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    Michael Pioso
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    1993 Esprit SE
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    Cup Holder
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    Delaware, USA

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  1. Got it! Figured out how it comes apart. Removed an old wasp nest that was not a hindrance. Greased up the bar that rolls over the fixed mechanics and works like it should! Thank you both for your help! MikieP
  2. I apologize, I was away for the weekend. Thank you for your insight! Followed another post to see if I can tear apart from the outside and will try tomorrow. Hope it is fixable as I can not see much but the side of my car in the only position I can get it to set at. lol. MikeP
  3. Then it started back up after stopping for a chicken leg and filling the gas tank, and cold, too. Half and hour later, stopped cooling, yet again, even though it did bring up engine idle when activated though the air remained uggy. Sight glass on the drier show a bit of bubbly, even though cold air in the vents. Also, anyone know of a higher air volume blower motor? MikieP
  4. Hi all, Been a while since on the site. Friend has S4 and both door mirrors have two positions once folded away from the door. My passenger door mirror has two, but the driver door mirror only seems to have one position other than folded. Tried loosening the set screw under the plastic cover but while it does move the mirror slightly away from the door edge, it seems to angle it downwards as well during the moving away. Any ideas, please? MikieP
  5. are these tickets caused by the UK Police using radar to trap speeders and are radar detectors not allowed in the UK?
  6. Radar or ? Detectors not allowed there?
  7. I am an ex  US army person. What do you need from me then?


    Mike Pioso

    1. Bibs
    2. MikieP


      Thank you very much, Bibs! I can verify with pic of discharge if needed... Cheers!

  8. To change out a bulb one has to do all that? There has to be an easier way. Wow.
  9. Thank you Travis! However, there are walls that do not seem to have a way around to get to the plastic beak, as the only thing I see is a plastic rubber tube the wire apparently goes through to the plastic light assy.
  10. Hi Travis! Boost seems OK but have not really pushed it as wheels spin and running out of rear tires with no replacements out there at this time. lol I was told by last shop that motor mounts were sagging and very close to a belt hitting a part of the chassis / frame, so replaced them but never checked if that fixed the closeness until you mentioned it might be that. Uh oh. cam belt? Will not drive it again until I can see whatever I am able to see or get it on a lift somewhere, but not really sure what I will be looking for. I will also check for tightness of hoses from the one BOV. One other thought, I do seem to use oil but no smoke from exhaust or around engine and no further leaking under the chassis since replacement of the one leaking axle seal and also tightening of the A?C compressor bolts (seemed to take a full turn to tight) seeming to stop the bubbling of compressor oil and loss of Freon. What stymies me is the only place I can see the dust in the engine compartment is on top of the ribbed charge cooler plate, not on the engine otherwise, walls, turbo, other tubing or pipes, firewall, etc. Not sure if it on the underpan.... There does not seem to be the normal loose belt noise at all, and nothing from the BOV valves that I can discern. MikeP
  11. I think I have one with a tube coming out of one BOV and the other appears to vent into the firewall. No dust there. I see no dust at either the wall or the tube connections. Not sure I even drive it hard enough to use the over boost venting as I hardly ever hear it venting. The dust only appears only one place in the engine compartment that I can see - on the top of the charge cooler plate in a small area with nothing seen on the trunk inside or out and around the lower rear end body of the car and rear wheel rims. Very strange to me. Perhaps the rear brake pads then? They do not drag and nothing found on the front wheels at all. Go figure. Worried something burning or leaking but no smells. MikieP
  12. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY! This is indeed the model I have. MikieP
  13. How on earth do I change out the rear side panel light bulb? I was told I need to drop the rear bumper. Really? OMG. There are no screws to remove the fixture that I can see. This one's really got me by the b***s. Mikie
  14. Good point! Yes, two of them to keep the boost under 1.24. Only way the shop said they could do it without a $1500 tuner kit....
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