Debris in oil?

>just found this shit at the bottom of my dipstick
>looks like gravel almost. Dark Orange/Brown
how fricked am I?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Any unusual symptoms?
    What oil weight are you running vs what's required?
    How long since you last changed it?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Didn’t notice anything weird recently. Car burns oil so I check it occasionally. Just had an oil change 4-5 months ago at dealer 5w30 full synthetic.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >car burns oil
        That's a consern. you should change oils now 5w30 OEM specific

        Then change pistons maybe. what shitbox you have?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Burns oil
        Start the countdown until your catalytic converter gets clogged and you get stranded in the middle of nowhere with a big repair bill.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >catalytic converter
          none of my cars has that

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Sorry, typo. Meant to wrote tractors.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >and you get stranded in the middle of nowhere with a big repair bill.
          Just put some nails and a hammer in your car and if it does actually get clogged then put a hole in the CC

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >oil weight

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is it magnetic?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Doesn’t look like It’s magnetic. Pushed it into a weak flashlight magnet and it didn’t stick. There’s pretty shiny small pieces in there tho

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    sell it asap

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Replace the filter, cut the old one and spread the media out. If the filter has metallic crust you got some problems going on.
    If this is sludge/particulate at the bottom of the pan it could just be residual but honestly there needs to be a lot more information to make any kind of conclusion.

    I'd say change the oil again, run for 300 or so miles change the oil yet again but i dont know anything about the car the condition the service or you so really who's to say.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Scary shit. I have no idea. Hopefully it's not your piston rings or something.

      Maybe change the oil and filter immediately:

      Sorry sempai.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    metallic? could be timing chains/cover pieces. or crank bearings.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >bmw

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why its ALWAYS this shitbox brand?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's called Big Money Waster for a reason

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >>bmw
      >Acronym for "Black Mans Wish"
      >Large metallic particulate in the oil.
      It should sell quickly to the right ethnicity.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Change oil immediately with cheap conventional/synthetic blend.
    Then add Sea Foam to the crankcase. After 50 miles or so do another oil change.
    Repeat again. 50-100 miles wit Sea Foam, then change the oil again.
    Then fill with something good like Penzoil Ultra Platinum.

    ~$120 in oil and filters is a lot cheaper than losing your engine due to oil starvation because sludge got caught in some passage.

    Flakes of metal happen. It's why there's usually a magnet in the pan.
    Most people aren't equipped to do a complete engine teardown and getting one at a shop is going to cost you $$$, and you're not really going to find out where the metal is coming from without a teardown, so I'd just get the sludge out and pray for the best.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yup, someone is shitting in your oil fill hoke when no one's looking. You need to keep a better eye on your car.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    um sweaty the acronym actually stands for big mexican weiner

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There is zero (0) instances were metal shavings in an engine turned out to be a good thing.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    go get some really basic cheap oil + filter and run it through the car for about a hundred miles.

    then see what's inside the filter.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I once found a small thin curved metal shaving from a short piece of hose between my car's intake manifold and MAP sensor. Never figured out where that came from. Guess it could've fallen off from inside the cast aluminum intake manifold?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >small thin curved metal shaving
      Probably from cutting threads on something and it didn't get cleaned in quality control.
      Could have been from something like a temp sending unit or a fitting
      More than likely it was just a single piece so if you still have the car I wouldn't stress over it.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would not want to see what things look like after dropping the pan. There's something really bad going on inside that motor...

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >how fricked am I?
    It's over.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sell sell sell
    If you absolutely need to drive it short term, even at the risk of your own life, add liquimoly. This is the one time dry lubricant serves a purpose in the engine.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is the engine running fine or does it sound fricked?
    If it’s running fine with no check engine just change your oil more often, it’s a nothing burger.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How's it taste? Metallic or more of a burnt carbon taste?

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Looking pretty thick, anon.
    Thin it out with some water and give it another 1000 miles.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Rub it between your fingers. Is it actually particulate matter or is it just insanely clumpy varnish?

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hey op, not a single person gave you the correct answer here.

    Take an oil sample, and send it here
    https://www.blackstone-labs.com/
    they take about a week to get results, and they will tell you exactly what metals they find, and the source of those metals.
    This will tell you everything you need to know.
    dont drive the car until then.

    From what I can tell on that dipstick, you have excessive bearing wear due to low oil pressure, dirty oil, and/or clogged oil passages.
    You may need to drop the oilpan, and inspect the rod bearings.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You got some sludge from the inside of the dipstick tube on the dipstick, probably nothing.
    Try and scrape the dipstick along the dipstick tube and see if you're able to catch some more to be sure.
    Do an oil change, maybe use some flush stuff if you feel like it.

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