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Old 06-02-2007
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Metal shavings in M5OD

There were some metal shavings on my drain plug. It seems to work fine so should I be worried? Their fine like from filling something. Sometimes when i put it in reverse after having it in neutral it grinds sometimes so could that be what it's from?
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My truck does the same thing when I put it in reverse sometimes
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Old 06-26-2007
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Bump. Any Ideas?
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Umm...from personal experience take it to a shop immediately. Mine did that same thing and then destroyed itself. Grinded in reverse. I had to go into second then reverse to stop the grinding. Soon you will ( if not already) hear whining in all of your gears. 1300 dollars later I learned my lesson.
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Old 06-26-2007
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mine had metal shavings on the drain plug when i changed the oil.
its a magnet, so im going to assume its doing its job.

cant find em, grind em.
lol jk..
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i had shavings inside the tranny on my 92 and on the 0 and neither of them had/has (knock on wood) any problems... i think its normal to have some shavings on the drain plug magnet just no big ones
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^^^I agree. Look at a new motor, the first 1/2 oil change(s) have metal in there, if you haven't changed the oil before, I wouldn't worry about it. Also, I noticed that after I switched to amsoil in my trans, it shifts soooooo much better... I would run synthetic for sure!
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Yea I wouldn't be to worried long as your not noticing any noises. I had my M50D rebuilt last summer after 160,000 miles, and it have shavings on the magnet well before then. It's normally to get some, like said before that's what the magnet is for, long as there is no big shaving pieces, only fine stuff.
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Reverse doesn't have a synchro so you should shift into 1st gear before putting it in reverse.
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Hmm...I was always told second and it always worked. And the shavings are normal but the grinding isnt. Thats why I suggested he get it checked out.
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