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  1. Nice to see there is some interest in this thread. There are some questions on how to get where and when, that is why I started the thread a year in advance so we'll have time to plan. I'll be back with places and dates (only preliminary but my experience is that a fixed point in time and space is good when it comes to planning). This can then be changed if there are too many that can't join or ferry routes open or changes. One option to be considered (if you are not bringing a passenger/partner) is to team up. This will result in fewer Esprits but lower costs if that is helpful. Travel time f
  2. You had me scared there for a moment Jacques I'll report how it performes when fitted and tested.
  3. For the moment I am quite happy powerwise I thought I'd fit the new injectors (which are calibrated) to avoid the risk of one cylinder running lean. As I understand it the lambda sensor measure the value for all cylinders combined and if one is running lean it can go undetected. The secondaries will be uprated to cope with 330 bhp but I doubt that I will get that without upgrading the turbo. This might have been done by the pre PO, there is a small tag on the turbo that indicates it has been with one of the leading companies here in Sweden but I haven't checked with them if it was an upgrade
  4. Injectors are in Sweden now, I'll get them tomorrow
  5. It's a totally different car now, you may get 30-40 bhp and that is noticable Next time you will do the pump removal in under 45 min and put it back in 15.
  6. That is really promising. Was that at the wheels? No chip change involved? Great figures! Blow off valve shouldn't give any extra so it is all down to K&N and exhaust system (Ram air conversion shouldn't give any on a dyno, should it?). I am not completely sure but is it like so that the ECU in the SE alows a temporary "over boost" for some 6-7 seconds? Giving almost 285 HP? Top that up with the mods you have and 298 could be just spot on. 5 Hp from the K&N and 8-10 from the exhaust. I am just thinking out load here. Stated by Lotus is 265 or 268 Bhp, but that is not in "over boost" m
  7. I have now removed the chargecooler pump three times and it gets easier each time. The last time I didn't need to split the plenum or remove the oil filter. Removing the air filter box gives enough space (still not roomy though). Unplugging the spark plug leads can also improve space, just keep note of the order (at the coils not at the spark plugs) A small mirror is also helpful. Loosen the jubilee clips first, you can see them from above, peeping through the space in the inlet manifold (the one at the front, looking towards the rear, if I remember correctly or from the side of the plenum
  8. Congratulations Martin! Now you can enjoy your nice SE to the fullest. Really nice looking car, have you fixed the chargecooler pump? (Jacques, you are next )
  9. Headed out to my summer cottage today, a 417 km drive and I was hesitant whether to take the jagg or the SE since the SE has been giving me headaches the last 10 days. But.... I reasoned like this, if I can't trust the car enough to drive it, I might as well sell it. Having fixed all known issues and everything looked fine I decided to take the SE, ohh did I forget to mention... I fitted a #5 chip yesterday and had it broken in. One of the best rides so far, all temps rock steady, oil pressure too. Engine sounding fabulous, steering feeling like an Esprit after the U/J being fixed and tire pre
  10. Tested envirosafe on my carbed -88 last summer, still works fine. Had the gear to connect it so it was only one can for 155 SEK and shipping 70 SEK (roughly £18). Then there is a debate about fire hazard but compared to petrol it's nothing.
  11. Yep, many seem to have them but most are out of stock and they are having a new batch made (PNM among others).... this could take weeks. Summer in Sweden is short. I removed the pump (diameter is 26.98mm by the way). Removed the impeller and shaft. Blocked the weeping holes with the existing seals from inside (moved 5-7 mm inwards). Fit a 1 mm rubber membrane between lid and housing (no holes to the hoses) and put it back together. Works fine. I'll keep monitoring this for leaks and fit the propper plug when it arrives.
  12. I put it in a vise and exercised it for a while whilst spraying it with lubricant. Slowly it got better and after 10 minutes it was OK. Car is now put together and running fine. Yesterday I refilled the A/C, oh... I also did the Swedish MOT and passed (had a remark on the steering being sluggish). Fingers crossed that this streak of incidents is over
  13. Yes, summing it all up, the only "actual" fault was the debris in the pressure relief valve. If I had dared to give it more than 2000 rpm when the light went on, pressure might have washed them away into the filter, but that is a hard thing to do... All other stuff is just links in the chain of events that came from trying to find out what the problem was. But aside from a few pints of blood, oil and coolant, the cost was only about 20+ hours of labor Well, it's all part of owning a 25 year old supercar.
  14. Today I checked the U/Js to see if they lined up as they should. Of course they didn't so I had to seperate the U/Js. Then I noticed the lower one was totally stiff, so out it came. Is there a way to service them? Where to buy new ones? Knowing Lotus, is there another car that used this U/J?
  15. @Brian, think you are absolutely spot on. Today I checked the U/Js to see if they lined up as they should. Of course they didn't so I had to seperate the U/Js. Then I noticed the lower one was totally stiff, so out it came. Is there a way to service them? Where to buy new ones? Knowing Lotus, is there another car that used this U/J?
  16. The oil pressure was a real thriller... cleaned the pressure valve from all the little black stuff. Put it all together, new filter, new oil and the old pressure sensor (as it seemed to be working just fine). Disconnected the spark plug leads and cranked it a few times to prime the system. Connected the leads and started it up. Still no pressure on the gauge and light wouldn't go out above 1600 rpm. Not a happy moment. Made a diagram of the system, checking what could fail. Pick up tube from sump loose? Woodruf keys on auxillary shaft? Something blocking pipes to oil coolers? Pressure sender?
  17. Thanks Vanya! As I was at it I cleaned the K&N airfilter (was out to gain space). Installed an electrical pump. Couldn't get a blanking plug asap so I took the old pump out an changed its design to be a blanking plug (the O-ring doesn't separate oil from water, there are two seals inside (packbox in Swedish) that fits around the axle. O-ring stops oil from oil pump to get inte engine bay. Disconnected the crank house hose to airfilter and fit a separate filter on end of hose and let it hang down next to clutch slave cylinder. Disconnected vacuum hose to E.B.P.V relay and trottle jack relay
  18. He he, Your hint about DFDS might even be an option for our Danish friends (and Swedish). There is Copenhagen to Oslo and Gothenburg to Brevik. Let's hope they are in operation in 2016.
  19. Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there were means of transportation to Norway (for Esprits at least)! Nice Alan! This seem to be a viable option. Good to see such interest. I have been PM:ing some of our Norwegian forum members and they will surely join in when they see this thread is up and running. There might even be members from the US willing to join if there is space available in some cars. Australia, New Zeeland, Japan, anyone willing to join if there is a spare seat? There will be a prize for the furthest traveller or
  20. I just assumed the ferry was still there. Found this on the internet: http://ferrytonorway.com/ Looks like some people are working on it. Maybe there will be a connection next summer
  21. The Copenhagen belt fest showed that gathering a bunch of looney Esprit aficionados in one place might make you reach critical mass. As we all now this is the mother of good ideas. Well, we weren't only gulping down delicious steaks in the evening (and drinking beer), there were some creative thinking going on too (believe it or not). Judging from the success of the belt fest, the interest on the forum for the event and the time it takes to book dates in your calendar, early announcement was found critical for a successful gathering of Esprit enthusiasts. Suggested was a tour of Norway (in Esp
  22. I'll send them an e-mail. They have the whole kit so hopefully they have the blanking plug. The oil pressure was a real thriller... cleaned the pressure valve from all the little black stuff. Put it all together, new filter, new oil and the old pressure sensor (as it seemed to be working just fine). Disconnected the spark plug leads and cranked it a few times to prime the system. Connected the leads and started it up. Still no pressure on the gauge and light wouldn't go out above 1600 rpm. Not a happy moment. Made a diagram of the system, checking what could fail. Pick up tube from sump loose
  23. I just had the oil pump cover out since the there was no oil pressure. Along with that came the chargecooler pump. Managed to fix the oil pressure issue and put it all back together, topped up the fluids (changed oil and filter) and let it idle for a few minutes. Checked the dipstick and saw traces of white on it. Obvious connection water/oil, the two pumps. Checked coolant level for the chargecooler system and half of what was in the header tank was gone. Drained it as fast as I could. I have an electric pump already but I need the blanking plug, which seem to be unavailable at all the parts
  24. No tools came to Sweden with me. Now my chargecooler pump leaks water into oil....
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