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There's something in your oil pump preventing it from spinning and it's probably a piece of metal. Drop the oil and see if it's full of sparkles or chunks.
There’s definitely chunks in there. Half the dist gear was gone on it. Crank bearings probably got all the filings in there too. Definitely new engine time. Already got a guy with a rebuilt 4.3 from an 04 ready to drop in there so I’m just gonna go that route and sell the truck.
Don’t really feel like rebuilding the bottom end.
 

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Don’t really feel like rebuilding the bottom end.
There are getting to be fewer and fewer old 4.3L motors around, but I picked one up in good shape for $400 a couple of months ago, although it did take a few weeks to find it. I used to be able to look on Craigslist and pick one up, already pulled, on any random weekend for $200 ish. Still about 1/4 the price of the cheapest rebuild you could do unless you own a machine shop.
 
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