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  1. Hi All, I test drove the car today. It was a bit reluctant to start with old gas, but eventually cleared its throat after a minute or two of idling once it got new gas. Drove surprisingly well; it had a comfortable ride yet was completely agile. Had a couple of issues though: broken horn, headlights stuck down, reverse gear a bit finicky, and I barely fit in it (6'5", 155lb). Any other tall guys drive Lotus Esprits? Once I buy it I will immediately change the timing belt and tires. Exciting day!
  2. Thanks for all the replies! The car was driven last week with no issues. So do I have to pull the motor to change the timing belt? Assuming that it's at the front like a Jensen Healey. And is it Bosch K-Jet? What vendors sell parts for this car? Thanks, Zack
  3. Another thing: there was a small unmarked black switch on the underside of the dash, near the door jam, barely visible. What is it? Immobilizer? Thanks, Zack
  4. Hi All, I am considering buying a 1986.5 (Manufactured June '86) Lotus Esprit Turbo HC and would like some input on what to watch for. Some background about me: I have a 1973 MG BGT that I have been restoring and daily driving for about 3 years now, and I will start my first year of college this fall in pursuit of a mechanical engineering degree. My first job was an apprenticeship at a restoration shop for old Alfas, Ferraris, Bugattis, and F1/2/ sports racers with Cosworth DFV, FV, BD, and Ferrari engines. Currently, I work for an electric car startup in Menlo Park, California.
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