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So, avid readers of this forum will recall that I did engine work last fall to replace cam and rocker arms, and rings, because, well, I broke one

So, without keeping too close of tabs on mileage, it was time for an oil change. The screen had some crud on it, most of it looked like non-metallic crud, but there were a couple of strands of what I'd assume are aluminum.

So, wondering if this is on par with normal new or post-rebuld pil changes? Any cause for concern? I'd guess more ominous would be magnetic material.

Thoughts?
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That looks like a little dirty shop to me. Nothing I'd worry about.

Except maybe that little bit of what looks like metal stuck on the oring.

If it was me I'd probably do another oil change in another few hundred miles just 'cuz. Not due to necessity, mind you, just to get another look at the strainer.
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as Madison Sully that is probably from when you had it open.

when I replaced my head gasket a few months ago I did an extra oil and coolant change 1000km after the rebuild because I knew there would be a lot of scotchbrite gunk in particular. there was.

but do carefully look at the bits that you suspect are aluminium ...
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SteelBytes wrote:
but do carefully look at the bits that you suspect are aluminium ...
Definitely the most "interesting" part. I think I'll wind up draining the oil per Madison in a few hundred just for peace of mind.....

I won't take the "dirty shop" personally, lol. There's some truth there, but having the engine open on the bench for a good month, coming and going, yeah.....

The fact I'm about to put on most of that mileage the rest of this week heightens my senses a bit....
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You might also want to do a coolant flush and fill. There might be some debris in the cooling system as well you'll want to get rid of.

Airfilter service wouldn't hurt either.
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why not put another quart of oil in, ride a 100 miles and then revisit?
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why not put another quart of oil in, ride a 100 miles and then revisit?
It's the plan!
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