Originally Posted by CFD
When my pump went the metal was from the lifter. It did not just fall apart so the motor still ran fine, at first, lol. If you use the camera you bought you will be able to inspect the lifter and cam lobes that are questioned in the pics by inserting it in the cast openings you asked about, that is norm.
Ok. I did inspect as much as I could and it all looked fine as far as I could see. That little tool could be better.