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Steel shavings on the oil dipstick

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Well, as said before we got the oil leak fixed. Now we have discovered steel shavings in the oil. Gregrob might be on to something with the turbo going bad. The main question that I have aside from the turbo what else could be taking a beating from all of that loose steel moving around. The guy changed his oil every 15k or so, & ran it hard since he got it.:poke: So do you think we could rebuild the turbo with a kit like Bean has or will we have to get a another turbo? Also would the HPOP take a beating from the steel shavings too?
Just want to know what we are in for so we can tell the guy what he needs.
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Its hard to say were all the shavings went. I would cut the filter open and check how much made it to there.
How big and how much shavings did you have?
I would be more concerned about the shavings in the pan up against the oil pick-up.
Small enough to fit through the oil pump pickup screen.
Well IMHO either a total rebuild or a rebuilt engine.I went through something like that on a gasser. The engine builder I was talking to told me to do a complete rebuild cause the shavings are through out the engine and it would most likely not last to long.
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