free hit
Clarky5150's Content - The Lotus Forums #ForTheOwners Jump to content


Full Forum Member (FFM)
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Clarky5150

  1. Bit of a wash and polish. Much better. Esprit off to Winter storage tomorrow.
  2. Off to see Bond now. Was going to take the Esprit (as you do) but I've SORNED it. Luckily we have another suitable Bond brand chariot (hiding behind old yeller)to fill the gap ๐Ÿ‘
  3. A happy day off in a borrowed garage rebuilding window runners, adjusting the hood and repairing the door seals and general tidy up of the interior. Got to get her watertight and outside as the garage was borrowed to sort the Esprit jobs over Winter... mission creep.
  4. Shes Green... Not me in the reflection btw ๐Ÿ˜€
  5. Had a great Summer using the Esprit and other than the core plug failing in the inlet manifold (26mm cup and less than a quid) which I repaired with the manifold in situ the car has been completely reliable. Decided to SORN from today as I have plans to do some odd jobs over Winter. I have also bought another Loti to keep me busy on the cold dark nightsโ€ฆ.. more to follow.
  6. Esprit SE,S4 and GT3 inlet manifold core plug = 26mm Cup type. (can be removed and replaced in situ)
  7. ****UPDATE**** The Land Rover .99inch plug is too small. 26mm cup type plug fits spot on. Damn, another 37p plus VAT. Turning into an expensive repair... Put new spade connectors on the reverse light switch whilst the boot was out and somehow sorted my little boost leak at the same time so now we are running faster, brighter and a damn sight cooler! I guess its a ยฃ well spent
  8. Land Rover 25.1mm (.99ich). 37p from local off road place ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  9. Scratch that, managed to pop the little sucker out ๐Ÿ‘Œ
  10. The one to the rear of the engine (nearest turbo) has sprung a pinhole. Can this be replaced in situ having removed the luggage tub or has the manifold got to come off? Asking for me, I haven't got any friends. ๐Ÿ™ƒ Thanks in advance
  11. Quarterly check in. Been using the car a few days a week since the MOT. Running better than ever! Nothing really to report other than the headlight flash has become intermittent (relay I'm guessing as normal usage remains unaffected) and although still functioning the air con isn't cooling at 100% so will need a little top up. Had a nice little care package arrive from SJ that i forgot i had ordered (back order parts). Car now sports the nice Lotus design badges on the front wings, a lid to the fuse box and new caps for the cooling system. My main concern now is the nice lady along the road who has allowed me to use her garage over past Winters has evicted me for her grandson's work van. The Beetle currently resides in a garage in the locale which could take another 3 cars (but full of stuff) and sits on its own plot. The elderly Gentleman who owns the garage refuses to take payment for me using it but also wont entertain selling it.
  12. Had a quick skim through eBay and with import duty and shipping we are looking at around ยฃ40 for 8 o-rings!!!! I think the baskets can probably be cleaned in the ultrasonic bath so if anyone can give the correct measurements of the o rings ill get a batch made up from a local supplier.
  13. Thanks Derek, i knew you would have the correct name for the thing. I knew it wasn't the balance adjustment but struggled to put it into context. Put a couple of hundred miles on her since your lifesaving surgery and the engine is now running night and day better for them. Thanks again for the help.
  14. Watch this space. I ordered the carbon two days ago. Iโ€™ll let you know the results ๐Ÿ‘
  15. No the factory set air mixture screw (adjusts the air gap around the throttle body butterflys when off throttle)I agree, 99% of the time itโ€™s previous owners (or current in my case ๐Ÿ˜ณ) who have fiddled with it but this will be apparent with the AICV count (ie it will be low at full operating temp)
  16. Not if the tickover is too high. The ecm will drop the IACV to zero counts and has no further adjustment to lower the tickover. It then has to be lowered with the screw to allow the ecm to control the IACV again. This shouldnโ€™t need to be tampered with as is set at factory however bigger injectors have been introduced and always a possibility of previous fiddling with said screw.
  17. The canisters can be cut open and the charcoal renewed but you would need a 3D printing pen or similar to plastic weld the case back together. Check and double check the breather pipes. I redid mine when i first got the car but within a year one was leaking again. Fingers crossed its not leaky tanks.
  18. Mine was a combination of AICV and and a bad O2 sensor. Also check your throttle cable is either a) not adjusted too tight b) Not binding on anything. On the Freescan check your IAC count once the car is up to operating temp. I recall from a conversation with Sailorbob this should be reading around 45. Im sure he will give the correct figures here. This can be set with the screw underneath the secondary injectors. Also I have RC injectors and not a fan. If you still have the Rochesters try swapping back. Did you use new o rings and happy they are seated as an air leak can cause high/uneven idle.
  19. Clarky5150

    V8 on eBay

    Anyone here? If not anyone know the car? Seems cheap for a facelift dash model.
  20. Thread hijack, apologies in advance.... How bizarre. I was literally just going to type an identical post. Postie dropped my new 15ltr bath off this morning. Mine however has the RC injectors installed. Does anyone know the correct o ring size for these please as i have a receipt from the p.o which states the Lotus service centre that fitted them upon request of him advised they were not happy that the o rings were the 'perfect' fit. C'mon Sailorbob this has got your amazing knowledge for detail written all over it!
  21. After stripping, cleaning and lubing the rear camber adjusters last year i was aware that i was running too much negative camber at the rear. A new 4 wheel alignment carried out showed waaaay too much. Looked good with the race car stance but those new boots would have been scrubbed in no time. The difference with the alignment and new tyres is amazing. The geo took out the nervous steering and the car now has epic rear grip in the dry compared to before. The 'catch me if you can' oversteer has gone and the chassis is now very neutral. I can even force some understeer into tight roundabouts as those new Yokis grip like mad. Having put a new battery, fresh fuel and few hours driving in the engine has tuned up considerably. First test drive after the brake bleed and battery i was certain the intake pipe or the actuator had failed as there seemed to be a lack of power on boost. Had a good hour hoon on Friday evening (essential journey) and the car is flying.
  22. New MOT this morning with only an advisory for a rigid brake line which ill swap this week. Treated the car to a set of nice sticky rubber for the rear. The old tyres still had 6mm of tread but had gone off over time so i though i may as well go for something that wears a bit quicker and still will probably never get near the wear markers before they expire. The Exige lads seem to like em.
  23. Iโ€™d be interested too as mine isnโ€™t at agreed however I would happily take current market value should the worst happen ๐Ÿ‘
  • Create New...