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This is a discussion on Metal shavings within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Ok so I recently installed the polluter cam from tick along with a new timing chain and oil pump, new ...

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    Ok so I recently installed the polluter cam from tick along with a new timing chain and oil pump, new head bolts etc ... I put seafoam in my oil to clean everything as well as I had to change the oil due to the new cam which I had put 100 miles on already so today while I was dumping the old oil into a container I found metal shavings not sand like shavings but actual shavings could this be that the seafoam loosened all the gunk up along with the metal shavings or am I shit out of luck and I should start saving for a new motor, also I never had any shavings in the oil prior to today
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    It really depends on the size of the shavings, if they are small it could just be some from the new cam just breaking in, hell i get a little metal on the drain plug every time i change my oil and it worried me at first but is just something im used to now. however if there is ALOT of metal in there you could be looking at a more serious problem but i dont see how a cam swap and everything else would cause a problem UNLESS the oil pump was not installed correctly on the crank which could cause oil loss to the main bearings and potentially destroy the crank and maybe rods. post a pic if you can and we will go from there

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    Its a high flow pump and there's not drop in oil pressure and I mean none at all

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    A drop in oil pressure would be most likely bearing issues and since a bearing is a steel cap with copper and lead coatings the shavings would not be from that. I think you may have some particles from the chain set, oil pump and cam. Change the oil again and keep an eye on your oil pressure and the magnetic oil pan plug. Good luck.
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    what slp said does it seem to drop pressure when it warms up to operating temp or just intermittently?

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    It doesn't drop any oil pressure what so ever

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    just change the oil and filter and check it every so often and see if it is still doing it

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