January 29, 2020
The OE pump bushing in GM 6L50, 6L80 and 6L90 units utilizes a PTFE-impregnated load bearing surface to support large forces and survive dry-start conditions. Replacement bushings are unavailable from GM, so when this bushing eventually wears out, builders have the choice of buying an entire bell housing to get the bushing or settling for aftermarket bushings that can't stand up in this environment. Unfortunately, it is also very common for these units to suffer internal torque converter failures which create debris that ruins this bushing.
Sonnax PTFE-impregnated pump bushing 104034A is a direct replacement OE-style bushing which should be used in these 6L units that contain a worn bushing, or one that has been damaged because of an internal converter failure.