I’d thought to sign up with the forum and say hello, having just bought a 1991 GTO (non-turbo, auto alas) that I was hoping to use as my daily car. It does however need a lot of work and this I could tell from driving it back home yesterday, as it was pretty much a blind purchase (yes, I know) and so far I still haven’t had a chance to properly inspect it. It overheated on the way back, so I had to keep pulling over. I could hear a hissing from the “new” water pump, as the last owner replaced it along with a timing belt kit, so there’s job number one. Does anyone know if I have to remove the engine mount and timing belt to access the pumps bolts please? I’m just going to check the torque first. It also lost oil pressure stopping at lights and in London traffic. I knocked it into neutral when idle, but the oil light stayed on until it’s over 1000 RPM. It’s also very slow, not just for a non turbo. I drive hundreds of cars for a living and this is not right. I can’t tell if it’s the engine that has lost power or if it’s drivetrain or brakes. I suspect the latter as it doesn’t creep in gear, and when you touch the throttle the car lurches.
Anyway, hopefully I’m in the right place to source a few parts and will no doubt get to drool over some pics of some of your high-end show cars, as well as see other works-in-progress. I live a little West of Oxford.
Just out of interest, why is this a UK “GTO” club, instead of 3000GT club please? I’m guessing there’s a 3000GT club too?
Thanks, and I must say this is a very presentable website. Rick.