Vauxhall Cavalier Mk2 - Houston we have a problem

Paul Houston mailed me because he was looking for a throttle body for a Mk2 1985 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi 1.8 with the 18E engine. He was also searching for the idle control valve for the same car. Apparently it is becoming a real job to find parts for these cars now.

There was not at I could do to help, most of the parts I have stocked have been from before the front wheel drive era of the mid 1980s on. Things may have changed in the last few years, but parts for this type of vehicle used to be plentiful on the MigWeb forum, the Opel Manta Owners Club forum and the Irish Opel Owners Club forum. From memory, the 1.8E engine was used in the Vauxhall Astra Mk1 and Mk2 along with other common place GM vehicles. I also discovered the Mk2 Cavalier club recently, which should be just the place for Paul to find those parts.

Although not a car that has ever excited me, I believe that the Mk2 Cavalier was a ground breaking vehicle for GM and heralded a new era of comfort and control without being heavy and bloated in the way so many modern vehicles are.

Vauxhall Cavalier SRi - source

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