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  1. AJay

    Burroughs Gauge

    Aha I have that Mark too ill line it up on that then test it with the weight on an old cam belt...thanks for taking the time to look.
  2. AJay

    Burroughs Gauge

    Ah yes perfect idea...I will give that a try.. Thanks
  3. Hi Can anyone hep? i am looking for a picture of a burroughs gauge in the rest position, i.e not on a cam belt... Reason is i lent my gauge out (big mistake) and the idiot broke it.... i have managed to fix it again but the dial can go on in a number of positions thus changing the tension on the gauge.... I am hoping that by looking at another gauge i can get a close approximation of the position of the dial with no load. this should get me in the ball park when checking the belt.. Or does anyone know how to calibrate said gauge.... and no puting a spring balance on the arm and pulling does not give any correlation to the 95lbs on the gauge as full scale deflection comes at about 36lbs...
  4. Excellent thank closed?
  5. Hi Giorgo is that the twin header tank including the charge cooler header tank?
  6. Well I have a price and it is £180 for an exact copy of the original tank...there is a 10% discount for multiple orders if anyone is interested..the only catch is they do not currently have the facilities to Polish it.. not a problem for me as I want a OEM finish anyway.
  7. Thanks Ian, i had seen axminster and have them on the back burner, however i have a large list of things to do without a budget to match....... so i am investigating having them made. £300 is a bit more that i want to pay.... Although i haven't got a cost of fabrication yet, so i may have to bite the bullet. But a group buy would bring down the price if there was interest, i am hoping to post prices today or tomorrow.
  8. Well the time has finally come where i can get my Esprit back on the road after a 3 year absence. Initially i thought oh a quick cam belt change and that would be that.....oh how wrong i was.... it turns out that it is true about the saying use it or lose it... in the 20 years that i have owned the car it has degraded more in the last 3 years of being laid up than in did in the previous 17. Of course you understand it isn't in a climate controlled car coon but it is in a well ventilated Garage.. Any hoo one of the issues that i have is that the header tank is, well frankly past its best, and although repairable, i have made inquiries as to getting a new header tank made in aluminium. Today i got a question from the fabricator on how many i wanted so that they could work out the cost. This got me thinking that maybe there are a few of you that may require new header tanks as well. The tank i am getting made is an aluminium Twin header tank for main cooling and chargecooler. If there is any interest please let me know ASAP and i will get some prices.
  9. Where is the procedure gone? A pal of mine has the same problem how do we reset it?
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  11. AJay

    P0462 need advise

    Yes that is the procedure that I have done to Pin 16. I agree, I cannot see why you would want fuel level in the ECU unless it is to feed information to the fuel gauge or to work out the fuel consumption or range. However neither of these are used on the Esprit so not sure why.. I have not checked the fuel tank so not sure where the green and black wire from pin 16 goes, but testing it with a multimeter is showing infinite resistance to earth (0V). so I suspect it terminates in the loom somewhere.
  12. Sorry to bring up the subject again, I am trying to diagnose a friends V8. The ecu has just been upgraded by PNM and since re installing he has the MIL light on. On reading the codes it comes up with P0462. Having read the previous posts I assumed it was the fuel level sensor as the car is a 96 and the software in the ecu it comes up with RACE02 04-11-2002 15:35. I have installed a 100ohm resistor between the pin16 and ground but the MIL will not reset. I was surprised to see the green and black wire on pin16 of the ecu plug if the fuel sensor is not fitted. I have checked and double checked my workmanship with the mod and it all give the expected reading on the multimeter, so I am more than confident that pin 16 is now seeing 100ohms. Any suggestions are welcome.
  13. Hi guys I did this. Few years ago still working like a dream
  14. It is my belief that the main cause of failure of the Citroen box is the crown wheel. Most of the ones that I have seen are 1or2 broken teeth, this suggests to me to be point loading. It's my opinion that this damage is caused by dropping the clutch from stand still and max torque being applied on 1 or 2 teeth... Once the car is moving then it is almost impossible to the same loading through that point of failure. ( I am sure someone will correct me, but it is an opinion.) So I do not ou drag race starts and mainly only use full boost in the uppergears....most of the time.. I have seen, heard of as many Renault boxes fail as Citroen boxes. And even lotus restricts the V8 in the lower gears and that's a modified box..... Also a lot of Porsche boxes fail. IMO its all about driving stile and maintenance. Can you remember the 80's f1 cars. Some drivers would lunch g boxes while others never had a failure and they were not any slower... Don't worry too much about your gbox. Keep on top of the maintenance. And enjoy driving it. If it fails worry about it then. There will always be a solution to the problem. But it may not happen.... Of course what do I know.....
  15. Thank you.... Hi Phil, there used to be a lot of info in the garage section, but a lot of this appears to have been lost over time. So as i don't bore those that already know i will give a brief run down of engine mods. Block re-bored and nikoseal liners fitted, S4 chrome top pistons. modified cooling system Re-cored tripple core radiator (same as V8 i believe) colder spark plugs rejeted carburetors Knock sensor lamba senor and gauge Modified advance curve distributor (now replaced with multi map, fully mapable, distributor less ignition system) Chargecooler fitted, with SE front mounted chargecooler Rad and electric pump. larger oil cooler Ports matched, cleaned and lightly polished on inlet and exhaust coil pack S4 plug leads adjustable boost controller SE exhaust manifold and reconditioned Turbo I generally run at 10-11psi of boost but it will take 14 without any problems (however i am still running with the Citroen gearbox and i don't want to push my luck too much, its only a matter of time....) That's about it for the engine mods If i can help with any specifics please feel free to ask.
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