Your warnings were well heeded Bob. We was installing the screen on the oil pump, just starting to press it in when the pump broke between the mount housing and the pump itself and it broke rather easy. I inspected it and was really surprised to see it was made out of really cheap pot metal that was thin casted.
My nephew was somewhat upset as he's had other things go wrong and I told him "Be happy it broke here and not at the mud park where it would have took the engine with it"
When I got the M55 that I used on my 4.3 V6 back in '07 it was the old style pump and it was obvious it was made of better material. Isn't that something, used to we could get the M55 that lasted forever for $20 bucks. Now to get a good pump you gotta pay $75. I've been using Melling's stuff since I was a kid, hard to handle they went so cheap.