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    Daniel Fish
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    1985 Lotus Turbo Esprit , 2012 Evora S

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  1. so the dealer garage is suggesting that with the clutch fluid being a few years old, plus me having done a few track days that there may be some air or condensation in the fluid and that a flush/fill with hi-temp fluid will likely fix the issue I get the car back in a few days so we will see.
  2. Checked the shifting with the engine off and without depressing the clutch and it seems better, but how is this connected to a clutch issue? I haven't changed the clutch/brake fluid in a few years so that can't help.
  3. I haven't checked the shifting with the engine off...yet, but will. Over the past few years I have found the shifter to be getting more and more notchy.
  4. Over the past month I've had a number of instances where I can't get the car into 1st gear after backing the car out of my drive. Happened again last night and now I'm worried that I'm going to get the car stranded somewhere. Anyone else have this issue? I'm taking the car to the dealer to have this checked out but looking for any thoughts on what it could be ie; stretched cables, slave cylinder.
  5. Last week I installed refurbished pod motors from SJ Sportscars and they run fine. Last night i "borrowed" the relay for the rear heated screen and installed in the missing relay slot luck, then checked the fuses in the panel to the left of the steering wheel and found one that had blown. Replaced it and the pods work fine now. So happy to have this sorted, thanks Thomas.
  6. Thomas, Thanks for the clarification and details. You are correct that the two 87 contacts are in fact 87 and 87a. I have changeover relays and when i insert one into the missing relay space the headlight pods do the "up down, up down" cycle repeatedly. time to look for a bad ground??
  7. One of the original relays has gone missing. Does anyone know of a correct replacement relay? The other relay is a 5 pin but it seems to have a diode symbol on it.
  8. Atwell, Many thanks for the lead. I will contact JAE.
  9. Hi all, My radiator fan relay started buzzing and clicking a few days ago. I tried a relay from Napa today but the radiator fans start up without the ignition on so clearly it is the incorrect relay. Both the stock relay and the Napa one are 5 pin. My intent is to replace both the Interior Fans Relay and the Radiator Fans Relay. I've searched for the Wehrle replacement but cant seem to land on the correct part number. If anyone has gone through this and sourced the relays I would appreciate some help. Pics are attached. Thanks, Dan
  10. It's not an air by-pass, it fully restricts airflow when closed, thus my suspicion that it is related to emissions reduction or minimizing pressure blowback on the turbo when the throttle is closed
  11. Thanks Jon. I'm about to do the same after researching alot of engine pics online where this thing doesn't even appear to be installed. May be a North American requirement for emissions.
  12. So I have searched and can't find out how to properly set up the springs for the actuator at the turbo end of the intake plenum pipe. It looks to me like the purpose of this mechanism is to prevent reverse intake pulse slowing the turbo down. Back when I bought the car one of the springs on this assembly was broken and I've never gotten around to fixing it. I simply cable tied it open and the car seems to run ok. Any help to explain the purpose of this thing and how to get it set up properly would be very much appreciated. Happy quarantine to all btw.
  13. Just purchased a 2012 Evora S and want to change the gearbox oil as it's never been done. The drain nut is obvious but I'm not so sure about the fill hole. Does anyone have pics of the procedure?
  14. Andy, Mine would be a US Spec car (I believe) as it was shipped to Canada and had all of the air pump kit (since removed) that the US cars required. My next step is to assume the new relay won't work and swap the known operating relay to the right-side headlight to see if it works. If it doesnt then I suppose the motor is at fault.
  15. Well I thought I had it sorted. Swapped the relays and the left side light worked fine. So, figured it was the relay yes? Found a new relay and inserted, blown fuse again. Back to square one and will swap the new relay to the right side to see if that motor is ok.
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