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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Re: New GTV owner with some questions:::
Hello Gnasher and welcome,
1) Cylinder heads for both the TS and 3.0 are not a particular problem. What you need to be sure of is that the cambelt has been replaced every 36000 miles or so. If they go the pistons bend the valves and that is when you need a replacement cylinder head - allow about £1500 from a main dealer if this happens. If you are not sure whether or not the belts have been replaced do it immediately - even if your car has a low mileage it is old enough to need this doing.
2) eBay is the best place to get a manual - got mine on CD for £7.00 including postage and they are always being advertised there. Apparantly you can get a paper version for £150 but I guess you would rather spend that elsewhere (see 1).
3) One of the few occasions when a main dealer is your best bet - they are not massively expensive. Again you could try eBay but ensuring the right size may be difficult.
Enjoy your car.