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  1. There's something weird when I try that URL so ended up searching to see what you meant. It looks great but serious money! http://www.ppscltd.co.uk/used/opel/manta/18-gt/brigg/lincolnshire/18557914#top-image
  2. Recaro plastic tilt lever

    From a bit of internet searching I have come to the conclusion that the Recaros in the Manta were known generically as the Recaro LX https://recaroseatdealer.wordpress.com/tag/recaro-seat-model-lx/ It seems as if they are still made https://www.recaro-automotive.com/en/product-areas/aftermarket-seats/products/recaro-specialist.html#c164817 albeit with a slightly different style of tilt lever https://www.capitalseating.co.uk/backrest-tilt-release-kit even though the internal of the lever/knob will fit. Here's a US site with the style that is the same as the Manta so I'd take the chance that anything that looks the same from a BMW, 70's-90's will fit. http://www.2002parts.com/bmw/recaro-seat-parts/rec-relknob-late.html Fords with Recaro's from the late 80's also seem to have the same seats... Happy hunting!
  3. Recaro plastic tilt lever

    Dimitri I'm not 100% sure if its right but I think that if you paste 142942358908 on eBay UK you'll see new old stock
  4. Recaro plastic tilt lever

    I've found new old stock on eBay but wondered if anyone on here had a used one for less :-) Cheers
  5. Got another ecu and she lives again! The tweaks at the roadside meant that initially she was revving up to 2000 or so rpm & falling back every few seconds. I realised the stop on the end of the throttle was screwed out quite a way, eased that down, played with the air-bypass allen screw on the metering head and she's idling steady at around 900 rpm. Thanks again for all the comments and suggestions, I've learned a lot over the past couple of weeks :-) Now thinking I should learn about replacing the very tired looking vacuum servo & master cylinder but that'll have to be another thread.
  6. 2.0 GTE ECU wanted

    All sorted, thanks guys
  7. 2.0 GTE ECU wanted

    I don't know either as I'm new to all this but will try to find out. Sounds great, PM'd you, hope that's ok
  8. 2.0 GTE ECU wanted

    Anyone have an ecu for sale?
  9. The link seems to be dead
  10. That's not great. Why bother advertising it at all?
  11. Seller writes project or possibly break https://www.gumtree.com/p/opel/opel-manta-gte-a-reg-classic-getting-very-rare-good-project-may-break-if-enough-interest-/1312866851
  12. Not mine, putting it here for interest https://www.gumtree.com/p/car-replacement-parts/opel-manta-body-shell/1313984742
  13. Since the car was running fairly well when I picked it up and did so for nearly 70 miles I'm not keen on adjusting anything. I'm of the opinion that this is either a bad connection or a component failure. The look inside the metering head was to check the connections. I also realise the adjustment the AA man made on that unit was simply to the screw that adjusts the air bypassing the metering flap for idle. The throttle switch was a little misaligned but is in the right position now. Again I was trying to prove connections of plugs etc. Having carried out a load of searches last night and found other info online I think I need to prove if a trigger from the hall effect switch on the distributor is getting to the ecu. I'm getting my head around the injection system now and it isn't actually that complicated after all. I'll have to buy a Haynes book! I'm new to the club and don't know if there are any members anywhere nearby. I've liked the Manta since they were new but as a kid couldn't afford one! I've read through various projects on the forum every now and then for probably a decade but circumstances made buying one a bit daft so I'd get on with other stuff in life and forget it again. I haven't met anyone in the club face to face and we all know how the internet can throw up mad characters as well as the genuine people so I'm rather reticent to ask as a newbie. I'd post my ecu to one of the long term known guru's if they were willing to test it but I'll carry on checks around the car for now. I'm unlikely to get much time on it for the next 10 days so updates will slow down.