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  1. Thanks for your input Guys. Have checked all the pipework actuators and bellows to try and diagnose the issue. Have done the manual headlight release and they are synchronised. Put it all back together only to find the lights only stay down for 10 mins, so checked everything again and did a little experiment with the bellows and a bowl of water. Both watertight and now retaining a vacuum for 24 hours plus as before so relieved about that. Back to the original problem, had a thought that the first repair made the length of the actuator slightly longer and it was fractionally slower, but the ot
  2. Thanks Tony- have taken out both headlights and solenoid valves pipes etc again. Cleaned inspected and returned to the vehicle but alas the same result as before. Unfortunately its back to the drawing board for another think.
  3. Does anyone know how to re sync the vacuum operated headlights? Have changed over the solenoid actuators and the pipes from the vac tank but the n/s one operates faster. they stay in sync for about 10 seconds then operate at different speeds. n/s was broken and fixed by me but works faster than the unbroken one and is starting to become annoying. thanks
  4. Hi Tony AFIK they should be thermostatically controlled and come on at a set temp. Mine come's on automatically if the temp gauge goes just over the halfway mark. Possibly the PO has bypassed the thermo control and fitted a manual switch some where, and it doesnt work properly any longer or because of over heating issues it has to work all the time!! If you an otter switch it may be that is the problem and doesnt any longer work as it should? Angus
  5. Mine isnt like that! Maybe they ran out of cable.
  6. Hi Tony Have 2 batteries for my elite. type 065 55ah and 515A size 17.5mm(h) 17mm(d) 24mm(w) and 075xd 62ah 620A same size but 0.5mm higher. Both are slightly to wide for the the recess but sold as fitting correctly, they both sit around 2/3rds in the recess and the cover fits on well. Although 1 is more powerful it doesnt appear to be any different in reality. The eclat battery could be for an auto which is always more powerful and is fitted in the engine bay.
  7. Hello All Have a black cable with a 90 deg hook coming out of the end. The other end is connected to the hot/cold lever on the centre dash. (See pic) does anybody know where it should be connected too. Also does anyone know if you can re insert the vac pipes for the heater controls on drivers side by only removing the dash behind the steering wheel or do you need to remove the centre as well ? TIA Angus
  8. Having decided to replace the tailgate struts and using the above previously supplied info, the purchase of a pair of LR Disco3/Range Rover front bonnet struts (230N) were made. They are now fitted and work perfectly, opening up fully when the tailgate is released. Also for the record the RR P38rear tailgate strut fits but with a 300N force. The previous pair were Liftomat 250N struts ancient and original??
  9. 'Essex' is in regards to the colour of an exclusive esprit, being the esprit turbo with all manner of extras and a blue paint finish. LCL852V may well be the only elite in this colour scheme? and was originally driven by ACBC. Iam sure Leigh G can tell you if this is correct or not?
  10. TLF gold is available for £175 and includes the certificate and some other stuff. It is advertised on here.
  11. Must admit haven't heard the LCL stories although many vehicles seem to have had lotus connected owners!! Prefix -CL is a Norwich reg number along with PW NG VF VG AH (Norwich and Norfolk area.) so maybe connected to Lotus in some way? So LCL846V is 1599A?
  12. It is interesting that the service parts list is different from the Robson book "3rd gen lotus". No clues, haven't any more info on the black one YPF898Y other than what the advert stated. Presumably did not know it was the last one as it was added to the advert later? Mike Kimberley's (ex) elite A480JVF is the last one registered (06/10/83) as far as I know and still going strong.
  13. Yes for the UK/domestic market it was 1636A and 1637A. The last ever one 1757A was sold this week from Holsworthy in N. Devon. Angus
  14. Hi Roman Not sure how much more help i can give you as mine is an elite. The panel with the light will be to sit between the tank and the boot though. The panels 10,11,12 are 'upmarket cardboard', and the panel 9 is genuine hardboard. All of my boot is carpeted in black. Cant say if the boot lid is carpeted or not(my opinion not?) The aerial on mine is situated behind the cover 12 right in the corner but have seen some aerials on the other side. Hope this helps? Angus
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