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  1. 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!
  2. 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.. 😁
  3. Robin, I had my com showing as 1, so changed to 7.. same result
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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 !
  9. 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...
  10. they allowed me to measure my more unusual selection of nuts and bolts at the counter before I bought my "kit"
  11. With injection dont you also need to replace the pump, add a swirl pot, add a fuel regulator and a return to tank ?
  12. thank you all for your rapid responses, i have contacted the admin
  13. Hi, I am looking for an elite, must be original spec, ideally a type 87 with power steering and aircon Dont mind needing work, or just a recomission, or a lovely original much loved classic...
  14. Hello Does anyone know how I can contact the moderator at My account has existed for years, but I cannot get authorised, probably because of my email domain. I would like to contact the mod to assure them I am a genuine enthusiast !
  15. I used to store my esprit at a facility. They used to kindly wash the car when I returned it. Over the months i started to miss trim parts, the trim around the mount of the wing mirror... the plastic trim around a wing mirror... for months I suspected that they were knocking them off when putting covers on and off... then I went to pickup the car to find all the lacquer blasted off a front wing... then I realised they were muppets with a water lance..
  16. Wheel skates like these Or I bought 4 oil barrel skates and welded plates on them for my tyres to fit on... but proper skates didn't exist then...
  17. Someone dug a groove into my new alpine a couple of months ago, no witnesses or cctv, had to suck up 1500 in repairs and another day for detailing...
  18. Hello GT3 later generation. I need to refresh my springs and suspension generally. After pricing up various options I find myself needing your guidance: I want to go "standard", so i don't want adjustable perches, knobs and bells etc. Options: LOTAC suspension from shop above, described as: 4 x Springs, 4 x Dampers from the Lotus Suspension Refresh Programme. or Individual Dampers and Springs from SJS (or other vendors), which end up looking exactly the same but cheaper I did call around the vendors and they could not supply "Lotus suspension refresh Programme" sets, only individual parts. My Gut says go with the refresh programme items, but is there actually any difference ?
  19. Laika

    +2 seats

    Apparently the jaguar xjs recaro manual (not powered) seats fit in the elan +2, but I haven't tried.
  20. Would love to save this one looks like uk vat on it could be as low as 5% !!
  21. Followed shortly after by an ac cobra, a 1930s rolls Royce and an mgb... Just a sunny day on the island...
  22. If you saw the way they "restored" the body of the lotus elan, I am not surprised if their cars turn up in a sorry state.. read the same story about a Jensen on the owners forum... turns up a couple of years later needing new metal..
  23. I used an autopod to restore my classic elan, even painted in it, it survived a year with no adverse effects.. but I am nowhere near the sea ! It has guy roles and a metal frame so should survive well.
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