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  1. Technically you do not meet the regulation, or you won't pass the visual, but maybe you can pass the sniffer & if the shop doesn't check the tag on the cat, you're ok. Alan
  2. I just saw this post now...here's a few video clips of what you should expect... With side exit exhaust (dual tip on each side, but it sounds very similar with single tip on each side) Dyno (first car has center exit, 2nd car has side exit)
  3. Yesterday I was driving on the FWY and all of sudden my head unit stopped working, I had the music on, loud, and it just died. So I started from the fuse in the front bay, changed the 10amp fuse, didn't help, then I pulled the head unit (Alpine CDE-9870) and replaced the mini 10amp fuse in the back of the head unit, didn't work. I inspected the connector & wires and they appear to be in good condition. I don't think that's the problem. Since I have a similar head unit in my TL (Alpine CDE-9872), I pulled the one in the TL & put the 9870 in the TL, it worked...damn, so I put the 9872 from the TL into the 98 V8, and it worked...great...I then swapped them back, and the 9870 started working in the Lotus as well, but only for a while, after I messed with all the set-up (setting the time) I pulled the key & hooked up my battery tender waterproof (not sure if this has anything to do with it) because I had the door opened while working on it. Just before I call it the day thinking I got it fixed I wanted to check & see if it works in the Lotus just to make sure, and it does not turn on, I swapped the head units again, and now both don't work in the Lotus, but they both worked fine in the TL. I tried the reset button, didn't help either. I'm not sure what the problem is now, can someone help me? Many Thanks...
  4. Man...I hate you guys... If only I live in UK...I'll pay even $300 for this...sigh...guess I can only enjoy this at my home:
  5. Steve, If emission testing & noise is not an issue...just remove your stock cats & hollow them out. You'll get the most power out of it & it's free.
  6. Jon, This happened to me not too long ago. Check and see if the stud simply fell off or it broke. In my case the stud fell off so I just got a machine screw & put it in with washers on both sides & it solved the problem. Alan
  7. Hi Jon, The rattling came from the exhaust manifold heat shields, and I don't think it's wise to run your car without those. You can check & see if your exhaust guy can weld it but it is very very difficult to get to the heat shields while they're in the car. It may be difficult for them to try and weld it. Alan
  8. Wayne, Thank you for the info. That looks like the problem. Let us know what your "testing" results are!!! Alan
  9. That's me! With my new business I may be visiting Shenzhen/HK quite often now. Drop me a PM next time you're visiting HK/Shenzhen and perhaps we can all meet up with the HK guys. Alan
  10. Dear LEF HK members, I'll be on a business trip to Shenzhen from 8/31 - 9/8. I will probably also spend about 1-2 days in HK since I need to visit Central to take care of some business. I'm wondering if I can catch up with some of the HK Esprit guys. Please shoot me an email at [email protected] if you would like to get together. Thank you. Regards, Alan Tseng [email protected]
  11. Thanks guys...I'm beating myself now that I got busy and didn't know about this until now. I guess I missed the deadline but I'll try to get that. Thanks. Alan
  12. Those of you that owns 88-99 Esprits and upgraded to the rounded tail lights. I am looking for the driver side Toyota tail lights. If you must sell them in pairs I'll take them too. I can take them with light scratches but no crack please. Thanks. Alan [email protected]
  13. Yes, he is located in Orange County, but I believe he is the service manager for the whole US. He may have a spare ECU so you can test them on your car.
  14. Wow...it's getting complicated...anyhow, you can also try to contact David Simkin, the service manager at Lotus & see what his input is. Alan
  15. Francisco, Are they charging you for locating the problem? That could add up pretty quickly. Anyhow, I suggest that you try to find a 97 or 98 locally & swap the ECU to see if you're making boost. Alan
  16. I put 100 cell cats on my car before, no CEL. Anyhow, try the spacers, I posted the link on the other thread.
  17. I like the way it look a lot. Love the strips... BTW...may I suggest a rear exhaust valence AKA cheese grader for your center exit exhaust? Also, how do you get the final edition seats? Alan
  18. Good luck & hope you find the problem soon. Alan
  19. Don't know if you got them yet, but there's plenty on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CEL-FIX-SUB...eQ5fCarQ5fParts just search with "CEL Fix" Alan
  20. Yup, that's the installation guide except I was not confident to secure the ballast w/velcro strips, so I used a custom bracket
  21. Kylie, This is what I did... First upgrade to Halogen Lamps: Outer (5 3/4" H4, Low & High Beam) - Hella 71456 Inner (5 3/4' H1, High Beam) - Hella 71156 You can use the bulbs supplied w/the lamps...it'll be much much much brighter than stock sealed beams... If you wish to go brighter, you can choose some brighter Halogen Bulbs, Philips, Sylvania Silverstar Ultra...etc...don't get the bulbs that has any blue tint because it'll be much worse than your stock seal beams & can be dangerous at night. And if you want Super bright low beams, go with HID...drop in an HID conversion kit...there should be plenty out there to choose from, just get an H4 HID kit that works for both low beam & high beam...I personally choose a kit that has 2 bulbs for the bulb assembly, a Halogen for high beam & HID for the low beam. That'll be plug and play. Use some metal to hold the ballast bracket in place. Then slide in the ballast...Connect the harness...should be easy See these photos: http://cid-c4a228065186ea46.skydrive.live....186EA46!350 BTW, I'm not sure if my set up is legal in New Zealand. Hope this helps... Alan
  22. Thanks for the post Bibs. I went though all of them and no one seems to have the weight on the OZ Futuras. Anyone?
  23. It's usually not the sensor, should be the pedal itself. BTW where are you located at in the US?
  24. This only happens occasionally but when I go out for a drive, come back, park the car in the garage. I revved the car to about 5K RPM & the speedo jumped to 40 MPH. Doesn't happen every time, but has happened the past 2 times right after I come back & park the car it the garage. I replaced the 5A fuse and it didn't work. Check the alternator & it was at about 12.6-12.7 volt before starting the car, after started the car, it "SLOWLY" goes up to about 14.08 - 14.1 Volt (took about 30-40 seconds). Any thoughts?
  25. Just curious if anyone knows the weight difference between the OZ Nova's, Saturn's, Futura's and AWI's. Many Thanks. Alan
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