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    1984 Esprit Turbo
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    1995 S4s engine

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  1. Update to my Project I have put in a 1995 S4S engine, I am in the process of wiring up the fuel injection What I am looking for is the Catalytic converter and pipes from the turbo to the muffler if anyone has such a thing for sale thx -Marcus
  2. Previous Deal fell though, I'm still looking for a complete turbo engine for my 1984 Esprit -Marcus
  3. HI Lotusross, I would like to talk more about this '88 engine, here is my email address, can we talk more ? [email protected] thx -Marcus
  4. thx Buddsy, I will reach out to them to see if they can help me out cheers, -Marcus
  5. Hi Folks, I'm back into a lotus again, I just picked up a 1984 turbo, but it has no engine, the previous owner was trying to do a V8 conversion using a rover v8 but didn't get very far and sold the original engine some years back, so I'm looking for a 910 carbureted turbo 2.2L engine with intake and exhaust manifolds etc, etc.... that I can rebuild. I have the transmission at least . Anyone know of a source for this engine ? many thanks, -Marcus
  6. Hiya Ok here are photos of a brand new "just out of the bag" AP racing OEM clutch assembly on the 2 friction plates, it is clearly marked which one goes where and what orientation they should be on the plate's steel surface parts, I haven't looked to see if this matches the drawing in the manual but as these things come clamped together I would trust AP to pack them correctly. This one also has paint on the sides to show correct placement of the 2 intermediate plates -Marcus
  7. I have a spare clutch down at LotusPBC, I will be down there this Saturday, I can take some pictures if you need Also if you look at the friction plates, they are marked with "this side to flywheel" etc etc, if I remember correctly Anyways let me know if you need pics of one -Marcus
  8. ok my 10 cents worth... do everything listed above and also change the stock "cast" pistons to "forged" ones, they dissipate heat so much better, the 4 cyl lotus engines have them, but the V8 does not, instead there is oil squirters under the pistons and they dump more fuel into the engine at high boost to help cool the pistons yet i have seen melted piston crowns and shattered rings a few times because the cast pistons failed under high engine loads (they melt) !!! I had a set made for mine by J&E pistons -Marcus
  9. Here is a link to my V8 charge coolers they are built by LotusPBC in soCal -Marcus
  10. Hiya Are you saying you have 30,000 miles on this clutch ? if so it's at end of it's life by the description of your reverse gear and other gear problems, it certainly sounds like it Also just FYI, the 2 clutch plates don't seem to wear out as fast as the intermediate plate that's between them, as this plate has both clutches wearing on it from both sides I have found that this has been the problem hope this helps -Marcus
  11. I have recently upgraded my UN1-027 gearbox as I have highly modified the engine and blew the 2nd gear syncro twice now, Installed the Quaife replacement gear set, already had their limited slip diff installed previously I did run into a little problem with this upgrade, I installed new syncro's yet again, just for the hell of it and got burned ... The syncros were aftermarket and seemed to work well going up the gears but would grind all the way back down, after pulling the gearbox out again and examining the syncros I found that the coating on the back of them was not the same as the Lotus ones, so I put my old ones back in and now everything is good again Regarding the shudder effect pulling away from a standing start in 1st gear, I too felt this and it was not fun to experience, so I pulled the gearbox out again and replaced the flywheel and dual clutch, but the shudder was still there !!! :/ Next I replaced the gearbox mounts and added a new rubber coated washer to the passenger side mount as I noticed the gearbox does not sit completely flush on them, this cured 99% of the shudder, for me anyway -Marcus
  12. Hey nice car! I have a '99 V8 and I live in San Diego so if you're ever around let me know. Always like talking with fellow Esprit enthusiasts. - Matt

  13. I did this round light conversion a while back, I used the Exige LED ones, you can just about see the ring of led's in this pic -Marcus SoCal USA
  14. I have rebuilt my gearbox already as the 1st/2nd gear syncro was already damaged when I brought the car and I kinda helped finnish it off with my big lead foot, lol while I had it apart I also dropped in a limited slip diff, this has to be one of the coolest "makes you smile" upgrades you can do thanks, -Marcus
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