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    Have an 1989 Esprit SE and the Warning Light Control Module is bad. When you first start up the car all warning lights come on but then some continue to stay on and won't go off. If I remove the module all is fine. The module is solid state, no relays. It is made up of three transistors, one capacitor, numerous diodes and resistors. Generally diodes and resistors do not go bad, capacitors and transistors do especially over a period of thirty years. The capacitor is a 10uf - 50v, and the transistors are a C547, BD681, and BD682. I replaced those four components and the module now works properly. You can buy the components for around $10 or if you do not feel comfortable doing it yourself, you can take it to an electronics shop and have them do it for I guess around $50. I know this module is hard to find but mine had one transistor burned out but replaced them all. Hope this helps someone and thanks for the people on this forum that offered input.
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    Door catches do yourself a favour and put the doors on and catches before the fuel tanks and boards. I dropped a door catch shim yesterday and had to take the entire passenger fuel system to pieces. 5 hrs later it was finished! I have just done the drivers side in one hour. This time I used wire to hold the shims whilst Intookmthevbolts out. I also removed the boot board first. I use pinstrip tape to help align catch. All done onto next job.
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    From Calais it's the E40 all the way to Liege, then take the E25 South round Liege as it has lots of tunnels. Most Satnavs take you North round which isn't as good. Then simply take the turn off for Spa, (or if you're actually going to Spa-Francorchamps Circuit go via Trois-Ponts for some nice roads) ... If you've got time you could go via Zolder Circuit for a rest and a drink (there's a public bar there) . It doesn't add that much time to the journey and there might be something interesting on.
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    HaHa.....Mr k .They are both priceless to me .Both my girls .gear box oil Sunday bigger expansion bottle in stainless with correct pressure cap soon . Mike.Barry there is a lot of info on lotus esprit world g car owners if you want a read .
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    Mine looking shinier than it ever has done (or will do). Spent the last three days at PW Pro, where Paul and Reiss have done a fantastic job - detail, ceramic all around and xpel fitted to the front, mirrors and roof. My BMW spent a couple of days there as well for a paint correction detail, and apart from a few battle scars (5 years of motorways and airport car parks will do that), it's looking fantastic.
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    Goodwood today! A last minute plan, but like all last minute plans, they are the best 😎 Up at 04.30, 2 hour drive followed by parking in a dustbowl! At that point I thanked myself for using my DD for the trip, not my newly washed SR! Pretty well straight to the LOTUS stand... great collection of cars, complete with a gorgeous blue Evora GT 430. Having drooled over it for a while, Jamie Mathews of B and C comes over and we got chatting... as Jamie does so well! I had heard on the grapevine that rides up the hill were available, so I thew the question out and sure enough, another Evora 430 had been pressed into duty, dressed to impress! And I bagged the first 10.30 am ride! Things got better when I met up with the driver, none other than ex F1 driver, Martin Donnelley! MD! In typical laconic Irish style, we bumbled off towards the start line, the V6 SC sounding so much different to my N/A! Martin dropped a great 'donut' at the turn about to go back to the start... and at some point tried to put on an Australian accent when I told him that I live in Perth! Maybe more successful the other way around! We sat chewing the fat for about 10 minutes... A/C on, lumpy idle... I noted the absence of the water temp gauge 430 owners bemoan and had to agree! But then again, if it's not broke! "Race' mode selected, flag dropped and we were off! Blimey! SO much more torque that the N/A and the urgency above 6,000 was manic. Martin was muttering aloud about 'track limits' as we dipped the inside wheel into a Verstappen like cutting the apex on the first corner... by the next I had given up my idea of how fast this machine would go around the second! Eyes like you see on James May as a passenger as we dabbed the brakes into another 'track limit' apex, this time onto the grass which provoked just a tad of oppy as Martin snuck it into third gear for the blast up to the chicane. He was out for a nice Thursday drive, I was wondering if my understanding of late braking had evaporated... way past where I would have been! Unfortunately, a 'portable chicane', in the form of a Sunday driver blue Civic appeared in front of us, despite departing a god 30 second earlier the our launch... and at this stage we had only been going about 30 seconds! Geez, did that Honda leave the handbrake on... perhaps Alonso has a point! That kinda ended the exploration of the 430... but left me in no doubt that unless you were a driving 'God', aka MD, this power was way past me now as I head into my retirement years! 10 years ago, fresh from throwing Exige's around the track, maybe, but not now! However, as a machine, visual, sensory, quick, the GT 430 is a weapon. Put it in the 'Supercar' paddock and it's looks belong. It can hold it's own with no worries IMHO. If I had the ££, I would buy one and enjoy it, knowing my limits would always be way below the cars! And what a looker as well. A big thanks to Jamie for making this happen... and especially Martin for re-aligning my understanding of just how brilliant these F1 guys are, and what they can do with such a machine! Cheers, Pete. 😁
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    So what was Gerald’s opinion?
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    @Bibs is there gonna be cake and party bags
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    @cbclotus hmm you might be forced into selling the wife and mutt first. keep the bloody car 👍
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    Is the car sat on a dry sump chassis? Mike - seriously - don’t sell the bloody thing
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    I thought they left the factory like that. It's taken me hours to get those gaps and wonky shut lines just right.
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    Hi Bibs, I've lost count of the number of replies but if you still have a pair of tickets I may try and bring the Sport 350 (if the sticky tape and nails hold). :-) cheers -Chris
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    Dunno - but bet it’ll taste great
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    Happy 70th Lotus! The Duke of Richmond, Lotus CEO Feng Quinfeng and Clive Chapman cut the cake! We're also very pleased to announce that the Lotus Festival will be heading to Hethel this year on the 29th September where we'll be celebrating the Lotus 70th Anniversary, more details to follow!
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    https://www.topgear.com/car-news/goodwood-festival-speed-2018/noble-m500-new-user-friendly-british-supercar
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    Front end finished! Once again pictures don't do this justice! The undersheild area looks like a piece of the Nautilus sumbmarine from 20,000 leagues under the sea. It has a bulkhead look because of all the bolts!difficult to get the effect unless you see the whole thing! Pretty awesome this Is Turbo design!
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    Getting there! Countless hours spent and still the work continues to mount. The front is complete except I have lost the brake pipe bracket for the drivers side - bolts to the caliper and holds the brake line. I could make one but would rather buy one. Any ideas? The front is finally finished bar the bonnet alignment, which I shall do at the end. Fiberglassing jobs starting to mount. Think I will align and get the doors back together and then start detailing the engine. I'm lucky it was already rebuilt - but only tested after the rebuild. I have all the receipts which always adds confidence. I have run it myself and driven the car about 200 ft before I took it all to pieces! . The carburettors have also been rebuilt, but have got dirty due the rebuild and sitting around. New leatherhide is on its way from Andrew Muirhead. It will all be used and recoloured to Bond spec. It's fun doing the trim as it makes a big difference, but the other boring jobs are all still essential. You have to treat yourself every now and then with a nice job otherwise it could get pretty grim! Mr Bond is coming home soon!
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    Pretty much exactly what I ended up doing...drill jig is the way to go. Have seen it done freehand, but would rather use engineering than hope the skillset stretches to that! I have a number of special tools I have made up over the decades...one for pressing back the rear caliper pistons painlessly...some for greasing bearings...cylinder liner extractors, etc.etc.
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    Update Found this which told me all I wanted to know about brake servos - http://volvo1800pictures.com/document/Girling_servos/GirlingServos.pdf Also found this great guy who knows everything and more about servos and master cylinders - http://www.jlspares.com. His workshop was littered with servos and master cylinder bodies all over the place - an Aladdin's cave. He vacuum tested my Elite servo which was perfect, and because it is 8.5 inches in diameter we believe it is a Type 50 servo (see above document page 11) that was fitted to my Elite by a PO - how lucky was that. He can strip, blast clean and rebuild any servo for £175 if your interested. Cylinder bodies he sends to Pastparts - http://www.pastparts.co.uk/ - for sleeving. Now where did I put my Brake mc for safe keeping? Brian
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    I,ve mounted the top altenator screw from the other side.With the engine in the car you could not remove this long bolt if the alt. is faulty.
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    Oooh. I bet @JAWS disagrees with you...
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    Mine is original and I think it was done for the cars post 85 to stop reflection in the window screen. Binnacle and trim that runs along the inside bottom of the screen. buddsy
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    I thought I'd clean the Esprit properly yesterday and used some Autoglym Super Resin polish for the first time. I was well chuffed with the results!



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