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.
Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?
Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?