Large Metal Bits in Oil - What are they?

Each time you change your oil you should check your engine’s heath by examining them for any unusual amounts of material. This is probably the best reason to change your own oil.

It’s common to see fingernail-clipping size magnetic particles from normal transmission gear wear. Anything larger should be a concern.

One commonly found particle looks like this

The parts are the remains of a broken selector spring which requires disassembly of the left hand case .

This shows the broken spring

And this how it should look

Info taken from this thread from DSC forums and here on Ducatisti

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