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  1. Hello Everyone,

    After what seems like forever (18 months), I'm no longer without an Esprit.

    In fact I upgraded from a 91 SE Turbo Norfolk Yellow to a 2003 Esprit Turbo V8 in my favorite color Chrome Orange.  Here's some shots of my Premium Orange Juice mobile:

    https://www.lotusbill.com/2003-Lotus-Esprit-Turbo/2003-Lotus-Esprit-Turbo-Chrome-Orange/

    I found out that there are 3 Final Edition Chrome Orange V8 Esprits from Andy Graham.  Hoping Andy might tell me how many 2002 Anniversary Chrome Oranges there are in that run. Plus if there are any non Finals and non 02 Anniversary models as well - I have one at least.  I'm aware through this forum that #63 is a chrome orange 02 Anniversary.  So with my car there's 5 at the moment.  This is for the last body style 2002 to 2004 run.

    Any help would be great.

    As for my car, the mods are as follows:

    Carbon Fiber front splitter

    Custom Silverline exhaust - beautiful tone and not over the top

    Momo steering wheel with black aluminum CNC boss.

    I would add a Bluetooth Alpine radio, but the semiconductor shortage has squashed that idea.

    Well, that's it for now...

     

  2. Barry,

    Where did you get your fans/radiator stuff?  How much did that run?

    I'm not happy when I'm at a stop light from more than 2 minutes ( or stopped at a train signal) since my water temp goes to the Red.  Wondering if new rad/fans would help?

     

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    2. bogle

      bogle

      Thanks Barry,

      I'm having the thermostat replaced hoping there's an issue with it causing these high temps while standing still at idle for more than 2 minutes.  Once the car gets going the temp drops to normal readings.  I do have a new water pump (done with the heavy duty timing belt and v belts).  My charge cooler pump impeller is history, so I'm checking in on going electric now.

      So you had your original radiator recored to a 3 row.  Are there aftermarket replacements that are 3 row?

       

       

    3. bogle

      bogle

      Found out there is a OEM 3 core new radiator for $1,400 (US) with 8 hours labor to replace.  Yikes.

    4. Barrykearley

      Barrykearley

      Wow - record your old one - slot the undertray - and its 4 screws and two pipes in and out in 10 minutes !!

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