Thanks for the reply sir. Answering your questions in no specific order,..
A) long paragraph issue. Yep, I get it,... but I’ve read lots of forums over the years and it seemed to me that after lots of back and forth,... slow paying out all that history may frustrate those kind individuals that offer up advice. Figured I’d just put all the recent history out there to allow for the experienced sort to try and have the best chance of making sense of it. I did consider that it may turn some away from reading it all, but - it’s never a perfect situation, or solution,... but thank YOU for reading !!! I was hoping the “metal shavings in oil “ would grab the attention of someone who thought that interesting enough to read
B) metal/save oil? “Looked” brass. Probably not brass,... bc yes, it was magnetic. And i did check the last of the old oil before cleaning out the catch container,( and used a white one to see things better). Plenty of particulate matter in old oil and much of the metal dust/shavings were just plain grey as in -not brass. Also the brass colored metal also proved to be ferrous as it stuck to magnet
C) oil stand/filter housing. Yep. Checked all that too. It’s functioning and there was metal in there when I cleaned it well,(oil/solvent/WD/vacuum).
D) how did I know it was hot? The fan kicking into super hi was first concern, and as I checked the degas tank,... it was not low, but oh that coolant water mix was trying to bleed steam out at the cap, and probably did loose a bit via steam/water vapor. As I mentioned earlier, the guess temp sensor was bad, why not getting dash gauge response,... but that same sensor tells the fan to go to high, maybe? no? Anyway. I replaced that first. And why didn’t I just use my scan gauge? Frantically looking for a water spigot and still plenty of antsy drivers in traffic racing to go spend Friday’s paycheck - I’m afraid I just didn’t catch my snap there while driving with the trailer and hoping to hi he’ll I didn’t overheat TOO badly,...
E) coolant drain/ and clarification on “no leaks in coolant system”
I did cooling system flush and fill, with a new hose under degass tank that accepts the heater core tube and degass tank via a wye, and on down to bottom of block. When I stated no leaks, just meant that my hoses, fitting, radiator, heater core, etc,... none of that was leaking (except a tad of steam under the fill cap)
F). Head Gasket issue,...? I’m not sure if I have this right, but I read that had I blown coolant/water over to where it’s no supposed to be,.., that I would have some moisture in the EGR
valve,... I pulled it and zero moisture,...only sooty carbon.. just cleaned it really well and cleaned out from down where it installs, and cleaned the mating surfaces before re installing
I believe that answers lots of your questions. After start up upon replacing first freshly cleaned IPR
with new kit. It sounded really perfect, but just died real quick. Of course that when I did the oil change (just the 15 quart change, with new filter of course) and put a fresh kit on IPR
again that start up was very rough. I started and turned off after a few seconds. Did that a series of 5 or 6 times before I let it idle a while, and then slowly brought rpms up to about 1400. It died during some of that
Hope that answers your questions
I’d just love to hook up a hi and low (gravitywise) nipplle and hoses to a filter system with removable cartridges and it’s own sturdy pump! Somehow tell all the different chambers to open to let oil backflush through filters, screens, HPOP
, coolers,... sound like I need to design one and patent it! But in lieu of that pipe dream , I suppose I have to open up top of oil cooler? Take HPOP
apart,... test it, clean it, replace it if needed? And yes, i do realize this is costly- but I’m gonna have to do all this myself,...( that’s why i may just need another used motor,..?). Normally, I don’t scrimp on any parts or choices to make things idiotproof, bombproof,... but at present - well, it’s an extremely difficult time on the cash flow front, so making some “best choices under present conditions”