shavings in oil

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  • 426beastlover

Posted December 27, 2010 - 05:02 PM


i just bought a 2001 yz 426 one of the first things i did was change the oil and in the oil filter case i found some metal shaving in it i also found some shaving on the drain plug should i be worried?

  • pkthomas

Posted December 30, 2010 - 04:18 PM


I think its common. i have an 02 426 and i freaked out the first time i changed the oil and filter because of the metel shavings, but i think it was because the previous owner didnt chang it often. i chang it after every harescramble and have very little if any shavings now, and its been fine for two seasons now with no issues.

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  • Blackwoodz

Posted December 30, 2010 - 04:23 PM


If the trans and crank run in the same oil then you will see metals in the oil. Run a magnetic drain plug and keep oil and filter changed regular.

  • 426beastlover

Posted January 01, 2011 - 09:38 AM


cool thanks for the info i have a magnetic drain plug so that area is ok i dont know how much the guy before me changed the oil. so its common to have some shavings in the oil cool thanks again

  • yam 3

Posted January 01, 2011 - 11:12 AM


Not to alarm ya.

If the shavings look like square pieces of brass, i would tear it down and inspect/replace the crank and mains.
Normal to have some regular metal color stuff in there.

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