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03 400ex aluminum shavings in oil

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As title states just got a 400ex and there are aluminum shavings in the oil, what's the most likely part getting destroyed?

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If there are no abnormal noises, no grinding, whining, whiring, tapping it may be worth flushing the engine (diesel or kerosene) fitting a new filter and replacing the oil. Try it for a couple hours and then drop the oil and replace the filter again.

The state of your filter is quite alarming but it could well be sloppy workmanship by a previous owner. They may have fixed the problem and not replaced the filter, and it’s not unheard of for people to reuse the oil the drained out!
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