Remove Oil Pump, Pan, & other stuff GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine Vid # 21

Getting ready to remove engine mount from my Chevy Tahoe GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine

Getting ready to remove engine mount – GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine

Oil pan removed from my Chevy Tahoe GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine

Oil pan removed from my Chevy Tahoe GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine

Oil pump and pickup tube removed from my Chevy Tahoe GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine

Oil pump and pickup tube removed from my Chevy Tahoe GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine

Windage tray removed from my Chevy Tahoe GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine

Windage tray removed from my Chevy Tahoe GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine

only the short block remains - Chevy Tahoe GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine

only the short block remains – GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine

Before moving the engine from the cherry picker to the engine stand, I had to get some bolts.  I got a kit from Summit Racing.  Part SUM-G1012M.  They are 10.9 grade (metric for Grade 8) bolts and they worked just fine.  I was not sure about exact positioning, maybe someone will comment on the video in YouTube.

Short block on my GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine

Short block on my GM 5.3 Vortec LS Engine

I lowered the engine until the oil pan was touching the floor and I used my floor jack to support the heavy black engine stand part.  I wanted to make absolutely sure not to cross thread the bolts, and took my time.   The jack was a big help.

Next, a bunch of parts flew off – Engine mount brackets, AC compressor housing bracket thingy, and some other small stuff.

I used the jack to support the oil pan while unthreading the bolts and the thing came off very gently and easily.  Then I spun it around and got the oil pickup, the windage tray, and finally, the oil pump.

 

Next was the machine shop discussion.  This was a curve ball. 

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