'I got to say I could murder gm engineers right about now. The danged pump is behind one corner of the steering pump bracket, which is behind the coil bracket, which is behind the throttle cable bracket, etc. etc. What should be a half hour job is turning into an all day project. '
Ah, you got a gm car from the time after the rocket scientists took over designing them. They try to make them SO complex that it takes a rocket scinetist to do anything, except check the oil. I found that out by changing a lot of stuff on a '95 astro (piece of rocket science shit). Also, gm likes to dictate everything to the customer; how to wipe the windows. You turn the wipers OFF, and the blasted thing makes ONE more wipe. How fascists is that? It seems like a small thing, but it illustrates the gm mentality. Really, i hate gm after my affair w the astro. Dodge, on the other hand, puts lots of people friendly stuff in. And, they are simpler to work on.
Ps, about naming it, how about 'pointie', for its pointy nose?