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Günter last won the day on September 16 2010

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    V8GT'98(just one more engine rebuild on the list), Ducati ST4 (joy-toy & daily bitch), Duc 999 (trackday -toy), Duc 916s (just a sleeper), BMW 735i ('E38-manual) , an ugly Ford Scorpio MK2 (runs on most flamable oils) , Ford Fiesta `96, and last but not least - S1 Elise *bought as write off* (still under re-construction)
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  1. any results - or was thr car sold in parts ? shortcut on O2 sensor "pre heater" wiring , or on sensor heater (internally) can harm your system it was mentioned in one of the comments so was there any outcome with this sitation ? *****( ..ahh - now I can see other replys - as this story was still in my inbox over here in TLF so its running and a cut-oof on relais was the cause - good that you could fix this
  2. ..sounds more like the typical 'dismantle' of a company after Chineese occupation - is this guy from China in any relation to European automotive development or brand history ?? I personally would not wonder if his background is more financial related, as "synergies" often means to take over from other products and brands to create more outcome with less people. Especially as the market chances and investment capabilities for an small exotic carmaker, who still builds the cars in Europe, is not that good - compared to cheap Chineese workfleet. Volvo is bigger in terms of sales a
  3. everyone seems to be focussed on starman - I`m just interested to take the Lotus-Chassis back to earth, after lets say two years or so in space.

    As for the engineering interest in me - the temperature and (UV)radiation stresses on the material will for sure cause effects on the car. Those are usable as information for lets say an soon to follow habitat construction on mars..

  4. I had contact with the guys from blackart via fb once.. it is of course an alternative solution, and goes more into my beloved CAD area of drawings What I think it could be good as well to give some positive feeling, that's to have a more "colorfull" scetch style .. in the way years ago seen for the Elise S2 / 340 design scetches in LotusClub Deutschland clubhouse. in my case just more focussed on Esprit S4 and Elise S1
  5. so some premiumbrands have 'classic' support MercedesBenz Classic and BMW Classic ...Lotus has at least a 'brand exclusive' race series and the race-classics support There could be a factory own business in the backup, as value goes up in the collectors market ..more and more Lotus from 1970 up to 1990 years go into the 'value classics' especially if modern cars create more and more awareness for the brand
  6. how is the Lotus Cup backed up in terms of factory support on Cup races ? ..that the "F1 for millionaire" club with the T125 was a short lived thing is clear
  7. Hello .. is there any realistic way to get an S4 series 'Esprit V8 GT' and an 'Elise S1' design print .. signed with real pen by Julian ? the office rooms over here get an official restyle, from an 'temporarily' guest status in our rooms we now get our company-brand looks ..and therefore I have the idea to create just an extra special note - it would help of course to create at least a little awareness in SMT on how I am, what I have as background and what my "tribe" is ? I still not have enough time to get my cars and bikes on road it would help a
  8. years ago there was a story about a (part)rebuild or refresh or something on Nguyen's Esprit in a dedicated section of the factory ..with all the grow in business - is there such 'factory service' still alive - or is all rebuild done normally by us enthusiasts on DIY and privately hired garages ? this question is not to confuse with the Classic F1 shop run by Clive
  9. any news on this ? As Travis told ..918 engine is OBD and CARB compliant with 16pin connector - communication is ISO 9142 protocols you can use any "full screen" OBD diagnostic system, to monitor live data on ignition timing and fuel-trimming usable software is as mentioned the free-available diagnostic software created by Peter Maers most OBD diagnostics who can perform "live data plot" even trigger and store data if engine shuts down, as long as ignition key still is 'on' and connection to ECM is not lost. This means you can copy the "test run" from first
  10. "Say Hello and step in" ..OK, long time not here, but was asked to look over. What for me is curious is that there is a complete bank of injectors given as inactive. So, as Mike has already mentioned, the Engine Injector system (engine harness) is feed ground on the bellhousing, and there oxids of steady salty UK weather driving are a bad thing. My additional tought on this would be: the engine block itself needs a solid ground as well ..this goes to chassis and should also be free from oxids on the contact surface, of course to proove the integrity of all small wire
  11. Hello Graham, as requested I`m back in the Forum now .. via business PC , don`t tell the Boss As far as I can recall the small section of the original catalyst can house an 98mm dia aftermarket catalyst, and the bigger section something with 120mm dia. Means, as the Lotus factory catalyst, with all its matching bends and curvature on the pipe, is good for an reuse - just cut precisely only into the weld lines (grind them off). The sections of the Lotus catalyst are fitted together with an "overlap" style - so you can put them back together after prepara
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  13. not sure how you manage to invest into '4wheeled projects' - if you have no job (therefore no regular income) ? this was what caused for me to stop serious investments in car/bike fun ..until now. But anyway - you are experienced on international base, as I understand - so why not apply in the wind-energy industry ? In Europe (especially in Germany) there are offers for offshore services, as so far there is of course a debate about more and more offshore as well as about the wind parks on land - but the existing systems need services and management. http://www.deutsche-wi
  14. as for 'figure of merit' engineering you have to match material specification, acting forces and momentum ..and in terms of a automobile the relation between 'engine momentum' curve (think about power output and rpm) vs. 'motion resistance' curve (think about the exponential rise of resistance force against a car on rise of speed). Main target is to find a gearing set that holds the most effective rpm-point of a engine and the momentum-curve of that near to the 'resistance momentum' of speed. ..if this is the right way to say it in english Means for every model of car it needs
  15. wasn't meant to confuse anyone - what I tell is just technical background, basic engineering for the home-garage, not spaceage sience. So everyone with a Renault box can service the driveshafts in DIY. All you need is a (self made) precice tool to press rings in, if you choose to fit new ones. And if you do that, just keep in mind what I've told about "weared surfaces" - "insertion deepnes" - and the O-ring inside on the diff shaft. The note about "sleeve type" sealing rings was meant as a help, in case of a really worn surface on a mechanical system, with a problem on
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