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  1. 9934/78 Orbital (Gel) battery from NAPA. Never a problem.
  2. Yeah, maybe you could post a list of the pipes/hoses, numbers, and where to get them? I'm planning on doing this soon. It would be a huge help. Looks like you guys did a great job!
  4. No one makes the V8 clutch aftermarket. You are looking at $2400. Plus another $900 if the flywheel is wrecked. I have a complete used setup from my car that I'm trying to get remanufactured, but have not got that done yet......
  5. Go to your local NAPA. If they have a mixing system they can make a 1/4 pint for you.
  6. I just lost the Crown Wheel about 2 weeks ago. When it was taken apart, 3 teeth had come off. I had just upshifted to third and was running about 3500rpm (I think). It must have been in the works for some time, I've only had the car 4 months and don't know how the PO drove it.
  7. I just had this problem. I lost 3 teeth on the crown wheel. Unfortunately the teeth ended up getting jammed in the gears ruining 2,3, & 4. I didn't have any warning, just took off normally and when I upshifted to third all hell broke loose. The diff ended up jamming at 45mph. I'd be careful with that thing, it could end up worse than it is now..............
  8. Locked up. Heard (and felt) a loud crack which repeated itself several times before I pulled off. Then the car would not roll forward at all. Rolled backward a little, but seemed to bind up some. The trans is being pulled right now.
  9. I'm just lining things up. I've got a trans issue and since it's out and I'm pretty sure the car has the original clutch (34,000), I'm going to go ahead and replace the friction discs. I see where you can buy them from the dealer, SJ MotorSports, and Ramspott & Brandt. Is there anywhere here in the States? And what is the best place to buy the discs from? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks --Steve
  10. I had it dropped at foriegn accents in Greensboro.
  11. Alright guys, I would wait till the shop looked at it on Monday, but the Lotus brilliance on this site can probably tell me what I don't want to know before then. And it's 75 degrees out, sunny, and I'm kind of pissed. (not that kind, yet) I shifted from 2nd to 3rd (easy, not beating on it) and something let go in the drivetrain. I heard a couple of loud cracks and pulled off. Clutch is fine, and the driveshafts look ok. The drivetrain binds going forward, but you can push it backward. It actually got locked up totally after we pushed it toward the flatbed. They had to drag it up. It rolled off fine at the shop. Ok. Hit me with the answer to my problems, oh wise Lotus guys!!!
  12. Not yet, I've been out of town. Probably Sat. morning. I'll give you guys an update. I still need to get that splitter, everytime I look at that beat up piece of rubber on the nose it pisses me off!
  13. The knob was $101 and the little badge that goes on top was $26. I'll be putting it on tomorrow or Thursday and will let you guys know how it went.
  14. Motor Oil- Mobil 1 15w-50 Gearbox- Royal Purple Syncro Coolant- NAPA full strength Brake Fluid- NAPA DOT 4 So far, so good.......
  15. I just ordered the silver shift knob with the Lotus badge on top from Jeff at JAE. He's got them on order should be in I think by next week? I told him to put my name on one.
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