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    Mike Sekinger
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    1999 350 Sport #002
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    Project Esprit GT1
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  1. 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
  2. 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.

  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. there is no specific sequence for the plenum - it's only torqued to 20Nm.
  6. V8 heads back from Porting/renovation work by Ultimate Performance in Northamptonshire.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Yes: Installing chip carriers is bad for the board Yes: you risk inflicting unnecessary damage on your ECU which could render it unusable. Maybe not immediately, but the ECU will see a lot of vibration and downstream failures have been seen. Yes: Marcus offers chips because he does not have the equipment for flashing over CAN I'm trying so hard to help you, but this constant challenging of advise is the reason why I have withdrawn myself.
  11. I believe that efforts are being made to create such a replacement unit, but they are not yet available. In the meantime, support is still available for those wishing to opt for different calibration levels.
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