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  1. Did you find the cause of the problem?? I found when mine decided to start playing up ,turning over not starting etc it was down to the relays in the rear relay tray becoming loose ,had to dismantle the entire tray and re-crimp all the spade grips which the relays fitted into ,never had another problem with it ,just a thought.
  2. I have exactly the same response from Elise owners,maybe they think the esprit is going to eat them,i find i always get let out of junctions and can honestly say have never had a negative thing said to me about the car. Whilst travelling around Northern and Southern Ireland in July i had so many people asking to take pictures and generally pouring over it,not looking her best after a mammoth 1700 mile trip through rain and general road grime but non the less still stunning thing to look at.
  3. I think it could well be the pulse from the abs system,on occasion when I've braked sharpish you do feel the pedal pulsing under your foot ,if you had a bad disc/pad etc you'd find the car would pull to one side as you would with unbalanced tyre pressures mine tramlines terribly if the pressures are out.
  4. Check your tyre pressures are correct first of all should be 2 Bar . When you say juddering do you mean it feels like the brake pedal is pulsing? or the steering wheel is feeding back the feeling? Front or back brakes ? Mine is very sensitive to tyre pressures being correct. Discs could be worn or pads could be contaminated or both,wheel bearings could be worth a look at as could wheel balance. Agree abs is not starship quality but in 17 years of ownership has always managed to stop mine with no drama and indeed saved my ass a couple times. Nick S4s
  5. Mark if you get any problems in the near future such as car stuttering under load et,c go to the fuel pump i found out the hard way the pumps don't like being run without cooling from the fuel ! (as i was a tight arse and ran the car pretty low on fuel) Nick S4s
  6. Behind Black Esprit then in front of black Esprit (just)
  7. I had replaced all the rubber elbows as well as the boost control solenoid,then we looked at the pump (which handily i had a brand spanking new Lotus one).Changed pump and filter and as you say hair on fire. I had run out of fuel a couple weeks previous due to a bad alternator and all my gauges and idiot lights not working so the pump was running extremely low and had no cooling fuel so this may have not helped .Expensive couple of months ! Nick S4s
  8. Don't forget to seal the roll pins (not meaning to teach you to suck eggs etc etc )
  9. Misfire raised its ugly head under harsh acceleration,almost like a cylinder was down,steady throttle movement was fine ,i changed the pump as well as filter which wasn't great to be honest. Nick S4s
  10. Ok just for a quick 'see if it fixes reply', check the switch on your brake pedal hasn't moved , or a wheel speed sensor plug,as i said you never know . Nick S4s
  11. My relays in the rear tray were loose(difficult to see or feel unless the spades are exposed) and would cause the car to be intermittent when starting ,i removed all relays took the tray apart and tightened each spade grip and cured the problem.Worth a try
  12. Had a right saga fixing a misfire on the car , eventually troubleshoot to bad pump and manky fuel filter .Didnt always happen so was a right pain to pin down ,it seems my fuel pump was sometimes faltering causing a lack of fuel (obviously) and a spluttering fuel filter was not a pretty sight either .
  13. Maybe the guy did frequent our forums incognito, and made his decision based on real time usage of our machines or in the big scale of things its a drop in the ocean when you're making a few bob working on the telly to get a good one really up together. Nick s4s
  14. I was hoping it was a simple fix myself but as per usual ...........
  15. Nice day for a potter i thought,central locking sluggish to open door(first clue) ,key in and turned and,flat battery.No problem jumped off the other car started straight away. Once out car felt non-zippy a little lethargic ,i put it down to me being pessimistic and its nothing to worry about,1st 2nd gear boost normal but not quite as it should ,3rd boost fell off at 4k rpm and 4th was like driving an Astra diesel ,i then noticed a misfire followed by no radio, binnacle gauges with needles at odd angles,and no electrical power to speak of ,but amazingly the car ran just about. Ah i thought this isn't good managed to nurse/limp her to garage where we discovered alternator was shot,school rush traffic one foot on brake other on accelerator trying to keep it running wasn't much fun ,alternator is only 15 years old bloody shoddy parts !
  16. Happy with your selling price ?
  17. Mine is exactly the same,the gauge does move but only just ,i'd take more notice of your oil pressure light.
  18. Doubly hilarious when the pipes shear off the rack......
  19. i've always managed to clean mine with copious amounts of WD40 works every time .
  20. Maybe he away on holiday Ian ? Or if the post is as bad as its around here not arrived yet ! Take your point though. Another recommendation for Geoff and Jon at Purbeck Sports cars
  21. What happens if you start car as normal,but remain stationary does the light still flash after a period of time or remain off until you are moving ? I'm wondering if its something like a wheel speed sensor ,pretty easy to check and clean if necessary. This thread on the abs system is like War and Peace, i think we need a definitive sheet on this subject from basic troubleshooting to tearing things apart ,i'm sure people have wasted lots of money on replacing parts that haven't helped and just muddied the waters.
  22. My mate always says its an 'occasion' being over taken by an Esprit ,probably one of my most endearing moments with my S4s was parking up at Coop car park (yes i know not cool but i digress) when this lady of older years i'm thinking around mid seventies walks over and admires the car and knows exactly what it is ,who its made by etc, because her husband long since passed had an early S1 and how she lamented the time spent with him in it.
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