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    Mike Sekinger
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    1999 350 Sport #002
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  1. It is a bit tricky, but easier than pulling out the whole engine/transmission. Did you have a chance to check the BE shells yet?
  2. It can only happen if you have a failure in the 4 securing bolts (2x front cover and 2x in the main bearing cap. These are basically at each end of the pipe, so if you lose one end, vibration will eventually take it's toll on the other end. That can sometimes happen if the bolts have been over torqued. Also it is not unheard of for the weld on the oil pickup pipe strainer fails. That does not automatically mean catastrophe, but means that the potential for loss of suction is present.
  3. I have two new geniune A918E0060F turbos available of you need them. I do not think that they are available anymore. If your turbos are no too bad, then you could probably get an aftermarket CHRA. PM me if you are need the new units. Mike S
  4. Either way, engine out?


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    2. moreno0510


      I will drop that sump tonight.

    3. mike_sekinger


      If you need any help or questions, just ask.

    4. moreno0510


      Thanks Mike!  really appreciate it.

  5. It is always difficult to tell when you cannot be sure if it is top-end (could be a failed tappet) or bottom-end (a rod bearing). As the others have already mentioned, running the engine further is only going to do potential further damaged. If you believe it's top-end, then you could be lucky and just need to replace one of the hydraulic tappets or one of the valve collets gone astray. That's a good place to start.
  6. I finally got some images of the cf steering cowl that I commissioned back in the Summer. The owner of the company and some of the workforce contracted covid. The parts should be heading back to me very soon.
  7. there is no specific sequence for the plenum - it's only torqued to 20Nm.
  8. V8 heads back from Porting/renovation work by Ultimate Performance in Northamptonshire.
  9. Hi Andy, I will complete this rebuild thread - my biggest to date. We should see the finished car before it goes on sale. Cheers, Mike S
  10. Due to a change of focus in my life, I'm contemplating taking myself out of Esprit work. I've put a lot of time and effort into Esprit projects. Unfortunately, it comes at too high a price for my family. Don't worry Simon and Gary, those in-progress projects will be completed. In the New Year, I'll be looking to find buyers for the following: Sport350 #002 (GT1 replica) Lotus V8 tool wall and additional special tools Spare parts package including raw cast blocks and cylinder heads I would invite interested folks to PM me and we
  11. That's a very sad sight. The images do imply a lack of oil servicing. That sludge in the sump doesn't come from poor oil pressure. Was there any evidence of rework to the engine in the service history file? I hope that you can reclaim the crank.
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