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      09-22-2005, 05:16 PM   #13
e90wraith
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Drives: E90 325i Jet Blk
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Originally Posted by MCS
One interesting thing to note is that the pic of the dirty filter had anumber of silvery/white looking particles. Not trying to stir up any debate on the break in vs no break in oil change.

e90wraith, were these particles (1) real and (2)were they metallic or other junk? Maybe I'm just being anal which I suspect is the case as well...
I didn't notice any metallic particles in the old oil filter nor in the oil pan. My oil pan has two levels, so you can see if any particles came out as they get caught at the first level. I really didn't see many.

I think the white specks you are seeing in the dirty filter are the white spots in the filter paper. If you look at the close up pictures of the brand new filter, you see them as well.

Last edited by e90wraith; 09-22-2005 at 05:32 PM.