Quote Originally Posted by wolfdog View Post
I'm not sure whose sobriety is in question...

Let me qualify my earlier statement. The scrolls do not ride against each other like a bearing. Depending on manufacturer, they will rouch at several points in a 360 degree rotation or they do not touch at all and oil makes the seal.
So the chances of metal coming from the scrolls is minimal.

http://www.docs.hvacpartners.com/idc.../811-20065.pdf
I took it to mean the OP's senior tech.