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Stefan Ertler

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  1. It's great to hear how Lotus' effort in raising quality workmanship is already appearing in a current car. They waisted no time, Bravo. Looking at my 95 Esprit S4 with a levelling plate here and 4 different clearences there, I really appreciate this news. Finally they show that they are dead serious about their products. I am sure it will also add to the overall reputation here in Germany where we are a nation of "millimeter peters". Lotus' reputation here is like a 2 edged blade, thumbs up for legendary driving performance - thumbs down for quality. Until now !! Stefan PS : I s
  2. We all live in a world these days that has too much of everything. Too many people, too many tastes, too many smells, too many sounds, too many cars. This applies also to their design. At least this is what I feel when looking at all 5 new Lotus Models. I feel sensually overloaded. Too much of everything within the group. My eyes can't focus properly on a single car, as I see so many of the same design features in all of them. We all got used to a mainstream shape for cars in general, which most people find appealing. It resembles the so called "Zeitgeist" of our era. Just remember wha
  3. I was very surprised to see the Elite being anounced and not the successor of the Esprit. (as I had hoped) Since there is no second chance for the first impression I must say that for me the design of the car does not increase my heartbeat It instantly reminded me of a the old Fiat Coupe But I am sure Lotus has based this decision on solid marked research facts and I wish the car all the success it can have. Just not a car for me Cheers Stefan
  4. Günter This is max consumption when I really push her hard. I don't think this is alarming and I don't change the oil filter every time I add oil The engine is so robust now and with the oil scraper baffles on the crank I have no worries at all
  5. Buddsy Thanks for your positive comments on my car. Yes we do now feed the oil back in the original way. I am aware that this is not the optimum and agree with you that a seperate oil catch tank is probably the cleanest solution. If I would still have a 2.2 l engine, I think it would make a difference but with the 2.6 l closed deck design, which uses up to 3l of oil over 1000 km this is not really falling into account. Once you have your solution in place give me a shout. Stefan Hans, I am sorry I have overlooked your comment. Thanks (Leffe brun, haha) Let's see if we
  6. Mike, you are absolutely right. Wheel HP is what we should be after because this is what you feel when you drive. And I also agree that the drive train loss figure is questionable, At least it feels 400ish, for sure I have a seasonal plate which ends at the end of october, so there is a slight chance for a visit. If not, next spring for sure. You ought to drive her and get hooked, too Stefan Choppa Frame's being made as we speak :-) Cheers Stefan
  7. MIke Thanks for your comments. It's truly amazing how much energy the car has now. I hardly need to step on the pedal, It just gallops away with such a ease and effortlessness. I am sure you agree that it is very hard to get true readings on a turbo engine as there are so many variables like ambient air temperatures, engine bay temps as you test etc. The device Steffen uses is not capable of reading the rpms and therefore also not the torque on 4 cyl Esprits. I am sure when we test again at. let's say 15°C outside temp, we are clearly over 500 hp. Don't really know if dyno figures are an
  8. Günter, i appreciate your offerings and maybe they can be of help in some respect down the line, should I continue to further tune the car. Buddsy, You are perfectly right with what you said. We encountered the same and then decided to connect the crankcase breather through the side wall to my viper induction system again to avoid this. So to speak my little filter you see is a dummy. We just did not remove it as it was already installed and now it only looks good. Steffen, thanks for your comment on my car. Unfortunately I don't have my old one anymore either as the same
  9. Günter Thanks for your opportunities, but my days of "OK Corral" are definitely over I have a meeting with R&B next week where we will finally conduct test runs to determine the performance of my engine. I shall have detailed infos by end of next week. Of course I will post them here immediately. Speak soon Stefan
  10. Sorry Günter, tried my best, but no luck. Murphy had me in his vice. Here are some piccies taken today just to keep my promise. Despite all this disaster, tell me more about your dyno-connections. Stefan
  11. Boy?, only boys make boys - men make girls, hehe Try to make it on sunday to the stefan belloff memorial.
  12. Günter, I am still trying to juggle this event as I am very eager to show you the car finally I'll know more tomorrow Stefan OH Yeah
  13. To all Very very sorry for not being on the forum for so long. Major reason why I have been absent just turned 2 Now to my other hobby - In the meantime I had purchased a set of Sport 350 rims, had them refurbished and now she wears new shoes - Car runs like the devil, but still no measurements on the HP, due to heaps of work here at my company. - I am thankfull for every kilometer I can drive her. I shall send you some new pics coming monday latest. Cheers Stefan
  14. Still for sale in 2010 http://suchen.mobile...ng=&tabNumber=1 Stefan
  15. I got a rather unique colour as mine was done in a normally V8 reserved shade : Emire green Cheers Stefan
  16. Ok folks Even though I have no proof yet if we have achieved the goal, I thought she is entitled enough for a bit of decoration If the road dries off this weekend I'll make some runs to see where we stand. OH, BTW : got a new plate, too Cheers Stefan
  17. Factory Frolic was announced to me by email last Friday. This is too short of a notice for me Christmas party of LCD is also not possible as I got the car on season plates ending this month. (there's a slight chance I can get dealer's plates from R&B) Sorry for these news but next year I will be in full swing again with LCD. Saw Hugo briefly at R & B with his JPS, expressing that he also wishes to see more of me again
  18. Hi everyone Sorry for my absence. I have been trying to juggle our 1 year old daughter, my company and the houshold while my wife got back into Lufthansa's hamster wheel after her parental time :-)) Phew Despite this load, I managed to get some km under her belly and was able to thoroughly test everything. The most sensational feeling is the easyness and lightness with which I can accelerate and overtake. It is such a effortless acceleration, I can't stop smiling Porkers, Lambos : no sighting yet in my stomping grounds, but eager to take them on Top speed : 300 km/h with
  19. A little off topic, but I guess when it comes to exhaust sounds this is the ultimate !! and guess what ? it is also British and it's a V 12 How about something like this in the new esprit ??
  20. Jim Keep in mind that in the "colonies" people are into drag racing and 1/4 mile which will not put on constant stress on a manifold as if I drive my Esprit over the Autobahn at high speeds over a long period of time with constant acceleration and braking. I also see no alternative to the cast iron version, at least not for Europe / Germany. I guess it is all down to application and legal environment you drive your car in. Cheers Stefan
  21. It's like everything else : quality not quantity
  22. Thanks guys for your input. For my understanding upon all the test drives and measuring runs we made with the wide band lambda rercorder, at the end of the day it is the amount of fuel the engine receives at all stages of the rpm and boost range. If you don't change your fuel pressure regulator and stick with the stock one, yes, you will need larger injectors if you go above the max boost, Lotus has set for your model ( in combination with a larger turbo and a different chip) I am still on my 370 / 270 set, but have a modified Red Race chip with a increase of 20 % of injection time and a
  23. I guess one never stops learning As I have told you we are still having problems with the high pressure in the cooling system I turned to Garry Kemp and described the problem. Here are some interesting facts out of his reply : " I think it would be sensible, well
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