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Old 08-27-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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Metal shavings on oil pump screen

I just dropped the oil pan to replace the gasket and I saw this. Its a 98 cobra with 74000 miles on it. I know they will have some shavings so here is the question, is this normal?
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I just dropped the oil pan to replace the gasket and I saw this. Its a 98 cobra with 74000 miles on it. I know they will have some shavings so here is the question, is this normal?
Doesnt look good damn
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:53 PM   #3
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Doesnt look good damn
yea, but it was chunks though just shavings.....they were thinner then a finger nail clipping. The engine is running really strong and no issues.

Could it just be from when it was broken in and never cleaned off? The oil plug didnt have anything either.
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Ive had hundreds of motors apart. Everything from dirtbikes to semi trucks and ive never seen shavings like that. That looks like drill bit shavings. Has your oil pan been drilled for a supercharger/turbo drain tube?
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Onesickstang01, Nope the car is all stock and no holes in the oil pan. Not using oil either....
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Does it have an aftermarket plug? Those look kinda like threads.
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Does it have an aftermarket plug? Those look kinda like threads.
ya know, since you say that it actually does because I went to grab the same wrench I use on my GT and it didnt fit. While I was gone my dad took it somewhere to get the oil changed, maybe they stripped the plug and re-threaded it with a new plug? Those shavings where kinda fresh.
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ya know, since you say that it actually does because I went to grab the same wrench I use on my GT and it didnt fit. While I was gone my dad took it somewhere to get the oil changed, maybe they stripped the plug and re-threaded it with a new plug? Those shavings where kinda fresh.
That's probably it then.
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yea, but it was chunks though just shavings.....they were thinner then a finger nail clipping. The engine is running really strong and no issues.

Could it just be from when it was broken in and never cleaned off? The oil plug didnt have anything either.
I think it's normal IMO. I bet that's the first time the pan was dropped. Plus, as you said, it runs strong. Seems like there would be clues from running it, that would lead you to believe otherwise. I could see how that would make you pucker up though!

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Haha! I really should start reading through these threads! I believe you guys found the culprit.
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That's probably it then.
yeah I agree,

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I think it's normal IMO. I bet that's the first time the pan was dropped. Plus, as you said, it runs strong. Seems like there would be clues from running it, that would lead you to believe otherwise. I could see how that would make you pucker up though!

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Haha! I really should start reading through these threads! I believe you guys found the culprit.
Yea it was the first time it was dropped but I agree there should be some signs if there was a problem. Haha its cool, sometimes I dont read all of the replies either but if it isnt the plug then its prolly from where the engine was broken in and the screen never cleaned
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