Here is what I tell my budget customers;
Think about how much money you have in your budget engine.
Think about the one most important engine part that can kill it all.
Now can you see that buying the best Oil Pump that is a one time purchase that could forever be rebuilt is not so big dollar compared to the money you put into the engine.
Yes they are expensive but it is the heart, it is the life's bloood pump to keep you living, as far as your engine goes.
Then after all that if they still want the old tried and used forever cheapies we have to do what we can do.
This year is the worst year in history to find good aftermarket or factory spur gear oil pumps. Most everything available has something wrong with it.
Case strength is compromised. Look at the inpuit of guys who have oil pumps literally break off and drop into the pan.
Gaer strength is compromised. Look at the threads of guys who have actual gears break.
Melling supplied pumps and pump parts to almost the entire industry using that style of oil pumps, and melling has gone down the tubes in quality.
A new spur gear pump from CVR (Available at Competition Prodiucts) does look promising. The Moroso Billet Pump is a spur gear in a fancy aluminum machined pump body, but I think is still good. Morosos sells a Gerotor Pump.
By the time you were to buy any of the other options, you could add a few more dollars and get the original that is still hand built one at a time and each pump is t4ested before sent to you, and you order it for whatever pan depth you need. That is Titan.
No I do not make one peny for talking about their product. I probably pay more than many engine shops, but I am that sold in my mind on the product.