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Excessive excessive Metal on Magnetic drain plug..?

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  1. Eddie Johnson

    Eddie Johnson New Member Established Member

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    At 800 miles I changed the oil in my 2017 mustang GT performance pack, with factory Motorcraft synthetic blend 5W20, Motorcraft oil filter and added a magnetic drain plug at the same time. At 2600 miles, I decided to switch to Amsoil signature series 5w20 with amsoil oil filter. So this is how the magnetic drain plug looked after 1800 miles!? Seems very excessive to me!

    I’ve added a link to a video
     
  2. StrayBullitt

    StrayBullitt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Others surely can speak better from exp, but I'm calling it normal for break in.
     
  3. Eddie Johnson

    Eddie Johnson New Member Established Member

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    Even though I put fresh oil and filter in at 800 miles, when I put the magic drain plug in?
     
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    Coosawjack Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Is it all "Black Graphite" looking stuff or are there shiny flecks in it??o_O

    I can't tell in your video!!:cool:
     
  5. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member

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    I'm not an expert on magnetic drain plugs, but that looks minimal/normal to me. What you SHOULD do is record the amount of metal the plug picks up between oil changes. If I were you, I'd change the oil/filter at 1,500 mile increments maybe 3 times and take a photo of the plug each time. If the amount is about the same each time, unless it always looked excessive, I wouldn't worry. If it increases each at each change, investigate further. JMO.
     
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    The graphite looking stuff mostly comes from the cams and valve train....perfectly normal!!:)

    Shiny flecks could be signs of a problem...that's why I asked about them!!:cool:
     
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    Think of it as stripper glitter for your oil.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    It's mostly machine left overs working its way out. You'll notice far less of it over time. You should have seen the magnetic plug on my 6.4 Powerstroke after the first oil change. Lots of iron in that engine.
     
  9. Eddie Johnson

    Eddie Johnson New Member Established Member

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    Thanks guys, I really appreciate it! The ford tech acted like I had lost my mind. I guess since They don’t come with a magnetic drain plug, there was nothing for him to compare it to. I guess it is mostly graphite looking stuff. I guess I was mostly concerned about a larger looking piece that was sticking out of the side. I guess since that was after 1800 miles, I’ll do another 1800 miles and change again and compare. Here’s a closer picture from the video.
     
  10. CV355

    CV355 Official Loser of "The Game" Established Member

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    Definitely normal. First couple of oil changes have some funky particulates- especially the first for obvious reasons.
     
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