Well I fired up the truck today to head out to the parents house and visit my nephew. I let the truck idle for around 5 mins to warm up before I took off, well about a mile down the road she starts bucking like a mule?? I check all my gauges and the oil pressure is pegged at 60, so I am like WTF?? I pull over to the side of the road and check the oil, it's 1/2 quart low so I top it off and fire it back up. I stop for gas and decide to check the oil again and I notice metal shavings on the end of the dipstick!!! I plan on dropping the pan tomorrow to inspect for further damage that may have incurred and to check the filter screens on my pickup tube. My question on this is why are there metal shaving showing up in my oil? Is this a sign of premature failure of my engine? I haven't had this truck a month and I think my little 305 is heading downhill quickly! it's losing power all the time and doesn't seem to have any pull at all, requardless of the 35" tires. So tomorrow I am breaking out the tool box and will drain and refill all the vital fluids, attempt to retune the motor and see if I can keep her alive, at least till I can get the 350 out of my blazer and clean it up. I do plan to swap the motor in mid summer but I don't have the time or money right now to start the project as I am getting married in less than 2 months. I am currently running valvoline 10w30 / delco oil filter on my 305, will running a thicker motor oil help? A friend suggested I run the high mileage motor oil as the chemical compound will expand the gaskets and stop the minor leaks I have at the rear main seal and lubricate the motor better on cold starts. I am also looking for magnetic drain plugs and the oil filter magnet to try to keep these shaving from going farther into my engine. any suggestions and hints are appreciated ! Come on CK5 I need your input!