I'm new to the forum having bought my first Esprit - an '87 HCITurbo - right at the start of the pandemic. It's a low mileage car, that spent much of its life sitting still in collections - not what Chapman intended IMHO.
I've replaced all the obvious belts and hoses and she's running well enough to daily drive in rotation with my Plus 2. Reading the forum, I see the Citroen box is a significant weak point, and as I intend to use the car as much as possible, I wondered if there is any advice on preventing wear and damage to the box? A specific oil or additive?
Also are there any warning signs of failure like diff or bearing noises - or do they just explode without warning?
Lastly if the worst happens, can anyone recommend a gearbox rebuilder? I'm in Los Angeles, but would be willing to ship it if the best experience is in Europe?
Many thanks and I'm looking forward to learning more from all the experts here. Meantime here's a picture...