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  1. Hi Guys You may be interested in this, which i have just posted in the Esprit Chat Forum page. Lotus Esprit Turbo S3 HC Turbo Charger Wastegate Sticking Problem and Its Once & For All Fix Ever had this problem. After period of not using the car all seems fine when it starts up, idles and rev’s fine with no load on the engine. But take it for a drive and all is not well. If you apply anything other than light throttle the boost rises rapidly/exceeds the normal max/the boost limiter kicks in chopping the ignition and due to over fuelling/excessive boost the engine back fires with a very loud bang and a sudden/harsh loss of power/acceleration. The same fix can be applied to all versions of the Garrett/Ham Standard wastegate. The attached details the problem and the once and for all fix. Turbo Charger Wastegate Sticking Problem and Its Once And For All Fix.pdf
  2. Lotus Esprit Turbo S3 HC Turbo Charger Wastegate Sticking Problem and Its Once & For All Fix Ever had this problem. After period of not using the car all seems fine when it starts up, idles and rev’s fine with no load on the engine. But take it for a drive and all is not well. If you apply anything other than light throttle the boost rises rapidly/exceeds the normal max/the boost limiter kicks in chopping the ignition and due to over fuelling/excessive boost the engine back fires with a very loud bang and a sudden/harsh loss of power/acceleration. The attached details the problem and the once and for all fix. Turbo Charger Wastegate Sticking Problem and Its Once And For All Fix.pdf
  3. Hi All, Sorry I wont be able to make it. I did just have a look on the show web site and it states registration is closed, so they may already have a full entry. But you will hopefully be able to upstage the main show, with a show of your own in the visitors car park.
  4. Ok guys and gals need help. As some of you know I am currently undertaking a front end suspension and cooling, long overdue, maintenance/overhaul on my 1987 Esprit Turbo HC and I need many many parts. In your experience which is the best one stop shop for everything I am going to need. SJ Sports cars Lotus Bits Esprit Engineering Other I used to use Fiberglass Services but they are no longer trading. Your thoughts would be very much appreciated.
  5. Ok guys need help. I am currently undertaking a front end suspension and cooling, long overdue, maintenance/overhaul on my 1987 Esprit Turbo HC and I need many many parts. In your experience which is the best one stop shop for everything I am going to need. SJ Sports cars Lotus Bits Esprit Engineering Other I used to use Fiberglass Services but they are no longer trading. Your thoughts would be very much appreciated.
  6. Hi Megan and Dave, firstly many thanks to you both for you hospitality and welcome to your home on the 28th. I had a great time and am sure everyone else did, judging by the many comments posted.
  7. Hi Spyros, Great to meet up again, totally agree with your comments great cars and gardens, the gardens were past their best but still very nice. The guy I was talking to, standing with his back to you, was Tony Saxon, he owns the other Lotus Cortina which was just to the left of my car/the other side of the drive through gap. When I finished my Lunch I go up to come and have a look at your Esprit but you had gone. Tony and I have had or own show before, Herts Auto Show in 2017 - see attached.
  8. Would be great to see you. Good luck for the game. must do a thankyou to everyone for Dave and Megan's event, job for tomorrow.
  9. Capel Manor Classic Car Show Sun 5 Sept 2021 - Enfield Middlesex. Anyone going to this. I just booked as exhibitor £10.84/car. 32 places left as of a few minutes ago when I booked my ticket. See link below for details of the show. My Esprit Turbo is still in bits so it will be my Mk1 Lotus Cortina which will be on show. https://www.capelmanorgardens.co.uk/.../classic-and...
  10. Capel Manor Classic Car Show Sun 5 Sept 2021 - Enfield Middlesex. Anyone going to this. I just booked as exhibitor £10.84/car. 32 places left as of a few minutes ago when I booked my ticket. See link below for details of the show. My Esprit Turbo is still in bits so it will be my Mk1 Lotus Cortina which will be on show. https://www.capelmanorgardens.co.uk/.../classic-and...
  11. Hi Dave, is it too late to accept your Megans invitation, for me and my Lotus Cortina Mk1 -built at Lotus Cheshunt. I hope not and in hope I've added my name to the below list, last updated by Chris J on the 16 Aug. Dave and Megan Dave Eds Sparky & The Ayatollah Spadger and Denise ChrisJ Painterdave Me me me and Schumacher Pete and Sue Dan E Spyros and one of the family Jan & Ade Phil thebartman + Caroline (OVERNIGHT) faye2000 neilread + 1 Brian - just Sat - Lotus Cortina
  12. Hi Chris, many thanks. it was a long read but lots of options.
  13. Hi All, I desperately need a new set of tyres for my Esprit. As you all probably know the original fit were Goodyear NCT's 235/60 R15 rear and 195/60 R15 front but they have been obsolete for a very long time. I currently have some very old NCT’s of the above size on the front and some very old Pirelli P600 235/60 R15 on the rear. The P600’s are still a production tyre but are not available anywhere at this time and Pirelli cannot provide even a production schedule. I really don’t want to fit the Goodrich TA or Cobra as neither is the correct load rating. Has anyone tried the below or have any other recommendations? Rear - Avon CR6ZZ 245/60 R15 101V. Front Avon CR6ZZ 215/60 R15 94V or 185/70 R15 89V. Or Rear - Avon CR6ZZ 245/60 R15 101V. Front Avon ZV7 195/60 R15 88V.
  14. Hi Chris, Sorry I did not make it today hope all that did make it enjoyed the breakfast and the cars. Hopefully I will make the next meeting in one of my two Lotus'.
  15. Hi Chris, Thanks I will come, and at least bring pic's of my two cars. If the weather forecast improves, and the rain goes away the Cortina will get an airing.
  16. Sorry Faye and Chris I will almost certainly not be able to attend this Sunday, unless the weather forecast improves. So please remove me from the booking. If the weather situation improves, would it be ok if I just turn up, please let me know. One thing on my car that needs to be done again, it was done during the restoration, is change the windscreen rubber. It currently leaks like a sieve. ChrisJ Spyros Steve44 Faye2000 Top-plumber Boostmacher PaulB Kevin and Clare Jan and Ade Dave and Megan, in a lotus. Brian Harvey - Lotus Cortina Mk1 - 1964. - Sorry now cancelled.
  17. ChrisJ Spyros Steve44 Faye2000 Top-plumber Boostmacher PaulB Kevin and Clare Jan and Ade Dave and Megan, in a lotus. Brian Harvey - Lotus Cortina Mk1 - 1964.
  18. Hi mark, Thanks for comment on my car and for the video. My LE is one of 21 cars they did for the celebration of 21 years at the Hethel factory. It is not very well known about LE. There are 5 blue, 5 silver and 11 red.
  19. Gerald's is blue and I am in contact with him.
  20. Well done Barry. Lovely car, the first of the Esprit Turbo Limited Editions. Attached is mine being one of the last Limited Edition G Turbo LE's, also Essex Blue. Please get in touch. I am trying to find all the 21st anniversary LE's, so far I have made contact with 3 of the 5 blue owners, 1 of the 11 red owners and none of 5 silver owners. I would also like to make contact with as many of Essex owners as possible.
  21. Hi Bibbs, Many thanks for the comment. Nice Evora in your cover picture. As a result of my post on other sites I have now found 4 of the 21. 3 blue (inc. mine) and one red.
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