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    tommotech got a reaction from rainagain in 205 GTi - repairs underway   
    As well as my Midget I also have a 205 GTi that I purchased 22 years ago for £450, mine also has genuine power steering which makes a great difference at parking speeds. 
    Well bought, enjoy. 
     

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    tommotech got a reaction from sdkrc in 205 GTi - repairs underway   
    As well as my Midget I also have a 205 GTi that I purchased 22 years ago for £450, mine also has genuine power steering which makes a great difference at parking speeds. 
    Well bought, enjoy. 
     

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    tommotech got a reaction from Asimo in 205 GTi - repairs underway   
    As well as my Midget I also have a 205 GTi that I purchased 22 years ago for £450, mine also has genuine power steering which makes a great difference at parking speeds. 
    Well bought, enjoy. 
     

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    tommotech got a reaction from MiniMinorMk3 in 205 GTi - repairs underway   
    As well as my Midget I also have a 205 GTi that I purchased 22 years ago for £450, mine also has genuine power steering which makes a great difference at parking speeds. 
    Well bought, enjoy. 
     

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    tommotech got a reaction from goosey in 205 GTi - repairs underway   
    As well as my Midget I also have a 205 GTi that I purchased 22 years ago for £450, mine also has genuine power steering which makes a great difference at parking speeds. 
    Well bought, enjoy. 
     

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    tommotech got a reaction from 500tops in 205 GTi - repairs underway   
    As well as my Midget I also have a 205 GTi that I purchased 22 years ago for £450, mine also has genuine power steering which makes a great difference at parking speeds. 
    Well bought, enjoy. 
     

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    tommotech got a reaction from Scruffy Bodger in 205 GTi - repairs underway   
    As well as my Midget I also have a 205 GTi that I purchased 22 years ago for £450, mine also has genuine power steering which makes a great difference at parking speeds. 
    Well bought, enjoy. 
     

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    tommotech got a reaction from Burnside in Yuletide Felicitations   
    Merry Christmas all!
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    tommotech got a reaction from DSdriver in Yuletide Felicitations   
    Merry Christmas all!
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    tommotech got a reaction from HillmanImp in 205 GTi - repairs underway   
    As well as my Midget I also have a 205 GTi that I purchased 22 years ago for £450, mine also has genuine power steering which makes a great difference at parking speeds. 
    Well bought, enjoy. 
     

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    tommotech got a reaction from grogee in Yuletide Felicitations   
    Merry Christmas all!
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    tommotech got a reaction from Matty in 205 GTi - repairs underway   
    As well as my Midget I also have a 205 GTi that I purchased 22 years ago for £450, mine also has genuine power steering which makes a great difference at parking speeds. 
    Well bought, enjoy. 
     

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    tommotech reacted to Puglet in 205 GTi - repairs underway   
    They look in great nick! Cute wheels on the 205
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    tommotech got a reaction from Burnside in 205 GTi - repairs underway   
    As well as my Midget I also have a 205 GTi that I purchased 22 years ago for £450, mine also has genuine power steering which makes a great difference at parking speeds. 
    Well bought, enjoy. 
     

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    tommotech got a reaction from neil1971 in 205 GTi - repairs underway   
    As well as my Midget I also have a 205 GTi that I purchased 22 years ago for £450, mine also has genuine power steering which makes a great difference at parking speeds. 
    Well bought, enjoy. 
     

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    tommotech got a reaction from Puglet in 205 GTi - repairs underway   
    As well as my Midget I also have a 205 GTi that I purchased 22 years ago for £450, mine also has genuine power steering which makes a great difference at parking speeds. 
    Well bought, enjoy. 
     

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    tommotech got a reaction from mk2_craig in 205 GTi - repairs underway   
    As well as my Midget I also have a 205 GTi that I purchased 22 years ago for £450, mine also has genuine power steering which makes a great difference at parking speeds. 
    Well bought, enjoy. 
     

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    tommotech got a reaction from dome in 205 GTi - repairs underway   
    As well as my Midget I also have a 205 GTi that I purchased 22 years ago for £450, mine also has genuine power steering which makes a great difference at parking speeds. 
    Well bought, enjoy. 
     

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    tommotech got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in Yuletide Felicitations   
    Merry Christmas all!
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    tommotech got a reaction from Matty in Another Slow Sevel Van - June 2022 Oil leaks   
    Got round to more fettling on the Dispatch over the weekend, belt job and coolant change completed. Onto the massive exhaust leak, at the catalyst to front box joint, revving the engine made it sound like you were letting air out of a balloon!
    Decided to take the catalyst off and see what was going on inside, finding the front face to be completely blocked with soot. Well, that’ll account for the poor performance then. 
    The only sensible course of action,  remove the root cause. So with a pile of catalyst substrate on the workshop floor and the exhaust reassembled I have no leaks and an engine that sounds much happier. Now to look at the EGR system………
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    tommotech got a reaction from MJK 24 in Another Slow Sevel Van - June 2022 Oil leaks   
    Fleet reduction didn’t last too long, having realised I really missed, and ideally needed, a working van. I do have two other ornaments  project vans in the wings but that’s no good when you have bulky stuff to move (that’s too big / dirty for an estate car). So I obtained a running, MOTd Dispatch 1.9d from west Norfolk, you may have seen the for sale thread but I didn’t do a collection thread as it was quite a boring journey, in all honesty. 
    However, it did do its best impression of Exxon Valdez and definitely marked it’s territory once parked. Had some time today, having accumulated parts. 

    Access is quite good, with a few bits removed. 
     

    Red hylomar isn’t the best at sealing here, black RTV will do a much better job. Cam cover screws were also loose. Head and block were covered, I emptied three cans of brake cleaner to get it somewhere near clean.

    Good job I got a new timing belt kit!
     
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    tommotech got a reaction from CreepingJesus in Another Slow Sevel Van - June 2022 Oil leaks   
    Got round to more fettling on the Dispatch over the weekend, belt job and coolant change completed. Onto the massive exhaust leak, at the catalyst to front box joint, revving the engine made it sound like you were letting air out of a balloon!
    Decided to take the catalyst off and see what was going on inside, finding the front face to be completely blocked with soot. Well, that’ll account for the poor performance then. 
    The only sensible course of action,  remove the root cause. So with a pile of catalyst substrate on the workshop floor and the exhaust reassembled I have no leaks and an engine that sounds much happier. Now to look at the EGR system………
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    tommotech got a reaction from Fumbler in Another Slow Sevel Van - June 2022 Oil leaks   
    Fleet reduction didn’t last too long, having realised I really missed, and ideally needed, a working van. I do have two other ornaments  project vans in the wings but that’s no good when you have bulky stuff to move (that’s too big / dirty for an estate car). So I obtained a running, MOTd Dispatch 1.9d from west Norfolk, you may have seen the for sale thread but I didn’t do a collection thread as it was quite a boring journey, in all honesty. 
    However, it did do its best impression of Exxon Valdez and definitely marked it’s territory once parked. Had some time today, having accumulated parts. 

    Access is quite good, with a few bits removed. 
     

    Red hylomar isn’t the best at sealing here, black RTV will do a much better job. Cam cover screws were also loose. Head and block were covered, I emptied three cans of brake cleaner to get it somewhere near clean.

    Good job I got a new timing belt kit!
     
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    tommotech got a reaction from mk2_craig in Another Slow Sevel Van - June 2022 Oil leaks   
    Fleet reduction didn’t last too long, having realised I really missed, and ideally needed, a working van. I do have two other ornaments  project vans in the wings but that’s no good when you have bulky stuff to move (that’s too big / dirty for an estate car). So I obtained a running, MOTd Dispatch 1.9d from west Norfolk, you may have seen the for sale thread but I didn’t do a collection thread as it was quite a boring journey, in all honesty. 
    However, it did do its best impression of Exxon Valdez and definitely marked it’s territory once parked. Had some time today, having accumulated parts. 

    Access is quite good, with a few bits removed. 
     

    Red hylomar isn’t the best at sealing here, black RTV will do a much better job. Cam cover screws were also loose. Head and block were covered, I emptied three cans of brake cleaner to get it somewhere near clean.

    Good job I got a new timing belt kit!
     
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    tommotech reacted to MJK 24 in Another Slow Sevel Van - June 2022 Oil leaks   
    This will be a useful machine after you attend to these few little jobs!
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