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  1. I just imported a second AZ-1 from Japan as a project car, the engine comes out in the same way but is slightly smaller
    6 points
  2. You can get it from me for a fraction of that. Genuine Lotus code, flashed, not inserted chips. Send the ECU to me and I will sort it out for you. Don't install a manual boost controller. The ECU won't cut fuel, but you want your ECU to control the boost with the boost solenoid.
    4 points
  3. Hi everyone, I'm newly registered but i've been lurking around here for a while trying to learn more about Esprits. I've had my Excel for 10 years now (piccy attached) but recently saw what looks like a fantastic GT3 for sale. I thought i knew a lot about Esprits but reading the forum posts its clear I'm only partly educated! Its also clear that opinions differ as to things like gear change quality, clutch heaviness etc. I havent driven an Esprit so I have no point of reference. From what i can make out, a perfectly functioning GT3 will have a weighty clutch but not to the point of it being r
    3 points
  4. Its actually Pacific blue but does look light in the photo . Both great colours, to be fair most Lotus colours are great! Thanks for the info. Just goes to show its worth asking! I know now that if the clutch is very heavy, something is not right.
    2 points
  5. Mediterranean blue, best colour for the Excel Mine from nearly 20 years ago I am with Buddsy, the Esprit’s clutch is no heavier than any other marque of that era and the GT3 is an excellent choice so go for it Dave
    2 points
  6. Hi I dont think a GT3 should have a heavy clutch. My 1985 turbo is just normal. Never noticed it being any different to any normal car to be honest. The GT3 Im sure you are aware is often cited as maybe the best Esprit they made. Just about perfect. That said MJK told me he thought the late Excel were the best 9xx engine cars they made which you already have. buddsy
    2 points
  7. Dear AIM, We all want this ! : Best regards Mat
    2 points
  8. Excellent. Got a bit over 2K miles so far. Most of it was a longer road trip. - Taking it easy the first 600 miles for break-in was torture. - Installed the GRP Exhaust pipe (i'm in KY) https://www.gregsraceparts.com/products/grp-evora-400-410-decat-race-exhaust-pipe and black Lotus badges to go with a red car on nose and wheels. https://www.gregsraceparts.com/collections/evora-exterior-styling - A short learning curve on the radio. There were a couple things I learned, not in the manual, one had to do with the radio recognizing the stick shift car was parked (pull parki
    2 points
  9. Apologies, just seen your message. Did you find a steering wheel? I have one spare if you still need it.
    2 points
  10. Good to see you took the KY with you.
    2 points
  11. Had to put the oil leak search on hold for a bit. MOT is due on the Eclat (I know it doesnt have to have one but prefer to have one). Exhaust manifold is blowing like mad. Luckily I have a spare so its a case of engine out - manifold on, new cam belt and V belt while Im at it. OUT - FIX - IN- SORTED!!
    2 points
  12. For sale my Lotus Esprit S2 JPS Number 022 Please click below link https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Esprit-John-Player-Special/233743586633?hash=item366c341549:g:MzsAAOSw6qBfhDgu
    1 point
  13. It is the normal/ long ratio box. I was all set on finding a CR box after reading reviews but then I heard about early cars having failures of the CR box so decided the LR box would be fine! I always find with gear ratio's there are pro's and con's! I had a caterham 6 speed box which everybody raves about but i didn't like it. so short and close changing gear every 2 seconds buzzing like a madman in 6th!
    1 point
  14. Yes thats the one Thats great, thanks.
    1 point
  15. Excel has about the best gear change of any car ever made. It is a peach. So anything after that may feel less pleasant. Personally, I have never enjoyed the Renault 'box in the Esprit, I much prefer the Citroen one but few agree. The clutch should not be heavy - early Evora are much heavier than Esprit clutch. Adore your Excel - good luck with your search. Always fun lookin' for a new motor. Justin
    1 point
  16. No, not all. Nothing against making the upper end of the rpm scale user-selectable, but the current 9k upper limit is perfect for my car ('08 Exige S240, 8.5k redline). -Ed
    1 point
  17. No more complaints about Lotus servicing costs please. This is my Ferrari Mondial T cabriolet having its 3 yearly cam belt service. When they say “engine out”, they mean “everything out”! Still looking pretty good for a nigh on 30 year old unrestored car.
    1 point
  18. I suggest you don’t remove or change the OEM front splitter. It is specifically designed to work in tandem with the rest of the aero, in particular the rear wing. Removing it will adversely affect the handling of the car at speed. First step is to increase the front tyre pressures to raise the car slightly (up to 2.5 bar if necessary). Also use some heavy duty roofing tape applied to vulnerable points on the underside of the carbon splitter. This at least will help to prevent/reduce further damage. Obviously hard to source & v. expensive to replace. Last step & last resort if
    1 point
  19. Could be the strap-line for a Lotus ad campaign Justin
    1 point
  20. SJ Sportscars has a list of bolts by "component group" for the Elite S1, provided you're searching in "Front Suspension" and "Rear Suspension" as the top-level drill down. It's possible one bolt is Part Number A075W2061Z. Along with the following for the front suspension: Bolt 1 Bolt 2 And for the rear suspension: Bolt 1 Bolt 2
    1 point
  21. Pretty sure the car used to belong to Mike @cbclotus
    1 point
  22. And me. We're up to 38% !
    1 point
  23. Looking forward to the next meeting when normality returns !
    1 point
  24. As I said Jep, I use KY every day!
    1 point
  25. My wife loves mine. It gets used every day as I believe it should. It's currently parked here, at a hotel in the Cotswolds.
    1 point
  26. The long term squeeze enjoys all the Lotus, especially Evora. Trips to Germany and Scotland amongst many others. She drives the 340R, M100 and Elise. You fellas need to choose more wisely, the clue was in the name - Lottie. Justin
    1 point
  27. @Stimbowthe blue car built by Andy Rouse and raced by Gerry Marshall is dry sump s/n 10962 and it's at the Haynes Motor Museum. It's now black (was red from factory) but i guess you could go and have a look at it. Lex.
    1 point
  28. Erm seems you can vote more than once. Just sayin’
    1 point
  29. Ok I found the source article for the dutch piece: https://www.pcauto.com.cn/nation/2174/21749372.html And i used google translate (this thing has progressed by leaps and bounds when it comes to chinese to english translation this past few years, it's impressive) so the articles says that: The piece displays what looks like a leaked spec sheet with the numbers above. They are very lardy to me a 2.2 tons Lotus... hybrid or not is excessively heavy for a Lotus, it's a 100kg less than the benchmark Cayenne but still. I cross checked with Gasgoo China Automotive News which is the
    1 point
  30. Exhaust valve .... 1. take off lower steering cowl to check wiring loom has unused labelled exhaust wiring/plug on LHS (it will have!) before ...... 2. order missing exhaust button switch from DeRoure (Bell and Colvill), around £45 plus postage. 3. Remove cowl, fit and plug in switch, refit cowl (15 minutes work) 4. Press button and enjoy open exhaust valve at any revs if you are very very very unlucky step 4. may not work because the ecu won’t play ball and will need to be reprogrammed by the dealer. However there are many here who have done the above retro fitting
    1 point
  31. Oh go on then!!! Still in the lead!
    1 point
  32. Which ECU calibration do you have? If you are only developing higher boost in 4th and 5th, then I would imagine that you have a stock V8 calibration. Before you start thinking about higher boost, I would have your existing ECU flashed with the High Torque calibration from the Sport350 (also used in the Final Edition Esprits). This will remove the boost limits in the lower gears. It will not develop any greater peak power but will provide you with a useable performance increase. See how the car feels with that. You should also check the calibration of your wastegate actuators, as p
    1 point
  33. Next instalment should be more dramatic than an oil change!
    1 point
  34. Took a bit for my car to arrive. I put down a refundable deposit in Dec 2018. ordered my Evora GT with a larger, non-refundable deposit in Apr/May 2019. Order was goofed and a silver car arrived at the dealer late Sep 2019. I was attending the Lotus Driving Academy in early October 2019 and after talking to dealer, Lotus USA and a factory rep - I stuck with Lotus (was offered my deposit back), my car had already been prioritized and the engine was to be in assembly the 2nd half of Oct 2019. I took delivery in Feb 2020. I love it. I ordered my car, as I wanted a painted roof and blac
    1 point
  35. Very sorry to hear about your loss @Kimbers. It's never easy. I've been through it a number of times now and it doesn't get any easier, but I have got my head around it it my own way. When you take a dog into your family you do so knowing it's got a limited life expectancy, normally 8 to 15 years. For that time it's your job to give that dog the love, affection and best quality of life you are able to. It's a privilege to have them in your life and should be treated that way. They will reward you with that same unconditional love in return. When they depart you can give another
    1 point
  36. These are great pictures of 10301. I wonder if it's still there... sad to see really, it really still could be restored. Maybe it will turn up one day again Thanks for the info on the black painted chassis too, I have asked Steve at SJ to investigate as I want it to be right. @Bazza 907thanks for checking underneath yours.. Below is #10938 from the facebook group already on the register. Right to left converted domestic car conversion in Norway. Owned by @PER Still has its Compomotive wheels too.
    1 point
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  38. Been scratching my head as to where and how to mount the ECU. It has to go under the bonnet as the loom can't be extended and it has to be protected from heat / fluids etc. I was unable to find a protective case of any kind in the right size so I've had to make one and mount it at a jaunty angle. Still got to make the lid and insulate the box but I think it should work OK there The battery is getting relocated to the boot and moving the original washer bottle didn't really gain me any space so I left it as is.
    1 point
  39. Evora S goes and a GT430 arrives. The GT430 is my 10th lotus.
    1 point
  40. I did a 430 upgrade at JUBU this spring/ early Summer and I am totally satisfied with it. It‘s insane fast and works without any problems. They did the 430 upgrade and some other stuff (nitrons, etc.) within one work day. Just have a look to my video about my upgrade-day at JUBU:
    1 point
  41. Thanks all. Such an incredible machine. Went for a small blast this morning and took a few more photos.
    1 point
  42. So envious Nathan. In my opinion the best looking lotus and probably the best performing lotus in resent times, totally stunning. Interesting it’s lost it’s red callipers for yellow ones. Looks better for it
    1 point
  43. Adding to the trail of 430 pics. This one by GF Williams.
    1 point


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