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Old 08-09-2018, 09:23 PM
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Did my first oil change on my 08z, I noticed some metal shavings on the oil pan bolt see pics, is this normal? my guess is its not...

after i wiped off some oil


before i wiped it off
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:29 PM
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maybe i freaked out too soon before searching.. seems to be normal according to past posts in the forum. ive seen a little bit on mag plugs before but not this much... not an easy sight to see for the first oil change since buying it.., 27k miles, H,C,I
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It's normal..... no worries drive and enjoy.

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Its normal..
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Although I didn't have ANY shaving on my plugs last oil change...
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Although I didn't have ANY shaving on my plugs last oil change...
Now THAT's not normal...
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I think it's been mentioned before that the shavings are the PM guides wearing away. Does anyone with bronze guides have the same issue?
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i have bronze guides lol. i think thats an old wives tale. the shavings are silver colored too, not bronze in color
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You could cut the oil filter open and inspect
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100% normal after 3k miles or so
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normal gets my vote, too.
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"Normal", for THIS platform. Never saw this on LS1/6, but LS7, all day, every day.
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Now THAT's not normal...
Consider the source... I'm far from the norm.. Kind of an Urban Legend.... ( in my own mind lol)
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NEVER saw this on my 09Z.....and my heads were within spec when pulled & rebuilt.
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maybe i freaked out too soon before searching.. seems to be normal according to past posts in the forum. ive seen a little bit on mag plugs before but not this much... not an easy sight to see for the first oil change since buying it.., 27k miles, H,C,I
Send the next sample to Blackstone for an analysis and peace of mind. Much more accurate than looking at "fuzz" on a magnetic plug.

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By chance has your car been to AMP (Advanced Modern Performance) for any work?
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Originally Posted by Bigjsn250 View Post
By chance has your car been to AMP (Advanced Modern Performance) for any work?
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Something more to this story fellas?
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Originally Posted by sjjames View Post
Something more to this story fellas?
Was all over FB yesterday, now its on Jalopnik today
https://jalopnik.com/tuner-shop-was-...ale-1828237715

Cliffs:
AMP inspects C6 for sale at dealership, pulls dealership employees away to look at their trade-in. Other AMP employee dumps shavings into oil filter of car while alone with C6, tries to negotiate reduced price on car. Everything caught on video. Later claims it was all a "joke" lol

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Originally Posted by Ryan95i4 View Post
Was all over FB yesterday, now its on Jalopnik today
https://jalopnik.com/tuner-shop-was-...ale-1828237715

Cliffs:
AMP inspects C6 for sale at dealership, pulls dealership employees away to look at their trade-in. Other AMP employee dumps shavings into oil filter of car while alone with C6, tries to negotiate reduced price on car. Everything caught on video. Later claims it was all a "joke" lol
Wow.
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