Found one microscopic metal shaving ...

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  1. hellcat87

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    Checked my cat' s oil this morning and I found one very small metal shaving but she has not consumed any oil whatsoever. I'm at 800 miles. Anyone else run into this scenario? Should I be worried?
     
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    initial wear... wouldn't see an issue
     
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    Do you think this would mean there is probably wayy more shavings sitting in the pan? Since I found it while checking the dip stick I would assume it would be worse in the internals
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I expect there would be some. Probably just luck of the draw (literally) pull the stick again and see if it happens often. I would call my service manager if it does.
     
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    If your worried drop the oil and filter then cut the filter open and inspect the contents i can't imagine finding metal shavings on my dipstick but filter will tell all! :eek:
     
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    why mess with it.....WARRANTY!!!
     
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    I'd be a little concerned yes. There's a good chance that you'll see a more in your pan/oil filter. How much more is the question. I say drain and inspect.
     
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    I always drain and inspect at 1000 miles.
     
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    Thanks guys. I'm going to drain and inspect. Hopefully it's nothing fatal for the engine :mad:
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Please let us know what you find. Now I am very curious.o_O
     
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    I wouldn't sweat it. It's a new engine. One of the many functions of your oil is to suspend stuff like that and hopefully eventually it gets deposited in the filter.

    I would look at the oil when drained for piece of mind. Maybe also do a 1K drain as suggested.
     
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    Here it is
     

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    I would drain and check it. I would also save some of the drained oil for analysis (mail out).

    I would do that again 2 additional times (intervals dependent on what you see from the first drain and analysis).

    Save the results and if it looks bad, go get warranty service (new motor).
     
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    I think I'm going to take it in to my dealer and have the mechanics start a paper trail on my engine. I hope it's nothing bad that needs engine replacement. I would be w out my baby cat for ever :oops:
     
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    That is the best idea I have heard here. Keep in mind that the dipstick measures the oil in the pan and is BEFORE being sent through the filter and into the engine. Paper trail, is good. Ask to see the filter.
     
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