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#4743978 - 04/30/18 10:09 PM High Iron
whicky1978 Offline


Registered: 05/09/17
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Loc: TN
My iron come back high. Would the iron test high if I used less oul than what the manufacturer calls for?
It takes less oil to get half way to the high mark.

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#4743980 - 04/30/18 10:11 PM Re: High Iron [Re: whicky1978]
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Originally Posted By: whicky1978
My iron come back high. Would the iron test high if I used less oul than what the manufacturer calls for?
It takes less oil to get half way to the high mark.


What brand of motor oil were you using?

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#4743984 - 04/30/18 10:17 PM Re: High Iron [Re: whicky1978]
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More info is needed. Brand and grade of oil, the iron reading and how many miles?

Posting a pic of the analysis would help a lot.
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#4744128 - 05/01/18 05:44 AM Re: High Iron [Re: whicky1978]
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The engine wears the same number of iron particles whether you have 4 qt or 5 qt but will show higher in 4 qt. For example if it wore 1000 particles it would show 200 in 5 qt and 250 in 4 qt (example).

This assumes you had enough oil to always have oil pressure.
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#4744256 - 05/01/18 08:39 AM Re: High Iron [Re: whicky1978]
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Originally Posted By: whicky1978
My iron come back high. Would the iron test high if I used less oul than what the manufacturer calls for?
It takes less oil to get half way to the high mark.


What is your specific definition of high iron? An UOA of your problem would have been nice since you apparently have one.
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#4746390 - 05/03/18 07:48 AM Re: High Iron [Re: whicky1978]
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Registered: 05/09/17
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Edited by whicky1978 (05/03/18 07:49 AM)

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#4746436 - 05/03/18 08:38 AM Re: High Iron [Re: whicky1978]
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Originally Posted By: whicky1978


How long was the oil run? What is the piece of equipment?
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#4747115 - 05/03/18 08:52 PM Re: High Iron [Re: OVERKILL]
whicky1978 Offline


Registered: 05/09/17
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It was run 10k miles, Nissan Versa 14 stick shift.

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#4747357 - 05/04/18 08:06 AM Re: High Iron [Re: whicky1978]
OVERKILL Offline


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Originally Posted By: whicky1978
It was run 10k miles, Nissan Versa 14 stick shift.


OK. Silicon is a little high, but not scary high. Have you checked your intake plumbing and airbox for any leakage? That may be the source of dirt ingestion, which would lead to abrasive wear, which can then present as higher than expected iron.
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#4748262 - 05/05/18 08:18 AM Re: High Iron [Re: OVERKILL]
whicky1978 Offline


Registered: 05/09/17
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Originally Posted By: whicky1978
It was run 10k miles, Nissan Versa 14 stick shift.


OK. Silicon is a little high, but not scary high. Have you checked your intake plumbing and airbox for any leakage? That may be the source of dirt ingestion, which would lead to abrasive wear, which can then present as higher than expected iron.


I have not. Is that the cold air intale assembly? I do use a K&N air filter that stays clean.

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#4748356 - 05/05/18 10:18 AM Re: High Iron [Re: whicky1978]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
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Originally Posted By: whicky1978
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Originally Posted By: whicky1978
It was run 10k miles, Nissan Versa 14 stick shift.


OK. Silicon is a little high, but not scary high. Have you checked your intake plumbing and airbox for any leakage? That may be the source of dirt ingestion, which would lead to abrasive wear, which can then present as higher than expected iron.


I have not. Is that the cold air intale assembly? I do use a K&N air filter that stays clean.


Do you still have your stock airbox and filter setup? Swap it back, see if silicon and iron go down.
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#4748434 - 05/05/18 12:13 PM Re: High Iron [Re: whicky1978]
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Originally Posted By: whicky1978
It was run 10k miles, Nissan Versa 14 stick shift.


Nissan recommends changing the oil every 5k miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. That may lower the Iron rating a bit. Silicon seems ok. Since you have a KN filter do you redline it a lot? Plenty of good oil choices out there. I bet even Forumula Shell at Home Depot for $13/jug would return lower Iron readings after 5000 miles/6 months. The sump only takes 3.7 qts.

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#4748441 - 05/05/18 12:23 PM Re: High Iron [Re: whicky1978]
whicky1978 Offline


Registered: 05/09/17
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Loc: TN
I dont redline much , its for convenience. I0k comes out to every four months for me.

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#4748470 - 05/05/18 01:20 PM Re: High Iron [Re: whicky1978]
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You need a real air filter, Fram Ultra oil filter, and 7500 mile OCI

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#4748900 - 05/05/18 11:38 PM Re: High Iron [Re: whicky1978]
whicky1978 Offline


Registered: 05/09/17
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Loc: TN
I like using the M1 oil filter

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