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Metal particles in oil catch can

My JLT oil catch can is working really well. I find 2 or 3 tea spoons of engine oil there about every 2000 miles. My car currently has about 3500 miles. The last time I empty it, I notice a lot of metal particles in the oil. Is this normal?


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Not really sure but it makes sense that there would be some amount of metal from break in but a small amount. Otherwise your camshaft or something else maybe being destroyed. Hopefully someone else with more experience in this will chime in for you. Best of luck


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Thank you. Is that because I drive too aggressively?

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Not really sure but it makes sense that there would be some amount of metal from break in but a small amount. Otherwise your camshaft or something else maybe being destroyed. Hopefully someone else with more experience in this will chime in for you. Best of luck

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Doubtful, if everything is put together properly your driving shouldn't be an issue. If the car only has 3500 miles I think a little shavings would be ok. Is this a rebuilt engine or a new car? If it's new just watch it and worse case you have the warranty. If it's rebuilt hopefully whoever did it knew what they were doing and most importantly will stand behind their work. Good luck

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Just saw your car is a 2014. Wouldn't worry to much just keep an eye on it and if it continues go have the dealership check it out.

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Does your catch can have that steel Brillo pad type stuff as the filter element? That could be the source of the metal.

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Yeah, I was going to say the same thing kenv said. More than likely the catch can filter. It'd be really hard to get metal in there from the motor.
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Does your catch can have that steel Brillo pad type stuff as the filter element? That could be the source of the metal.
You better hope its coming from the 'catch can' itself. If not, you have 'major' engine problems . Like Ken said, it should be coming from the steel wire filter stuff on the top of the catch can.

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Metal pieces in a catch can PCV vapor collector? Yikes, how many pieces have gone into the combustion chamber? Either your motor is coming apart at the seams or your catch can is a ticking time bomb!

Seriously, the can filter is made of basically stacked round cut screen wire. If the metal looks like screen wire pull the filter out of the can and blow out any loose pieces.

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I would swap out my oil and maybe send some in to be looked at by Blackstone (or equiv) is it magnetic? also check the screen.

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Metal in the separator is suspicious. If your motor later on exhibits any problems, and you decide to go to the Dealer, you would be well advised to remove the Separator and return it to stock before any visits to the Dealer. Any mod such as the separator will be easy fodder for the Dealer and Ford to nullify the motor warrantee. best regards Plum
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