you need a gauge on your truck the vp44 is the worst pump ever built if the pressure under load drops below 4 psi you will drastically shorten the life of it. go to genosgarage.com and order a taped banjo bolt part # bf-tapped $7 gasket #bf-3963983 $1.25 gauge #mrg-1561 $19.95 and get a oil pressure gauge kit with the copper line from car quest napa or others for about $7 follow the line from the bottom of the filter to the vp44 remove that banjo bolt and install the new one and gasket the bottom gasket will be ok the gauge kit has all of the fittings and 6' of line route it through the firewall bu the clutch to the area by the shifter boot fashion a simple mount to hold the gauge and you are done. total time from start to finish about 20 minutes for your first time. also do not over tighten the banjo bolt
do not drive the truck if you do not have pressure there is about 15 lb at idle with the motor running loosen the banjo bolt if fuel comes out it is ok to drive if none or little park it until you fix the lift pump and get the gauge on.
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