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Rebuild advice - silver flakes in oil filter

Cut open the oil filter when I changed the oil last week and found a handful of silver flakes in the pleats. The flakes were tiny w/ the exception of 2 that were about 1/8 the size of a pencil eraser. Truck currently runs great

Assuming a total rebuild is in my future, should I go ahead and tear down the motor now, or just continue driving the truck until failure?

My plan for the rebuild is 0.030 bore, 190cc injectors, bigger turbo, upgraded fuel system, etc... Also, there is a leak at rocker box so would need to do head gaskets any way.

What do yall think?

Motor is 2006
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It might be the LPOP gears starting to rub on the front cover.

Are the flakes magnetic?

Maybe consider getting a UOA.

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Do not plan on a 30 over bore just to have a 30 over bore IMO

go as small as possible

STD, .010", .020", .030", .040"

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Probably your lpop, i had the same issue in my 03 6.0, ended up being scowling on my lpop , plan on getting the oem one as well as front cover kit hope this helps 🤘🏽
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It might be the LPOP gears starting to rub on the front cover.

Are the flakes magnetic?

Maybe consider getting a UOA.
Unfortunately I didn't check magnetism when the flakes were found.

I did order the UOA kit from Blackstone, but unsure how helpful it will be without the old oil (less than 100 miles on fresh oil). Is there a certain number of miles I should wait before doing the UOA?

Assuming some of the flakes have bypassed the oil filter, is the damage already done?
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Pull the filter back out and run a magnet around the lower end of the housing.
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