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    Filip
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    Esprit Turbo SE, Eclat Excel, Elan +2S JPS, Jaguar XJ-SC V12, Range Rover 4.6 SE, TVR 280S
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  1. Nice color! 😎
  2. You should have no problem finding a modern battery of 60Ah (or more) that fits the battery tray. And the 4-pot is not that big an engine, it doesn't need that much starting power. My Excel with the same engine still starts fine with the 50Ah battery that was far from new when I got her 4 years ago. πŸ˜‰
  3. Welkom Snorkel! Where in Belgium are you from? Talked to a dealer about the Emira yet? Filip
  4. We did a charity run for an animal shelter today and 2 friends came along with there Esprits:
  5. Did they tell you why they preferred the isolator in the negative? I usually put it in the positive as well, but don't think it really matters. As an anti-theft protection it would be better to put a concealed one in the positive, as it's easy to bypass an isolator in the negative by just running a jumplead from the battery to the engine block or chassis. If it's purely for security, I'd go for a hidden switch or connector in the wiring to the ignition or ECU as that's much harder to trace than if there's no power at all.
  6. Only in slow traffic. I do feel my knees a bit after a couple hours of non-stop driving...
  7. Don't worry, it's easy and really not much that can go wrong. Just needs patience. πŸ˜‰
  8. With most parking brakes now being electric, e-brake seems fitting. πŸ™‚
  9. Great news you've got her back! Fingers crossed the security company will be easy to deal with.
  10. If it's torn like that, you have little chance of fixing it. The rubber is to flexible for glue to get a good hold, so it will soon come lose again. Better to replace, as already said. While not difficult, getting the new seal properly seated can be a bit of a job. It will seem slightly too big until fully seated all the way 'round. When I did mine I made sure I had the 5 corners in place and the slack at the (long) bottom stretch. Then I tapped it around several times to work out the slack. I used my hand, and felt it afterwards, so a soft hammer would be a better idea. πŸ˜‰ Filip
  11. That's no SUV, that's a hot hatch. Though it will no doubt look huge next to an original R5.
  12. Very sorry for your loss! You don't often hear of Lotus begin stolen, I'd imagine the market is quite small and cars are too well known.
  13. Yes, I think it was about a woman crying about an Esprit being left in Argentina after being driven (successfully I must add!) offroad. πŸ™‚
  14. It's available with a 4-pot (also BMW I think) as well. I had a good look at the Z4 2 years ago at the Brussels motor show. One of the very few cars there that I kinda liked (or at least didn't dislike instantly, apart from the lack of a manual). But I didn't give it a second thought or ask for a testdrive as it wouldn't come close to replacing the Esprit.
  15. Hopefully we can make it next year! πŸ˜‰ I'm sure it will be a great run, despite all the extra work moving it. We already have confirmation from a few Lotus participants for our charity run, so that should be fun as well. Filip
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