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  • Birthday 15/11/1984

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    Anthony Giorgio
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    1983 Lotus Esprit Turbo - Investors Edition
  • Location
    United States

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  1. Hey all, super worried, confused, frustrated right now. Car is a 83 investors edition with the Citroen gearbox. Got it out yesterday for the season, changed oil, washed, and ready for its debut at the first car show! I took it for a quick, easy, non-spirited drive and all was well. This morning I get up early to get to the show, start the car, back it up 20’ take it out if reverse, and then, confusion. The shifter returns back to the neutral position, but it’s not neutral. Cannot engage any gear except the reverse location, which isn’t reverse. Shifter also will not move left at all to get to the #1 or 2 positions. I can not engage manually either by trying to manipulate the linkage in the rear of the car. It feels almost like it’s jammed up in the tranny. Both the cross gate cable and other linkage bar appear to be connected and nothing looks off. I opened up the center console to check the shifter end and all looks appropriate there as well. Car rolls if clutch is engaged. I’m stumped and scared my transmission is dead. Help!!!!
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  3. Mesprit87, I don't want to speak on Harry's behalf, but I'm sure he'd give you a quote on what you need. His site is his contact info is on there. He is also an active member of this forum.
  4. All, I ended up buying two rebuilt output housings from Harry Martens, and am in the process of replacing them without removing the engine or transmission. As of last night I got both of the old housings out, and will begin fitting the new ones this week. All in all, it was pretty easy, a little tedious, but nothing overtly difficult. When I removed the LH housing, I found that the retaining nut that threads onto the driveshaft had come completely loose and was just bobbling around on the driveshaft. That would explain the play and leak!
  5. Hi All, This afternoon I was working on my rear inboard brakes. In doing so, I found a large amount of play in my driver side output shaft. It was very noticeable when grasping the rotor, and pushing / pulling. There did not appear to be any in/out play, but plenty of up/down, forward/back. I fear I'm in need of a bearing and seal replacement on this side. I have a ton of questions about this; A) can it be done with the transmission remaining in the car or does it have to be pulled? B) Anyone have any information on this and what all would be involved, step by step, etc? This was my fathers car for many years, and I've recently taken ownership of it and am trying to go through everything. Its low-milage (29,xxx original) but I know that the drain on the driver side output carrier has been leaking for quite some time. I'm extremely nervous that this has just turned from a brake job into a very expensive fix; and my wife will not be at all happy. Any information at all that could be provided will be extremely helpful. Please let me know if any additional information is necessary and i'll get whatever is necessary.
  6. Ok, so I hooked it up per the how-to, but it's not blowing off...what gives? I'm making boost, so it's not stuck open or anything. I read some info that early turbo esprits were fitted with a factory dump valve? I don't see it on mine but maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot? It's an 83, no charge cooler. Any ideas?
  7. Hey all. I recently installed a HKS SSQV on my 83 turbo SE. I'm unsure where to pull manifold vacuum for it though. I originally T'ed into the vacuum line going to the flap actuator valve, but the more I think about it, the more I think that won't work, or just confusing myself. Any help from those that have done this? Thanks in advance, and pictures of where to tap in would be greatly appreciated!
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