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  1. I am about to try and improve the gear change on my 84 turbo. 

    I'm reading with interest all the cross shaft cable posts but have a really simple question.... how do you get to whatever gate etc is under the gear lever? I think a part of the problem is there.

    My red leather interior is in very good condition and never been apart before.

    Tricks/ tips really appreciated 



  2. Thanks, to paraphrase someone like Dorthy Parker........To drop 1 shim is careless, to drop two means you are buggered and have to re-measure everything.


    Even with magnets I managed t drop  2 first time around and have just remeasured. More careful next time

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  3. I've never thought if that but agree totally, but don't you then get fumes in the boot, such as it is? 

    With the same idea after my rebuild I have only just put the tailgate back, I've probably done 100 miles without it and the engine cover so I could watch everything. 

  4. Hello to all, this is my first post having just joined the forum.
    I should start by saying I am really pleased to found such a helpful and valuable source of information and I'm looking through all the topics.
    I've owned a 1984 Turbo esprit since 1987 and am now " recommissioning" the car after 17 years in storage. Prior to storage it was used regularly. My plan is to do whats needed, get it mot'ed and drive it. By whats needed I mean make it safe and not catch fire. I say that since a long time ago I lost my eyebrows and my Eclat to a fire☹️.
    New cambelt and tensioner, rebuilt calipers so far. Waterpump was new just before storage and doesnt leak. Carb rebuild kit bought from classic carbs on ebay, are they ok?
    I'd be really interested if anyone else has "recommissioned" a Turbo after this  length of time and what needs a good looking at. It was all ok.
    Specifically can I have a good look at the fuel lines or should I replace all? Do the tanks and outlets rust /corrode?
    The water hoses and clips look ok, dont leak, but again they are 36 years old.
    All ideas appreciated. Thank you.
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