Melling Engine Parts is a leading manufacturer of oil pumps and other powertrain components, serving the automotive original equipment and aftermarket industries on a global scale. The company is most noted for its strong engineering, product development, and distribution capabilities.
Melling manufactures everything from coil pumps to clutch water pumps, cold start valves, cylinder sleeves, and everything in between. And some of their most recent OEM developments have included the design and manufacturing of pumps for the GM Cadillac 4.6L Northstar V8, the Ford GT 5.4L supercharged V8, and many other late model projects. Knowledge is golden, and needless to say, the folks at Melling know what they’re doing and what they’re talking about. And thanks to a series of tech videos, they’re sharing that expertise with you, the customer.
In the newest installment of Melling “Tech-Tip” videos located on their YouTube channel, Technical Director George Richmond showcases the correct procedure to prime engines and oil pumps utilizing tools offered by Melling. Richmond takes a look at tow differing types of pumps, beginning by displaying proper priming of an in-the-pan pump on a Small Block Chevrolet. Then we take a look at an over-the-crank pump, using Melling’s own MPL-101 Priming Tank in order to prime the pump and engine. For anyone new to the hobby or just interested in seeing Melling’s products at work before purchasing, these videos are a great resource, so be sure to head on over to Melling’s channel and check out the rest of their Tech-Tip’s. For more information on Melling Engine Parts, log on to their website www.melling.com and their Facebook page.