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    Esprit GT3 1998

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  1. Hi James Did you measure the 15R on the component or just read the colour code? I'm just repairing mine now as the resistor has burn out, there was also a dry joint on the pot wiper.
  2. Hello! It's been a while but I still have my GT3 (16 years now). I have a small problem with a vacuum leak that is stopping the fresh air vent opening. The vacuum pump will run continually unless I push the recirculate button, so the leak is definitely between the solenoid and the actuator. Does anyone with knowledge of the late dash now how to access the actuator? I can't see it anywhere, even removed the stereo but no joy. I have propped the vent open for the moment but would like to get it fixed - it might just be one of the rubber elbows but I obviously need to know how to get to it! Many thanks 98GT3
  3. Not the best picture, but here she is at the Halloween party where we met Phil 98GT3
  4. I will see what I can do Phil 98GT3
  5. Phil 98GT3
  6. There's one! Now some time has passed and I will say that it does stay on, but rust spots will evenually come through - if it wasn't dark I would take some pictures of it as it is now. Painted or not it will last a very long time, but if you do paint do mask the gasket surfaces. Phil 98GT3
  7. 94.9p where I live - with 5p off 89.9p Phil 98GT3
  8. If it's one of Bibs it's a USB to ALDL lead and will work fine with you adapter needed, only the drivers, the older leads were serial. Phil 98GT3
  9. Now there you have me, I'm not sure! but I think there would be a good chance it would, maybe someone else knows for sure? Phil 98GT3
  10. Mick, The SWL manifolds are made from a different grade of cast iron than Lotus used and are supposed to be alot better. I am pretty sure they haven't had a single failure in all the time they have been produced (which is a long time!)............and no I don't work for them or will I gain anything from this!!! Phil 98GT3
  11. Freescan will run with both systems, but if you have the older serial ALDL lead, the a laptop running either system is unlikely to have a serial port so you will need a USB to serial adapter as suggested above. Take note though that only very few USB to serial adapters will work because of the non-standard baud rate, do a search I'm sure the info on which ones to use is on here somewhere! Oh and Freescan can work very well on later operating systems with a few driver tweeks. Phil 98GT3
  12. I don't wish to sound like a killjoy here, but 5000Km's is not really a great deal of miles to qualify it's integrity. It looks like it is made of stainless steel and because it's a close copy of the Lotus design, the four branches are short and rigidly held together. I wouldn't be surprised if because of the expansion and contraction under the extreme temps it sees that it starts developing cracks close to the welds. I hope I'm wrong because it looks like a nice piece of kit, but I have seen many tubular systems fail in this way, especially in stainless. Phil 98GT3
  13. Depends on where the studs have broken, the studs are stainless and so do not sieze in the head. If they have anything sticking out then small vice grips should be enough to uscrew them. If they have sheared flush then easy outs could be an option, but there will be little room to drill the pilot hole Once the manifold is off you will be able to see the offending items much more easily. Good luck! Phil 98GT3
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