So I put my new timing belt on. Great! Then my thermostat housing started leaking and I put a new one of those on. Great! I just put new brackets and shackles on too.
Just in case you don't know, even though I drive a domestic vehicle, I'm still for the most part considered to be driving the wrong brand of truck because I'm from Flint. So I constantly hear crap from people about how junky Fords are.
Not to mention I work for a company that contracts for GM. I'm at work right now making sure that the nuts and bolts listed for the 2009 Chevy Cobalt wiring harness are the correct ones.
"Crap, my truck is broke!"...Typical response..."Well, it is a ford."
So I'm driving down the road with my freshly fixed truck and I come to a stop light. As I'm sitting there I can hear my truck missing just a little bit. Then it just shuts off. When I go to restart it, I hear a loud screeching noise. But it does start. I pull into Rocky's parking lot and check out the under the hood situation. All looks well. I shut it off and start it again. LOUD TICKING coming from the cam chamber. I of course at the time did not realize that this is indicative of no oil being pumped into the lifter area. I'm only about 2 miles from a shop I know I can fix my truck at so since it is still running I decide to try to get it there.
This was probably a mistake.
I did end up getting there, but the noise and behavior of the truck only got worse.
So at this moment I think I now have a broken oil pump. Sounds fun.
My truck ran really smooth after I put the timing belt on, but
Does anyone think my oil pump dying could have anything to do with the recent installation of my timing belt?
This is all the crap in my garage off to one side so I can fit my truck in for the motor swap.
This is the motor hanging from the rafters in my garage after I pulled it out.
This is the Harmonic Balancer timing mark lining up to the timing cover.
This is the picture of the Cam gear with the timing mark on it. From what I read this is supposed to be placed at 12oclock. I could not find the mark on the back timing cover.