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  2. petert

    [project] Project 205 Xu13j4

    Great work. I wouldn't stress over the scratches. Just smear some 1211 over the area and bolt it down.
  3. Well amazingly the lost exahsut appeared and has been fitted by a local garage. It's now booked back in with Emerald for a second attempt at getting the fuelling right.
  4. Telf

    RESTORATION

    How deep are your pockets?!? Look through some of the restoration threads on here before you start. Whatever figure you have in mind double it as a minimum. Ask yourself if you can see it through to the end . As an example I thought my Resto would cost £5k . It cost nearly £14k and I rebuilt it single handed which saved a lot. Not wanting to put you off but just make yourself fully aware of the likelihood any restoration may spiral and suffer mission creep along the way.
  5. stef205

    vague steering

    thanks all i hope to get it back on the gauges this week and adjust
  6. fila1223

    Life Long 205

    It is possible that when engine sat for a long time some lifters would empty themselves. Just run it for a longer period of time, or just use engine flush and change the oil. If it doesnt go away after this then would be a time to dissasemble the head and look at tappets
  7. NATHAN GAYMER

    RESTORATION

    Hi Please bear with me as I am new to this and am not great with computers anyway ( I leave that to my kids ) I am after some advice / recommendations on very good restoration specialists for my 205 . I bought a Sorrento green 1.9 over 4 years ago and it has never been used and I am looking into having it fully restored and I want it as new ! I am extremely fussy and literally want it as new / fully stripped etc. etc. it failed the MOT in 2015 on some corrosion etc. underneath and has been in the garage ever since ! so if anybody can offer some good specialists who take pride in there work and know there 205's inside out then that would be much appreciated. location isn't a problem as long as they are the best. thank you Nathan
  8. Well, the oily work begins. I've removed the rocker cover, cleaned, replaced the gasket along with liquid gasket. I've removed the distributor (it was only held on with one bolt), cleaned applied liquid gasket and refitted. Now I finally have drained the coolant and the oil. There is some suspicious brown/creamy stuff in the oil which from my experience of my previous Lotus Elise, I know can be head gasket. It would be surprising as the engine was rebuilt only 2k miles ago, but maybe 5 years ago. The car has barely run in the last 3 years, mostly quick trip of 3mins down the road to keep things turning over and I know this can also cause the dreaded mayo. I've taken some pics and would like some advice if I may. What are peoples thoughts? There is sludge in the bottom of the sump which is pretty disgusting and clearly hasn't had a decent change for sometime, the oil smells a bit petroly but again that can be down to short runs. My finger shows where there was some mayo, which seems to be where a pipe goes in? Also, what is that sensor with a ragged wire hanging off? Any help much appreciated.
  9. Porter87

    Life Long 205

    Ah brill, hoping with some good oil and a good run it will be a lot better
  10. B1ack_Mi16

    [project] Project 205 Xu13j4

    Dismantling the head a bit more, all valves out now. Seem like there are some a bit too deep scratches from the dowels just in the area of headgasket sealing so guess I have to have it surfaced too before it can go back on.
  11. I'm putting a Brake Servo Pressure Sensor (Bosch unit from i-miev) into a 205 and wondered if anyone has put one in before, and if so, what challenges they faced?
  12. Like Meiron said, this isn't applicable to a 205. A collapsible steering column is something which applies to really old vehicles with a solid straight steering column, like a transit MK1. (see pic below) The 205 has two u joints in the column which circumvent the column entering the vehicle in case of a frontal crash.
  13. Last week
  14. Agreed, the consensus then is that a collapsible steering column is not a worthwhile investment.
  15. Tom Fenton

    1.9 gti master cylinder which one?

    Ring Brakes International Rochdale with your reg number they will supply you the right master cylinder.
  16. I've had a look on gsf and they have a 60% sale on and they are showing metelli but there are 2 options for 20. 6, they have differebt length measurements what are the measurements of so I can check mine?
  17. A 205 is the kind of car if you f*ck up, your family can use it as your coffin as well.
  18. that looks fine, probably the same as what gsf would sell you.
  19. gsf do them, or used to, same as a mk2 golf iirc, 4 port with blanking plugs included
  20. I need a replacement master cylinder and I was under the impression I need a 20.6 non abs one I found one on ebay from carpartsinmotion but they have said it won't fit can anyone help me out? Here's a link to the one they have said will not fit; https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F333278533625 Thanks
  21. petert

    vague steering

    250-300lbs without a doubt. 22mm bars are 20% stiffer than 21mm.
  22. allanallen

    vague steering

    Your apex springs will have been under 150lbs. I know you’ve got a lot more weight over the front but You’ve increased rear spring rate by 60/70lbs and increased the front by possibly well north of 100lbs, what do you expect that to do to the balance of the car. id sort your top mounts and bushes and see what it’s like.
  23. Brilliant. Thanks for you help and wisdom last evening. I went onto the mega squirt site this morning ( after packing up the ecu) Hmm. It is a clone with completely different software.
  24. Ecu on its way back to Motorsport electronics this morning.
  25. JR20516V

    Handbrake light permanently on???

    That is what is so confusing.....only on when the engine is running. I love 205 's !!! LOL
  26. jackherer

    Handbrake light permanently on???

    If it's not either of the switches (reservoir cap or hand brake) and it's not any of the wiring I guess it must be a fault in the instrument cluster itself or possibly the fuse box? I didn't notice that you said it was only on when the engine running earlier, that is pretty odd.
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