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    Jack Fox
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    1989 Lotus Esprit SE 4-cyl Turbo

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  1. UPDATE! I cannot find the plenum cover, chargecooler, or fuel rail. This is not going to be something these people are wanting to invest thousands into since the guy at whatever shop stole a bunch of stuff. Watch for it at brig a trailer auction site within the next 30 days probably.
  2. Hi, I'm Jack and I turned a moonlighting gig into a sole proprietorship in Indianapolis. I have a friends car in my shop and we are ready to work on it (most of my customers are friends). He knows little about it, mostly info about the big fight it took to get it from another shop. The owner had this 1989 Esprit SE and had restored the interior himself. I'll get interior pictures later. It's pretty nice. He learned how to sew, and bought some Japanese sewing machine for a certain stitch I believe, did it all himself! Looks great. But were in the engine part of the forum, so I'll stay on the mechanical path. So Owner 1 brings it to a place because of low power. He then dies. His friend gets the car in the will and goes to see about the car, and it told they need a new computer and want to charge $5000 for it. They found an ECU online for $200, and it's a rebuilt ACDelco unit. But the shop wanted a LOT of money to get it back even without replacing anything. And it doesn't seem like they did anything but maybe .7 FLH of work tearing the intake down. You can see their progress in the pictures. And when they were court ordered to give the car to Owner 2, who is my friend and friend of the deceased... just to be clear. They were NOT happy because they really wanted to go forward with a lien, because it's a nice car. I am making an allegation that the shop is being malicious at this point, in which I will not release the name of the shop. And I don't have their side of the story. So anyway, it gets towed to my place and it's missing lots of parts. I need help identifying what I am missing! I know for sure the ECU prom chip, whatever the nomenclature is for Lotus. The memcal which I am uncertain of it's function but I heard it's expensive and it seems like a blue pinout adapter of some sort? Injectors are gone. If he had low power I am guessing the turbo needs rebuilt. But I will get to compression testing later to verify the engine itself is healthy. But for now I need to track down what I need. So I think a nice combo would be (since the parts the shop decided to keep are not gonna be recovered) chip#5 from The injectors: What do you think of those? Figured I don't need any race mode chip, no use going higher than chip 5, right?. Where can I get the memcal, or is it mencal? And finally, can you help me identify everything missing from the engine bay? -Jack Fox
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