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  1. Turns out my ECU was toast. Located a replacement high torque ECU from Mike Sekinger. Thanks
  2. It appears my ECU is NFG Anyone know where I find a high torque ecu ? Thanks
  3. Even cold no hum from pumps and no start, I checked fuses, fuel shut off button and the fuel pressure relief valve which there is no pressure.
  4. Hi All, On my way to a car show in my very shiny 1999 Esprit V8 and cruising along at 80 the engine instantly died. I stopped and started it up again and went on my way then 5 minutes later the same thing and this time will not start at all. Now flat bedded back to garage. It has done this all this summer just driving along and intermittently the engine cuts off. But today has stopped but will not start at all any more. Any Idea please ? and if fuel pumps where can i source them. Love my car Lucifer
  5. Can anyone offer advice as my 99 V8 Esprit A/C Compressor bearing is very noisy. Can you just replace clutch bearing without removing the engine ? if so where is the best place to buy the part ? Many thanks Wayne
  6. A CAUTIONARY TALE OF V8 HEAD GASKETS ! Finally it turns out the aftermarket Head gaskets were total crap. My engine was rebuilt three times and finally blew up due to overheating. $30,000 later and installed a replacement used engine which I had replace the head gaskets again. I went with OEM head gaskets and finally its not overheating Very expensive lesson learned. Also JAE has discontinued selling the aftermarket head gaskets.
  7. Thanks for the advice Dave, do you are anyone know the best place to get a scan tool ?
  8. Finally it turns out the aftermarket Head gaskets were total crap. My engine was rebuilt three times and finally blew up due to overheating. $30,000 later and installed a replacement used engine which I had replace head gaskets again. I went with OEM head gaskets and finally its not overheating Very expensive lesson learned. Also JAE has discontinued selling the aftermarket head gaskets. However when driving at low speed the engine seems a little lumpy and hesitant and labors. If you put your foot down it will go from hesitating to absolutely flying like it should. Btw idles just fine. Any ideas please? Everything replaced leads,plugs except fuel injectors. Other than that if I drive it hard it is the beast it should be. Thanks.
  9. I'm glad your fixed up but I have just changed the head gaskets and my overheating occurs as soon as the turbo's engage. I'm hoping mine is an air lock or blockage somewhere. Cheers
  10. Thank you so much for help guys, so far my mechanic has noticed my car is not blowing any heat into the car. So far it appears heater control valve may be seized so fingers crossed. I'll keep you posted.
  11. Thanks Guy's, My Tech is about to burp the system and do a pressure test. Fingers crossed.
  12. Welcome to my nightmare. I have owned a 1999 LOTUS ESPRIT V8 TWIN TURBO for 3 years now and its spent the last 3 years in the workshop. Rebuilt last engine twice and kept spewing coolant out of header tank when the Turbo's engage. My last engine blew up on the highway due to spewing and finally cracked block. $20,000 down the drain. So I bought another engine for $15,000 all good and even replaced head gaskets took it out for road test and deja Vu when the turbos engage it spews coolant out of header tank. Can someone please advise and we bled the system, water pump ,radiator hoses all good, New Stat only thing not changed is header tank and cap. So totally fed up now spent over $35,000 and still no joy. Please help !!!!
  13. Thanks for all your advice Guy's and will share with you the outcome as I replaced heads last time as well. So I'm scratching my head. Cheers
  14. Hey everyone, Suicidal Lotus Esprit V8 twin turbo owner here. I have had engine rebuilt with new heads and I'm convinced this V8 has been chipped as literally at 140mph from 4th to 5th gear with accelerator down you can spin the rear wheels. However the head gasket keeps blowing. Yep fourth time now so completely numb now. Can anyone help me or offer advice as to get it detuned ? I love this car and it's going to be the death of me. Every time the coolant blows into exhaust via head gasket. Look forward to any help. Regards Wayne
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  16. Hi I just bought an additional Cobra remote for my 99 V8 esprit and hoping someone out here in Lotus land can tell me how to program it to my car. thanks Wayne
  17. Hi Howard, My Car went into the shop today for the exact problem your having. I will let you know when the heads are off and hopefully know the problem. Wayne
  18. Hi Howard, Did you get your Esprit in the shop yet ? As you know i have the identical problem as you and my Esprit is going in the shop end of August. Keep in touch Wayne
  19. Hi Howard, I am having 100% same issues as you and like you i waited for a year on the engine rebuild. Our problem after much research on my side and my new mechanic is its either a cracked head or blown head gasket.
  20. Hi Howard, You need to find an independent mechanic, where are you taking your car too a Lotus dealership ?? Wayne
  21. Hi Howard, I find it strange that we both had new head gaskets installed and they may have blown. Can you ask your Tech where did he get the head gaskets from ? I purchased mine from JAE Parts and Jay's an awesome guy, but maybe if your guy bought his from the same place then maybe the gaskets are faulty. Nothing we can do but its just a thought. All the best Wayne
  22. Hi Howard, Looks like we are sharing the same nightmare, I have had done exactly the same as you, replaced damn near everything and like you had a full engine rebuild, new clutch new blah blah blah you name it I've done it. Got it out of the shop last weekend with a new radiator and yep like you still spewing coolant. I am told by talking to lots of technicians that it has to be a cracked head or blown head gasket so engine coming out again. My nightmare has been going on for a year now but I'm determined to get to the bottom of it. Good luck and i will let you know when my heads are out with a full diagnosis I my email is [email protected] All the best
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