I have made some space in my garage [ and some much needed funds ! ]by selling off my V6 Volvo engine and gearboxes [ x 3 ].
That means I can now actually get to my bike ramp AND my old KZ engine, which is sitting on it !
So next job is to drain the engine, whizz the sump off and have a good look at the OEM oil pump and more important – the space I have to play with. Hopefully that will tell me if the internal siting of the Gixer oil pump is a goer or not. That is much the preferred option – but I have to see if it is practical.
I’ll also remove the other covers to get a better idea of the condition inside.