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  1. 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?
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  4. Yes, providing the timing housing/oil pump is the original and hasnโ€™t been changed for an earlier one.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. I went to see a friend yesterday who told me there was a Manta around the back of his unit. Alas the people who 'own' it weren't anywhere to be seen. I'm told it is likely to be broken up soon and I'll try and find out more about it. Just wondered if anyone has seen this car before or even owned it?? (currently in Smallfield, Surrey)
  8. As we all know there was a change with the timing housing/oil pump requiring/not requiring a gasket after engine number 20E 0347985. My question is - what changed? Did the timing housing change in size (albeit fractions of a millimetre) or did the gears change in order to compensate for the lack of a gasket. If the housing changed - which housing part numbers require a gasket and which one's don't? Reason for asking is that my engine number suggests that I don't need a gasket but the housing number is not the one listed for my car on the parts microfiche (1987 2.0E GTE Exclusive Coupรฉ). So should it or shouldn't it have a gasket. The timing housing listed is 638100 / GM 90008592 but the housing fitted is GM 90090599 (not mentioned on the microfiche) or is it the gears? Are the gears at +0.2mm the difference, and if so, to suit which housings? Complicated I know but, if anyone has any idea which goes with which I would much appreciate it. Steve. SCAN0155.TIF SCAN0156.TIF
  9. I have now bought replacement hose and clips from Car Builder (very good service) - thanks for link Alex. I have also removed the existing hose and crimps from my injectors and they are currently away being professionally cleaned. Thanks for the above Chris. I have replaced the oil pump base plate with a new one from Germany, the timing housing was changed for a better second hand one with significantly less scoring, new gears have been bought and the engine is running on VR1 20w 50 oil. The oil pressure sender was swapped for a new FAE one, as stated above, and I have just bought a new old stock Lucas (SOB706) oil pressure sender to try and eliminate that as the cause. I will tinker with the car some more next weekend and see if anything makes any difference. My thoughts will then be 'what the flip else can it possibly be?' Cheers, Steve.
  10. The sensor, according to the parts disc, should be 08975471 / 1252554E or 09279853 / 1252553 both of which I have been unable to find new. Instead I have fitted an FAE sensor 14560 which claims to be the equivalent. It has the same specifications and M14x1.5mm thread. If you are able to point me in another direction I am more than willing to try - even if I only eliminate the sensor as the problem.
  11. A picture from my 87 coupe - hope it helps.
  12. Thanks for all the above info and the link to Herman's rebuild - a very good read. I will sort out replacement fuel pipe and get the injectors cleaned professionally now I know that can be done easily. As for the oil light coming on I am still stuck for answers. Pretty much everything that can be changed, adjusted, cleaned etc. has been done. I will get the pressure re-checked and, if all reads well, just put it down to an anomaly with my engine, very frustrating ๐Ÿ˜ .
  13. Hi Danny, Thanks for your quick reply. The reason I ask about the oil pressure is that, since my pressure switch was moved, my oil light comes on when revs drop below 1000rmp and the gauge reads just below one bar. I've changed switches but that makes no difference. For someone like me with limited mechanical knowledge it's a little disconcerting. Re; injectors - did you have the hose replaced and who by? Two places I have approached, one being a Bosch Centre, said it can't be done which I find unlikely.
  14. I was wondering if anyone could help me with the following two questions please? Question 1). As we all know, the position of the oil pressure switch (1987 GTE coupe) just below the manifold is a pain in the rear end. Having had mine moved to the timing housing can somebody tell me if the oil pressure reading should be the same or will it differ slightly? Question 2). Does anybody know someone/somewhere or if you can change the short hose crimped to the top of the standard injectors. Has anybody had it done and, if so, how successful was it? Many thanks, Steve.
  15. Yes please. I've been hunting around for a full rear panel for a while so I'll definitely have one to add to my spares.
  16. 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—
  17. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. 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??
  20. Not too bad, as you can see there is some light scoring but much better than my original housing.
  21. 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˜
  22. 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™‚
  23. 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‘
  24. Timing cover has now been acquired and so this thread can be deleted. rutts - thanks for your very helpful suggestions. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  25. 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.
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