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  1. the forum help here is so good I am regretting selling my Esprit, and buying a VW Splitscreen, the forums for that are quite poor. I miss driving the Esprit as well, I will buy another light project when I find one.
  2. Your a lucky boy I have only ever seen this once before, on a diesel Citroen. Crank was damaged well.
  3. Thanks for the help All back on the road now. Had an oil leak maybe 2. So rear main, sump gasket, and gearbox split and seals replaced Just the a check over and top up the gear oil left
  4. Oh yes I bet you don't have a really distributor? I don't know the different models very well, but I do know about cars and engines. If it's only driving a pump then it does not need a mark. I have a carb model I long for fuel injection and modern ignition. Mine is spread all over the shed awaiting parts delivery. Using the starter to undue the crank nut has been done many times.
  5. Sorry but Your mark on the auxiliary cam is useless as the flywheel is not at TDC. You will have to follow the manual to align it all up, but don't worry.
  6. Hi Normally you would choose to place the fly wheel at Its timing mark and then check the cam sprockets, more likely that the cam is not as aligned as you think. Any way it's not a big concern, I have seen many engines running a tooth out. However don't put it back like this, put all points at the correct timing marks, the distributor is the hardest to keep in line while getting the belt back on, and if the distributor pulley is out can always turn the distributor to correct it. Just follow these very simple rules always turn slowly Never use force to turn A minimum of 2 turns of the engine by hand before starting Check the belt tension. If you do this even if it won't run at least you won't damage anything.
  7. Thanks Think I can manage that, using a heat sink to stop the heat traveling up the pipe. Just wish I had pulled my finger out and started this 2 days ago, instead of waiting for the rest of my gearbox parts to arrive from SJ
  8. I was hoping to get advice on just separating the strainer from the pipe? Like heat or tapping and twisting? I want to do this with out removing the pickup if possible. Strainer has fallen apart
  9. Any one know the best way of removing the oil strainer? And what's best to stick the new one on with? Thanks
  10. i am steadily replacing all my connections with Deutsch connectors where possible, there is an expensive crimp tool needed, but i am sure its possible to solder the ends if you dont have it. i know its not original but its quality and robust.
  11. hi well should i use 40N on an 89 2.2na? i will be changing the crank rear main seal and gasket just to be sure also intend to fit a 40 way Deutsch connector between the boot floor electrics and engine compartment to make removal easier next time,
  12. I think you spotted me Driving gently due to an oil leak during the chatsworth run. Hopefully I will be back on the road next week or this weekend if all goes very well
  13. Definitely check the differential preload. - can i do this with the shaft's still in place? and do i really need to by a spring balance?
  14. I am sure you are right. Just looking at a PDF service notes Looks like I could end up doing a rebuild to cure a weep of oil, I haven't rebuilt a box for a long time, and never this type.
  15. It should be all ok plenty of oil still in there. Just not sure why I have to split the box? Looks like just remove the bell housing, I will ask at lotusbits when I collect the parts.
  16. Renault gearbox Hi does anyone have a how to or a PDF of the manual, that covers replacing the oil seals? Box is already out primary shaft seal is leaking, probably a drive shaft seal too. Went on the MLOC chatsworth run noticed a leak when we got to Hassop, really enjoyed it now time to pay for the enjoyment lol Thanks
  17. Hi Where the throttle cable connects to the carb linkage, it travels through a slotted part where the return Spring is. Q how is the slotted part supposed to hold its self in? Some how it has come out and the throttle cable came away, strangely this seams to of happened while sat on the drive for a couple of weeks, it's dark but I first thought the cable had failed but found this and just popped it back In and went for a drive. But don't won't it falling out again.
  18. thanks for the reminder that i need to buy some shoes i can drive the esprit in. tho i am not happy that i have to go shopping to get them
  19. paid up so hopefully i will be there not sure what all the meeting times are yet?
  20. I cannot look at the information to book? after 3 weekends away from my esprit - it must need drive x Sorry, you don't have permission for that! [#20X142] You are not allowed to purchase that item Need Help? Click here to log in Our help documentation Contact the community administrator
  21. Hi can you tell me which of the 3 Coverdale ranges you brought as they have big price differences
  22. Does anyone have experience of aftermarket carpets over the Lotus ones? I also intend to change the carpet coulour to black? Car is red with cream seats And what is an early Stevens esprit NA worth? Thanks in advance
  23. Mine was a real pig to bleed, had the same issues as you and my master, slave and pipe were all new of replaced because I was getting peed off with the bleeding issue, but it was just an air in fluid issue, my guess is the air gets trapped in the upside-down U bend on the master cylinder 3 to 5 pumps hold the pedal down and tighten the bleed nipple, check the reservoir and repeat, Don't shake the fluid or even pour from height as this gets air in the fluid
  24. You can probably get one off the shelf from sjsportscars or some other lotus dealer But I used a hydraulic hose commonly known as hairy hose, you can cut it to length with a hacksaw and fit the ends with spanners. It's a good hydraulic hose, used by most machinery dealers, any company working on diggers would have this in stock. I did have to leave out the rubbers in the chassis sections.
  25. Post a photo of how you think it should be or how it is in the existing as it will be easier to comment. I doubt that you can get it wrong and it work tho.
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