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Rusty peice of metal in oil opening. This normal?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by x2468, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Dec 28, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    Doing my first oil changr here and I noticed this rusty peice of metal in the opening where you pour the oil in. when I touch it lightly with my finger large chunks of rust come off. I cany imagine thats good for the bearings in the engine. Should I be worried? Should I clean it? Is it normal?
     
  2. Dec 28, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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  3. Dec 28, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    My truck has the same thing, but not as bad, I believe its normal, how many miles does it have?
     
  4. Dec 28, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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  5. Dec 28, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    Yeah thats just sludge.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    This^ did you pay attention to the oil when you drained it?
     
  7. Dec 28, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    alright thats cool. i thought for sure it was rust, since it feels pretty course and rough to the touch. I thought sludge would have a slimier feel to it.

    oil looked good comming out. but i can check it again since it's all in the catch can still. it was mobil 1 synthetic that went in about 5.5k miles ago
     
  8. Dec 28, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    Usually while mines draining ill get a little oil on my finger to feel if theres any grit or stuff in it.
     
  9. Dec 28, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    It's nothing to worry about. Mine looks just like it. Inside of the motor is spotless.
     
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