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Small Particles in Oil Filter

  • 2006
  • Cayman S
Mileage: 
39 019
Engine
Lake Charles , 
Louisiana

I just purchased and performed oil change on 39K mile Cayman S where I opened the pleats on the oil filter element and found 3-4 minute metallic particles. I would guess they were smaller than the head of a pin and very thin. Having worked on aircraft and making a habit of cutting filters open, I would surmise either piston skirt or bearing material. After reading all of the gloom and doom regarding engine failure on the 3.4 models, my bias is to do another oil change in a couple months and hope I don't have further findings. This car has been dealer serviced and never tracked. What is your opinion on this issue?

 

 

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