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In my last entry I discovered that the power steering pulley was going to hit the steering box. So
I went to the Junk yard today and found a power steering pulley from a 94 S-10 pickup. Here you can see
the difference in size between the larger 4.8L pulley that came on the engine and the smaller S10 pulley:
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When I was instlling the pulley on the pump, I had a problem with the back of the pulley hitting one of the three bolts
that attaches the pump to the bracket. Here's a shot of the offending bolt and location:
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So, I had to grind down the head of that bolt to prevent interference:
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Now I could install the pulley to the correct depth. Notice that the S10 pulley had to be pressed on deeper than a stock
pulley. The stock pulley was flush with the pump shaft. The S10 pulley required to be pressed on further to align properly
with the other pulleys.:
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Now it has clearance between the pulley and steering box. It looks fine now, but if the back of the motor has less tilt ,
then it will be closer. I will need to get the tranny installed to say with certainty that it is OK. But, another member on
here is running this, so I'm hoping it's OK.
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So, this brings me to ANOTHER problem. The oilpan.... After I got the motor mount bolts in, it was obvious that
the oil pan hangs too low.
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I've got to decide what route I want to go. I have a few options:
1. Modified F-body pan from S&P or other vendor (about $250).
2. LH8 pan (Hummer H3 Alpha), but it is only 3/4" shorter, so I'll probably pass on this option (abount $180-250).
3. Cadillac CTS-V. Some think this will fit with no problems. No one can say for certain, so I'm scared to dump $200+ into an unknown.
4. Moroso pan. About $300 with pickup + you have to run remote filter setup, so that adds about $50-100 more.

So, I've got to make a decision on the pan.. confused_swirl.gif

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 Post Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:28 pm 
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yup.6 qt pans from trucks will do it for ya.......That thing hangs down like my old Milodon deep sump
Does GM make a car pan for the LS motor?
I am certain GrandPrix's come with 5.3s and the motors
are the same?......

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Not sure how much or if he still does but John B was offering them I think?

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Yeah, I remember he was doing them (I think) on a case basis. I have an article somewhere around here talking about the different pans, and with mine I may just go for a shorter factory pan (IIRC they said the C5 or C6 ones would fit), and see if he would be interested in buying the truck pan outright.

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get a fbody pan for about 50 bucks and cut the cross member. thats what i did...i just reboxed it in for strenght. plus im cheap... :cry:


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