Interesting. I have to say, changing the pump on the Escalade a few weeks ago was a breeze, relatively speaking. Yank the intake and the belts, 4-5 bolts, splash, put in the new pump and thermostat and reinstall the other bits. Took about an hour, including time to answer texts like "How is it going?"
I wonder about the logic that went into a chain-driven pump. Sure, it makes things *slightly* more compact, but, man... what a pain.
Blue-ish 2006 2.4, Werks stage 1 turbo, Borla cat-back, DDM braces, Spec aluminum flywheel, Spec stage 2 clutch, Werks aluminum radiator, some gauges, RKSport hood, Morimoto FX-Rs, GReddy Profec, Norm's fenders
'07 GXP, Werks Big Wheel K04 and tune, Solo catless downpipe, TCE Wilwood 6 piston front brakes, 4-piston rears , stainless brake lines, slotted/drilled rotors, BC Racing BR coilovers, Performance Autowerks intercooler, DDMWorks CAI, charge pipes and braces, RPM rollbar