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  • Birthday 29/04/1970

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    Brandt Auamp
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    Turbo Esprit

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  1. Hi Dave Can you refer me to a dealer selling the correct seal? I have not been able to find a dealer that can provided a directional seal. Cheers Brandt
  2. Hi Everyone To echo Michel's question: I'm also considering going with an electronic timing system for my '83 Turbo Esprit. Due to the 4 throttle bodies, I heard it is quite difficult to get a clean MAP reading. What have you guys out there done to get by this problem? Where did you place the MAP sensor on your systems? Kind regards Brandt
  3. Hi Dave The price is quite good if compared to other products, and your car will still look original, so I though it might be worth consideration. Please post some pics and let know your thoughts on the kit, I'm curious to know if it is really as easy as their website indicates! Regards Brandt
  4. Hi Dave If you're only concerned about the points and the condensor, have you considered the following option?: I haven't used them myself, but on paper it looks like a very good option to me. Regards Brandt
  5. Hi I need to remove the right door mirror glass as it has been replaced previously but been cut very badly (DPO). How does one remove the glass? Does it simply pull off? Brandt
  6. Hi Roger The User Manual for my '83 Turbo Esprit says 12 Liters. Brandt
  7. Hi Everyone The seat on my wastegate exhaust manifold is quite damaged, so I took the wastegate and manifold off to the macine shop for repairs. In all this I found that my almost new diaphram had been seriously damaged, as I believe fuel somehow ended up inside the wategate, and that the fuel ate the diaphram. The point is, the guy at the machine shop suggested he makes a piston with sleave for the actuator, with a nice teflon seal. I'm very tempted by this (well, Synaps Engineerign makes wastegates like this), but I'm concerned that the aluminium bits of the wastegate runs too hot for the teflon (The max temperature spec I found for teflon is 260
  8. Hi Everyone Well, it seems I've got the Lotus Esprit going Unfortunately I've changed a bunch of stuff in the same go, so I
  9. Hi All John, I've got Des Hamilton's book. Only wish it explained the actual operation of the carbs better, but at least the Lotus manual does that. I have found a nice link ( describing how to test the actual fuel level in the carbs, and that I will do tomorrow. I know it something small somewhere; but WHERE?? Roger, welcome back to Africa! Kind regards Brandt
  10. Thanks for the replies guys. Andy, I
  11. Hi Gorgio Where did you get the overhaul kit from? Any part numbers you can share? Kind regards Brandt
  12. Hi Everyone Wel the Lotus is all assembled again, but it still has the misfire . I can clearly see the backfire through the carbs at this time. And all the cylinders are spitting. So I took the Lotus to have it dyno tuned. Unfortunately the dyno guys I went to are not too experienced on carbs, so they could not help, but they said the Esprit was running very lean, all the way to 4500RPM, at which time it switched to becoming very rich. So rich they said it was just about flooding! And they said it was running so lean at low RPM, that melting pistons is a possiblility. All the jets are as specified by the manual, well so I thought. When I got the car back home I rechecked all the jets, and found that the needle jet was a 150 (on both carbs), instead of a 200 as specified. All the other jest are the correct size. I took the carbs apart and checked that everything is clean and no piping is blocked. This all looked good. Can the too small needle jet explain why the engine is running lean at low RPM? I would have thought that with a too small needle jet it would run fine at lower RPM and go lean at high RPM. Any ideas? Can ignition timing have any effect here? Kind regards Brandt
  13. Hi, Thanks for the weight Giorgio, and thanks for the interesting information Travis. Kind regards Brandt
  14. Hi Everyone There's been a discussion on the Giugiaro Technical room, to see if it is possible to adjust the Trapezoidal Timing Belt with a Clavis gauge. It the only expected real difference between the setup for the Trapezoidal Timing Belt and the HTD Timing Belt seems to be the weight of the HTD Timing Belt. It is expected that the HTD Timing Belt is heavier than the Trapezoidal Timing Belt, and thus that a higher calibration frequency is required for the Trapezoidal Timing Belt. If I have the weight of the HTD belt, and I can measure my own Trapezoidal Timing Belt, its an easy calculation to get the Clavis frequency for the Trapezoidal Timing Belt. So, can someone PLEASE measure and tell me the weight of an HTD belt? Kind regards Brandt
  15. Hi Ralph I'm guessing that the HTD belt is slightly heavier than the trapezoidal belt, which means that the trapezoidal belt should have a slightly higher frequency than the HTD belt. What you
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