1978 Bus - Oil change - Grey slurry and some metal debris

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Re: 1978 Bus - Oil change - Grey slurry and some metal debris

Post by Amskeptic » Wed May 16, 2018 6:25 am

Jivermo wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 8:40 pm
Since this post was brought up on the FB Itinerant page, I’m curious as to what has occurred since. An update, please, greg73?
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Re: 1978 Bus - Oil change - Grey slurry and some metal debris

Post by greg73 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:16 am

Well well well... Just last weekend I had real good intentions of changing the oil again and checking in on the shavings - did not happen. I have not changed the oil since the last time I posted. I am due for an oil change, however. Will keep you posted - I promise.
The engine runs fine though.

Gregor

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Re: 1978 Bus - Oil change - Grey slurry and some metal debris

Post by Amskeptic » Wed May 16, 2018 8:45 am

greg73 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 8:16 am
Well well well... Just last weekend I had real good intentions of changing the oil again and checking in on the shavings - did not happen. I have not changed the oil since the last time I posted. I am due for an oil change, however. Will keep you posted - I promise.
The engine runs fine though.

Gregor

Good to hear from you. This place is spooky quiet. I look forward to your update.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Re: 1978 Bus - Oil change - Grey slurry and some metal debris

Post by 72Hardtop » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:15 pm

This reminds me of when I pulled the strained on my years ago (before current build) and found similar shiny flake/s. Engine was running great and oil pressure was fine. Engine at that time had little over 105K miles on it. Given I had the money & time I went ahead and tore it down.

It turned out to be cam bearing material.
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