saw Jules at his place at lunchtime, and he sends his regards to everyone.
Good news and bad news - the VIS (Variable Intake System) motors are knackered but he can fix that no problem. Unfortunately we discovered that the cambelt hasn't been renewed ( I bought it at 76,000 miles and it's not been changed while I've had it, and it's on 116,000 now ) so that would add another Ã‚Â£500 to the job. So, if it's not just the VIS motors and the manifold needs to be changed as well, it could be in the region of Ã‚Â£1,300. I've initially said i'll have it done ( though it's three weeks away, so I've got time to change my mind ) but I'm starting to have misgivings about potentially spending virtually twice the intrinsic value of the car. Soul searching time.