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    Chris Herbert
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    1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo

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  1. I looked at it this thread when i was choosing a steering wheel, I thought someone else may find this useful.. I was originally thinking of going with the MOMO Heritage Prototipo, However after some thought and looking at other Esprit Owners Steering Wheel choices I decided that it would show too much of the Steering Wheel Column.. So I went with the Momo Mod78. also .. if anyone is wondering yes the backlights to my gauges were updated to Green LEDs and it was a very gratifying modification,, Some of the original bulbs were burned out and the ones that did work were very dim and really hard
  2. Anyone have any experience with replacing there stock steering with a "Standard Momo" steering wheel? I am wondering the difference between one of the adapter rings on Ebay or the Boss from SJ Sportscars. Is one going to push the steering wheel a lot closer to my chest than the other?
  3. Hey Everyone, decided to go ahead and get that Momo Steering Wheel I had been eye balling for some time. (going in my 1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo.) I have read about some Esprit owners getting some kind of plate that more or less gives you the Bolt pattern you need for any standard Momo, That and some guys have had something made on a lath.. Anyone have any experience with the Conversion Kit from SJ SPortscars.. I have ordered a lot of stuff from Steve that has worked out well.. Steve did say however that the boss is thick and thus a flat wheel is best.. I ordered a Wheel that seem to have a min
  4. Hey Jenna, I just wanted to tell you that I love that you named your Esprit "Penelope". My 1971 Norton Commando that I owned for 25 years was named Penelope. Very traditional English Girls name. I now have a 1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo and I certainly couldn't give Her the same name as my beloved Norton Commando. So my Girlfriend and I decided to name Her Betsy. Your Giugiaro styled Esprit Looks Amazing! I really wanted the body style that you have when i started looking for an Esprit. It just so happened I couldn't find a decent example in Northern California at the time. So I opted for th
  5. Filip, Thank you thats really helpful.. Will report my results after firing her up!
  6. Lots of progress today, I have both new Oil Cooler lines all hooked up.. My original plan was using a male to male coupler to connect the old oil cooler line to the new one and pull it through the chassis that way. I figured out pretty quick that there was no way to get the coupler and the two ends around some of the corners involved in this process. So what i ended up doing was cutting the end of the old line off that connects to the oil cooler, connecting my coupler by putting a bolt through it and connected some nuts so it wouldn't just come out of the line.. Then I used some rope and duct
  7. Got the first Oil Cooler line routed thru the chassis, little challenging but doable, Getting the shift linkage out of the way and cutting all the zip ties takes some creativity. Speaking of witch I wonder if the Hot Oil Cooler Line and the "Cooled Line" are really best being zip tied together? There is so much heat generated from the Hot Oil Line isn't some of that heat going to be transferred to the line coming back from the radiator? I almost feel like separating them a bit and possibly putting some kind of thermal wrap on that line.. Am I crazy? anyone do anything like this? or would the b
  8. Sailorbob, Thank you for that! I was really weirded out by noticing it wasn't routed as show in the service notes.. relieved, C.H.
  9. ESCAPE, Sailorbob, Steve 4012, Barrykearly, Jonwat, Davevr6car I am finally at the point were i can pull my new oil cooler line through the chassis and noticed that the oil cooler lines appear to be routed incorrectly on my Esprit Turbo. To the best of my knowledge I am the 3rd Owner so I think this is possible. Please let me know what you think? The Line that is highest above the Oil Filter is clearly marked with an arrow pointing outward is connected to the Drivers side of the Oil Cooler (Left hand Drive USA Model) and obviously the Oil Line near the bottom marked with an arrow goi
  10. Update for anyone who might be dealing with oil cooler line replacement; I got myself a 30mm and 28mm wrench. Used the grinder to make the 28mm wrench a little thinner as there was no way I could get one wrench on the oil cooler and the other on the flange of the oil cooler line. After trying to break the Oil Cooler line free I figured out it wasn't going to budge. After reading everyones comments about breaking off the flange coming out of the Oil Cooler I soaked it with penetrating fluid several times, same thing.. felt frozen. Next I picked up some Pure Lye Pellets from the Hardware
  11. i realize this post is 8 years old, I am sure everyone knows that you can get these covers at SJ Sportscars now. I am guessing they are having them manufactured as Steve told me a couple years back the relay cover was Obsolete. I purchased one and the only downer is it didn't come with the mounting hardware. My Esprit has never had this relay cover during my Ownership So i don't know what the attachment points look like. Can anyone show me a picture of the hardware that holds this cover down?
  12. Once again, Thank you everyone for your expertise, I did do a temporary fix on the drivers side Oil Cooler line. I had to add a considerable amount of oil to get it back to the high mark on my dipstick. Before I started the engine I pulled the spark plug wires and turned the engine over several times. I am not 100% if this does much however someone recommended doing so after the turbo rebuild to circulate oil.. Being on the paranoid side I was hopeful this would get some oil pumping thru my engines veins. Ran her several times back and forth to work. Engine sounds great like it always has.. Th
  13. BarryKearley, Changes, Thank you for the tips very helpful.. the driver side line was jerry rigged already as you can see in the pictures. and has clearly been seeping a bit of oil by the hose clamp. Still on the fence about just getting a new oil cooler and replacing both lines.. Considering everything both of you said. Escape, I definitely scraped the drivers oil side on the curb, will be much more careful with routing the new line. I will of course be sure it cant hit the tire either. Thank you guys, your input is always priceless Chris Herbert (hebertharvey)
  14. it appears the curb on the drive way tore a hole in the driver side oil cooler line. i have ordered a new one from SJ Sports Cars. Steve tells me that you pull the new line thru the chassis with a wire. I am hopeful someone can elaborate on this? I am guessing you run a fairly thick wire thru the new line and old so you don't lose your path. Somewhere on this forum i read it's best to have 2 people one to push and the other too pull and to duct tape the two lines together.. Thinking i will go with the wire method rather than tape.. i know I would lose my connection. Anyone who has done this p
  15. Thank you Barry and Atwell, Thats very helpful, was planning on taking of the under tray and getting a good look at the vacuum pump , look for leaks.. Now I know to test it and what to hope for with vacuum. Will post my findings, thanks again everyone. Chris Herbert
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