free hit
counters
hspeck - The Lotus Forums Jump to content

hspeck

Full Forum Member (FFM)
  • Content Count

    94
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

23 Excellent

About hspeck

  • Rank
    LO

More Info

  • Name
    HsPeck
  • Car
    Esprit X180 2.2 NA
  • Country

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. hspeck

    Dismantling the purge pump

    Yes, luckily my aircon works well .... I have read about that somewhere ... need to find it again thanks for the reminder
  2. hspeck

    Dismantling the purge pump

    I found them in a regular electronics component shop. Unfortunately, I am halfway across the globe from you. I do have a few spares, so if you are willing to pay postage I can send them to you. Btw, I am in Singapore.
  3. hspeck

    URGENT! X180 NA distributor needed

    Indeed! I know now... Hahahah Thanks
  4. hspeck

    URGENT! X180 NA distributor needed

    Ok... I think I understand what he means know. Thanks!
  5. hspeck

    URGENT! X180 NA distributor needed

    And so, but to the distributor again ... I was recommended to upgrade my ignition system to one from Powerspark. Apparently with their system I can also eliminate the ignition amplifier. This is more for a peace of mind in the future. The recommended distributor was this: - https://simonbbc.com/powerspark-lucas-45d-electronic-distributor-high-energy/ to match with this coil:- https://simonbbc.com/viper-dry-ignition-coil-high-energy-in-chrome-aluminium-finish/ however, they stated this:- "Please check that you have the "offset dog" drive gear fitted before placing and order. " Anyone can advise what they meant by "offset dog drive gear"? Thanks.
  6. hspeck

    Finding the build date

    It is 35 years from the manufacture date for my country. And one can only drive it for a maximum of 45 days in a year after getting the car legally registered .... I think we have it worse ...
  7. hspeck

    912 NA HC ignition timing

    Ok... thanks to the Lotus Esprit FB group, I have managed to find the information. The 912 NA HC is Spec 10, so the ignition timing is 10° BTDC, the timing for 2000 and 3000rpm are as per Spec 1. Attached the relevant picture. I do wonder why the information was not available in my service manual?? Thanks! My timing is at 12° at the moment, will need to get that sorted! Cheers!
  8. hspeck

    912 NA HC ignition timing

    As this is not only used for the Stevens, thought I will ask here. I was looking at the ignition timing for my engine, and saw on the internet that for the 912 NA HC, the static timing should be 10° BTDC. However, on the service notes, the recommended timing is 9° BTDC, and 8° and 16° advance for 2000 and 3000rpm respectively. That seems to be for the NA without the high compression. Can someone advise what should be the correct ignition timing for the 912 NA HC at idle, and also the advance at 2000 and 3000rpm? Thank you.
  9. hspeck

    Misfiring on X180 2.2 NA

    A quick update. So the misfire during idle is solved after the shop sorted the vacuum leak along the hose to the brake booster and synchronizing the throttle butterflies. I am now a little concerned as synchronizing the throttle butterflies were supposed to be the 1st thing according to the book by Des Hammill... Crossing my fingers nothing major occurs further .. on a side note, does any knows if the ignition coil for the NA carb and turbo carb the same? And how difficult is it to replace to an electronic ignition? Thanks.
  10. hspeck

    Fuel filler flap release

    So did mine!
  11. hspeck

    Misfiring on X180 2.2 NA

    So the workshop called this morning. They realised that the throttle plates were not synchronised and there was a vacuum leak on one of the vacuum pipe leading to the brake booster. Yet to hear from them again. Will keep updated. Also, i used the rebuild kit like in the picture
  12. hspeck

    Fuel filler flap release

    I guess the benefit of an electric release is the shorter cable from the solenoid to the latch... And from the schematics the ones in the esprit seems direct and simple.. Yes, it does look like a simple switch.. Will need to check the connection and voltage at the flap first.. Thanks
  13. hspeck

    Fuel filler flap release

    Right. Will check the voltage. Thanks.
  14. hspeck

    Misfiring on X180 2.2 NA

    On top of what you suggested, I am also thinking it might be a chance that it has picked up some debris and blocked the carbs... we basically replaced everything but not the fuel tank..... Also, I should get a carbtune .... or this ... http://thedigisync.com/digi-sync-top-page.html It was running fine 2 days ago, so I presume the timing should be correct ... correct me if I am wrong
  15. hspeck

    Misfiring on X180 2.2 NA

    Thanks guys. I have colourtune and the carb balancer (attached the pic of similar), and also Des Hammill's "How to Build & Power Tune Weber & Dellorto DCOE & DHLA Carburettors ". So can I assume that:- 1. Check the carb float levels 2. Balance the carbs 3. Tune the carbs @Simon, when you say the "main tubes", what exactly are you referring to? The reason why we did not balance and tune the carbs yet was because we wanted to be sure that everything was running fine .... that is the point of view from someone who has no experience with carbs ... as usually we will make sure the car is running before we fiddle and play around with our cars' ECU ..... hahahha One question though ... how was it that the car was running fine 2 days ago?

×