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Found metal in oil of 7.3 litre ford diesel

Found piece of sir clip in last oil change. have found out that it is not gudgeon pin or hydraulic lifter need blueprints to find out if there are any more in motor. it might be foreign material

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I suggest you take off the tappet covers and see if anything is broken there . Other places where there may be circlips are the distributor and oil pump, however these may be more difficult to reach. If you don't find anything under the tappet covers you can then drop the sump. This is messy but not too difficult. With the sump off you can normally reach the oil pump. If you take out the distributor be careful to put it back with the shaft in the same position or your ignition timing will be out and the engine won't run.

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  • robinlwb Oct 10, 2008

    Hi, me again, i didn't realise it was a diesel engine. On a diesel the most likely source of a circlip in the crank case is the injector. You may find one of your injectors is broken. I don't think your Ford has a common rail set up (CRD) so you probably have an injector in each cylinder. One of these may be broken.

    I have never replaced an injector in a diesel so if I was you I would buy myself a workshop manual before I unscrew anything. Diesel injectors are complicated devices with fine tolerances. Take care.



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