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    Steve
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    1993 1/2 Esprit SE
  1. Hey guys, I'm still having problems with my 93 Esprit. The car still dies like it is running out of gas and I have to keep feathering the gas peddle to keep it running. The problem has gotten progressively worse from an intermittent problem to something that happens all the time. The fuel filter has been checked and the gas is good. I thought that it was the fuel pump, after checking the old pump I found the pressure came to 40lbs but bled of to 0 within 20 seconds of turning the ignition off. After replacing the pump the pressure is 45lbs and it takes much longer for the pressure to bleed off. I did check for error codes by crossing A-B on the ALDL but all I got was 12 which I don't believe is a code. I tried to download freescan but for some reason it keeps locking up. Any help would be appreciated
  2. Thanks for the heads up. I was thinking that the fuel pump was on its way out. Does anyone know how difficult is it to replace the pump. Thanks..
  3. At Infineon. Looking forward to the race..

  4. Hey folks, Started having some problems with my 93 and could use some help. After my transmission rebuild I thought that I was down on power, the car would run fine but it just didn't have the kick that I remembered. My mechanic said everything was OK so I put it down to driving my Viper more and getting used to its power delivery. After a few weeks the Lotus started to stumble a bit while I was in slow traffic (below 10 mph) I had to pump the gas peddle just to keep it running. On the way back from the mechanic (3rd time replacing rear oil seal) the car started running rough about 10 miles into the drive. If I took my foot off the gas it would die. It felt like I was running out of gas, I thought that the guage might be stuck so I coasted of the highway into a gas station and filled up. I only needed 8 or so gallons so the gas wasn't the issue but when I started the car it ran fine...... until I got another 10-15 miles down the road and then it started to run like crap again. It would clear up every few miles and run fine and then back to me having to pump the accelerator to keep it going. I checked the fuel filter and it looks good. Finding a mechanic where I live that knows what they're doing is not going to well so I hope that I have better luck with you guys. Thanks in advance, Steve
  5. Thanks Fes, The check engine light does come on when the ignition is in the on position and goes out as it should when the car is running. I think that you might be right about the wastegate, it does feel like I'm down about a third of the power that I should have. I'll try to have a look at the wastegate and cross my fingers. Thanks for the help
  6. Yeah I know 8 months is a long time but I had a new toy that also needed some work and only so much money... The gas tank was nearly empty when I parked it in the garage and I filled it up right after getting it back from the shop. I check the connection between the airbox and turbo and everything looks fine. Thanks for the help. Steve
  7. Thanks for having a look Fes... It does just seems to be holding back. it seems like it takes forever for the revs to come up. The car was of the road for a good 8 months , I'll try some injector cleaner and see if that makes a difference. The clutch was just replaced, but I don't think it's slipping becase the revs take a while to build... It feels like I am only pressing the gas pedal about 3/4 of the way down. It did just pass smog in California so I don't think that it is unburned gas. Thanks for the help folks.... I can sure use it
  8. After getting the car back on the road after a tranny rebuild I have no power. If anyone could have a look at the Free Scan file and let me know if they see anything I would be very grateful. Best regards, Steve drive 1.csv
  9. Here it is drive 1.2.csv
  10. I just got my baby back from the shop after rebuilding 1st and 2nd and now there is no power. When 2nd gear gave out it was running great tons of power, now nothing. I am a complete idiot when it comes to these things and could really use some ideas. Here is a rundown of what happened... I was getting onto the highway vigorously in 2nd gear when at about 6000 rpm it gave out (2nd had always had some issues). All of a sudden the car felt like it hit a wall, almost felt like someone had hammered on the brakes. I thought that the hose between the charge cooler and intake had come off as this had happened once before when the rubber charge cooler mounts tore. I shifted to third then forth and everything felt fine until I exited the highway at the next offramp and she decided to stay in second. Flatbed to San Francisco Found out that 2nd had totally craped out, I had first rebuilt at the same time since everything was already out and a new slave cylinder. When I picked up the car the transmission was not right, it engaged as soon as the clutch peddle was just of the carpet and 2nd gear ground. Back to the shop, the mechanic informed me that the master cylinder was the wrong one for the car???? The car is a 1993.5 I now think he must have put the wrong slave cylinder in and the bore was to big. He replaced the master cylinder with one that he said was correct and it seems to be a lot better but I have to be VERY careful going into 2nd. I can't rush shifting from 1st - 2nd or it grinds. It's not that I am hammering on it but anything more than a leisurely gear change and it sometimes grinds. The car still has no power, the boost seems to come up to where it should but it does so slowly. My brother was following me today when I was doing a free scan and said that the car had a fair amount of black smoke from the exhaust when I was giving it some foot. I hope someone on this board who is a lot smarter than me can point me in the right direction. I have attached a free scan file that I just did I hope it helps narrow things down. Best regards, Steve
  11. For Sale.... Kidney Children Wife Dog.... Willing to trade for a new Esprit
  12. Yep, the red hose was taken care of a long time ago. Thanks for all the help guys, as usual this site shows that there are good people in the world and that they all just happen to drive Esprits'
  13. Thanks for the replies guys. I think I'll just get the damn thing rebuilt. Since I purchased the car a few years ago I've had a few issues before with second gear. Occasionaly it just had a hard time getting into second and would clear up and be fine for quite a while. I've taken it easy going from first to second but I think that the time has come to throw some money at the problem. Is there anything I can do to improve the reliability since I'm going to rebuild the transmission anyway, and if anyone stateside that has had theirs rebuilt could give me an estimate on what it cost them I would apreciate the heads up. Jim as far as the rev limiter, I dont think so I was only at 6000 rpm and about to shift into third, do you think it could have been the wastegate not opening properly causing it to overboost???? Thanks again, Steve
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