Knock knock, Please help
Lost oil pressure, and my 99 Ranger turned off running down the highway. Started back up but was making a bunch of upper end racket. Pulled the motor dropped the pan and noticed small/ very little metal particulate in the pan. Thought after 114,00 miles some metalic wear material would be normal. Here is the list of replacement parts:
Crank bearings, rod bearings, oil pump, oil pump drive, oil pan, pan gasket, rear main seal, clutch kit, cerp belt, water pump.
Started it up last Sat. noticed slight tick. Took it for a test drive and the tick turned into a knock. I drove about 200 miles on Monday and the knock is still present but seemed to lessen as it warms up and at highway speeds. The tick (sometimes Knock) is coming from the lower end. Sounds like it's trying to come through the oil pan.
Changed the oil on Sunday before my Monday trip, used the same filter as always. But a friend told me to try 10W40 instead of the 5W30.
I just dumped a bunch of money into this truck and would like any input in what/where the problem could be.