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This is a discussion on metal flakes within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; just changed my oil and found metal flakes in the oil. is this a normal thing for the ls1? m6 ...

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    metal flakes

    just changed my oil and found metal flakes in the oil. is this a normal thing for the ls1? m6 car with 37k, no codes, misfires, or anything along those lines

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    not really normal to have metal coming out with your oil. Might want to investigate this further

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    is there any thing that an ls1 is prone for like valve train wear or is this anything goes as far as bearings and everything that has friction?

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    Sample your oil and send it to Blackstone Labs. They will tell you if you have a problem. I have never seen metal particles in my cars oil that could be detected by sight.

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    NOT NORMAL!!
    I would cut open the oil filter and investigate more!
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    well there is nothing sticking to the magnet on the drain plug so its not any steel items but i did take a sample to send out.

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    take a picture,i may be able to tell you something after seeing what it looks like.Sounds like bearings,is the engine knocking?Bearings in the oil would look silvery-flaky and mashed pieces of thin metal.
    Last edited by Rivi; 10-14-2007 at 06:15 PM.

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