If King would have had bearings available,there would be no problem.
Should we blame King?
Should some fascist government officials force King to prioritize the production of Buick v6 engine bearings for the 3 Buick v6 engines that need them each year?
My advise to the OP is to wait for King to release a new run of bearings.
I finally installed their bearings and was very impressed with their uniformity when I measured them and am very impressed with how they looked when I took the engine apart this year. I hope I'm never forced to use trimetal bearing again. If I am,I will at least use coated ones.
There is no such thing as good oil. There are only 2 types of oil,some and none. The superior bearing shows itself to be superior when there is none.
The OP showed us pictures of bearings that he never wanted to purchase in the first place. He wanted King bearings. I also prefer King bearings so I gave him 2 reasons why I like them and suggested that he wait for the Kings to become available again. In post #3,RED LS1 gave a testimony about why he likes King bearings. I have no comment on the pitted bearings nor do I have any desire to place blame as I see no malicious behavior. My only reason for posting is to offer more reasons to the OP for him to favor king bearings and to encourage him to be patient.The OP presented some pitted bearings, never mentioned oiling issues, just pitted bearings.
I’m doing a deliberate LS turbo swap (see lsx tech), but not blaming the bearing issue on that.Not Random but DELIBERATE LS swap guys fault.
Note to self: Keep stock BUICK built motor running another 100K or 5 years, it's only got 235K on it and who knows what oil was in it the first 15 years of it's life.