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  1. Not too bad, as you can see there is some light scoring but much better than my original housing.
  2. My replacement timing cover was supplied by Derek at GM6 Spares in Cornwall. He was able to send me a used cover, GM 90090599, which matched the part being replaced making it a straight forward swap. The photo's below show the cover on arrival and then after having it vapour blasted - I was very pleased with the result 😁
  3. Hi Rutts, I've had a look at this cover and, with my limited knowledge, I don't think it is suitable. Comparing it to the cover I have just received, I notice that it does not have a pin/fixing point for the chain guide/rail although the basic shape, pump, water pump and distributor all look the same. Certainly needs someone with more knowhow than me to confirm 🙂
  4. cam.in.head Firstly, please accept my apologies for the delay in coming back to you re; timing cover. Secondly, thank you for all your time, effort, advice & photo's etc.. However, I have now acquired a second hand replacement cover with the same part number (90090599) as my existing cover. It will now be vapour cleaned and, once my new gears arrive, be taken to my mechanic so that he can re-assemble the engine. I think I have all the parts required but, as we all know, it's never too long before something else is needed/wanted. Steve. Thanks to everyone who has helped me resolve my engine problems. Your collective knowledge knows no bounds and I have learnt a lot in a short period. 👏👏
  5. Timing cover has now been acquired and so this thread can be deleted. rutts - thanks for your very helpful suggestions. 👍🏻
  6. Thanks again rutts, I’ll add him to my favourites. Steve. update - I now have new gears on order but I’m still searching for a good timing cover, ideally the GM number above but earlier covers such as GM 90008786 ( I’m advised) will also fit.
  7. Herman, Thank you for this information - I was aware of the different size gears but not aware of the '02' marking on the casing to identify it - that is a very handy thing to know. When I can find a new/used housing I shall make sure it doesn't have this on. cam.in.head, Yes, it would be lovely to find a new one but, sadly, I haven't - although I'd be very happy with a good second hand one. I've tried many places via the internet with no luck apart from one which Anthony (Opel Parts Greece) has for £370 + p&p (90008786). I have a thread in the Parts Wanted but no offers as yet. I will see if anything transpires over the weekend but may have to contact Anthony again as time is ticking and my mechanic will soon want my car out of his way. Thanks again guys, Steve.
  8. Thanks for the above cam.in.head - I am aware that not all the cover plates used a gasket (my current one doesn't) but the info I have changed on an engine number and not necessarily a timing cover number. Do you know which cover has a gasket and which cover doesn't or does something else determine this? Steve. Andy, More good information, thank you. I will endeavour to contact GM6 Spares and see if they can help. Steve.
  9. Thanks Jess. Latest - I now have new valve stem seals, new chain guides & rails etc., timing chain coming shortly with cam wheel, new hydraulic lifters and new oil pump gears coming too. However, I have had no joy tracking down a timing cover/oil pump housing. I've contacted Carl and he is unable to help at the moment. My current cover has the GM 90090599 number but, as pointed out by several club members, I understand other covers will fit. Anthony (Opel Parts Greece) has suggested GM 90008786/638102 but what, if any, is the difference. The parts disc has it listed for the 1.6, 1.9 & 2.0N/S with the 1.9E & 2.0E using GM 90008592/638100. My car is injected - does this make a difference? As always, any help would be much appreciated. Steve.
  10. Thanks for this suggestion - I have sent a message to him and I'm awaiting his reply. Regards, Steve.
  11. Hi Andy, That all sounds good to me. My only query is - are you able to confirm that they are the right parts for my car (1987 GTE Exclusive 2.0E inj coupé) assuming they are then I would like to buy them from you please. How would you like payment ? I can do Paypal, transfer etc. whatever suits you best. Thanks for all your help and effort in assisting me with my car, I don't know a great deal about how it all works but I am, slowly, learning 😁. I certainly know a lot more now than I did a month ago. Regards, Steve.
  12. Andy, Having been to see my mechanic today, I have ordered a number of parts from edelschmiede (valve stem seals, slide rail, guide rail, tension arm etc.) timing chain tensioner & hydraulic lifters from elsewhere and so would be interested in your timing chain & cam wheel - please let me know how much they are? I have posted a thread for a replacement timing cover/oil pump housing & gears but, alas, had no response as yet. I have seen second hand gears on-line for £35 - £90 and new for approx. £300 and even found a new GM housing with gears/gaskets/water pump etc. for a mere £1800, which is a bit too rich for me. The head is going to have the valve seats checked and re-ground/replaced, as deemed necessary, and the injectors are being sent for refurbishment or replacement (assuming they are still available?). I think we will then be in a position to start re-assembly of the engine. 😁 Steve.
  13. As stated above, I am looking for an oil pump housing / timing cover GM 90090599 to fit a 1987 GTE 2.0E Coupé. In an ideal world I would like a new one but I'm sure that's highly unlikely and so a good condition second hand one would suffice. I am also after the oil pump gears, again new preferred, but good second hand will do. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated. Steve.
  14. Thanks for all the above Andy. I'm going to see my mechanic on Monday morning to get his 'shopping list' of parts he would like me to acquire for the rebuild. However, I am in the process of trying to collect some original spares, for future use, as all will be staying standard with my engine. Steve.
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