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    Warwick Bunn
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    Lotus Esprit S3
  1. If you need different ones try Geoff at Esprit Engineering 07973 404930 +44 (0)1725 514449 [email protected] He had numerous ones instock, got others made to meet my requirements and had special thinner buckets to cope with shims that needed to be a little bit to thin to be relied upon long term. He could not have been more helpful and very reasonable. If you send him your spares when you have finished, it will help him to help someone else out next time.
  2. Well they just can't make it using conventional sizes. It wouldn't be French ! I recently found a 'Helicoil' re-threading kit on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230397616133&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT if you need to replace any stripped threads. I haven't used this particular make yet, but I was pleased to find it. This is a proper engineering repair technique and is stronger than the original, although a bit of skill is needed to use them. You can even use more than one at a time to replace a thread in a hugely enlarged hole ! Copper slip grease als
  3. I've always wondered how cyclists can have formal races on the open public highway ? I once got caught up in the middle of a race, when pulling out of a T junction, over took the first group I came across then had to slow down for the next, at which point the group behind me caught me up and were a little strong in there comments about me holding them up !! Oh and I was driving my Unimog high speed tractor !! I was very tempted to do a break test and test their reactions, as they seemed to want to ride on the machine I was carrying. Perhaps it's me but 'due care and attention' ?
  4. Hope the ice cream is good. I don't think you're alone on this one. The general standard of driving is pretty poor to my eyes. To many inexperienced drivers in cars that are to capable and to quiet to disturb there hermatically sealed enviroments, but without a reset button ! I have a theory that hopefully nature will thin the stupid ones out. But they invariably get away with it and hurt the innocent instead, oh and we now live at the level of the weakest most stupid person, so as not to cause offence ! Have to say the thought of trying to negotiate the idiots in the rain, at night, wit
  5. Having now spent 2 glorious visits at the Lotus factory this year, driving some of the current range of vehicles and taking mine around the test track, I would also like to add my name to the list for a new set up for my S3 N/A 1982 car. There knowledge and expertise is incredibly good value. Updated List ?????? 1. Tony K 2. Esprit S2 (Paul Baxter) 3. Troy 4. Peteyg (Pete Gentilli) 5. yeller77 (Eric) 6. matk 7. ghe67 (giorgio) 8. dwil 9. Matwatts (for 78 Esprit S1) 10. Mark p 11. beagle! 12. Franky (Esprit S2 JPS) 13. JeanVM (Esprit S1) 14. Mundo 15. LOTUS 16. Rich S. 17.
  6. I'm moving to Norfolk and marrying a Lotus Evora. I could not live without feeling that steering everyday, and that was after my second corner ! It seems I was luckier than some, as I had my test drive with my local Lipscomb salesman. He was more than happy to let me give the Evora it's head. Although the drive was over in an instant (suppose I could have driven slower) my over whelming thought was that I could live with this car everyday, but I don't know what some of my farming customers would say ! The engine had the right amount of power and torque to keep me entertained as well as a
  7. Ditto all of the above. We made it all the way there and back, over 420 odd miles, without a single problem. This must be a record and my faith in the old S3 N/A is well and truly restored ! The whole weekend was fabulous. We haven't had such a good weekend away for a very long time. The organisation was superb all round, thank you so much to everyone for all your hard work, it was hugely appreciated. It was so nice to put faces to names and meet so many great like minded new friends. Please do pass on our thanks to all those Lotus staff for a highly infomative day. How many manufacturer
  8. 1: GGHC87 (Cliff) Friday, Saturday, Sunday 2&3: Steve & Lynda Sat /Sun 4&5: sparky & Tracy Saturday, Sunday 6: Martyn Saturday, Sunday 7: internets - Saturday, Sunday 8: mayesprit - Saturday, Sunday 9&10: Dave and Megan - Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11&12: Paul C and Vicki - Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 13&14: tonyc and son Andrew are going on Sunday 15: [email protected] is going on Saturday and Sunday (he's got the car) 16&17: Andy(Andy67)& Teresa(Pearl White)-Friday.Saturday,Sunday 18: Yasuo Friday,Saturday,Sunday 19&20: Paul and Sarah -
  9. Well the tickets have now arrived (god bless the Royal Mail) and I have got the S3 in the workshop for a quick check over. Surely there can't be any more problems now that I've fixed the leaking rocker cover. Although the smoke behind me, from the oil reaching the manifold, kept the following traffic behind me. The result.... I've come home in the Disco ! Still a few days to go yet. Is that small portable hill still on standby Bibs ?
  10. About time. Please pass on our congratulations, but quietly, thanks.
  11. Hi and welcome to S3 ownership. It sounds like you have electrical earthing issue's, that seem to the cause of most Lotus electrical problems, so try cleaning them all up particularily those under the front bonnet (to the nearside of the heater blower cover) and possibly most importantly both the battery terminals. Poor earths can cause current to flow the wrong way down cables, trying to find the easiest path to earth, resulting in allsorts of strange warning lights and gauge readings etc.! The lighting issues could also be caused by problems with the relays behind the nearside light pod (
  12. Thanks Bibs, sounds like a plan. I will be leaving from Chiddingstone near Edenbridge (west of Tunbridge Wells) but Suzi is coming from Wales. Might get her to come here first rather than go and get her. Mind you they do a bigger line in hills to coast down so maybe a test run would be in order. Shall we form a convoy ? Better break out the old CB radio. How big are the AA recovery trucks .... room for 2 ?
  13. Well I've finally managed to order my tickets after a bit of a battle with the 'fill all sections' bits. By ordering a vegetarian test drive with a makeover for my S3 while we are enjoying ourselves, I managed to complete the purchase to my great relief. Suzi and I are just a little bit excited and looking forward to meeting the rest of you. Only problem now is persuading the S3 that Kent to Norfolk is a managable distance to complete without external help, oh and asking that if it all goes tits up can we take an AA recovery truck on the charity run, if not the parade lap ?
  14. Nice idea. Any person who fails in business becomes a politian.... so they can balls something else up ! What about Jeremy Clarkson for PM ? A bit of common sense, at last. I think the Conservatives are going to reinstate the old vehicle Road Tax Exemption. It may take a bit of time to reach early esprits, but it all helps.
  15. It must be a Lotus thing but having very carefully reassembled my S3 N/A, got it running beautifully, with the forums help and started to relax and really enjoy driving it ... It catches fire ! I drove it back home, a distance of 3 miles the other night, running really well until the charge warning light came on. It has had new belts and they are all fine and in line so I thought it must be something else. I switched off any surplus power demands leaving just the lights. Engine still running fine but the volt meter showing low voltage in the system. There was a slight burning smell but
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