It's probably the oil pump pickup screen.
i dropped my oil pan and inside of it i found a very small oval metal screen. the outside of the ring is orange plastic and it looks to be very fine mesh. the whole thing is smaller than the end of my finger. does anyone know of what im talking about
My Bently software is acting up and keeps freezing so I can't pull any images (looks like there's not much on the oil pump any way). Judging by the pictures of the pump you may need to replace the pump:
The only way that will come out and still look like that is if the cam adjuster was removed and it fell out. Problem is knowing which side. Lots of work! Other possibility is that if cam adjuster was replaced due to failure and while removing old screen fell off. Only way to know is to disassemble.
Personally, i'm not sure that i would loose any sleep over it. Change your oil at the proper interval and perhaps forget about it.
Originally Posted by Seb Vettel, Monaco 2013
Really?....then why don't you quit flappin' your jaw about the tires??