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  • Birthday 26/03/1957

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    Atle Ellefsen
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    '91 Esprit SE; '04 Audi A4 1.8t Quattro Limo

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  1. Atle

    Atle's SE photos

    Taken August 2012, with the new OZ's
  2. Thanks Vanja, The garage foreman said he tried to phone SJ but didn't get through (hm.....?) - I will try myself first thing tomorrow morning. Again, thanks for the tip .- this forum is great especially when you are stuck...
  3. Hi all, Am I in a time squeeze... My 91 Esprit SE now closing in on 6 weeks at the repair shop due to parts sourcing problem! The garage changed the clutch hydraulic hose for me; when de-airing the system the master cylinder blew. The repair shop has tried to source a new master and slave, the only supplier apparently SJ sportscars - who after a month or so after the inquery confirmed by e-mail they had the parts. Immediately asking for a quote and order about a week ago, including reminders still no response from SjS. The garage has worked hard in trying to help me (it's a Ferrari garage, the only local joint that are used to handling exotics). The season is soon over and I want my car back! Does anyone know where I can find a reliable supplier for the master (5/8) and slave who can expedite the parts by express to Norway? In addition, the brake pedal light switch needs replacing (SjS said they had this) - and the wiper motor (see separate in relevant thread) which I give up. My car is LHD, there are only RHD motors on the market... But again - the clutch M&S is the critical item - any advice is appreciated! Bregs Atle.
  4. Thank you very much for your help, Malcolm. I will forward this to the garage so they can take it further. Had no idea this would be so challenging!
  5. Hi Malcolm, the motor has been opened and gear taken out - the green and strange plastic gear has a worn-down area on the outer vertical surface (radius). Would this gear be machined differently on a RHD versus LHD?
  6. Hi Michael, thanks for reply. Yes, that idea struck me. Seems like the last way out!
  7. Hi all, The plastic drive on the window wiper motor in my 91 SE is ruined. I have had the garage take it out for me (didn't have the mental strength to do it myself), the garage can not source a replacement motor. SJs says they are out of production with no spares available. There are RHD motors available, but they do not fit LHD vehicles. So, does anybody have any good advice? It is after all just the drive wheel that has failed. Atle, Norway.
  8. Lotus Esprit Turbo SE (1991) Date Added: 13 April 2008 - 10:55 PM Owner: Atle Short Description: Model: Lotus Esprit Turbo SE VIN: SCC082910MHF60325 Price new in the UK (1991): GBP 46,300 Price new in Norway (1992): NOK 1,243,500 Number of SE model units produced in all: 1608 Number of SE model units produced in 1991: 113 Owned since July 2007, purchased from Lotus Garage Pfenninger, Zumikon Switzerland with 54,000 km on the clock - in pristine condition. Left the production line February 28th 1991; was however not registered before January 2nd 1993. Swiss registered since new, I am the third owner it appears. It is safely warm-garaged in winter. In its fourth season, I have had no problems at all. This car is a piece of historic, automotive art. Engine: The unmodified 2,2 liter 4-cylinder charge-cooled turbo with 246 BHP regular/280 BHP boost and 345 Nm torque. Performance 0-100 km/h in about 4,7 seconds, top speed 265km/h. Curb weight 1265 kg. Modifications: Remus 4-pot exhaust and Avon tires (by PO); a blow-off valve and tailgate lifters (Ramspott & Brandt); and the AC/vent display panel (Telstar One, New Zealand). Ventilation knobs (LotusPerformance), gear knob (Moto-concept), and floor mats & door sills (Ramspott & Brandt). Furthermore, Flamebeater fire extinguisher (Elise-Parts), Momo Fighter Zebrano steering wheel (Torshov Bilrekvisita), Enamel Union Jacks with Lotus logo on the front wings (Auto Regalia); alloy gear surround from Lotus Prepared by Claudius; hand brake lever from Ramspott & Brandt; Blaupunkt Bronx stereo with Morel Integra and Magnat speakers from local stereo shop. I have moved the Design by Lotus badge forward of the rear wheel arch. All modifications are reversible. Service: First service after buying the car was a full C-service in June 2009 (at 62,000 km), carried out by Lotus specialists "Norsk Chassis Teknikk" (Solbergelva). Front left wheel bearing was also replaced. Otherwise the garage stated that the car was very well kept and in excellent condition. 2010: Re-Connolized leather interior by Swissvax leather dye, blended accordig to submitted sample. Expensive but worth it. For surface treatment I use the Swissvax range (Swissvax Concourse) Flash June 2011, OZ Futuras with brand new Conti Sport 3's. Like getting a new car. The difference from the old Avons is titanic. Now I know !!what this car is all about For more please see Lotus Esprit World Owners http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EOwners/AtleEllefsen.html View Vehicle
  9. Atle

    91 dead...

    The thing has to be kept in isolation for the rest of its life. It will not last an hour if left with inmates. It could be a live display (in a say 3-foot thick vitrine cage) at British Museum as an example of DNA malware.
  10. Thanks Feijucho, I picked out the panel and checked again yesterday - I think the fault is in the bulb holder itself. The connection filaments are in one piece riveted together and its all rattles and loose. Will try to get a new holder and see. No big crisis but you know - you want it all to work!
  11. At least the cigar lighter works. That's as far as I got today...
  12. Thanks guys - still have to find the time to back the car out of the garage and check. It's been pouring down the last days! There are two red wires going into the holder base, with an earth slide connector that fits into the socket. I think there may be a short circuit somewhere. Hope to get back to it tomorrow.
  13. Hi Feijucho, Thanks for reply! Will have to check the lighter itself tomorrow, didn't think about that. Never seen any lights in the window lift switches! Thought the marks were just painted on, in the SE. Will have to check that too! Electrical stuff not my game...
  14. Hi all, So I finally got around to changing the bulb in my left door cigar lighter. However, it lights up when the car is turned off, and shuts off when I push the main light switch. In other words, opposite of what it is supposed to do. Not only that. When I dim down the cockpit lights, the cigar lighter brightens up. When I dim up, the bleeding light dims down. The right light works as it is supposed to. What is this? I can't figure it out. Anybody have a solution? I have to disconect the battery now, when parking! Thanks, Atle.
  15. Happy Birthday to you Jukka - guess you have as much snow as us here in Oslo! PS missed Finland this year except in transit at Vanta twice. I love that airport! And Finnair too!
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