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    Steve
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    1985 Turbo Esprit, 1981 Dry Sump Turbo Esprit
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  1. Looks good Martyn. I see you're London based, I'm near J7 of the M25. Can I ask who you used for paintwork and if you would recommend?
  2. Here's a pic of mine on removal. They're located on the one the pump cover screws and the other end as you say to the inlet manifold nut.
  3. I would be interested to hear details of the power steering conversion as well!
  4. Just thought I'd add to this thread as it's now solved, in case anyone else has the same trouble. I received no charging from the alternator on start up but I discovered that it started working fully when I exceeded 3000 or so revs. I also belatedly noticed the battery light did not illuminate with ignition on. The 'excitor' wire (the small brown and yellow wire) was not attached to anything. I put this on the post on the alternator and the battery light now came on with ignition but stayed on and still no charge unless revved After a lot of messing around, I then spotted a spade terminal at the bottom of the alternator almost out of sight with another post terminal so put the excitor wire on there and bingo, light on with ignition, light off with engine start and full charge straight away. Incidentally, the post terminal I tried first which didn't work is in the same position as the correct one on my 81 turbo so it's very easy to conclude the alternator is duff and not notice the correct connection underneath at the bottom of the alternator. Hope this helps someone.
  5. Not sure but with the new clutch problems I've had I wouldn't rely on anything from my car in that respect! ☺
  6. Can you not just remove the gearbox mounts by the two small hex head bolts, insert bolt and replace?
  7. There's a good chance the Nylatron washer will fall off when you retract the gearbox and if you're only pulling out enough to insert the dowel you won't know if it still on or not. When I removed mine it fell between the flywheel and friction plate.
  8. Is that definitely the right way round for the fork clips Fabian? I thought the ends might locate into the cut out on the bearing collar. Maybe doesn't make any difference though...
  9. This is my '85 turbo. It has Ac if that makes a difference? Not the best angle I'm afraid.
  10. Hi Tim. 18mm was the amount of movement on the pushrod. I have the correct 22mm of thread showing from the lock nut.
  11. It's clearly marked gearbox side and was correct. Yes fitted properly and greased splines and a small coating on bearing surface too. All packaged up and will be sent back to SJ and see what Steve comes back with. 7.3mm larger spline diameter between old and new with both off the car in a relaxed state seems a big difference.
  12. Good point. Not sure about the measurements when they're both bolted on but now I've removed the new pressure plate it measures 56.3mm at rest. The old one was also measured off the car at rest and was 49mm so the gap between the two has increased to 7.3mm larger diameter hole. I've spoken to Steve at SJ again. He still suggesting there's a gearbox issue but as the car was perfectly fine prior to this he's asked for it to be sent back. There's play in the bearing collar into gearbox but not dramatic and is expected and I think combined with a now very small tolerance from splines to bearing face it fails.
  13. Reply from Steve at SJ: 'That’s interesting but I really do not think it is the problem. I have sold loads of the covers. I think there is something causing the bearing to be off line'. I would appreciate your views...
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