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Metal Shavings after 1st Oil Change

Today I changed my oil for the 1st time on my new Toro QZE 821. It was after the first 2 hours

What I did was drained the toro oil I put in it when brand new, then with the oil drain plug out, I poured the rest of the clean toro oil that was left in the container in the fill spout to flush any extra metal shavings out.

After it looked like no more metal shavings were coming out and the oil stopped draining, I put the drain plug back in.

I then switched over to Amsoil 5w30

Picture of oil, then 2 videos. The picture below I had the oil container tilted so most of the oil pooled in the corner.

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Does this amount of metal shavings look excessive or ok?
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Looks like the oil has gotten water in it

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Look at the other one again.. I saw streaks which look like water.. but if you are seeing alot of metal.. it's not normal

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I would definitely keep an eye on it. Some shavings are normal because of the manufacturing process but if you are still getting them after the next change I would be concerned. The pics do look like there is water in the oil but you video looks fairly clean.
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i would do another another oil change at the 10 hour mark for peace of mind.

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i would do another another oil change at the 10 hour mark for peace of mind.
I would send in the next sample for an oil analysis as well.
They analyze ppm of various metals .. the chunks don't really get counted per say as they aren't is suspension...but it will tell you if your engines is wearing excessively as the oil will be filled with suspended particles.



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Pour the oil through a coffee filter, any metal will be left behind.

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Pour the oil through a coffee filter, any metal will be left behind.
Already emptied the oil container at auto zone

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Looks like the oil has gotten water in it

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That’d be crazy. I don’t know how that would be possible.

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