hello GMFS peeps. I’m brand new and I’m happy to be a part of what seems like a very awesome group of people who love their GM trucks. I’m always on this site here and there looking for help when I gotta bust my knuckles on the Silverado. So I figured i would just join. Ok I’ll cut to the chase. 2006 Silverado crew LT 4x4 5.3L Auto trans 4” lift on 35”s and a few mods. So I consider myself a competent garage mechanic. I’ve had 3 silverados, this being my fourth so obviously I love them. Anyway I’m replacing the oil pump in a couple saturdays and honestly it’s a bit outside my comfort zone but I ain’t no pus. I wanted to ask around to see if anyone had a minute to maybe give me some tips or tricks on the entire deal since a lot of things have to be removed just to get to the pump. I’m not worried about the Axels or front diff I can drop them no prob. I’m More concerned about oil pan realignment and crank balancer pulling and timing chain cover alignment. I got a sweet melling high pressure oil pump to install and I’ve got all the nessesary gaskets and the pickup tube o ring. The whole point of this procedure is to stop the famous lifter tick before it gets any worse since all of my silvers have had it (yay) and it’s minor right now. Thankyou all very much for letting me jump into this community and Thankyou for reading my long post. I just really need a little guidance. I’ll be doing this process with my Haynes manual and YouTube assistance. Thanks for the help Bustnuckle Chevy for life.