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  1. That's a great offer thanks. I'm hoping to source an old standard exhaust system so will keep you posted and in mind. Out of curiosity how much louder was she when you swapped out the old cat?
  2. If all else fails any good locksmith should be able to spring the 1980s locks fairly quickly.
  3. If you haven't used those door keys in a while they may well be gummed or seized up. a gentle wiggle, turn and patience may be all that's needed. A small amount of WD or similar may help but make sure you blow it out with compressed air at a later date or it will just attract further crud in future.
  4. Ha ha, no worries Barry. Hopefully someone else will have one lying around. Steve Strange has one in but I would rather my beer tokens stay 'in house'
  5. Star man Barry. I intend to keep both set ups but I have to get her pinging hot to get through emissions so a quiet system to go on for MOT time is always an option. My local garage always take the Michael somewhat when I arrive with any of the 'loud' ones in the fleet (particularly the Ducatis as they are bloody shouty!)
  6. I currently run a Larini with a 100 cell cat but would like to see how much quieter the standard back box is. Has anyone got one taking up space that some beer tokens may be swapped for??
  7. Noted Derek. Once the pump assy is in place I think I will rip the plenum back off again and check everything over once more. She wont be going anywhere for a few weeks so no hurry really.
  8. Clarky5150

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    I have a micro micro brewery at home and love brewing all grain. One thing we aint running out of in this house is beer lol.
  9. New cable ordered from @internets I will get the software downloaded this week. I am however strongly convinced that the problem is being caused primarily by the ecm temp sensor mounted under the intake manifold. Any error with this faults it to tell the engine it is cold and increases the revs accordingly. I will inspect that in the coming days. Today however is given over to one of my other pastimes. Its all grain brew day. Home isolation has taken its toll on my stocks so 23ltrs of 'Peroniclone' currently being brewed. If I get chance ill sort an Imperial stout later. That beauty takes
  10. Drop her off Derek. Ill sort your calliper/door lock and you sort my rich and lumpy running/ABS flashing on the Esprit lol.
  11. Thanks Derek. Hope you are keeping well. Have you finished that Mister 2 yet?
  12. I know what you're saying Barry. The screws had backed out a fair way so it would have been out of spec already. I need to sort this tick over/check light issue before I can even think about WOT.
  13. I can cross that bridge when I do a full service next month. Need to get her running first tho.
  14. I agree Barry. I need the interface though so any pointers for a USB version would be great.
  15. With the blank in place and plenum replaced I thought I would fire her up to check the fire wires etc. I got an engine check light and an unusually high tick over. Happy I have no air leak from the intake system so read the codes and got a code 35. The IAC valve was working fine prior to the pump removal so don't think that is the culprit. Interestingly I found the TPS screws had worked loose and note that turning it clockwise, raising the tick over further and then anti clockwise drops the tick over to the correct speed for around 5 secs before the ECU ups the tick over back to around 1800 rp
  16. Whilst I wait for my pump I thought I would check over the remainder of the system. The same crystalline white substance was blocking the charge cooler to reservoir outlet so I cleaned it through and gave the full system a good flush through as I didn't want any nasties blocking the new pump. A nice river of rusty water later and refilled the system with red coolant mix using a long pipe and our friend gravity. All ready for introduction of the new pump to the circuit and bleed.
  17. Thought as much. Ideally I would want an ALDL to USB as I don't have a laptop old enough for serial port. Any clues as to the best place for them. Eastern shores wont be a problem as im not in too much hurry.
  18. May be a strange question but I have seen adapter cables from GM OBD1 to OBD2. I have a really comprehensive OBD2 machine and wondered if one of these would allow it to read my S4 or is ALDL to USB and laptop my only option?
  19. I'm certain of that Barry. When I drove her through the 2018/19 Winter I was always surprised how well she performed on cold crisp days.
  20. Both correct. The insert was turning free and the whole system was gently flushed today. The vanes inside the charge cooler itself were very clean so I can only assume the crud in the pump was a result of stagnation and heat transference at that point. All required items now ordered and en route. Hopefully the whole system will be installed, primed and functioning in no time.
  21. Blanking plug ordered today and Bosch pump. Couple of feet of hose and some clips and we are good to go.
  22. Aye. I've put the order in to a friend who has an engineering firm (currently on lockdown due to CV19 so twiddling his thumbs) for a blanking plug. I refuse to pay £40 plus postage for one when a bottle of red will suffice . Ordered a Bosch 0392022002 pump which is the one used on the supercharged cobra so should be more than adequate. Need a few feet of hose to make good the circuit and Roberts your Dads brother!
  23. But a hell of a lot easier to deal with in that state. On mine they will be either 'finger tight' = most load bearing nuts and bolts when I bought the car or gazillion pounds foot which appears to be the standard torque for all non stressed nuts and bolts on my Esprit. Of course the piece de resistance is to make them out of monkey metal and spray them with salt water for a few decades post fitting. I've had it easy with those Porsches....Its good to be back!!
  24. HAHA you read my mind!! I had read an oil pump rebuild thread where by machining the annular and housing cases to minimum tolerance beefed up the tick over pressure by a good amount. It was on my list....Its not now. Should the lump ever go bang it will be taken care of then lol.
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