Ok she has a new heart.
Its funny (but not really).....I was talking about some of the new trucks coming out and that I would consider a new dodge with the v6 diesel...I think she heard me...got depressed and commited suicide...
Ok....I will be the first to admit that I do not own the tools to time the cams so I have no idea if anything moved but I do not see anything wrong with the chains or guides.
But this looks odd....
Strange swirl or valve tapping on Lt side (Bank1)...no dents or noticeable damage but no similar marks on the right side.
Now to the obvious problem I found...
The center two cam bearing/mounts on the RT were definitely not getting enough oil but I found no debris in the ports that would indicate a blockage.
So now the questions....It started fine that fateful morning but for some reason it quit ...did I lose oil pressure? Is that why it quit? Was the loose of oil pressure enough to allow slack for the chain(s) to jump? Did the left cam sprocket slip? If I lost oil pressure ...why? and why when I checked it at the shop did I have 60 cold? why was there no oil only to the middle two cam bearings in the Rt head?
More questions than answers unfortunately....but at least I am mobile again.
I know that the engine should last longer than it did....the mileage on some of your guys trucks proves it.
Thanks for the interest. I would say that I hope this helps someone else but I still do not have an answer to the big question.....why did this happen?