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esprits4de

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  1. The hks evc solved all my boost related problems. Even tried a 3bar sensor without luck,.., ever since the hks was implemented all running smooth.
  2. Simple solution: http://www.esprits4.de/S400/MODS.html Electric bypass valve, just need to make sure the streight pipe is on the cut off side..... It still vents throughthe muffler side when opened...... Cheers
  3. Nice work Karl. I personally liked it better in gray, even better with that niice read-head sprawling all over the winscreen,...., yummy. :-)
  4. I actually like the design. But my first thought was : FERRATTI... then I thought no, MERRARI..... There is something to be said about similarities, Mr CEO. I hate myself for being so pinchy... Ups , sorry meant MASERARI......
  5. ....and where may the "next generation Esprit" page have gone...? :-) to Paris then...I assume... Sneaky.
  6. I shook his hand... What an aura... anyway, it was a super event, I guess it will take place every year now. Some very rare cars, pic online at http://www.esprits4.de/S400/Fotos.html#31 cheers.
  7. I was reading up on the subject some time ago. The bloke, for got his name, who is reviving the Stratos actually owns no 1, plus has inherited the largest Stratos collection from his father. Also has he managed to get ahold of the ownership of the name Stratos. So to say Lancia has nothing to do with the car anymore. In September there will be a concour d'elegance near my place, lst year No.1 was displayed there, and I hope that the new Stratos will be there for marketing purposes. I sincerely hope that there will be many more than 25. The mechanics of the car are almost 100% Ferrari, so plenty expensive anyway..... In respect to all those retro designs: Nice, but now we need a breathtaking spankin new ESPRIT design, something to whelm about for the next 30 years, without copying the past....... Saving money............
  8. See my thread in the Germany groups/events Www.sbc2010.de
  9. ON Sept. 10-12 there will be a Concour d'Elegance at The Schloss Bensberg Cologne. Just 5 KM from where I live.... :-) One of the referees will be Giorgetto Giugiaro! entrance as a spectator will be Euro 7.50 The historic Rally will be Saturday. Any onecoming or interested is welcome to PM me. i can assist in finding accomodation. Would be some sight to catch GG for a group pic with some Esprit....... Cheers Link : www.sbc2010.de
  10. Saw this on youtube, I'd say one sick manufacturer of hyper-quads and so.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLbaThJIBeI&feature=related Love their Mini as well. ;-)
  11. I use an Optima YellowTop.D35. Works well for me
  12. Wow,..., did not predict that..... Sorry folks! lets see how we will do against Argentina/Mexico?....
  13. Winter is gone... in Europe not so long time ago..... Got a new Gel-Type no acid starter battery, a new Exhaust, which I only drove for 14 KM !!! And a whole lot of Lotus feeling to go for tomorrow..... We will see how all goes, but as always it will be the pleasure of the year to start up the beast....... Loving life.....
  14. I have an old style ECU, . If needed.... Your problem sounds like some thing related to a vacuum disturbance or sensor reading problems....Not sure what though. Good Luck! I am over in Cologne if needed.
  15. Unfortunately I did not make it to the Ring. But I had the chance to watch the 24HRS on TV on and off. Honestly I felt deep sadness when I saw the Lotus go up in flames. Thankfully the driver managed to bail out! Congratulations for the effort and actual gain in the classification. I am sure the car would have been good for some result. cheers!
  16. If anyone ever wants to play around with 3 bar sensors, I still have 3 pieces left over... One needs to hard wire the ecu or change the chip programming. later seems to be close to unreachable.... cheers
  17. Reading the news section, Lotus to be back at the Nürburgring,... True back in green/yellow since,...,almost a decate. As I visit the ring and the 24HRS annually I may state that Lotus cars have been attending the 24HRS Nürburgring in one form or other over the years. Three years ago... http://www.esprits4.de/S400/Fotos.html#7 Shame the Evora 24hrs edition isn't there.....
  18. No problem having 2 different makes. On my S4 rims I have GoodYear Eagle F1 in the front and Vredestein in the Back. I actually have to admit that the compound is pretty good on the Vredesteins. A little on the hard side, has been lasting for a much longer time than the GoodYears, they do loose grip but its absolutely controllable. Over all handling was pretty good. A tire to look out for, once new sizes are made, is the Dunlop SportMax TT. I use them on my Audi ( 1800 Kilos ) and they stick to the road ( wet and dry ) like superglue...... amazing!
  19. Have not tried them, found them as a good size choice. Personally I will fit either Michelin Sport or Goodyear Eagles ...
  20. Hi, as my engine only had 25 TKM on it Steffen at R&B thought it to be ex factory that way. Could not tell you if it evolved or not... Is all fine now. cheers, Olaf
  21. Artie, one thing I learned the hard way is that the seating of the liners in most of the engines, they are actually glued in, is not what you would call within the tolerances. After plaining the head and two gasket sets, even R&B was to admit that this is a major concern with these engines. Anyone doing headwork, gaskets or studs, have a look at the seating of the liners for tolerances. Saves money..... Now all this plays a role @ 1,3 bar plus.... ;-) cheers...
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