So after agreeing to wait out the metal problem to my next oil change I decided I won't sleep well for 3000 miles and I called the dealer this morning. I talked to the service manager who of course gave the automated response of "some metal in the oil is normal" but after telling him the observations I made said that it sounded like something more serious was going on and they would work on it and get back to me. I asked him to drop the oil pan because for certain anything I found in my waste pan would also show up on the bottom of the oil pan. He said that's true but I never really got him to say he was going to do that. I figure if this is on record now if soemthing goes wrong down the road I should be covered. BTW since the tiny sand like pieces in my waste pan wouldn't stick to a magnet what could they be from? What parts of the motor are aluminum? Thanks guys!