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Laika

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About Laika

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  • Name
    LaikaTheDog
  • Car
    Esprit gt3 & Elan+2
  • Modifications
    None on GT3, many on +2
  • Location
    London

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  1. Thought I would share some recent MOT experience. My 1998 GT3 has been MOT'd at the same place for three years, the first two times it had warnings about front "drop link" bushes... I pointed out that there aren't any ! But for two years they cut and pasted the warnings word for word... at the 2019 MOT they managed to bash the gear lever so hard without using the lift ring that the whole mechanism popped off... inside the central chassis rail.. they also jammed the drivers door closed... so I had them trailer it to me where I made repairs. I took it to my local garage who work on my daughters kia... and it passed the GT3 with no advisories... Just goes to show that an established garage with experienced "more mature" mechanics are the secret to keeping these cars alive and healthy...
  2. Red evora passing through pinner high street on christmas eve eve The evora looks so much better in person than in photos.
  3. Looks like I will be busy in the new year... Thanks to Bibs and @internets to get my pressie delivered before christmas.
  4. Yes ! It is in the diagrams as "refer to 17.07" which is the page for dashboard dials ! A bit "dan brown" in tracking it down... at least i didn't have to run around an Italian city.
  5. Freescan is showing temp is 80... dash temp is 65ish I found the ecm coolant temp sensor A910E6928F. Where is the dash temp sender ? I looked in the parts manual and it is referred to as 03a/A082N6075F but isn't shown in any diagrams!
  6. Working! The software was ok, it was a dodge cable. @Internets came round, diagnosed it and now I have a new cable and a working windows tablet and freescan dashboard..
  7. Robin, I had my com showing as 1, so changed to 7.. same result
  8. this is my esprit mon: mode=0 com=1 baudrate=8192 gpscom=0 gpsbaudrate=115200 which matches the COM in my windows config my cable is from @internets too This is my full USB/COM configuration (from USB View) in case someone really wants to get to sleep: Device Descriptor: bcdUSB: 0x0200 bDeviceClass: 0x00 bDeviceSubClass: 0x00 bDeviceProtocol: 0x00 bMaxPacketSize0: 0x08 (8) idVendor: 0x0403 (Future Technology Devices International Limited) idProduct: 0x6001 bcdDevice: 0x0600 iManufacturer: 0x01 0x0409: "TLF" iProduct: 0x02 0x0409: "USB - ALDL lead - Lotus Esprit" 0x0409: "USB - ALDL lead - Lotus Esprit" iSerialNumber: 0x03 0x0409: "13MTS8SJ" bNumConfigurations: 0x01 ConnectionStatus: DeviceConnected Current Config Value: 0x01 Device Bus Speed: Full Device Address: 0x06 Open Pipes: 2 Endpoint Descriptor: bEndpointAddress: 0x81 IN Transfer Type: Bulk wMaxPacketSize: 0x0040 (64) bInterval: 0x00 Endpoint Descriptor: bEndpointAddress: 0x02 OUT Transfer Type: Bulk wMaxPacketSize: 0x0040 (64) bInterval: 0x00 Configuration Descriptor: wTotalLength: 0x0020 bNumInterfaces: 0x01 bConfigurationValue: 0x01 iConfiguration: 0x00 bmAttributes: 0x80 (Bus Powered ) MaxPower: 0x2D (90 Ma) Interface Descriptor: bInterfaceNumber: 0x00 bAlternateSetting: 0x00 bNumEndpoints: 0x02 bInterfaceClass: 0xFF bInterfaceSubClass: 0xFF bInterfaceProtocol: 0xFF iInterface: 0x02 0x0409: "USB - ALDL lead - Lotus Esprit" 0x0409: "USB - ALDL lead - Lotus Esprit" Endpoint Descriptor: bEndpointAddress: 0x81 IN Transfer Type: Bulk wMaxPacketSize: 0x0040 (64) bInterval: 0x00 Endpoint Descriptor: bEndpointAddress: 0x02 OUT Transfer Type: Bulk wMaxPacketSize: 0x0040 (64) bInterval: 0x00
  9. ok, i have tried everything: rebuilt a laptop to windows10 32 bit with only freescan or esprit mon installed tried on an old laptop that still had com ports... tried on a mac running windows, tried on a tablet running windows, tried on a dell latitude... all tried as they came, then rebuilt with fresh O/S and updates. tried tunerpro rebuilt to 64bit installed drivers repeatedly passenger side port or boot/trunk port..same result, No engine data (while engine is running !!) if i save ecu coms log to disk; they have headers and no data NO bytes sent, a few bytes in, ...if i unplug the aldl cable from the car while freescan is running I get a runtime error ! that is all i can make it do. image below showing freescan and driver information, please help...
  10. Hello While I am not there yet, thought I would see if anyone has the gearbox driveshaft insertion tool T000T0681 that I can borrow ? I am in North West London, UK.
  11. Yep there is an article on LEW where they yellow zinc them all, I just wanted to get mine refinished to factory, so I will go YZP top at front and back, Galv bottom and trailing arm
  12. Hello Just about to start suspension strip down on a 1998 GT3 Just need some clarification on finishes I believe that the suspension arms and rods are all plated. Is it yellow zinc? As all my components are oxide and grime coloured I cannot tell what the original finish was !
  13. Bought a full lotac replacement set of bushes and dampers and springs all round fron the shop. going to also refinish everything I need to take off along the way... so a full body off restoration...
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