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I'm replacing short block next weekend. Basically swapping my dying 104k short block with a 55k mile one. I want to replace the oil pump. Should I use stock or high volume pump. Ford or aftermarket one. Also what the deal with priming it (I'm a squid :eek: when it comes to engine building)
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Just use the stock pump. Either Ford or Melling. The Melling pumps are much cheaper but are very good.You don't need high volume or pressure for your application. In prming your pump, you are helping oil get to parts of the engine so they will be better protected when you fire it up. For instance you will be sending oil to the rocker arms and through the lifters, pumping them up. If you or a buddy have an old unused distributor laying around you could use that. Attach a powerful drill to the shaft that the rotor mounts on and spin it counterclockwise. It may take a minute or so before you feel it stiffen up. I would continue for another mintue or so just to make sure you have primed it good.

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