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  1. Good afternoon all. Having been in the motor trade for nearly three years it's very exciting for me to find a brand with such a loyal fan base. I have just started with JCT600 Lotus Leeds and am greatly looking forward to becoming the biggest boffin on a fantastically British brand ! Just thought I'd say hi. Tom.
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  2. Before Blasting. After Blasting Then Galv.. No problem , No hassle, No messy paint. 30 + years of rust protection in every crevice tube and box section.. Steve. As far as I am aware all 2k primers will require an acid etch primer first when applied to bare steel .. It will initially stick but start faking after a relatively short time if no used.
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  3. In Blackwood Forest for the weekend
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  4. Or, just put it in gear, handbrake off, on a level surface and rock the car back and forth until TDC is achieved on the flywheel. Sound like you are indeed at 20BTDC. If so, the belt has to come off and the aux sprocket needs to be aligned. OR, as I believe was detailed in another thread, shift your plug leads around in the hope of turning the distributor the other way to achieve the desired number.
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  5. Ouch! Fingers crossed the driver is ok but that sounds like the case but good on the guy for stopping. I remember once heading up the M25 in my Esprit and a french family were broken down in lane 3 and everyone was sitting in a huge traffic jam to pass them by. I blocked lanes 1 & 2 with my car and helped them push to the hard should (other people did get out to help). I was mainly trying to alleviate the traffic but I can imagine they were terrified in a foreign country and being totally ignored! Took 2 minutes I guess, at least the traffic must have cleared up after.
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  6. Well practice makes perfect and a lot of luck! The internal fans worked after I connected the relay earth(which is internal behind the temp control panel). The rad fans also worked perfectly first time, amazing as I rewired them all! The only thing left is to rebuild the fiber optic system. I have 2 mm fiber strands on the way and bought a new transmitter - so hopefully binnacle all back together next week! Changing the headlight switch was an easy fix theyare working perfectly now. I serviced all of the motors and rebuilt the headlight mechanism. It was well worth it they run like new!
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  7. Remembering the 1982 Austrian Grand Prix and the Lotus victory of Elio de Angelis: http://lotusmadrid.com/es_ES/the-last-cap-in-the-air/ Includes Youtube video of the race as broadcast by the BBC
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  8. Following @Arun_D lead with his recent Silverstone report. Here is mine... Concur with the sentiment of many I met on the day @Tex @vd9 and @mcx track days become a little soul less unless your in attendance with a good bunch of people. OpenTrack had received some pretty bad feedback following their last time at Silverstone, too many cars, too many red flags etc.... I'd say this time was better, it was busy, but liveable. I do find OpenTrack genuinely a good track day organiser but I can see some of these bigger circuits do necessitate the need to possibly have higher than average numbers when
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  9. Now at 500 miles (travel and weather has not been kind) and I have found out some very interesting things about my Exige. People are much friendlier to you and want to chat more than in the M4 Fewer idiots want to race than in the M4 - seems they are content watching it from behind Even on half throttle and 4k, the acceleration is great and the accompanying supercharger whine is tremendous Power gets to the road MUCH better than the M4, even in Cup 2's that don't like the cold compared to MPSS Never leave the windscreen wipers on when you get out, or at least cl
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  10. HI all, Despite being an old video, I just saw this video with Christian von Königsegg in Sweden. That is some very interesting technology, both regarding the present state of his new valve technology, but also the idea of making an engine as we more or less know it form combustion of fuel, just done with air. Very interesting aspect and surely a competitor to the heavy, polluting electric cars that we see now, with old school Li-Ion batteries which are chemically unstable, pollutes and are heavy, an dafter all, does not hold too much energy, despite the Development from Denmark (a
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  11. Thanks Bibs. I'll keep everyone posted as new stock comes in, our 'something a little special' at the moment is the Evora GTE number 20 of 20 ever made which comes with the number plate R20GTE.
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  12. Hspeck, Forgive me if pedantic but, as the gents have summarized, please distinguish between addressing the cam timing and the ignition timing. It's imperative that no mistakes are made in tinkering with timing the cams, a meaningful error there will cause great engine damage. You have some latitude in messing about with the spark timing, though it too is not something to fiddle with in ignorance. The crank position, as Sparky and Steve V8 have noted, is what you must regard singularly when exploring spark timing and what is most important is that the maximum advance be near optimum. Idle
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  13. hspeck, sorry, let's try and make this a bit simpler... First, camshaft timing. Get the flywheel to TDC (I would do it by selecting 4th (engine off), releasing handbrake and rocking car forward or back until you can see the flywheel marking aligned to the pointer. Then. if the camshaft marks aren't facing each other, then the camshaft timing is incorrect and you need to remove the cambelt to adjust. Second, ignition timing. Adjust the timing gun until you can see TDC against the pointer. The value on the digital readout is your timing advance value. If this is 20, then you shoul
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  14. I don't believe anyone has ever thought that a Lotus is meant to be good in a straight line John, that's not what they're about. A 118bhp S1 Elise is going to be outdragged by pretty much most modern cars but there's still very few cars that can offer the same drivers experience both on road or track by a long shot.
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  15. @FF I actually have the same experience as you, with PF08 pads. Both sets I've had get a bit grumbly after they get hot on track, all fine after a cool down. This is not disc specific, either.
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  16. I was also told to apply a generous amount of grease on the barrel?? not sure if it will help
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  17. Compressor dehumidifiers need the ambient temp to be over 18 degrees and are noisy. Dessicant ones will work above 2 degrees are are quiet, definitely the smart choice. https://www.appliancesdirect.co.uk/p/dc12/ecoair-dc12-dehumidifier I've got that one, it's on 24 hours a day as I live in a 300 year old house which has (had) a damp problem. Currently I empty the 10l about once a week, it turns itself on and off as required so if very efficient. I've had a couple now and that's head and shoulders the best one. The air intake is on the rear so just have the front facing the wall, that
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  18. Increased ventilation definitely helps, even if you think that doesn't make sense! And if you're looking for a dehumidifier, then make sure it's the type that can operate in low temperature, some don't. My domestic dehumidifier won't operate at low temps, @Bibsmight well have a view on them.
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  19. More complicated than I thought it would be, needed some rewiring work to connect horn and disable airbag warning light. Glad I got Ollie to do it at Phoenix - still took him a few hours. looks and feels better though - slightly smaller wheel at 280mm. This is the same as fitted to Cup cars from the factory. Very pleased with it all.
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  20. Hi Mik, I have a single skin garage that is plaster boarded inside and the walls leak slightly. The Scottish West coast climate is not ideal. Over the years have tried a carcoon with heater , a dehumidifier but still had condensation issues and a wet car wouldn’t dry. Was advised to improve ventilation so I put a vent at the back of the garage and now have a flow of air as the door has gaps in it. The better ventilation improved things drastically so no longer have problems , though I am not driving my car this winter. I pine for a heated garage directly connected to my house.
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  21. The Esprit chassis is a beautifully simple lightweight structure. It wouldn't take rocket science to build a simple box section jig around a straight chassis prior to galvaning into which the galvanised chassis could be placed to check alignment and if necessary trued back up.
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  22. Chris, Any competent blaster should know what's required to clean up a tatty chassis without bringing harm. I found a local chap who did a nice job on mine with walnut shell/crushed garnet mix as blast media. Was quite the clean up exercise afterwards despite his sound efforts at blowing it clean, as the media that deposited into chassis tunnel crevices and (open ended) bay tubing took time and effort in order to remove. Some would advise that it's important to hurry off to have the clean chassis powder coated or painted before rust returns but, clearly, a great quantity would then likely
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  23. It’s not resume that causes the problem, if a wheel loses grip through aqua planing and when grip suddenly comes back it can cause big instability as the throttle will still be open.
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  24. Maybe they do the racing where it should be done. On the track as opposed to the public road.
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  25. No stopping me now, after 2 years and six months it's nearly there!
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  26. I'm not sure if you can add CAN bus signals to HLT. They need to be decoded and calculated. To my knowledge there are no further signals available then RPM, Throttle, Brake, Clutch, Steering, Wheel speeds, DPM mode (tour, sport, race, off) . The stock Exige has no oil temperature sensor. The PIDs and calculation you can get out of the lua script above. Those are the PDIs I decoded: PID 162 : Wheel speed 1 and 2, and Car speed PID 164 : Wheel speed 3 and 4 PID 276 : break switch, clutch, throttle, DPM, RPM PID 133: Steering
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  27. Thanks for checking up on her for me @Arun_D!
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  28. Used said Halfords tape down side of my old Evora
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  29. Ever see a grown man naked? Sorry I mean ever see an Esprit chassis weighed?
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  30. @razad for sharing! I've sent your specs to my dealer and they're going to attempt to do this tomorrow.
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  31. Nice article, you'll need to register but it's free to read.
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  32. Thanks for your comment Not easy to find copyright free pics to use specially of the Lotus 91
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  33. Bollocks! I got significantly more than that as a px for my +0 just a few months ago! The added bonus is that when you want to go out for a drive and some peace and quiet you have a genuine excuse to tell the kids, and the missus, to @@@@ off as their ain't any room! I'm considering taking the ultralight carbon passenger seat out of my 410 so there is absolutely no possibility of a whinging, whining passenger when I go out for "my time" in the car. Some people might see this as a rather selfish and nasty approach. Well they can @@@@ off! It's my car...... So there! It's time that tho
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  34. Never even driven or sat in an Exige before this came up at a very decent price so snapped it up. 1st ever drive home what a thing they sound epic. First journey from Southampton to Taunton was sketchy as **** as went after work to collect and drove home late into night on salt laden damp roads. Salt bombed by gritters the lot but a 2 hour intensive clean sorted that (still not a single chip on it). Have a few niggles, noisy thrust breaing (knock) when clutch disengaged and the TC light came on and stuck on but know from my Evora they can be sorted under warranty so no dramas.
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  35. Don't worry about the squeaks. Once the run-in service is done you won't be able to hear them any more
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  36. Got it moving today As you can see, I have completely bypassed the ignition system. Next for some major dismantling. Expect many questions.
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  37. Actually this happens when a specific project or car company sometimes do not want to spend too much money on tyre development or that they are lucky enough to find something that works. In those cases, they ask us (tyre makers) to send different specs of the same tyres (in the tyre size they told us) that we have already developped for other OE projects (Porsche, Audi, Bmw, etc...) or they buy some on their own. Then, their test engineers do some internal testings to find out which combination works the best with their chassis, dampers, steering tuning. This is how you can e
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  38. It's worth remembering that the original Turbo Esprit (Giugiaro) was marketed at a much lower market segment than we are expecting for the new car. I have a copy of the Autocar's Renault GTA V6 Turbo road test (23 July 1986). The Renault retailed at GBP 23,905 on the road. The Esprit Turbo was one of the rival cars listed and cost less at GBP 23,440. The Porsche 944 Turbo was GBP 27,547. The 911 did not even get a mention. On that basis, you would suggest that the Turbo Esprit was a bargain!
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  39. If you insist... remember I'm taking one for the TLF team:
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