This is a long one: but title says it all- metal blows my IPR and back to square one . Thanks for any responses to what the source of the metals are that keep blowing my IPR screen? Please, if anyone has a response,... I gotta decide if I can clean out/filter entire oil volume,... or is the source something shot inside engine,..THEN; Rebuild or Buy another engine,...? ‘03 6.0. Thanks to anyone who may have a sec to respond ??? ***Background***Changed IPR last Summer, (actually just cleaned it and replaced screen and o rings/Teflon backing ring about 11 months ago,... just normal tired out I’d checked resistance,(all good) and Deisel Tech Ron’s videos and a SG II got that fix done!) [RIP RON ? ...what a wonderful example of how easy it can be to just be a good guy, he was (and is) a freakin’ angel),.. tan fine through to Christmas,... loads of fuel issues in rainy rainy fall in Austin TX,... more rain in that chunk of time on record (I believe). Drained water separator, changed filters twice,... ok all good til May,... before heat of Summer, I flushed cooling system a looong time and replaced hoses and just made sure that would not crap out during heat of Summer,... changed T-Stat too- to be sure. (Also happened to change spring loaded tensioner pulley assembly , old one was sticking, kinda had to coax it to correct tension after changing alternator- old one was less than 18 months old, but was reading low/normal,..fluctuating- who knows; maybe that tensioner was making alternator fluctuate. Ok, all good running up and down the road. Then!!! Mid May through June- truck kept stalling and I’d bang on the tank thinking I’d need to go in and clean the lifter/sender in the tank,... that worked twice, then banged on water separator cover plate just to see-(kinda like we did with our starters in high school when you’d rather buy beer than a starter!). That got it started but it kept occurring. I had not just drained to water separator plug because some fine genius tech had stripped the hell out of it. I finally spent a few hours under there tap-tap-tap ing and carving and embossing and drilling and stamping long enough to get a 47 Torx to bite, drained out 1 1-1/2 Tbs of crap in the 3-4 cups of fuel that drained upon opening that water separator plug. That happened a few more times,... less occurrences when tank was over 1/3 full, at a 1/4 tank- here comes trouble. Then about 2nd week in June- randomly,..TRUCK STARTED GETTING HOT OFF AND ON- with a trailer, without a trailer,.. but no leaks in coolant chambers,..? I just felt the heat, I’d hear the fan kick into super high,... but the gauges read middle of the range, never HOT,... ????? I’d just let the breeze cool it, or spray the front of the stack of radiators ? with water and cool it down and roll in and wouldn’t happen again until the next screaming hot day. Last Friday early evening,..6-7pm traffic starting to die down and was pulling a trailer, (not very loaded at all). It was HOT out and I kept trying to just let it cool off every so often my opening hood and getting gusts of the breeze. While going from place to place to find water spigot- it quit- no start. Changed coolant temp sensor, checked ICP, it read .24 appropriately after cleaning connector pigtail and retaping. Finally changed IPR kit again, fired up after a little jump charge/start. Quit in 30 seconds. Pulled IPR back out and it was worse than the first one I pulled! Brass shavings? Teflon ring was scratched all to hell. Next step,... pulled IPR again, but also drained oil, and cleaned out filter chamber/housing by running clean oil all the way through to drain pan, carb cleaner and vacuum, WD 40 and vacuum, carb cleaner and vacuum, and a little more new oil run through,... installed new Motorcraft filter and 15 quarts of oil. Started. And i let idle (rough) for a few secs and then let us sit and repeated. Ran rough and when I put it in gear it wanted to stall ASAP, so went back to Park. After a bit, i brought up rpms to kinda see if my 15 quarts was enough to make a difference,.. not for long. I watched the scan gauge IPR reading shoot up to 84.7 and it died. Tried to start again and it gives that same old sound that says “I can do this all day!” Not gonna fire until IPR is cleaned out and cleaned screen is replaced again. I need some advice !! Info? Guidance? Please. I’ve been in a damn parking lot for a week. I have tools and music equipment in truck and trailer and cannot leave it OR tow it (pretty low on $ now).