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    1994 Esprit S4
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    Charlotte NC

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  1. I am probably going to need to replace my slave cylinder soon. A few drips of fluid on the floor and the last time I flushed it, I could see a bit of wear inside but it wasn't leading to any leakage yet. So, I see several slave cylinders available for s4 specifically and the ones for a rover. Question, do these generally come with the piston/plunger as well? I imagine they don't come with the rod but figured it would come with the piston/plunger but none of the ads I see show it or mention it. Thanks
  2. I wish I had an extra head/cam tower to play with to design one. Something similar to this but with a handle to manually compress it. With the valve in the closed position, just enough compression to remove the shim and replace it. Or am I missing something else obvious?
  3. Does a tool exist that allows you to compress the valve spring with the cams still installed? Meaning, it would be great to be able to changes shims without having to remove the cams etc. If one doesn't exist, does anyone have any design ideas to make one?
  4. AHHHHH!!!! Power steering pump tensioner bolt!
  5. Well, I am tracking down a noise that I am suspecting could be the tensioner. I have spent countless hours trying to find a piece of metal or something loose that is causing this. Even replaced the exhaust (cat back, it needed it anyway). I have bent shields, and small brackets thinking I had found the issue but haven't. It is particularly loud when you pass something flat like a fence or drive near a wall. Seems the same loudness on both side. Kinda seems to be coming from the front of the engine. Turning on the a/c does not affect it. It sounds just like a loose pipe clamp on an exhaust pipe or a washer or coin on a frame part etc. Dropped the plastic pan hoping I would find something but nope. Blue belt installed about a year ago but didn't replace the tensioner bearing. Where is the best place to get one? Would be great if I could find one I could just order online as opposed to having to call one of the specialist next week and wait for shipping from CA. Anyway, here is the video. You can hear the rattle. Thanks for any info;
  6. Perfect, thanks for the info! I was hoping there was a plug and play option. Just looked at your build thread. Very nice!
  7. Yep, I am well aware of that. I was asking specifically for the Esprit. As in, unplug OEM unit, plug in new unit and start tuning
  8. Anyone know if there is a tune available to run E85? Currently running chip #3 and I already have larger injectors installed. I would LOVE the ability to change to a memcal or whole new ECU to be able to flash and tune via a laptop. Anyone know of a solution for this? Thanks
  9. Well, after flushing the system with new fluid and at the same time bleeding all 4 corners, it seems the issue is now fixed. Possibly I had some debris in there or maybe the fluid was just too old? I am ashamed to admit that it was way too long since I changed the fluid. Also, when parking now I don't use the parking brake but just put it in gear (unless on a really steep incline). This has prevented the "shimmy" that has developed in the past from the rear pads baking onto a hot rotor. Hopefully this has fixed the issue.
  10. Thanks for the info. That is a bit more expensive that I had hoped! I have 3 sets of front spoiler lips and keep a refurbed set ready to go on when I scuff one up. I think I will keep that plan for now
  11. So I found this thread while researching airbag suspension for my s4. I am not into lowering it to a "lowrider" but want the ability to raise it for speed bumps, parking lot entrances etc. Mine sits pretty low now and I do get some wheel rub when hitting dips etc at speed on the rears. My question is will these bags fit directly to my current struts, replacing the springs? I have SPAX on now and already have an airpump system from another project I could use. I am guessing there will be other mods needed, especially for the front. I was hoping I could add a bag to the existing setup kinda like i did on my SUV to lift the rear a bit when hitching a trailer. Not really interested in swapping the springs for bags and thought a "helper" bag would work. Thanks for any info.
  12. I removed my rear wing and filled the holes. The paint was a perfect match. My paint and body skills not so much A couple other mods covered too.
  13. I fitted keyless entry to my 94 a long time ago and I recall that the way the factory electrics work on the door was kinda strange. Anyway, prob not much help but it is possible the aftermarket system became "unprogrammed". Maybe a case of the doors locking while open that cause this strangeness? FYI, when I installed my keyless system I put the brain the front boot under the cover that goes over the ABS computer (not the master cylinder side). I think I did that because it was easy to locate the correct wires near there? If you don't have any luck getting it open, maybe it would be easier to find a way to operate one of the windows switches to get the window down so you can attack it from the inside? Have you tried disconnecting the battery for awhile to see if it resets? Or try the key with the battery disconnected? I guess it is possible the aftermarket system is keeping the "locked" command energized.
  14. Good info guys. I will look at bleeding the MC just to be sure. I understand it is really easy! (Not)
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