Junk in Drained OIL
Changed my oil yesterday, Bike has 6800 miles on it.
Got my drain pan super clean.
Then I drained the oil after a ride, the oil was kinda HOT. I Changed the oil and filter all is good.. magnet on drain bolt looks clean.
Today it's all cooled off I transfer the old oil to another jug to take it to the recycle tank. This oil had just under 3000 miles on it.
In the bottom of the pan when I have just a film left I run my finger around.. there is several bits of grit (metal bits).. Maybe it feels like table salt size.
I did find one peice that was a little bigger.. maybe like the size of a 1/2 or 1/3rd of a peice of uncooked rice..
OVERALL I am not really to worried about this.
The Bike Runs and shifts great, it never uses any oil.
All motors have some grit in the old oil, or so I would imagine.
I am pretty sure what I found was N O R M A L
I only have 6800 miles, I used Amsoil Synthetic last oil change.
Some People say Synthetic is so slippery it slows down the break in process.
Here is what I want to know
Are you guys finding grit in your oil too?
How about you guys with More Miles... is the grit production slowing down?
Some people call the crap SWARF.
OK so tell me what your experience is and what you think.
I kept the old filter... I was gonna perform a Post Mortem on it..
do I really want to see what is in there? will it just leave me with more questions?
PS: I put fresh Rotella T Synthetic in it (Blue Bottle).
Took her out for 100 miles... Man it runs and shifts N I C E..
like a wet weenie in a tub of butter 8)
Have a good time, ALL the time !