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les87GTE last won the day on March 6 2015

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  1. Hi Paul, I thank you for the above post and it does look very straight forward, albeit a bit of faffing around if you just want to drive your car. However, my point was whether we can successfully drive our cars on E10. The way I see it we have three options; 1. Remove the ethanol 2. Find & use E5 or 3. Use E10. Of the three closest petrol stations to me two only sell E10 and the other has promised to keep E5, so I have options 1 & 2 available but can I make option 3 work for me? Is there anything inside the fuel tank that will be adversely affected by E10? I can change all the fuel pipes, fuel pump, fuel filter and now know the injector seals will be ok but is that enough for E10?
  2. This is the reply that I received from Thomas at Edelschiede. Hello Steve, I'm not sure, if the seals are ready for E10. The material quality is FPM 75 Shore. Perhaps you can use this information 😊 Best regards from Germany Thomas Nastke I have subsequently spoken to a couple of companies in the UK that manufacture seals and they have confirmed that FPM 75 Shore is suitable for use with E10 fuel.
  3. I've recently replaced the injector seals from edelschmiede and will e-mail Thomas and ask the question.
  4. As we all know E10 is now the standard unleaded fuel at the pumps with some petrol stations, my local Sainsbury's being one, only selling E10. Whilst some stations will sell E5 Super Unleaded fuels for the foreseeable future (I know this is the easy way to resolve the issue) can a Manta ever be fully compatible with E10? If so, does anyone have a full comprehensive list of things that would be required, assuming they're available, to make an injected Manta E10 compliant? Obviously, fuel hoses are readily available, new Bosch fuel pumps are E20 rated, fuel filters are available but what else needs changing?
  5. You can also try this one. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304100257896?hash=item46cdc9b068:g:WecAAOSwvgVfGMH8 My parts fische shows Opel No. 12 08 022 or GM 03474280 Either way they are not dear and easy to come by.
  6. Spotted this car a few weeks ago in the yard where it is currently being kept. Posted in 'spotted while out and about' on July 11th but it didn't have the damaged rear arch then. Originally told it was possibly being scrapped, then heard it was to be put back on the road and now being sold. At least there's a chance someone will be able to rescue it and complete the restoration.
  7. I'm now told that the owner (Dave) is going to keep the car and bring back up to standard. I'm hoping to be over that way again next week/week after and will pop and see him myself for confirmation.
  8. Thanks for all the info and pictures regarding these as I have been looking at them for a while. Knowing what you know now, would you buy them again? And if not, where else can one go?
  9. Yes, providing the timing housing/oil pump is the original and hasn’t been changed for an earlier one.
  10. Thanks again cam.in.head. All good information and will be checked out in the next two weeks (work commitments, sadly) and we'll see how I get on.
  11. Herman - thanks again for your input regarding the timing housing issue. I can confirm that my housing does NOT have a 2 stamped on it but I'm still curious as to which car/engine it was originally intended for. I have, however, recently acquired a new pair of gears for the oil pump said to fit all CIH engines. Sadly, the drive gear is the one with a slightly larger shaft, as mentioned above by cam.in.head, and does NOT fit into the oil pump housing that I have. Do you know what car/engine this would fit and would it be a 'crime' for me to have it engineered smaller to suit my needs or should I sell it on? The driven gear appears to be exactly the same as my original in all dimensions. cam.in.head - my oil pressure does exactly as you describe above. At idle (as soon as revs drop below 1000rpm) the light comes on and whilst driven oil pressure climbs to 3 - 5 bar depending on speed etc. Oil used is VR1 20w50, timing housing is known to be pretty good with minimal scoring and end plate with release valve is brand new.
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