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  2. I have a 400 clutch and flywheel fitted to my 2011 S recently by Hangar111. It feels identical to the original.
  3. That's a lot of love to the colour of green.
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    There's also a little party for Elites and Eclats...see you there!
  5. Good call, thanks. Another pump is on its way and the first thing I'll do is check the fuel pressure at the fpr. Many thanks for all the input.
  6. I had the opportunity to speak directly to LOTUS's international sales manager Mark Fullalove (yep that's his name) his comment when asked about the US market was at this point in time with only one model in the US the level of marketing will stay the same until they more models to sell. The 400 has been getting some very good press through YouTube with Matt Farrah, and Jay Leno, is cleaver and inexpensive but not as reaching patience is the key here, yes they could sell more but the return on investment isn't there until more models are available. Makes the cars exclusive. As for the number of dealers, North America is the same physical size as Australia and we have 3 dealers....mine is 2 hours away.
  7. Hi Ant. I'm on holiday for a week or so i can come over and have a look as i have done my diff and brakes. I will give you call when i get back.
  8. You'd have to really want one in your collection to pay that.
  9. OK so in that case I would suspect the fuel pressure is adjusted too low, so the pump is having to pump against too much of a restriction. Same result different cause. Yes I know you have not adjusted it, but the setting can go out.
  10. Yyyyyeeeeeessssssss? Ran the car for a few seconds following advice above. Thanks Steve. Bodged it up a bit so i could access the distributor. Now have to reinstall air filter and plenum chamber and set throttle cable etc. Can then start finishing off small jobs and see if brakes are working. Unfortunately off to Scotland tomorrow with work so will now have a few days break. Good progress though tonight and tje end coming into sight
  11. The first two failures were the original pump to this car and the one off my dry sump which I replaced during its mechanical restoration with a Sytec the same as I've just bought again for this car. The Sytec pump on my dry sump has been fine so far (about 500 miles). Both the original pumps off both cars were bosch 0580464014. The ad states that the Sytec pump is a direct replacement for that Bosch unit.
  12. $49,990.00 End Date: Tuesday May-28-2019 13:01:44 PDT Buy It Now for only: $49,990.00 Buy It Now | Add to watch list Click to view item
  13. Good spot. May also have given the FPR diaphragm a bit of a work out!
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  15. Thanks. That’s the general area I expected. Unfortunately, I need new disks and pads at the front, so it’s definitely going to add up to a big one.
  16. After 6 hours of sanding I finally got to add a coat of oil to my live edge table. Very happy
  17. I’m not sure why an ex F1 driver would pick a poor mans 911 over an Elise. ...at least the Stig knows a proper car!
  18. Just noticed something on the spec of the pump in the link above. This is an 8 bar pump. Thats over 100 PSI! The fuel pressure regulator limits the pressure to 4 PSI. So the pump will be strangled, trying to pump far more than needed, and use a high current causing it to fail. That would likely be the cause of failure. pump too high spec. Were all 3 pumps this spec? Did the supplier specify for the Esprit because if they did, they are liable for the failures. The correct pump should be 2 bar or so.
  19. My 2010 had a replacement clutch at 35,000 miles at JCT lotus, before I purchased it, the receipt says it came to £3,000 if that’s any help to you.
  20. Ah yes, I remember it well. Some tall fella asked me if he could drive my car around the track, I was a tad bothered so said that he could but to take it easy as it was a 'proper car'. He was in fact Tony Dron.
  21. I think that Geely is actually quite pragmatic and strategic about their motorsport decision. Geely Group Motorsport is the umbrella company for all motor racing activities of almost all the Geely brands but some programs are ran outside of it for now, like the Geely Cup in China. Lotus being Lotus will probably retain its motorsport program in house. It make sens if only for the sake of theatre to have a hall dedicated to building motorsport cars. Besides with the skeleton building soon to be completed and fitted to build the next generation of cars, which will share platform heavily the old production hall is likely going to be repurposed to some extent, in adition to receiving the new museum outgrowth, having the office of the boss "sceneryzed" a small but functional motorsport hall could easily set up, it's not like the old one was a massive F1 factory. Yes, Cyan racing GGM track arm did run the Evora GT4 last year in Swedish GT but this was really a program put together to keep some of the crew from an unwanted gap year + a bit of good PR with a swedish prince driving the car. As for the GT4 concept, it is supposed to have been developed by Gavan Kershaw himself, GK is the new chassis guru at Lotus and he now heads vehicles dynamic attributes but before that he was head of motorsport before the division was mothballed... The team that did develop the GT4 concept was probably a bunch of week end warriors who pitched the car at some point and Geely and Popham decided to go with it... it is a refresh on a recipe that is true and tested and with an engine that has the oomph it needs to compete on any tracks while the previous GT4 was too much of a momentum car which ran out of go when the straights were too long.
  22. I’m intrigued (or is that concerned?) to know what it’s going to cost. I have an idea in mind, but I’m probably way out. As you suggest, I imagine the labour will be the bulk of the cost, so your independent may well be a good option.
  23. Is this the most expensive Lotus Carlton ever to come to the open market? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F401746309648
  24. I be interested to know what the final cost would be from Silverstone ? My 2010 NA done 42k and I am not a hard driver or regular user it’s still goes through a little heavy traffic on days I do use it. i assume the parts even upgraded as others suggested wouldn’t be major element but labour would ? I have an independent guy in Leicester who labour charges would be less than dealership so might be worth me looking into this as future proof when my clutch pops ?
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  26. I have two green classic sportcoupé 's. Somehow , I just like green on a sportscar. First is the esprit S2.2 in the carlton's very dark empire green. I bought it this way....and kinda like it a lot. The other one is my 1970 Opel GT in some nice VW corrado pearl green with BMW white stripes. This one I did spray in a self made paintboot in my garage. People thought I was nuts, but in the end it became beautiful. I did however use professional PPG automotive paints and with a lot of elbow grease, it was coloursanded and with a rotary polished in multiple stages to highgloss. Look also at the "OPEL GT" logo, airbrushed in the bottom of the doors and I let it sink deep in the green colour, by spraying a last thin coat of green over it, before finishing the doorpanels with 3 layers of clearcoat. No wrapping or stickers on this one. All details are painted
  27. ok, i guess i`ll leave it then, i`m not sure how bad they are leaking, but I dont have the time for a full rebuild at the mo. what about rear main seal? worth doing I guess as theres no getting at that when the engine is in the car? ta, Mark
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