Anybody ever get white flakes in the oil filter?

6 replies to this topic
  • wr250rr

Posted June 14, 2003 - 02:20 AM


I got little white flakes the size of a pencil lead and smaller in my oil filter. I cant figure out what the heck it is. Its not metal or dirt. I don't think there is any plastic in the engine.
Anybody have an idea what it could be?

  • timvv51

Posted June 14, 2003 - 02:56 AM


Tannish whiteish goopy balls of sluge lookin stuff would be water in the oil, but I never heard of white flakes. You got me curious.

  • Hick

Posted June 14, 2003 - 08:49 AM


My best guess would be pieces of Yamabond gasket material. It is more off-white than white...

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  • Indy_WR450

Posted June 14, 2003 - 11:44 AM


It could be aluminum flakes or shavings that have oxidized. Has the bike sat around fro a long time before this last oil check? :)

  • Motocrash

Posted June 16, 2003 - 05:52 PM


Do you lean over the filter to check it? Could be dandruf.

  • Crazythumpin

Posted June 17, 2003 - 02:08 AM


:) Ha Ha, he just tore you up!!!!!!!!

See I told you there was nothing wrong with your motor.

  • gratefuldawg

Posted June 17, 2003 - 08:17 AM


Try a search for flakes in the oil, this topic has been brought up before.


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