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Old 11-24-2001, 11:34 PM   #1
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Thumbs down big chunks of silicone in my oil filter ahhhh

man i changed my oil today and there was like 5 or 6 chunks of blue silicone in the filter, so i went to my subaru dealer and showed them the filter and he said "oh no its not a problem, dont worry about it, just keep an eye on it" i wonder how much more is in the motor right now i wonder where it is coming from. i change my oil every 3000km and have never seen this before its really weird. any one else had this before? i hope it dosent clog up something and screw a bearing or something.
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Old 11-24-2001, 11:41 PM   #2
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That can easily clog up an oil passage. Definetly get them to pull the engine and check and settle for nothing less!

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Old 11-24-2001, 11:42 PM   #3
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weird...make sure the dealer documents what you found....it could mean the differnce in a warranty engine in the near future or not..

the oil pan is sealed with silicoln, but I dont think big chunks can make it into the oil pump then to the filter....grrrr wierd...

blue silicoln....me thinking...

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Old 11-24-2001, 11:43 PM   #4
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the dealer wont pull your engine just cause of that...no matter how hard you beg

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Old 11-24-2001, 11:53 PM   #5
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ill take a picture of the filter and put it up on the board tomorrow
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Old 11-25-2001, 12:07 AM   #6
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the dealer wont pull your engine just cause of that...no matter how hard you beg

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Toyota would. But who else is competitive to their service

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Old 11-25-2001, 04:21 AM   #7
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Umm blue junks of silicon? OK. Post some pictures if you can.
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Old 11-25-2001, 04:24 AM   #8
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Toyota would. But who else is competitive to their service

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we'd prolly do a full teardown...but wonder *** it came from cause we don't use anything blue.

the dealer prolly won't pull your motor..i am amazed the pieces made it past the oil pump screen...and you filter is working...so it won't get into the bearings.

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Old 11-25-2001, 11:50 AM   #9
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I've seen this before. Did someone re-seal your Oil Pump at some time? Subaru uses grey sealer, not blue. If too much sealer is used on the Oil Pump it goes directly to the Filter and is trapped in the Filter intake (outer ring).

I would take pictures and get acknowledgement from the dealer that they saw it. If the dealer did the Oil Pump work you might want to talk to the SOA rep too. If there was only a few pieces of sealer in the Filter you don't have anything to worry about.
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Old 11-25-2001, 12:05 PM   #10
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we'd prolly do a full teardown...but wonder *** it came from cause we don't use anything blue.

the dealer prolly won't pull your motor..i am amazed the pieces made it past the oil pump screen...and you filter is working...so it won't get into the bearings.

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I'd have reason to believe that Mercedes Benz and BMW etc... pull an engine for that reason but they wouldn't have that problem to begin with...

Anyways, the only sealer that I know of that is blue my friend used to install his intake manifold something called RTV or something like that, it was blue silicone stuff used to create instant gaskets, kinda like gaskets in a tube.

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Old 11-25-2001, 02:07 PM   #11
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i don't know of any import companies that use blue RTV sealer...was someone in the motor at some time? WE all use grey that is almost hte same consistency.

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Old 11-25-2001, 07:43 PM   #12
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ill have pics up in about an hour, and no one has touched the motor or done any work in the motor this is strange.
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Old 11-25-2001, 10:05 PM   #13
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ok here is the filter
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Old 11-25-2001, 10:07 PM   #14
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here is a picture of the chunks there were like 4 or 5 more in the filter i didnt pick out.
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Old 11-25-2001, 10:19 PM   #15
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What in gods name...that looks like Blue RTV...but there is NO reason for it to be in the oil...the better quesiton is where did it come from?? You've NEVEr had any motor work done??

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Old 11-25-2001, 10:35 PM   #16
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shot in the dark here....maybe it was already in the filter...???

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Old 11-25-2001, 11:02 PM   #17
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Ghostrider your using a canadian tire oilfilter right? i use to use that same type of filter too because it siad on the box it was made for synthetic oil and all. later i found out it is made by fram. even uses the same part number as fram. the oilfilter inside is really poorly made. cardboard endcaps and such. it wouldn't suprise me if the blue RTV came out of the filter itself.
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Old 11-26-2001, 12:34 AM   #18
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nope no motor work done.
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Old 11-26-2001, 08:08 AM   #19
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I've been using fram filters religiously for 10 years.... never had a problem.
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Old 11-26-2001, 09:01 AM   #20
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i'm saying it could have come from the oil filter. if you still have it might be worth it to cut it open. why knows. that might just be it.
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Old 11-27-2001, 12:38 AM   #21
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yeah i was gonna try that. ill let you guys know what happens
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Old 11-27-2001, 02:28 AM   #22
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sounds like an idea.

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