Full frame off resto

Rained on Saturday this week so I went over to work on the truck on Sunday. Went for a quick drive last weekend and while out, I noticed 0 oil pressure and the check gages light flashing. Not good. Was about 1/2 mile.from the garage so drove home and parked it. Didn't sound bad, maybe a bit hot.

Today I went over to install new gage piller with boost gage, scan Master and oil pressure gage. Once installed and all hooked up, started the engine up. Still 0 oil pressure only this time sounds bad. God damit. I really hope my 10K engine isn't done. Really not too happy at the moment. I'll let you guys know what I find but feeling defeated.


T
 
I went back over to pull the distributor, I have a tool to spin the oil pump shaft. Once everything out of the way, I put the tool into my cordless drill and spun the pump. Definitely resistance as the pump turns but Still no pressure. With the oil filter off, oil does come out the oil pump mount but very little pressure. Oil doesn't smell burnt either.

Although I don't have time today, I think the next step will be to pull the oil lines to inspect and possibly the oil pan to inspect or change pump. Maybe the pickup come off. Maybe the pump done/plugged with somthing. If I do end up changing the pump, any recommendations?

Anyone else had this issue happen?

Till next time.
 
So the process of pulling the motor out had begun. Again.
 

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So back over this morning to continue with the engine removal.

Unbolted fuel rail, upper rad shroud, trans cooler and oil cooler lines, removed AC compressor brackets, and power steering pump bracket.

Out came fuel rail, bunch of wiring etc. I'm trying to remove as little as possible to make installation quicker.

I've taken a bunch of pictures to assist with this. Think the only thing really left is Bell housing bolts, exhaust manifold bolts and few wires/cables/hoses. Next visit the engine should be ready to lift out.
 

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On a positive note, I will be able to redo a few things eg: front fog light wiring harness was in the wrong spot and I wish I had painted the firewall previously, I will get the chance now. Seems to be covered in some sort of glue or sealer. Possibly from the factory. Also wanted to paint the cruddy looking brake booster

Also, anyone know where to get reproduction stickers like the ones on my rad support? I'm sure someone makes them.

T
 

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gmemony2

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On a positive note, I will be able to redo a few things eg: front fog light wiring harness was in the wrong spot and I wish I had painted the firewall previously, I will get the chance now. Seems to be covered in some sort of glue or sealer. Possibly from the factory. Also wanted to paint the cruddy looking brake booster

Also, anyone know where to get reproduction stickers like the ones on my rad support? I'm sure someone makes them.

T

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Hey All,

This weekend continued with the disassembly, pulled driver side apart and all the remains is the motor mount bolt.

Screw around with the bell housing bolts a bit and got two out. Front accessory drives are off, water pump wiring etc.

Started on passenger side. Definitely harder as much tighter due to the turbo. Loosend off some bolts etc but the rain started and I wasn't into it after that. I did pick up and engine leveler to help remove. I'll grab the engine hoist from my shop and with some luck, she's comming out this weekend comming.

T
 

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This is what I mean by the glue crap on the firewall - the yellowish stuff. Once the engine is out, I'm going to clean down the firewall the best I can, mask and spray. I'm also going to paint the brake booster a nice factory looking satin black.

T
 

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Got the engine out and dropped off to the rebuilders. I'm looking forward to getting some answers with regards to no oil pressure.

In the meantime, this will give me a chance to paint the firewall, fix some shitty wiring and clean up some things I whish I had of done the first time.

T
 

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Hey guys,

Haven't been able to log onto this site for some reason. I have joined Facebook but can't post on syty Facebook page for 30 day period.

Anyways, got the engine back yesterday from the rebuilders. Oil pump drive gear became loose on the shaft causing the pump to fail. New pump installed and everything else checked out fine. Bearings, rods, etc all good. So it's now sitting beside my truck awaiting installation. Probably start that this weekend.

If I can get back onto this web page again, I will upload the photos of the installation.

T
 

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Sy2622

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Hey guys,

Haven't been able to log onto this site for some reason. I have joined Facebook but can't post on syty Facebook page for 30 day period.

Anyways, got the engine back yesterday from the rebuilders. Oil pump drive gear became loose on the shaft causing the pump to fail. New pump installed and everything else checked out fine. Bearings, rods, etc all good. So it's now sitting beside my truck awaiting installation. Probably start that this weekend.

If I can get back onto this web page again, I will upload the photos of the installation.

T
Looking forward to following the progress again.
 
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