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  1. If it's all original paint, then the moisture is probably coming into the glass from the back side and making it's way out the the surface under the paint. Storage outside and car cover may be exacerbating the problem. If you can get it inside and dry they may go away.
  2. The look to me like micro blisters from moisture. Are you sure this is the original paint?? I have them on my Esprit but it's from a previous repaint where moisture was trapped in the primer. They get worse with time 😞
  3. Does the refurb include rebuilt calipers???
  4. Interesting read on crank welding: Laser Welding:
  5. OK, good to hear! You and others will be much safer....
  6. Most SS bolts you can buy are nowhere near strong enough for the loads induced when torquing or the loads seen in operation. I will not use them in structural applications on any car. They are good for adding a little bling to your car. I did some quick lookup for you to show the difference: Stainless Steel 18-8 bolts: From this we can see that 18-8 SS (304SS) commonly used in off the shelf bolts is only about 20% the yield strength of a 12.9 bolt. Please take them out of your wheels.
  7. Probably. These were bad years and lots of stuff was thrown at these engine to get compliance.
  8. I eliminated this restriction on my engine, I just tapped the holes and screwed small pugs in. Not sure what it did/does at the time.
  9. Lars, We had the old cast iron unit that was off when I bought the car with the engine in pieces. Knowing that turbos react well to advanced exhaust systems, I knew this would be an excellent upgrade, as well as to not have to worry about the cast unit cracking. The better flow from the headers of equal length makes the turbo more responsive and spool up faster and with more immediate effect, as has been written by others. We just bought the header and my daughter fabricated the rest of the system in 3" for max flow. The engine in my car is very responsive with to me, zero
  10. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Don't confuse me with the facts!!!
  11. We installed the Aulnox system on our Turbo and it's very very nicely made and will probably never wear out. The welds are beautiful and the fit was pretty good. Took some fettling to get onto the engine because we did it "engine in car". Here's an interesting video of unlocking power with better exhaust; You will not regret this purchase. Jon
  12. Fuel pressure regulator??
  13. Here are some wiring diagram snips Motors: There's a relay and switch involved Fuse shows #3 : I hope this helps a bit.
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