I started a new thread for this project, the old thread was named fuel pump push rod question. After hearing what others on this forum had to say and doing more research on this forum and other places on the internet I believe my problem is due to a broken cam gear. I will probably not have much to add to some of the very professional looking posts on this subject other than asking questions that I will have and others with limited knowledge like me will have. My biggest project up to this point on my 345 is changing the water pump and doing my own maintenance. I also do my own maintenance on my cars and have done my own break jobs so I consider myself somewhat machanically inclined. Perhaps I will change my mind after this project:i_praying . I'm sure I will have lots of questions. My first question is has anyone started this project and then wished they hadn't?