Pin found in oil

Asked by Mar 27, 2018 at 10:23 AM about the 2006 Porsche 911

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Found pin in oil change see pic what is it?

2 Answers


Try posting your pic on a Porsche-specific forum, an engine builder there may recognize the part. There are several places where a pin may be used in any engine - timing chain, rockers or valve train, oil pump... may want to remove the valve covers and look everything over, pull a rocker or cam follower and see if you find a similar pin. Obviously don't run the engine until you know exactly what and where this came from.


I would not drive it until you find out what the problem is.

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