Low oil pressure pump siezed
I took my 6.0 with 190,000 miles to my dealer and they pulled the front cover off of the engine. (sorry, I don't know the technical terms) what they found, if I understood them right, was a bearing on the crank shaft went out causing the crank shaft to move forward and raming the gear on the low pressure oil pump into the wall of the front cover. They said they have never seen this before and that best cause scenario, they would have to pull the motor out, check everything, replace the bearing, pump, and front cover, and only be in it around $5k. Worst case scenario, metal would be in the rest of the engine and it would need a new engine which could be up to $18,000 depending on how much is still good on mine.
Has anyone had something like this happen? If so, what did you do and what would you suggest?
I feel like since I'm that deep into it, with it being out of the truck and having 190,000 miles, I should have everything like heads, high pressure oil pump, etc inspected.
But then I start thinking that if I'm going to spend that much money on a 6.0, why not just put a cummins in it.
Any suggestions on what you guys would do in my situation?