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  • Birthday 08/04/1956

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    William Powell
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    Lotus Esprit V8 2002

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  1. Thanks for your reply, in which I have decided to keep the EGR pipe on the car so I have asked PNM to manufacture one for me in stead of using the OEM pipe. Regards Will
  2. The first section of the EGR pipe on my 2002 V8 is leaking again after changing this about 4 years ago (20K miles approxematley). Does anyone know of a third part replacement that my be better than the original Lotus part, or what are the consequences if this was blanked off from the manifold. Thanks in advance Regards Will
  3. Trevor, The re-charge point is approximatly in-line with the front of the engine (cam belt end) and about 200mm in from the L/H sill. If you lay on the floor and look underneath the car you can see the dust cap which screws off the re-charge point.. Hope this is of help in finding it. Regards giving it another top up, I'm just a bit unsure if you can over pressure the sytem if you keep topping it up. The pressure reading with the engine and air conditioner pump running is still in the green zone on the re-charge kit which says its ok, however, with the air condtioner pump and engine stopped the system pressue is slighly in the red zone which indicates over pressure. It's the position of the rotatory control knock thats got me thinking with this turning the air condtioning system on when it is nearly fully rotated clockwise. Anyone got any thoughts on this? Regards Will
  4. I recently turned on my air conditioning on my 2002 V8 and found it wasn't working. After reading all of the threads I purchased a re-charge kit from Halfords c/w gauge and found it was well below pressure and not bringing in the air conditioning pump when I turned it on. I re-charged the system and now you can hear the compressor engage and the cooling fans start. so proving that the air conditioning systems is now working again. My problem is that it is not blowing very much cold air out of the vents and the air conditionin systems doesn't turn on until the control knob is around the 3-o'clock position. I do remember the previous years the air condition system turned on when the control knock was at the 9-o'clock position. Does anyone know what the problem could be with the control knob switching at a later position. Thanks in advance Will
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    Thanks Bibs
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    Has anyone got a AP Racing n/s front brake caliper for a 2002 V8 Esprit that they would like to sell. My outer bleed nipple was siezed in solid which resulted in it breaking off, which I then took to an engineering firm to have it removed which as resulted in the threads being badly damaged and slight evidence of a crack around where the threaded hole is situated. Thanks in advance Will
  7. Just had the very same problem with my drivers side door window getting fast on the way down and after examination found the same plastic part that slides in the window carrier channel had worn just like the one in the picture. Does anyone know if and where this plastic slide can be purchased on its own. Thanks in advance Will
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    J66 LOT

    Spotted in the car park at Goodwood on Saturday while I was looking for mine. Looked very nice Regards Will
  9. Thanks for the compliment on my car Mike. I've been to the Donnington Lotus day over the last 3 years, you may have seen it there. I'm taking it down to Goodwood Festival of speed this coming Thursday, may get spotted again. Good turn out of the NMEG, thought all of the Lotus's looked well all in-line together Regards Will
  10. The Silver one is mine, I entered a while back just to make sure I would get in. The Yellow one was with the Lotus Drivers Club and were very friendly towards us.
  11. Was wondering if any of you guys have the same problem with the CEL coming on when running high performance Cats and standard ECU. Regards Will
  12. Hi all, I'm running 100 cel cats and I keep getting the check engine light coming on which is obviously due to the high performance cats. By memory I think the error codes where PO420 & PO430. I believe there is a way to over come this problem, so can anyone advise me what I need to do or purchase to stop the error code. My car is a 2002 V8 Regards Will
  13. That was me in the Silver V8, I was going to the classic car show. Is that where you had been? A blue S4s came onto the show ground after I arrived but the driver wasn't in it when I got there to view it. Regards Will
  14. Rear Wheel Bearing No. The number on the old bearing is: SNR TGB 10872 S02 the number from the box of the new bearing is:GHK1315 and was in a unipart box. I think the man from the spares shop only charged me around
  15. Thats correct Andy, it was the road wheel drive shaft that had sheared. regards Will
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