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Metal shavings on oil dip stick

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by BlancoTaco13, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. Nov 21, 2020 at 11:44 AM
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    Northerntaco69

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    Have you had anybody look at it yet?
     
  2. Nov 21, 2020 at 12:00 PM
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    Lots of talk ,and no doing,pictures of your cut open filter OR what did the repair shop say ?
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2020 at 12:03 PM
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    Update: Got the dealer to change the oil, inspect the filter, etc. They found no metal shavings. I have the old filter and can’t find any shavings on the filter. I picked through the filter piece by piece and only found a few pieces of trash down in the creases of the filter (pic 1), which none of look like the shavings I found on the dip stick (pic 2). When I first posted about the problem, there were more shavings, now not so much. There were no shavings on the stick this morning pre-oil change, now post-oil change I can see a few shavings. Leads me to believe the stick is scraping the tube.
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  4. Nov 21, 2020 at 12:31 PM
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    Agreed. I saw these threads but both refer to trucks with less than 10k miles. I was/am still worried since mine has 71k. I’m probably going to do an oil analysis when I get a few miles on the oil. Maybe it’s just the tube and metal isn’t circulating.
     
  6. Nov 21, 2020 at 12:52 PM
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    Yeah, if anyone else has had the same shavings and it worked out ok for them then obviously you should ignore it.

    Not like years of documentation about how it’s been a disaster across multiple platforms should weigh in at all.

    The board has spoken

    When a vehicle is brand new and the engine is being broken in then sure, expect to see a bit of metal. I wouldn’t be so blasé at 70,000

    In a 911 it would be a sign of pending failure of the IMS...
     
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    Word of advice,KEEP your paperwork on the dealership visit just in case !
     
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    What’s your oil change interval mileage & date?

    only time I saw metal shavings was when I was pushing 9k miles on 0w20 synthetic but was 18 months overdue. 20k miles layer it started burning oil like a mf. This was on a Prius from years ago. Since then I change my oil religiously.
     
  11. Nov 22, 2020 at 3:33 AM
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    Oil change every 6-8k miles. 3-5 months between oil changes. I use the truck for work and am on the road a lot.
     
  12. Nov 22, 2020 at 6:16 AM
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    Your engine is fine. Metal particles from bearings in a motor will be much finer than that.

    It's your oil dip stick scraping metal off the tube, mine does the same thing when you push it in to fast.

    The cure? Slow down dipping your stick in and out. That's what she said.
     
  13. Nov 22, 2020 at 3:29 PM
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    Have you tried a dipstick with less girth and length?
     
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    Does it specify that it has to be done by a Toyota dealer? Or that it has to be done by a professional shop rather than done by the owner? If not then you create a logbook and you should be good although it always helps to have photos, receipts for the consumables, notarized affidavit from a witness, and so on.
     
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    I thought she said to speed it up?
     

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