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  • Birthday 06/06/1967

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    1982 Esprit Turbo
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    New Brunswick, Canada

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  1. Thanks for the input. My belt is quite tight so I will try to remove it with the oil pump sprocket. Wish me luck.
  2. I'm the proud owner of a 81 Lotus Turbo Esprit Dry Sump. After many years in storage I decided to put it back on the road and am in the process of replacing the timing belt etc. I'm at the point where I am removing the oil pump belt and due to their scarcity want to make sure I don't damage it. Since there is no tensioner I was wondering how others have removed it? Is it just a matter of pulling the oil pump pulley on the crank? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  3. Yes, BBS wheels. I will check louvers tomorrow. I believe it is a early dry sump based on the chassis # and this is an original Canadian market car.
  4. Hi, I just wanted to add my dry sump to the list: ROW - Canada Chassis #0265 Mfr yr. 1981 Copper Fire
  5. Well it has been a while - 6 years!! Shortly after I purchased the Esprit I sold my 964 and had an opportunity to purchase another 911. To make a long story short I put the Esprit in dry heated storage in 2012 where it waited patiently until I could get to it. The time has come and I started the process of restoring the Esprit with hopes of driving it this spring. I now have it in my home garage which I am in the process of cleaning out to give me work space. Here are some current pics: I look forward to contributing to the forum. This time I intend to stay a while
  6. Thanks. I guess there is no drain plug on the engine case only the oil tank. Will tackle the oil change this weekend.
  7. Hi, I'm in Saint John, please let me know if you ever get down this way. Esprit owners in my neck of the woods are few and far between,
  8. Thanks for the welcome messages. I have oil pressure now, once I added a couple of litres of 20W/50 VR1, plan to do a full oil change this weekend.
  9. Hello all, I'm the proud owner of a 1982 Turbo Esprit. I've only had it for a few weeks and it is already on jack stands being sorted out. I look forward to learning and at a future date, contributing to the knowledge base
  10. I just took delivery of a 1982 Turbo Esprit dry sump and am very excited. I also own a 90 Porsche 964 C4 but the Esprit looks much more exciting. I am in the midst of changing the oil and already stumped. Any one know where the drain plug is on the dry sump engine? I found what looks like one for the tank in the top portion of the RHS wheel well but it doesn't look right because the oil would splash all over the suspension before hitting the bucket. Also, is there a drain plug on the engine itself? The owners manual only indicates the one on the oil tank. The Esprit will require a littl
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