metal bits on dipstick...

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I checked the oil and after wiping the dipstick I can see a few metal bits on the paper towel. It's an LS1 with an Amsoil EAO filter and the syn oil only has a few thousand miles on it. Should this be cause for concern?
 

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68,000 miles and I run it to redline occasionally. It doesn't seem to have the piston slap that I hear about so often. To me it looks as if it's tiny bits of aluminum.
 
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Hmmm, doesn't sound too good. Particles may be much too large for a UOA to pick up. Try Dyson Analysis. He uses a Rotrode analysis which picks up larger particles.
 
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 Originally Posted By: ZZman
If it is aluminum a magnet is useless.
I think the poster was telling the OP to use a magnet to find out if the particles contained iron.
 
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