First oil change on 3v Primavera
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Hooked
Montebianco Primavera, Subaru turbo with Vespa trans
Joined: 27 Nov 2009
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Location: central coast, ca
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:57 am quote
Doing an early first oil change (at 350 miles) as I've always done on my new motorcycles, just for peace of mind. And look what I found on oil screen!

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Molto Verboso
2016 Piaggio BV-350
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Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:17 am quote
What is that??
Hooked
Montebianco Primavera, Subaru turbo with Vespa trans
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Location: central coast, ca
Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:03 pm quote
The oil screen inside the drain plug.
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BV 350 (16) , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
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Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:18 pm quote
A little surprising but another member did an early oil change and found slivers of metal.

I riding a sprint and have 650 km's. I'll do mine next week and let you know my findings.

According to the learned one's in here its nothing to worry about.

Ride on !

Hooked
Montebianco Primavera, Subaru turbo with Vespa trans
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Location: central coast, ca
Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:48 pm quote
Not worried, just glad I did it early.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
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Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:05 pm quote
Obviously you are looking at stuff that was stopped by the oil screen - and that's a good thing.
Hooked
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Location: central Virginia
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:34 pm quote
It's what's for dinner!

(Or was, back at the factory, perhaps.)
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Peugeot Citystar 200i, Vespa PX 200
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Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:30 pm quote
Thanks for the picture. A very good job.

The oil screen is supposed to look a little ugly sometimes. It only means it's functioning the way it was designed to be. It also means that one should take some time and take a look at it. The shop could be less than scrupulous about it. Mine was far worse. Anything caught in the screen is a lucky strike -- it's been detained before the 'thing' hits the fan.
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Granturismo 218
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Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:53 am quote
Morgan wrote:
It's what's for dinner!

(Or was, back at the factory, perhaps.)
That was my first thought. Try to determine if it's pasta or eggroll, and that will tell you where your engine was made.
Hooked
Montebianco Primavera, Subaru turbo with Vespa trans
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Location: central coast, ca
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:30 am quote
Think the engine assembler had more than one glass of Chianti for lunch in Pontedera....
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Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:28 pm quote
Not trying to "one up" you, but check out my first oil change debris (I posted my results and photo on my July 20 post).

I got most of that crud out with my finger on the crank case bottom. I'll do another oil change in 800 miles to make sure I got it all
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