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  1. Cool, will start off there. Thamks for the advice. I have two oil gauges aswell, one for temp and one for pressure. Plus the boost gauge in the top middle of the dash. Mine is a US MY 95 S4 imported to europe. Might be why theres a difference in the layout. I know there are several small diffrences from the euro to the US market ones.
  2. Hi guys, Drove the Esprit earlier today to work and all was fine, came home, had a tiny nap, and went out for a drive again. Start it up, all seems normal, except as I start driving, i notice the boost gauge is jumping around violently, not even giving gas, and its all over the place. I drove it for a while, and everything seems normal with the actual boost and delivery. Its just the damn needle making me paranoid. The needle is stuck all the way to the far right (Max), and sometimes dropping down and jolting about, especially on uphills around 2000-3000 rpm. Would appreciate any advice Cheers Oroboros
  3. Yup, the whole clutch needed changing, never got the full story from the mechanic, but it had worn to its last leg, and then failed. So went for an upgraded racing clutch that could handle more torque, and now its all good. Except for other minor details of course as it is an Esprit. Amongst other things some issues with boost only going to 0.65 but thinking thats probably a coolant issue, as I did see the car run a little hot on the gauge on the lower right instrument panel. Havent gotten freescan/espritmon yet, so havent been able to diagnose it yet.
  4. I live in Stavanger, Norway. Not alot of Esprits around here
  5. Brilliant! Appreciate all you guys in this forum so much! I would have fealt very unconfident with my esprit if you all were not here and this community was not as helpfull as you all are. Thanks guys.
  6. Thanks guys, guess I will be getting espritmon sooner rather than later then.
  7. Sorry bibs, forgot to check which hand I write with I meant the right side (Facepalm). I mean the water temp, is nearly touching the red. Can this have the same limiting effect, and can it then mean there is a chargecooler issue?
  8. It was at 0.5 but is now up to 0.65 after my latest test drive, the boost gauge is similar, but it has 0.5 labled on it aswell, and now it went past to the middle point, so Im guessing thats 0.65 I noticed that the temperature gauge on the lower left side, was almost touching the red. As this is my first experience with the esprit, I have yet to learn a lot. Amongs other things the correct temperatures for operation. I dont have freescan or espritmon yet, but will definately get it asap.
  9. had a long test drive today and no stuttering, wastegate operates normally judging by the sound, but boost still doesnt go past 0.5
  10. Did another test run, and the ABS light doesnt flash anymore. The boost goes up to 0.5 on the needle exactly flat out, and doesnt go beyond though. Come to think of it, I couldnt hear the wastegate operating while lifting off either.
  11. The ABS light and the Check Engine light both light up and go off normally before setting off, will inspect the spark plugs and check for water getting in. As for the wastegate, will check it after the spark plugs, as everything was normal last week when I had her out for a test run. We have had a lot of rain in the past week so I am assuming it is the spark plugs, as I have heard it can be an issue when the engine cover is off.
  12. Hi guys, First off, I apologize for being a complete noob, but I am learning on the fly. I have recently disconnected the battery and was doing the re-learning of the ECU drive today. I noticed that when accelerating, the boost would never go beyond 0.4 and at the same time, around 4000 rpm or so, the engine would start stuttering, so I let off the gas and it behaves normally under 4000 rpm. My question is; is this normal during the re-learning phaze or is this another problem? It was a rainy day, and my car doesnt have the engine cover, which Ive ordered. So I am thinking it might be the spark plugs, but any advice would be very welcomed. A few other issues I have is the abs tell tale light keeps flashing, and the fuel tell tale behaves erradically, going on and off and it seems to be random. In advance, thanks!!
  13. Please add your name to this list if you'd like to be notified by PM of local events... 1. Geir Olav (Saggitarius) 2. Roy Pallesen (Oroboros)
  14. Ramjet, You are awesome It was the front bonnet switch that had a crack in its mounting, which when the bonnet was lowered wasnt depressed correctly. I would never have thought that the bonnet switch would be connected to the interior lights. Provlem solved. Thanks heaps mate!
  15. Yes the door switches seem to be fine, did some testing and they seem to be operating correctly
  16. Thanks for all your input guys, shes finally back from the shop, and a lot closer to being in great shape again. Still some gremlins and cosmetic issues to take care of in the future, but I expected nothing less when I bought her.
  17. Hi Guys, I have finally recieved my S4 Esprit back from the shop, after the clutch failed, and have now found some gremlins hidden away. After working on a few other issues, It came to my attention that the Interior Dome Light and The Door Edge lights would stay on after I had closed and locked up the car, and would never go off. My temporary solution was to just disconnect the battery, but I would appreciate any advice as where to look for the problem. Also, how do I remove the Dome Light fitting to get to the bulb, incase it wont go off after my efforts? Thanks for your help in advance guys!
  18. A long wait is finally over, sortof... The Restoration was a success, Option 1 Sports Cars in Bromsgrove in England did a marvelous job with the bodywork and reparations to suspension and chassis, plus all the other bits and pieces. Got it back to Norway safely and got my test drive plates on today. Ready for my first test drive. Initially all is exceptional, and after getting the engine heated up, and driving for a while I go to open up the the throttle a little, start off in 1st gear, from about 15 kph. Throttle about half way depressed and roughly around 4500-5000 rpm, boost building, depress clutch, and a slight thud is fealt, the engine spins freely, slowly spinning down, worried I dropped the transmission for a second, and the gear is stuck in 1st gear for a while. depress clutch again, try it again, still stuck in gear, lift off clutch and no response when I press the throttle, like the clutch is still disengaged. after a couple of seconds, the gear can do changes again no grinding or irregularities, but the clutch is noticably slipping. Im just a Km from my house, and manage to barely limp home, the clutch still slipping, and can start to smell clutch. Manage to get her home, but the clutch almost not getting any friction to the gearbox by now. Im wondering if this can be an issue with the hydraulic clutch system, or if its a gearbox issue (my worst fear). Any input you guys might have would be extremely appreciated. Not sure If I screwed up somehow, or if its just one of those things. This is my first Esprit and my first drive in one, so I might have done all the wrong things as far as I know. I just hope its not a deadly mistake I have made in that case, I know the esprit is fragile in specific places, and did have this in mind while testing.
  19. Hi guys. Just thought I'd give you a little update on the situation so far. Its been a long road, but now she's soon to be back on the road. Found a place called Option 1 sportscars, who specialize in Lotus and TVR, and had them do a full restoration. Unfortunately the chassis was bent, but luckily Lotus had the last new RHD chassis in the world at the factory, so I managed to secure that for her. Price was as can be expected. A lot, but as another member here said, its more important for me to have the car intact, and not be broken down into parts, or even worse, crushed to a block. Will be picking her up in a few weeks, so will post pictures of the finished result then. One big plus is that the guy doing the repairs has reinforced the normal Esprit weak points, so she should be stronger than ever. Thanks for your support guys, means alot to me! Best Regards Roy
  20. Excellent, thanks alot Bibs. I tried calling him today but Im guessing he left for the day, will try again on monday. It's a real pickle I'm in it seems, as I only paid 26000$ for her, and I don't know if the insurrance will only cover what I gave, or if they pay up for what she's worth. Either way, if the costs of restoring her exceeds that amount, I don't know what I'll do. Hoping it will work out somehow. Thanks again for your support guys. Really means alot. This is like losing a newborn baby to me. Had invested so much excitement into getting my childhood dream come to life, and then this happened. I'm pretty down to say the least, and the worst thing is she was in full mint condition, only 18000 miles and full service history.
  21. Nope didnt get to drive it at all Thanks guys, Im going to wait a couple days for the insurrance quote and then Ill get back to you. Really appreciate your empathy! Heres some more photos
  22. Yes Im fine, thanks Had just gotten into the car again after checking the straps when it hit, Thanks for the advice, really appreciate it! This is what she looked like in the showroom Heres some more photos taken from the paramedics mobile phone
  23. Hi guys, Im in a bit of a predicament, and I need some advice. I bought a 95 Esprit S4 from the US and imported it to sweden, bound for norway. Then this happened; A 40 tonne semi slammed into the back of the trailer I was carrying my Esprit on. and did quite a bit of damage on the Lotus, and totalled my Volvo. It was the truck drivers fault, and now Im looking for a solution to get her into prestine condition again. As far as I can tell there is no damage to the engine or chassis, but the left rear rim has had it, as well as the front bumper and some bodywork. My question to you guys is; Who would you recommend I get to do the repair. Insurance of the truckdriver is paying of course, Im thinking piggyback to a good specialist in the UK. What do you guys advise me to do? Can post more photos if requested Regards Oroboros From Norway
  24. Hi, I came across your listing on Ebay, and I am very interrested in your Esprit. Im wondering if it is still up for sale?

    I was originally looking for an 81 model, as I live in Norway and want to import an Esprit as a veteran (no tax for import on 30 years + old cars), but as soon as I saw the care you had put into it. I pretty much fell in love :D I love the white on black leather...

  25. I am looking for an early Esprit in good condition, If you have one for sale or know of anyone who has, please let me know. Regards Roy from Norway
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