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Grit on Oil Dip Stick

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Twiget, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Aug 24, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    Twiget

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    I just filled up my truck, and checked the oil, and found some grit on the dip stick. It has only been 1,300 miles since my last oil change, which was Mobil 1. After seeing this, I stopped by the auto parts store on the way home and picked up some more oil to do an oil change.

    The good news is that there was no grit stuck to the drain plug, and I did not see any in the oil that drained from the oil pan. There was grit in the oil that was in the filter though. Normally, I used Mobil 1 filters, but last time I used a NAPA filter because that was all they had. Not going to use a NAPA filter again. :mad:

    I have not had any warning lights pop up on the dash, so I'm hoping no damage was done. I'm driving down to Cali tomorrow morning, so I'm glad I noticed this now when I'm at home and it is easy to do an oil change.

    Any ideas what this crap might be?
     
  2. Aug 24, 2011 at 9:09 PM
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    this was one of the thing in my motor before i changed it ,when you did the oil change did you clean the oil filter grooves with a towel and see if theires any more grit and also check how much used oil is draining.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    I did wipe down the filter threads and sealing surface. Everything looked fine.

    I've used Mobil 1 filters for years in many vehicles. Never had a problem with them. Like I said, the NAPA filter was a one time thing, due to lack of selection.

    Not sure what it was, other than solid and black. Since there was nothing stuck to my magnetic drain plug, I'm hoping it was not pieces of something important.
     
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