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  1. Just work through the rest of the flow charts I posted above - you’ll crack it
  2. Thanks @Advantage that’s the beauty of having a two post lift
  4. It’s well worth upping your membership to ffm as I’m sure you get the workshop manuals...
  5. 12?. Now I’m confused - I thought the first code started at 13...
  6. They are already aluminium replacement ones - fitted last time round
  7. The Evora isn’t anywhere near as brutal to drive - nor does it have the same occasion. However an absolutely superb and engaging drive it is with far superior handling - but then it is 30years newer in design. It’s absolutely brilliant in every way. she will be back on the road for the summer season without and question
  8. It’s just life @LOTUSMAN33 - the car was bought as a serious project and most simply would not have taken it on. Just getting it back on the road would have been a nightmare for some. The head blowing and the engine out allows me to address some problems that have been longstanding - which simply were not evident last time round On the plus side - I could have paid a heap of money for the car from a specialist and still had to rebuild the engine and box
  9. Absolutely fantastic. check all the resistance of the boost solenoid connections. The solenoid only does the the overboost and basically keeps the wastegate shut for a brief period as defined by the ecu - if my understanding is correct. The ecu will only look for the impedance of the coil. if you ain’t getting any boost - your problem is likely elsewhere. You can simply link out the vac lines on the boost solenoid and you won’t get any overboost - it will just run to the wastegate spring setting
  10. @LOTUSMAN33 it’s just I wish to attend to a couple of items which by doing this would aid the process. The bushes, all the suspension, rad packs and oil coolers were done 2 years ago when I got the car. The other thing is I can reinstall the engine in the chassis and drop the body back on - that way I preserves some of the skin on my arms with the coolant pipes.
  11. So - I’m mulling over pulling to body off the chassis today. How easy is it ? How long does it take? What’s holding it on? Anyone done it? from my looking it’s a dozen or so bolts, the loom to the rad, drain the tanks, disconnect oil cooler feeds, disconnect uj to steering rack and whip it off. thoughts ??
  12. You will possibly need to reset the ecu error first for it to go away @Escape now you have completed the mod
  13. 1983 Austin metro 1991 vauxhall Astra belmont 1971 triumph herald 13/60 droptop 1995 rover 214sei 3 door 1972 triumph spitfire 1969 nova kitcar 1955 ford pop 1986 ford transit 1995 mondeo TD 1988 Vauxhall’s Astra gte drop top 1988 ford transit 1991 Mitsubishi pajero 2.8 2002 vw golf 1.9tdi 1994 Vauxhall’s Astra van 1989 ford transit 1987 ldv convoy 1984 ford escort - ghia iirc 2002 Volvo v40 2004 Chrysler grand voyager 1972 triumph spitfire 2003 ford galaxy 2005 Vauxhall vivaro 2004 Nissan micra 1969 triumph spitfire mk3 2006 Vauxhall’s vivaro 2004 Mitsubishi challeger 2013 Nissan Leaf 1998 Mitsubishi shogun lwb 1966 triumph spitfire mk2 1966 triumph vitesse 6 1600 droptop 1991 Lotus Esprit S 1968 triumph Herald 2004 vw beetle droptop 2008 fiat 500 Diesel 1998 Lotus Esprit V8 2016 vauxhall vivaro 1994 bentley brooklands 1984 Lotus Esprit S3 1994 Lotus Esprit S4 3 different spitfires 197? Lotus Elite V8 1995 Lotus Esprit S4s - still got 2018 Hyundai Kona ev - still got 2018 vw T6 - still got 2009 Lotus Evora - still got 1971 MG midget 1973 spitfire 1500 1971 spitfire 1300 1969 spitfire 1300 - still got 1974 spitfire 1500 - still got And I’m sure I’ve missed some....
  14. Hopefully Lotus will be appreciating just how much it actually costs to run a car dealership. Just keeping the lights on would bankrupt most
  15. Well simple maths will probably end up deciding it. For us and the EU. simple maths will decide it for Germany as well. They have already slipped into recession. They will need to pay more into the EU gravy train slush funds to keep the project going - that money will come from one place only - the German tax payers. Areas of Germany are now crime hotspots utterly over run with economic migrants whom have fled dire countries and are trying to turn the German areas into what they have fled. All sound familiar? Germany will increasingly see a rise of the far right - and as so many will admit - they sure do have form for it. Like Greta would say “ the end is nigh”
  16. ^ I agree with that @Fridge. i do believe you have been rather unlucky here @Lotusfab - but - you can learn some lessons from this. 1 - check engine is clean and free from rubble 2 - check oil pressure valve works 3 - prime oil pump and ensure you get oil supply at the turbo with the spark plugs out when turning the engine over before proper start up. 4 - avoid listening to some of the armchair expert pisstaking. now get it rebuilt
  17. Look are you gonna get it rebuilt or not - I’m on the edge of my seat here
  18. That’s awful - hope they can rebuild it. Our first house when we got married was a thatched cottage - they are simply lovely
  19. And there’s the culprit. Onwards and upwards chap - love the carb test rig
  20. The tool does indeed mitigate risk - and you can’t fit an old rubber one without. I somehow managed to do all my bushes without damaging them - maybe it was just beginners luck
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