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    does anyone inspect their oil filters ?

    when i did an oil change recently, i parted the pleats on the oil filter and found minute metalics, ok the filter had not been changed for 15 hours after new engine, has anyone looked for these ?


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    finding a little metal in the pleats is common for a brand new engine. it just the internals breaking in. you shouldnt see any metal/very little on your next oil change.

    i check for metal every oil change .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxl16 View Post
    finding a little metal in the pleats is common for a brand new engine. it just the internals breaking in. you shouldnt see any metal/very little on your next oil change.

    i check for metal every oil change .
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    thanksmxl16 and rxp steve, nice one chaps, thanks for the info,

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    I always inspect the oil filter for content... if you have light colored and dark colored particles between the pleats on every oil filter change, i`d start to think about the oil pumps breaking down. this usually happens when the ceramics get ingested into the engine...just keep in mind...PR...

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