG3980
Re: Metal dust on oil dip stick? [Re: EMT_760] #4533413
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Normal.

Re: Metal dust on oil dip stick? [Re: EMT_760] #4533440
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I have used the same oil and filter 0n my 2016 Camry for 15k miles ,all is well!


'05 Chevy Malibu 6cyl,119k, Syn. Oil (owned)
'16 Toyota Camry,4cyl 25k Syn oil (leased)
'92 Ford Tempo ,4cly 26k Conv oil (managed)
Re: Metal dust on oil dip stick? [Re: EMT_760] #4533465
10/04/17 04:46 AM
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You're good.

True story: buddy was changing the oil on his mid-90's Sierra and metal chunks (not shavings, chunks) were in the oil pan. I said to him afterwards, "you better start thinking about a new truck..."

That was a year and a half ago, it's still his daily driver and still has the same engine.

Last edited by ATex7239; 10/04/17 04:47 AM.

'12 Buick Enclave 139,xxx
Valvoline ML SynBlend 5w30
ACDelco PF63E

'17 Ford Fusion (Company Lease) 42,xxx
Oil Don't know
Filter Don't care
Re: Metal dust on oil dip stick? [Re: EMT_760] #4533596
10/04/17 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: EMT_760
I recently changed out my oil at 1280 miles.Dumping the factory fill ( at 1480 miles now) Today I was checking the oil levels as I ran my dip stick across a paper towel I noticed a tiny bit of grey dust on it. The end of the dip stick is a bit rough though.

I changed the oil with Mobil 1 0W20 and used a FRAM XG9972 filter. ( should have used a Toyota OEM) seems like a few people here use it. 6.2 quarts and the made sure it was filled properly.

Should I be alarmed or is the engine still breaking in? Oil is gold in color.

This is on a 2017 Tacoma. V-6




That material is from the metal to metal contact between the dipstick and tube, nothing to worry about.


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