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Old 11-20-2015, 01:01 PM   #1
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I pulled my oil pan last night on my 2008 Screw 5.4 3v Triton. This was the only piece of metal in the oil pan but I could not identify it. I was hoping that someone on the forums might be able to tell me what it is.
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Old 11-20-2015, 01:37 PM   #2
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pin from phaser or part of the oil tensioner? Not sure

lets test the knowledge of the forum members lol

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Old 11-20-2015, 01:39 PM   #3
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that's what I was thinking... it looks like a cam phaser pin. put something next to it, like a quarter or something
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Here you go.


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lets take a poll! ha! Just out of curiosity - why did you drop the pan?
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I had to get to the oil pickup screen. Timing chain rubbed against the timing cover and pulse wheel, throwing fine aluminum dust down into the oil. Doing a complete timing job. VCT Solenoids, Phasers, timing chains, tensioners and guides. Went ahead and replaced oil pump while I was at it.
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Well since you are covering all bases, I would just replace and move on. Did you inspect the old phasers to see if anything seemed to be missing?
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What's the mileage on your engine? You might be better off swapping in a crate engine. Rebuilding one third of the motor on these 3valves is hit and miss. If you plan on keeping the truck for a few years, I recommend an engine swap. If you plan on dumping it after its "fixed" then I say go for it.
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These are pics of the new and old phaser lock pin.. Not sure if yours matches up.. Although I'd have guessed that it was a phaser pin too

Almost looks like a tiny sheared off easy out.. Either way I'd also be a bit disturbed by its presence in the oil pan.. There's no good explanation as to how that could have fallen out of a phaser without the phaser being opened up and removed from the cam..
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