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  1. 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.
  2. Blanking plug ordered today and Bosch pump. Couple of feet of hose and some clips and we are good to go.
  3. 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!
  4. 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!!
  5. 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.
  6. One look at the rotten jubilee clips made me realise this hadn't been off for a while. Once the 10mm was out using a ratchet ended spanner, a gentle persuasion with a No2 tapping stick (see hammer) started the housing to trun. Further pulling and twisting finally got clearance and out she popped. The impeller within is an unusual thing as it is designed to brush along part of the slightly ovaliod housing and looks a bit like a submarine screw prop. At least it should do.... The shaft was spinning within the plastic impeller but that sucker was seized in and had been for a wh
  7. Wow, time flies. Just to update the thread I took the peril off the road for Winter this year having scratched my Porker itch again with not one but two Cayenne turbo S's that needed a little love and attention. It was always the plan to put her back on the road for May 1st with the fortnight running up for prep. Then came the home isolation/lockdown for the Coronavirus. All change! Time to get some of those 'on the list' jobs done. A few hours on the battery conditioner before hooking the battery up and a few seconds of WOT turnover to get the oil moving and up she fired first time
  8. Thanks Ian. I guess a bit more work goes into them than I imagined. Would you recommend the PNM kit or are there more effective solutions. It wasn't on my to do list as I intended to put her back on the road for 1st April however it appears I may have some time at home to kill..
  9. Anyone got one they are not using or for sale? Paying £30 plus postage to SJ for one rankles when its a simple cnc'd blank.
  10. I know its more work Barry but I am looking to do the oil pump refresh as discussed in this thread https://www.lotustalk.com/threads/oil-pressure-problem.411105/page-2 . That oil pump looks temptingly easy to get at in your picture and for a few hours fettling might be a worth doing? Imagine no flickering oil light on hot days, just imagine it! A head gasket and turbo rebuild seem a small price to pay.
  11. Bad luck mate. On a positive note the bugger let go in January and not June so she should be in fine fettle for the Summer
  12. Wow! She looks a different car now. Must have a drive over and see the job in the flesh. The yellow peril will need painting next year.
  13. Can’t wait to see the results. Is it a local shop to us?
  14. So the next job is front discs and pads. I know it’s a hub off job. Does anyone know of a walkthrough posted anywhere to assist with torque poundages etc?
  15. For the size of the disc £80 plus VAT a corner is hardly cheap. Would be interested if anyone can cross reference the rear discs. Front ones are Toyota Celica BTW
  16. That’s a Brahma right there Barry (or maybe a Cochin) lol.
  17. Thanks for the reply Ian. Its actually the adjuster knob not the spring platform. I keep these lathered with chain lube which seems to do the trick. My wife gave me that knowing glance when I mentioned I was asking advice on the forum for problems with a stiff knob.
  18. I have coil overs on myS4 and the platform had to be wound up 20 mm on off side rear to get the car level. Quite common apparently.
  19. The aircon has been fantastic over what was the hottest weekend of the year btw. Very pleased in that department
  20. Brake overhaul started this weekend with disassemble and clean rear callipers. Slides were solid on one side and the piston was very stiff to wind back in on t’other. New pads and a clean up of the discs which although have been on a few years had done very few miles so we’re retained. One ABS sensor had been replaced but the drivers side was original and in solid. I needed to clean it to hopefully eliminate an occasional ABS light flash so had to persuade it out and replace with a new one from SJ. One of my pro tech damper adjusters has seized. Annoying after only low miles. Has a
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