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Old 01-08-2014, 06:39 PM
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06 6.0 aluminum in oil filter

I just picked up a 2006 f250 4x4 auto and all stock as far as I can tell. Has 166k on it. It runs great, got it home and wanted to do a oil change, and all filters just so I knew when they were done last. I pulled the oil filter and I found aluminum shavings in the filter. Drained the oil and found a few specs but not much there. No metal on the oil pan drain plug. I also had rust pieces in both fuel filters.

I'm trying to figure out the aluminum in the oil before I loose the hpop or injectors.. Thinking It may be too late anyway.

Is it possible that the aluminum is from the lpop housing. Maybe something going bad there? I would appreciate any help..
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Only 2 things related to aluminum are the lpop and the hpop. Were the pieces in chunks or fine? Also are you certain it was aluminum? Wasnt magnetic? Since it was only in the filter and it was aluminum the lpop could be the only place it came from


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I'll play the bad guy and ask did it look like babbit/bearing material?

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They are pieces, some fine but more pieces than anything. The pieces are in the filter. I tried to wipe inside the oil pan through the drain plug hole to see what else I could find but I didn't find anything that way. The pieces are not magnetic. They are aluminum. What would cause this? If it is the lpop that's shaving the housing what would cause that to happen? Maybe something else letting loose and causing the lpop to fail?

How difficult is it to remove the lpop for inspection?
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Didn't look like typical bearing material. I know that look all too well.
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Whew! For now

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Old 01-08-2014, 07:29 PM
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Does the oil coming from the lpop go to the filter before it goes to the oil cooler? Just wondering if it is full of aluminum also.. Guess I'm going to have a fun weekend ahead of me.
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Thanks for the help guys .. I'll keep y'all posted on what I find this weekend..
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The lpop is actually located on the front of the engine so inspection wouldn't be too bad. Just for S&G's you could take the relief valve out of the lpop and see what you see in there. Its on the front of the oil pan area looking toward the drivers side. Its a 10 or a 12 mm allen wrench IIRC. good luck


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Yes it goes from pan to filter


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