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About Karl lambrechts

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  • Birthday 13/07/1963

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    Lambrechts
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    Lotus Esprit S4
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    Lint-Belgium

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  1. Hi Jacques . I did once manufactered a set, I mean that were just the parts to be mounted in the gutter of the bodypart. Later I found out they were available from SJS. Are they no longer available? I still have the plans, so if not available from SJS, I can check at my supplier.
  2. Do you have ABS on your car '(with the Delco Moraine system)? Most probably this system fails, and changing to Brembo's front and/or rear, will not improve braking. I know, because I did... The diagnose is very simple: does your pedal pushes back, or if you depressurize, is there foam in the braking reservoir? If the answer on one of these questions is "yes", all costs and efforts will lead to nothing. Interesting to know is that the braking torque of the original Toyota fronts and original DBA rears is exactly the same as the Brembo's (as of the late S4) :The brake discs have a larger diamete
  3. And if you are interested to sell your broken Delco Moraine?, please message me. I still want to pay a fair amount , but let us be realistic, it is broken (master and/or pump)... .
  4. Sailorbob, Yes Indeed, I learned. If it is still ok after 4 months, (no air and good braking) than the bleeding and the system are ok. If after 4 weeks to 4 months there is again air in the system, the bleeding was ok, but the system (pump and/or master) sucks air somewhere. Take a look at the article and hope you recognise things. Feedback mostly welcomed.
  5. Hi Vanya, The foam has nothing to do with the pressure switch. If the pressure switch fails, the pump will run continuously, or not al all. In the last case you will have no foam, so I guess it is running all the time? I can get you a pressure switch replacement, but not very fast.
  6. Hi RS Blu, I saw a simular add some time ago, and decided nearly to buy, but did not. Luckely because they are different, the pushrod is different. ( I saw that also in the operation manual I bough last.) But the owners of Pontiac's, Cadillac's .... have the same problems as we, so if I run into a cheap (also broken) one, i'm willing to buy, just to have a closer look.( I presume they are cheaper than the Lotus version...). It is good to hear that your master is ca 10 years old. I believe, but it is hard to track, that the good working Delco Moraine's are the ones which were replaced
  7. The low temperature bothered me also: so I covered 1 oil cooler with black tape. I now have a nice temperature of nearly 80°C (I never saw a higher temperature than 90°C - in an S4 is an oil temperature gauge), even during the long hot summer from last year. In winter I can even cover them both... Karl
  8. Hi Erik, thanks, i'm looking forward. There are not that many systems available... As I see it there are 2 kinds of people: people with a large garage who keep all their old parts (yes,me ) and normal people, who throw away broken things :-). Neither of them have a system available...
  9. Yes, indeed, but take care you pull the fuse of the abs/solenoids. Do not pull the fuse of the pump. You will get an orange abs warning lamp, but you get to know the feeling of a braking car
  10. Partual solution for your Delco Moraine problem(see lower) Hi all, I'm still looking for a broken (most are ) Delco Moraine mastercylinder (ABSIII) as found in SE Highwing, S4, S4S, and GT3. (and/or pumpassembly) An estimation is that approx 70% of the systems is not working correctly (poll Norwegian Lotus Forum), so I'm adressing myself especially to people who placed already an alternatif and wants to get rid of the bad memories... (I'm sure most of you know the phenomena: the car brakes bad, the pedal pushes back while braking, and when you depressurize, and open the cover, you wi
  11. Hi all, I'm still looking for a broken (most are ) Delco Moraine mastercylinder (ABS III) as found in SE, SE Highwing, S4, S4S, and GT3. An estimation is that approx 70% of the systems is not working correctly (poll Norwegian Lotus Forum), so I'm adressing myself especially to people who placed already an alternatif (like the one from Barry or Ian), and wants to get rid of these bad memories... If you want to know whether your system has the problem: the car brakes bad, the pedal pushes back while braking, and when you depressurize, and open the cover, you will see an airy mixture of oil
  12. The hand brake light comes up when the pressure in the accumulator is really low (that is while braking) below every acceptable level to be able to brake normally. It is somewhere mentioned in the manual, and I had it also. I changed the accumulator and everything works as it should. A second thing : after depressurizing, my pump runs 20-25 seconds before it switches off, not 4 seconds as you mentioned. These both aspects points out you need a new accumulator :-)
  13. Front or back? Fronts: I don't know the diameters any more, but the total surface of the 2 pistons on 1 side is exactly the same as the 1 in the toyota's caliper. And the center point of the pads is also on the same diameter. So changing only the fronts does not influence the balance (front-rear) while braking. Back: The diameter of the pistons in the Brembo's is considerably smaller than the original ones (bendix?). They are placed at a larger diameter: so that the braking torque ( braking force x radius) is the same. The braking torque of the Toyota+Bendix's and the Brembo's
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