Dazed and Confused
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Upstate New York
Re: 351 Cleveland Tapping Sound -- My Pick-up
If you can get the oil pan off without pulling the block, probably. But is the pressure loss is due to bearings, I'm not sure how much a higher volume pump will do for you.
Cleveland engines have a fairly high price tag, not sure what your long term plans are for the truck, but a master rebuild kit (which will include the bearings) will run you about 500 bucks. Because of the abundance, the 302 is considerably cheaper, but a reliable one will still cost you more than the rebuild, if you do it yourself. I think anyway you look at it, the fix requires pulling the block.
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