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I agree with MPDEvelopment. I used to see much worse when I used ordinary engine oil (the ester base oils are hard to beat) and also when I was using Porsche cranks. Then the "worms" grew much larger. The worms are on the rod side of the caps. Why they are on one side and not the other, don't know. Could be related to direction of rotation, some extreemly small taper??? Carillo rods are hard to tweek or bend and the bearing wear is uniform. So just don't know.

No dirt is involved. There are tiny specs of dirt, but not very many and none in my pictures. A full flow oil system is used with Fram HP 1 filter.

All parts are in as new condition, round. The bearing wear measures 0.0001" on the cap and 0.0002" on the rod side. No measurable taper. The rods are still perfactly round well within my ability to measure it with a Sunnen rod resizing machine that can see 0.00001" wiggles. Crank journals are as new.
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