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    BMW 335d, Range Rover 4.2SC..... Lotus????....Still searching for the perfect Esprit!!
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  2. Hi Rick, Live in sunny Wembury just outside of Plymouth...... seems a long time since I last laid eyes on an Esprit in these parts too!!.... although I believe a few make it to Lifton occasionally? It's quite a tough decision for me at the moment on exactly what to get, the balance between newer/older, what I can afford with or without a trade in etc., especially with the way things are at the moment with the economy. However I'm almost certain that I'm looking for something post 93' as I do like a certain amount of reliabilty and fuel injection is a big plus to my mind. I would find
  3. I'm amazed at all the feedback here, does give me a lot of confidence with such an enthusiastic community around. I understand Chris's point too..... it is only a car and as we all know if it can be built in the first place then it can be fixed.... although the story I found on the net of someone spending £8k+ on a 4 pot rebuild did make me twitch just a little Although I trained as a mechanic for 4 years and worked as one for a further 4 years I moved into the marine industry 24+ years ago and haven't really touched cars much since, doesn't scare me though I still use spanners (or is
  4. Thanks for all the input guys: 1. What are cambelt change recommendations on these units?, I'm thinking about the GT3 2 litre at the moment. 2. Any thoughts on the gearbox?..... do they have a tendency to wear out or simply break when you over do it? :-) BTW Alan is that a yellow S4s in your profile?..... very very nice!!
  5. Hi Guys, I'm currently going through the "I'm getting older and about time I realised the dream" stage of my life..... i.e own an Esprit. I have come to the conclusion that I would like to get my hands on a low mileage S4s or maybe 2002 V8 although funds would be very stretched to realise either of those right now. I have considered Graham Pilkingtons GT3 and am still thinking about it. I have a "how long is a piece of string" question, I do know and understand engines (I am on paper at least a fully qualified mechanic, but I've not used that particular skill set for 25 years!) but I
  6. I don't think this one has any service history at all, the guy selling doesn't answer questions on Ebay. Anyone know this car/owner well?
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