Thanks guys. Will MAPP Gas get them hot enough to pop them out? Is it safe to beat them out with a socket and hammer? Or....will a standard bench vise push them out once hot?
Is this a common chevy truck issue? I have racked my brain on this squeak and have settled on the U joints. Like I said, only at acceleration between 0-20 mph.
Now if I could stop the fucking piston slap I'd be a happy man. Although, drom what I understand, the piston slap when cold is normal for the skirtless cast aluminum pistons in a 5.3. Great motor, just a little noisey at start-up when chilly.