Removed the head of the 30 year old Peugeot 205 GTi (CTi) engine that’s been burning oil. An engine that hadn’t run for many years until 2015. No signs of coolant or a leaking head gasket though.

We’re trying to reuse the head. Getting a decent new one will be a chore and engine swapping an appreciating classic is something I find somewhat questionable. Having said that, apparently the head of a slightly later (early Peugeot 306, late 405 and early Citroën Xantia) should fit with some adjustment and increase power by about 15%. Better availability too.