Okay, got ya. I was thinking the additives were in for a while. It could be that your pan has a lot of buildup and needs cleaning. It would give you a peek at the bottom end as well.
Originally Posted by tcrs_circuit
I may do so. I only added the additives this OCI after seeing the metal unless you are talking about the add pack in the oil... I guess that it possible though. when doing the timing, the engine was VERY clean. only light varnish.
Originally Posted by PimTac
Have you considered dropping the pan if it's not too much trouble? Would the additives be loosening up old debris from the previous failure?