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  1. Thanks Bibs - but the glass roof sold already yesterday afternoon.
  2. engine just stopped

    Excellent news Graham. Well done !
  3. Cool, that is good news. You should replace the cast bellhousing. You will have noticeably less vibration as a result.
  4. Good job Steve - did you discover a single or twin-plate ?
  5. engine just stopped

    The ECU is located on top of the RH fuel tank board. The connector is easy to access and confirm that it is installed securely.
  6. engine just stopped

    I have a gut feeling that your issue is the ECU itself, but check: - inertia switch and connection - ECU earth on bell-housing - ECU connector If those show no problems, I would search for a friendly V8 owner or spare ECU and check if swapping out the unit solves the problem. The units are known to suffer from poor solder connections, not eased by the vibration and heat cycling. Good luck, Mike S

    Rumours say 135K.... ouch.
  8. Lotus Esprit V8

    Well, that really is a VERY different car
  9. Lotus Esprit V8

    One of my previous V8's. Odd advert, but if anyone want info on the car I'll be happy to help.
  10. Lotus Esprit V8, low miles and excelent condition

    ???? this is the same car with the electrical gremlins that render it currently undrivable ?
  11. Bulkhead(?) rattle

    Sorry - I've created some confusion. The bolts are welded on the carpet side for sure, but clearly cannot be withdrawn independently from the plate.
  12. Bulkhead(?) rattle

    For me, it was precisely a drive minus the rear deck that pointed to the bulkhead
  13. Bulkhead(?) rattle

    Having done this a number of times, I'll give me view: - firstly, the bolts are welded to the engine mounting bracket so cannot be withdrawn independently from the plate. Plus the plate is shaped not flat - secondly, the thread engagement is not overly generous, so if you are boosting the bracket backwards it becomes difficult to refit the clamp plate - thirdly, the thread run down a long way without the shoulder bolt so it that combination that guided the solution Admittedly, it seems a bit harse to cut the carpet and soundproofing, but only back in place behind the seats it is not really noticeable.
  14. Tailgate bolts snapped

    I don't have any more images of the tapping plate, but from memory it is surface bonded. I could not find a way to access it without cutting, so assumed that it is bonded in during assy. of the tailgate.
  15. Tailgate bolts snapped

    That's a real shitty situation. If you can't repair the threads in-situ then you're going to need to get the plate out and re-work it. When I installed my carbon rear deck, I stole the plates from the inside of another rear deck. I could do this given the extremely light weight of the deck. You're going to have to bond-in/re-glass in the plate to get the right position and necessary strength. Good luck.