thats what was done on mine. if you havent already done that arnt you getting a good sized oil leak? or have you not ran it yet? but yes when we got the truck the pump was already replaced with an electric one. they made a gasket and plate to cover the original location. it has worked fine for me. i might go to a stock pump someday. and if you havent ran it yet you may find that you need a fuel pressure regulator (if you dont have one) we had an issue with it till i got one of those. Seems to me like the pressure was suppose to be around 2.5...id have to look at my notes to be certain. i am sure someone else around here knows.