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Old 09-16-2005, 10:02 PM   #1
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Possibly found metal in my oil pan!!!

I changed my oil yesterday at work and found a chunk of a snap ring in the drain pan after the oil change. It's possible that it came from somewhere else. Does anyone know of anywhere in the lower end of a 2000 3.8 that there would be a snap ring about 2" in diameter? I looked through the 3.8 service manual and din't find any but I was just hoping for some conformation.

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Re: Possibly found metal in my oil pan!!!

do you have a picture of this snap ring? If I see it, I can maybe remember where it would go in the engine. The only rings I can think of at the moment are the pistons rings, but those are about 4" across and the little rings in the lifters, but those are about 1" across.
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Re: Possibly found metal in my oil pan!!!

I know it's not the right shape for either one of those. I dont' have a pic yet, but I'll get one on Monday.
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Re: Possibly found metal in my oil pan!!!

Yeah pics will help tons
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pictures!
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Re: Possibly found metal in my oil pan!!!

any update?
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