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  • Birthday 26/11/1976

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    Peter Gentilli
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    Lotus Esprit S2
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  1. Pretty sure it's a press fit. Mine swivels but doesn't leak oil so it's not fixed. Pete
  2. @jonwatcool, I'll take a look. Thanks.
  3. I've just swapped the spacers around and the air leak is still there on the front carb unless I tighten the nuts right up though it's still there, just. Suspect carb face or manifold face. No fuel leaks though so a small but important win.
  4. So, replaced O rings and tightened to specified gaps as per advice above and Des Hammill's book. I now have petrol pissing out of the bottom of the spacers. Tightened further to eliminate fuel leaks but still with gaps between spacers and carb/manifold but now have major air leak on front carb between spacer and carb. Tempted to crank everything up as per my original picture where I didn't notice any issues with poor running due to frothy fuel. Thoughts? Pete
  5. I might have the light moulding somewhere in my pile of spare parts that have amassed over the years. Ill have a rummage. Pete
  6. @jonwat Not entirely sure what you're referring to with the gaps. There is no adjustment on an S2 as far as I know, only getting the correct tightness of the the rubber washers. Pete
  7. If anyone is interested I replaced the spindle which solved the leak. Pete
  8. Bugger. 25th is half term and we're away. Typical now I've just got the Esprit up and running again!
  9. Southbound on the A34 looking gorgeous. Isn't this Mike's (forgotten surname) old car? Pete
  10. @exeterjeepThanks Keith, that's just what I needed! Pete
  11. Hi all, I need to identify whether and Excel has an HC engine and is actually an SE or not. The car is not mine so have asked for the engine number but need to be able to decode it to fathom whether it's the 180bhp version. I'm familiar with 907s but not 912s. TIA, Pete
  12. I have a leak around the spindle between the barrels of the rear carb. I'm guessing there's no seal there, only on the ends of the spindle so is it likely to be a worn spindle? Fuel only leaks when engine is revved. Cheers, Pete
  13. You shouldn't have gaskets on the cam towers on your car. Just the anaerobic sealant. The inlet and exhaust valves have different settings. Can't remember off the top of my head what the values are.
  14. I used the outer sleeve of the opposite bush with the metal sleeve. You have to cut it to remove so I put a jubilee clip around to stop it expanding with the pressure of the rubber bush. In hindsight I should have cut the sleeve in half so that it could be more easily removed once the jubilee clip was undone as the bush was locating. Plus lashings of washing up liquid and it went in surprisingly easily.
  15. Thanks Steve @drdoom. I managed to get it sorted with the help of a special tool I made up but those prices are much cheaper than the UK suppliers so will likely buy from there in the future. I sought advice from SJ Sportcars and they said it's just a bugger of a job. Pete
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