yes my engine IS in a very poor external condition ! I hope to be pleasantly surprised when I look inside !
However, I have been soaking it every week or so for the past 3 months with engine de-greaser to loosen the worst of the mess. All that loose stuff is off now – not too bad at all.
I have a Soda Blasting pot which I plan to use before strip down. My pal has a big beast compressor if my “hobby” unit does not have enough pressure.
Electric pump – this is a last preferred option.
Yes, pump on with ignition on [WITH activated light ]-BEFORE starting. This way I have a supply of oil to the turbo before it runs.
That also means I can run cool oil through the turbo after the engine stops running – like my old Alpine GTA Turbo.
I have asked the manufacturers of the pump for the specs – particularly pressure. I already have volume – 14 litres / minute.
Without question – the Gixer oil pump is the best solution, internal preferred – external if I have to.
Yes, you have it exactly – driven from the same spindle as the OEM pump. ALL that depends now on the distance from the mounting face [ see ChrisLWG’s set up ]to the centres of the drive wheel. As long as that distance is GREATER than the centre to the Gixer pump, I can use that drive.
Of course, I have not taken into account the electrical requirements yet ! You KNOW that I am an electrical imbecile !