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  • Birthday 16/07/1987

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    Vanya Stanisavljevic
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    Esprit SE 1991; Elan SE 1991; XK8 1997
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    Stockholm, Sweden

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  1. Just saw it. The comments section is predictable as always. Dunno if worth making a Pistonheads account help set the record straight.
  2. How much did the Esprit dash run you? New masks, when they do show up (bookmatched sets) are hundreds of pounds, say 250-350 GBP... Mine looks like ass. I bought some burr elm (91 SE spec) years back which I haven't gotten round to doing; might be worth it sending the lot to these guys?
  3. As Donald Trump has proven over the last couple of decades, the truth and facts matter very little when it comes to peoples convictions. You can present the most cogent argument and it won't make a dent in people. This is why the world is the way that it is. As for Greta, she is a child, and should be treated as such; we all thought we could change the world when we were 16, before wage-labour and cyncism ground us to a pulp. She will disappear and resurface in about 12 years working for Goldman Sachs. In the meantime, I'm gonna keep on rescuing the world, by not having children and driving 25 year old cars.
  4. Thanks guys! I'll keep waiting patiently. for now I've fitted GAZ shocks with S4 spec springs, car is a lot more planted now at all speeds with no bounce so that's a huge plus.
  5. On a lighter note... Got me a new daily driver; A spotless 1997 Jag XK8 for 7100 GBP. I made the decision after test driving a Porsche 996 C4 which reminded me of what passionless motoring feels like. Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag!
  6. What does the oil smell like? Gearbox oil has a very particular smell. It's in all my clothes thanks to the SE and weeping driveshaft seals, so I'm well acquainted with it.
  7. I've heard horror stories of people frying their V8 ECU:s in particular - I would't risk it. I don't even leave my battery connected on my 4 cylinder car.
  8. Hi! Just had a look at my old struts today and they are indeed white spot - still have the remnants of a white sticker as well as the Lotus part number marked in the damper. What condition are the used ones you have in? Also, do you have the matching 12 mm spacer they're meant to be fitted with?
  9. This right here. I was left underwhelmed by my V8 in this regard, and I regularly questioned whether it was putting out 350 horses until I'd tried a bunch of other cars with the same output. It's down to the dramatic delivery of the 4-pots. It's just the best feeling! But when you want comfort and refinement the V8 has them beat. Also the way it keeps pulling towards the redline whereas the 4-pots get a little breathless. One year on, I'm still not sure I miss my V8.... that exhaust note though, with straight pipes running past the cats.... heavenly. Fun fact: cost me nothing to run. Only regular service and some new brake hoses. It actually made me money; quite a lot of it too...
  10. Hi, Not sure about the colour - I can check in the coming days when I go back to the garage. My original dampers are literally coated in rust, unsure if theres a speck of painted/unmarked area left but I'll do my best to check. I think white dot is for USA cars 1988 which I believe still had the Citroën gearbox and inboard rear calipers? /V
  11. Oooh! Tempting. Right now I think however that I'll resort to LOTAC. Any idea of how the damping rates differ from the original setup?
  12. Another bump! These are REALLY hard to come by! :S
  13. wow man, he still had hair back then!!! Thanks for the kind words!
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