Bought this thing used a few months ago with about 18,000 miles on it.
During my first oil change a week ago I noticed metal particles on the drain
plug magnet. Took it to a local dealer and was told it wasn't bearing
material and that it might be left over from when the engine was cast.
Sounds fishy to me. I wouldn't think casting debris would still be in there
unless the oil was never changed or they never took the drain plug out if
they did change it. Anybody had any experience with this before?
Your engine *IS* still wearing it's self in. BUT personally the only things
I can think of that are ferrous & wear are the rings and I don't think they
still should be. My best guess though, if it isn't jagged chunks your good.
My advice might be worth what you paid for it.
Here's my experience, 2003 Silverado: My first oil change was at 3000 miles
and it had small metal particles on the magnet. I filled it with Mobile 1
fully synthetic and my second oil change was at 9000 miles and there was no
metal particles at all on the magnet. I'm not telling you what oil you
should use, I just thought you might find this interesting.
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