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There is a schrader on the side of the injection pump inlet that can be used to check lift pump pressure at the VP which is where it is important.
As for the 53blocks, Far more of them don't crack than do. It always seemed like the ones that you would hear about happened outside of the 100,000mile warranty range. And I would say that if it had more than about 150k on it, it would probably be safe, but that isn't a guarantee. Honestly, the likely hood of having it happen is pretty rare. And I have even seen a 55block crack in the exact same manner.
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