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#4544446 - 10/15/17 09:14 PM Metal shavings in oil filter
Dave424 Offline

Registered: 04/08/07
Posts: 171
Loc: California
Came across this post on Toyota Highlander forums. It was my understanding that blocks and parts are washed from machining and even new engines should not have any shavings visible to the naked eye. Is this normal?
Didn't KIA/Hyundai have extended engine warranties due to this?

#4544452 - 10/15/17 09:20 PM Re: Metal shavings in oil filter [Re: Dave424]
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#4544471 - 10/15/17 09:47 PM Re: Metal shavings in oil filter [Re: MrQuackers]
ZeeOSix Offline

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Originally Posted By: MrQuackers

It's all collected in the deep end of the pleats, so looks to be debris that was in the engine. I've never found anything close to that in the oil filters on the first oil change after break-in. That engine was either left really dirty from manufacturing, or has on on going problem.

#4544474 - 10/15/17 09:52 PM Re: Metal shavings in oil filter [Re: Dave424]
StevieC Offline

Registered: 08/21/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
My FIL just bought a new Caravan and we changed the oil in the first 1,000km (600 Miles) and it had all sorts of flakes in the filter. Then we changed it again at 6,000km (3500 miles) and it has a couple flakes. Since then none. It uses a cartridge filter.

Edited by StevieC (10/15/17 09:54 PM)
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#4544540 - 10/15/17 11:29 PM Re: Metal shavings in oil filter [Re: Dave424]
DdDd Offline

Registered: 06/08/17
Posts: 189
Loc: NY
I've seen flakes like the big one on the left and consider it normal. A few like that is ok. Blocks are washed to get the sand out. They're not sterilized clean. Always some junk to find on the first filter.

You seem to have a few too many. Also on the right, those blackish ones concern me. Too small and crunchy looking. Somebody had a nice test drive if new!

If it's not new or they don't go away, well hopefully there's a warranty. But I doubt they'll do anything unless it's making horrible noises.

#4544564 - 10/16/17 12:42 AM Re: Metal shavings in oil filter [Re: Dave424]
Dyusik Offline

Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 1978
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I had a shaving bigger than a pencil lead in a B-S mower with no filter get stuck on a [diy fab] magnet. Another year went by. You'd be surprised how much good stuff floats around in your sump, hence the filter.
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#4544653 - 10/16/17 05:44 AM Re: Metal shavings in oil filter [Re: Dave424]
Nederlander75 Offline

Registered: 09/30/07
Posts: 971
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I've gotten that in the oil drain pan on a 2015 Fiesta ST and 2016 BRZ.

#4560407 - 10/31/17 05:08 PM Re: Metal shavings in oil filter [Re: Dave424]
DGXR Offline

Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 114
Loc: California
For a new or rebuilt engine, yes this is normal. I would expect to find tiny shavings in the filter for the first several thousand miles but very rarely thereafter.
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