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I GOT METAL SHAVINGS IN OIL PAN - 2003 Toyota RAV4

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Internal wear, start adding Lucas with you regular oil changes.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Metal chips/shavings/flakes in oil

it means the motor is worn out and isnt going to last for very long.its all part of the gears in the motor thats what the metal shavings are from

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If you have bearing problems MAP sensor codes are the least of your worries. Check on the cost of getting a new engine. I hope this is not the problem. Good luck Moe

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SOURCE: 2000 silverado changed oil pan gasket rear main

Ouch. A main, rod, or cam bearing failure will cause these symptoms. Did this happen before or after this work was performed?

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clutch could be going bad have it checked by a transmission shop

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