Originally Posted by Duncan_GT
Not a problem
by chance, is there a way i can visually/physically check to make sure the shaft is still in place?
currently the timing cover is off, so i have access into the oil pan kinda.
and the cam is out so i can see inside a little if i stick my head down there.
thing is, when i took the distributor out, it was a real ordeal. loud bang when it popped off. i suspect the bang was from the distributor coming free, but who knows. i dont know how the oil pump shaft is attached to the pump, so i want to check if it is still in place.
if i reach into the pan and the oil pump shaft is vertical, then im good, or could it be vertical and not be in place? (i dont know if the shaft just sits there or if its held down by a clip or anything)