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    Thomas Kjaer-Andersen
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    Esprit S2
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  1. Hi, Are there pictures of the G-car N/A manifolds. There are two very different designs whether it's S2 or S3 cars ...Those manifolds pictured until now looks to fit S3 only /tka
  2. Ha, ha ….Should be 1.016x10E-7 Km I would say 🤣 Would expect though a lot more play would be required to affect anything. Would also expect split wheels being bit less precise than casts due to manufacturing process, but might be wrong here. Well decided to take my wheels to professionals having it judged. We will see then... Thank you all for inputs 🙂 /tka
  3. Hi @ChrisJ What was the exact problem with your steering then? I have a very tiny (almost can't be felt in fact) play from my left inner steering rack tie rod.... Could be that, but wouldn't expect much effect from it (...but should be solved anyway, so will have to go on 🙂 )
  4. Hi, I seem to recall having read somewhere that late S2's (or S2.2's) were offered with same 15" Compomotive as the very early Turbo.. Was it in Jeremy's book? Anyway my car was originally S2 but altered to turbo-look (like they did it those days). So very likely the wheels were not original either. Since wheels were rather poor condition I ended up buying new outer rings from Image Wheels (unfortunately rolled edges were no longer an option). Inner rims seemed okay, and I also had an ekstra set floating around so I picked what I thought were the best… Although it seems now that none of them are running perfectly straight. @CarBuff You say they should be within 0.5 mm to be alright. Is that really so? It seems very, very tight?? What I wonder about is that I seem to have also some run out on the (all new) outer rims. That would mean center pieces are bent, which I would imagine to take a very serious impact…. ...Well, I also have a set of speedlines, and using them there is also bit a vibration (80-90 kph)… So still maybe the problem is totally elsewhere… Running out of bright ideas though 🤔 /tka
  5. As I understood few S2's came with Compomotives, or could at least be ordered with them. However mine may have come from an early Turbo too… Don't know, the car has clearly been in many hands. I would still be little surprised if EVERY wheel had been deformed, that's why I suspected maybe they were not perfect from manufacturing. I think it IS possible to balance although wheels don't run perfectly true... Also learned somewhere that wheels or tyres not being 'entirely round' would be mostly felt at low speeds, but I don't know really. My vibrations are at 80-90 kph. ...Haven't tried balancing with the wheels mounted though...
  6. Hej All, Of my 4 Compomotives only one runs really true measured at the edges. And that's despite all four having complete new outer rings... Now I wonder what to expect from 3 piece wheels produced in that way. Can we not expect them to be as precise as modern casted alu-wheels? My Esprit DOES vibrate a at 80-90 kph, but it could be due other things as well of course. Eg. very, very slight play can be felt at then inner end of left tie rod... 🤔 How precise are your Compomotives? BR /tka
  7. Hi, I have noticed some play apparently from the inner end of the left tie rod (where it attaches to the steering rack itself. I can see that SJ Sportscars lists the outer track rod ends, the tie rod and a rack and pinion set. - But seemingly not the 'link' at the inner end of the tie rod 😐 Does anyone know what's there? Something which can be serviced or replaced ? /tka
  8. Hi, Thx for the inputs 🙂 I like the idea of somehow get rid of the foam, and only make arrangement so the area is ventilated, but not open for direct spray of water, dirt etc. .. /tka
  9. I lifted the body off my S2 two times being basically alone… just having 'wifey' placing and moving supports into right places during process. It was heavy work, but manageable. - So no, the Esprit body can certainly not be considered 'elephantic' 🙂 BUT I do seem to remember having read, that the individual Esprit bodies differed quite in weight depending on build method (hand lay up contra VARI). I've always thought that's what accounted for the biggest difference/step-up in weight between S1/S2. - But now where DID I read this? Was it in Jeremy Waltons 'The official Story' ? Can't seem to find it now… 😕 Br /tka, DK BTW with engine only two numbers away form yours George (15238. Just noted in E.36 today 😉 )
  10. Hi, What are peoples opinion on the (possibly heavily water soaking) foam, that were placed between the chassis and the body though the center tunnel from original. It's apparently placed from the factory, and I guess it must be responsible for many non-galvanised chassis' early deaths. What was it meant for? ...Sound dampening? (..don't think that will work much), vibrations? ...other? Is it needed at all during rebuild? If yes, - what should be used (- I take it that some non permeable material is probably not easily enough compressed over the large area covered. Permeable will soak water over time of course 😕) Br /tka, DK
  11. I'm using my original RHD wiper motor on my (now converted to) LHD S2. It's long time ago I did it, but I don't remember any big challenges (...isn't it just about pulling the axle unit and remount one other side of the push-pull cable) Br /tka
  12. I see the point having no noise on the overrun since CWP will touch only on non-worn side. Still puzzles me why noise is (clearly) different depending on selected gear... My symptoms are EXACTLY like Rogers. Would be very interesting nice to know if he solved the problem (by changing CWP or other?). Thanks anyway for every valuable input here… - And BTW the fact that the Esprit from beginning turned the Citroën box the wrong way is of course a weak architectural spot. Should one end up needing CWP naturally Harry's solution is very, very tempting 🙂 /tka
  13. Wow, that's really nice (...probably somewhat above my budget too, I'm afraid😯) ...would expect CWP-noise to depend solely on speed, not on which gear you're in ? /tka
  14. Okay, thanks Harry ☺ The room will sure be there also on the Esprit. Nothing in the way, when exhaust muffler is away. - Now just need to determine whether they are the root cause in fact . Like Roger I've noise in 4th and 5th gear (maybe very slight in 3rd too ), and I image load on rear end bearings must increase at increasing gear. Little strange though there is most noise at swallow cruise, less at acceleration and nothing at all at decceleration. .. 😞 /tka
  15. Hi Roger, Did you ever find the reason for these symptoms ? I've got exactly the same on my '78 NA Esprit. One or both rear end double ball bearings suspected…. Actually it seems from the drawings in the workshop manual, that it would be possible to pull and replace those bearings from the rear end of the gearbox, even without removing it from the car (provided one has the special tool for loosening the speedo-drive, and figure a way to pull the bearings). Has anyone tried? /tka
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