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Metal shavings in oil

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Hi all,
I have sportage 2022 4th generation GDI 2.4, for now it has 3800 mile odometer, this is my second time changing the oil, first time it was only 500 mile and today it has 3800 mile, in both oil changes I notices metal shavings and I wonder if its normal or that is an issue, and if it could stop suddenly because of this issue as I will be travelling about 600 mile in one drive next week (there will be no road service or assistance).
Is it true new engines have such shavings?
How to check the engine?
BTW, the engine consumed about 200-300 ml of oil in this 3300 mile.
Thanks a lot.
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Thank you for your reply,
Unfortunately no warranty.
I will check with a service shop.
Will I need another engine?
Thank you, I think it's better to drive until it dies, because i don't want to be a laboratory rat.
For how long I can expect it will last, so far it works normally and no sounds or issues when running.
I could've sworn I saw particles like that in one oil change maybe 15,000 miles ago (123k now) but I couldn't confirm if the pan was clean before I dumped my oil. Subsequent oil samples sent for analysis to a lab out here in the US said my samples looked pretty good, especially for a Kia 4-cylinder. I would see how it looks next oil change and ensure the drain pan is clean beforehand. I don't think there's much choice than just hope and see.
Thank you,
The issue that there is no lab to test the oil here in Baghdad.
If I drained the oil to check it and returned it to the engine is it bad idea?
Have you made sure particles are metallic using a magnet? If you still have the oil filter from the last change, cut it open and see what is caught in the pleated paper.
I would think some small shavings might be normal for a new engine breaking in. I have rebuilt a few car, motorcycle, and lawn mower engines, and some particles are found in the first couple of oil changes mainly from the piston rings seating. I have not purchased a new car in many years, so I can't say what is normal for the first oil changes.
It may mean nothing at this point.
Thanks a lot for your reply, I will check my next time change the oil.
I thought so, that it is because a new car, but no one agreed with me.
Just wondering why there is no warranty on a new vehicle.
I imported it from the US, used car. no accident but the tires and the catalyst were stolen.
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