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2016 Chrysler Town and country metal specs in oil #4697444
03/17/18 10:07 AM
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turboaccord1 Offline OP
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Did an oil change on my wife's van this morning and decided to examine the oil filter as it's about as easy as it gets being a cartridge filter. I noticed and took pictures of some very tiny metal pieces. Maybe 20 of them throughout the whole media and they were not magnetic. The van sees alot of highway miles. Engine is the Pentestar 3.6 with 53800 miles and this run was on amsoil sso 0w30 for roughly 8700 miles. Wondering should I be concerned or just check the filter again next time to see if it goes away.

There are no abnormal noises and the engine runs smooth. Power train warranty runs out @60k.






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Re: 2016 Chrysler Town and country metal specs in oil [Re: turboaccord1] #4697451
03/17/18 10:15 AM
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A used oil analysis is in order.

Re: 2016 Chrysler Town and country metal specs in oil [Re: WobblyElvis] #4697485
03/17/18 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: WobblyElvis
A used oil analysis is in order.


+1


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Re: 2016 Chrysler Town and country metal specs in oil [Re: WobblyElvis] #4697487
03/17/18 10:58 AM
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turboaccord1 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: WobblyElvis
A used oil analysis is in order.


I wasn't expecting this and didn't collect a sample..I will get one from the next go round.


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Re: 2016 Chrysler Town and country metal specs in oil [Re: turboaccord1] #4697489
03/17/18 11:01 AM
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I won't worry too much about that. You should see the one I had last week after it ate a cam and rocker.

Re: 2016 Chrysler Town and country metal specs in oil [Re: turboaccord1] #4697492
03/17/18 11:03 AM
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Whatever it was, it could have been in the oil when it went in. The odds are impossible that Amsoil has never had at least one contaminated batch of oil.

That said, it's time to have a sample tested once there's some miles on this oil. 60,000 miles will be here before you know it.


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Re: 2016 Chrysler Town and country metal specs in oil [Re: mrsilv04] #4697500
03/17/18 11:09 AM
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turboaccord1 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: mrsilv04
Whatever it was, it could have been in the oil when it went in. The odds are impossible that Amsoil has never had at least one contaminated batch of oil.

That said, it's time to have a sample tested once there's some miles on this oil. 60,000 miles will be here before you know it.


I ordered a kit from blackstone to do a UOA on my hellcat with amsoil sso 0w-40 in the sump...but it looks like I will probably use it on the van.


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Re: 2016 Chrysler Town and country metal specs in oil [Re: turboaccord1] #4697539
03/17/18 11:59 AM
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That little bit? I wouldn't worry in the least.

I've been cutting open every one of my used OFs for years. A good 6 or more brand-new vehicles. Most if not all had a few tiny specs of something metallic buried in the media pleats (not from my cutter).


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Re: 2016 Chrysler Town and country metal specs in oil [Re: turboaccord1] #4697572
03/17/18 12:37 PM
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Thatís not too concerning. New oil filters have steel particles in them from the manufacturing process. I always wipe the threads before installing them and there are always steel particles there. That doesnít even include whatís fully inside the can.

Re: 2016 Chrysler Town and country metal specs in oil [Re: turboaccord1] #4697598
03/17/18 01:06 PM
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Do the UOA and document everything carefully in case of a warranty claim.

Re: 2016 Chrysler Town and country metal specs in oil [Re: turboaccord1] #4697602
03/17/18 01:10 PM
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UOA and documentation will mean nothing with a warranty claim.

Re: 2016 Chrysler Town and country metal specs in oil [Re: turboaccord1] #4697644
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that is very curious; wonder what type of metal it is.


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Re: 2016 Chrysler Town and country metal specs in oil [Re: AVB] #4697697
03/17/18 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted By: AVB
UOA and documentation will mean nothing with a warranty claim.


++ You would actually have to have engine damage for a warranty claim. And then prove you did everything at least by the book per Chrysler maintenance requirements. However it doesn't hurt, though it may not help to have the filter pictures and UOA's. Without engine damage Chrysler will not react to you showing them the filter pics and an UOA. Besides that does not look like any significant amount of metal in the filter. Were there metal particles in also the oil when you changed it?

Whimsey

Re: 2016 Chrysler Town and country metal specs in oil [Re: turboaccord1] #4697736
03/17/18 04:27 PM
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Explain how a UOA shows anything more than is seen here. It would be just chance if some of the very few particles happened to be in the tiny oil sample. May have no particles, may have a number of them. I bet those are just leftover manufacturing bits that finally broke loose from some nook or cranny. 2cents

Re: 2016 Chrysler Town and country metal specs in oil [Re: turboaccord1] #4697866
03/17/18 06:51 PM
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I was thinking the same thing, it could just be casting flash that finally came loose.

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