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  1. Thanks for the above info but, after hours searching the internet, I have now found a new thermo time switch & a brand new auxiliary air valve and ordered them (switch in Holland & air valve in Germany). Hopefully ๐Ÿคž my mechanic won't find anything else wrong with the car and I can finally get it back. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
  2. Thanks for the above info - we can but try..... ๐Ÿคจ ...and you are right - they are not cheap ๐Ÿ˜ฒ but we have no choice, do we?
  3. Hi Mike, Yes, I've looked at edelschmiede but , without mentioning any part numbers, looks like the one I have bought already. I will email them and see if they will confirm the Bosch part number but, ideally, I would like the original part number and know that it will work. As stated above, I can get the original but it may take a few weeks for delivery and I was hoping to resolve the issue a little sooner.
  4. Can anyone point me in the right direction to purchase a new thermal time switch for my car. Currently it has a Bosch switch 0280 130 214 and I was informed that it had been superseded by Bosch F 026 T03100 - which I have bought. However, now fitted it doesn't function fully. When the engine is warm/hot it doesn't 'tell' the cold start not to fire additional fuel and, therefore, is affectively flooding. I have seen the original part available in America but wondered if it is still available in the UK??
  5. Not too bad, as you can see there is some light scoring but much better than my original housing.
  6. 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 ๐Ÿ˜
  7. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
  8. 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. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  9. Timing cover has now been acquired and so this thread can be deleted. rutts - thanks for your very helpful suggestions. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  10. Thanks again rutts, Iโ€™ll add him to my favourites. Steve. update - I now have new gears on order but Iโ€™m still searching for a good timing cover, ideally the GM number above but earlier covers such as GM 90008786 ( Iโ€™m advised) will also fit.
  11. 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 ยฃ370 + 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Thanks for this suggestion - I have sent a message to him and I'm awaiting his reply. Regards, Steve.
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