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The life and times of my S4...

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First impressions...

My first tentative drives were a little fraught…! Bearing in mind I’d never properly driven an Esprit before and I’d just carried out a major overhaul I was pretty paranoid! Couple that with an ECL that kept popping up for 10 secs then clearing – I was a bit worried! So after a bit more research on the forums and borrowing an ALDL cable from SuperDaveLotus I established it was just a high idle causing the ECL. I cleaned out the IACV and things calmed down a bit. So I started to drive the

Rich H

Rich H

 

Just get on with it...

So after a day or so I realised that it wasn't going to fix itself so I cracked on with it! Access is 'interesting' for most things as I found out! First things: Service. I object to paying people to change the oil and filter, plus I like to know that it's been done! So I serviced it myself using the lotus service schedule. All the fluids were changed: oil, coolant, gearbox oil, power steering fluid and brake fluid. Plugs changed, new belts on and everything else looked over carefull

Rich H

Rich H

 

First encounters...

So the deal was struck and I was the owner of an Esprit S4! It did however need a fair bit of work that I knew about, as it had been off the road for around 2 years: No MOT Major service required. Cambelt 4 1/2 years old, 10,000 miles Headlights, one stuck down and all 4 rusted beyond help Drivers seat bolster worn through. Gear linkage needed attention Gearbox leak Oil leak from the front of the engine. Corroded wheels I had it transported down from it's old home in Moffat to

Rich H

Rich H

 

Welcome!

It has been suggested that I keep track of my ongoing love/hate relationship with my Esprit S4 as a blog so I'm having a go. I'm an engineer by trade, not a hands on practical engineer, but a jack of all trades master of none fault investigator. I currently investigate military aircraft component faults and sort them out for a living but with all the current cuts I might need a new job before too long! Mechanical stuff doesn't phase me particularly but that does mean I get in over my he

Rich H

Rich H

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