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    Peter Maeers
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  1. Hi Tony, if you can get the Bluetooth driver on the PC to use a comm port between 1 and 16 then you should be able to select the respective port in the 'Config' section and it should work. Sadly, the software is developed in VB 5.0 and the MSComm object only allows the CommPort to be set from 1 to 16. I did attempt to port the code to a later version of VB, however, mostly due to my poor coding/design, to port it I would have to change many of the screens(Forms) and the supporting code (the newer VB version I used did not allow the same number of text boxes and labels on the Form). I suspect if I take the time to do an update/upgrade, that I might be more motivated to re-write in an environment that will run on Android.
  2. Hi Reed, The grayed out tests are tests where the ECU did not provide a status for the respective test category. Glad the software is useful.
  3. Great day out and good to meet you all. Thanks for the cream tea Bibs and Ian, thanks for letting me know the event was happening. Mike, please don't forget Crackington Haven.
  4. Both ELM 327 & 323 should work and both OBDII interfaces sockets (boot and passenger foot well) should work. Please remember that for the OBDII interface to work on the Esprit: The vehicle's ignition key needs to be switched to the 'Ignition auxiliaries' position. There needs to be sufficient vehicle battery power to power the ECU & interface. The interface needs to be correctly plugged into the vehicle and PC/lap top. The driver that came with the ELM interface should be installed. The correct port number needs to be known. The correct baud rate needs to be known. Generally, I suggest installing the device driver and software package that come with the interface to prove if the interface is working. When you have it working check the port number and the baud rate being used and use these settings in my software. What operating system have you got installed on your PC/lap top? Regards, Peter.
  5. Hi Charlie, Thanks for posting your experience. I've decided to stay clear of them and get the Lotus parts. Now just dependent of Lotus' supply times. Regards, Peter.
  6. Hi, has anyone installed the Ramspott & Brant ' Suspension kit- S-350' shocks and springs (Order-Nr.: 10728 http://www.ramspott-brandt.de/ section 'Esprit 1988 on-wards-Suspension')? If yes, I'd appreciate your feedback. Regards, Peter.
  7. Thanks for the advice/comments. I'd also really like to get some feedback from people who have actually installed the Ramspott & Brant ' Suspension kit- S-350' kit. Regards, Peter.
  8. Hi, has anyone installed the Ramspott & Brant ' Suspension kit- S-350' shocks and springs (Order-Nr.: 10728 http://www.ramspott-brandt.de/ section 'Esprit 1988 onwards-Suspension')? If yes, I'd appreciate your feedback. If possible could you also share what spring rates you installed? These shocks & springs look very similar to www.pukesprit.de 'Fully adjustable suspension Type S-350' in the Chassis-Suspension section. Regards, Peter.
  9. As far as I'm concerned the red plastic hose is standard. My 97 v8 has one.
  10. Hi James, if the check engine light/MIL is on I'd check the fault code before investing in compression testing.
  11. Hi Gary, I just downloaded the zip file and installed it, so the file seems to be OK. You are however not the 1st to say you have this problem. All the other people with the problem eventually managed to down load the zip from here. Can you download the zip onto another computer and try there? Alternatively, pm me your email address and I'll email you the zip directly. Could be a virus checker issue. I use AVG and it always warns me when ever I download a zip file. Regards, Peter.
  12. Hi Stuart, Thanks for letting us know that the software also works on the Apple windows emulator. When you wrote 'code look up' do you mean the ability to see what a given error code means? If yes, then when you select the 'MIL/Errors' menu option it will display the stored error codes and their respective error code text in the 'Error Description' column. Please see below for the error codes and their descriptions as detailed in the Lotus service notes: P0100 Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Malfunction P0101 Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance Problem P0102 Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Input P0103 Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit High Input P0104 Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Intermittent P0105 Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit Malfunction P0106 Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit Range/Performance Problem P0107 Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit Low Input P0108 Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit High Input P0109 Intake Air Temperature Circuit Malfunction PO111 Intake Air Temperature Circuit Range/Performance Problem PO112 Intake Air Temperature Circuit Low Input PO113 Intake Air Temperature Circuit High Input PO116 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Range/Performance’ Problem PO117 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Low Input PO118 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit High Input PO121 Throttle Position Circuit Range/Performance Problem PO122 Throttle Position Circuit Low Input PO123 Throttle Position Circuit High Input PO131 O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage - RH bank, pre catalyst sensor PO132 O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage - RH bank, pre catalyst sensor PO133 O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response - RH bank, pre catalyst sensor PO134 O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected - RH bank, pre catalyst sensor PO135 O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction - RH bank, pre catalyst sensor PO137 O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage - RH bank, post catalyst sensor PO138 O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage - RH bank, post catalyst sensor PO140 O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected - RH bank, pre catalyst sensor PO141 O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction - RH bank, post catalyst sensor PO151 O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage - LH bank, pre catalyst sensor PO152 O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage - LH bank, pre catalyst sensor PO153 O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response - LH bank, pre catalyst sensor PO154 O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected - LH bank, pre catalyst sensor PO155 O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction - LH bank, pre catalyst sensor PO157 O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage - LH bank, post catalyst sensor PO158 O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage - LH bank, post catalyst sensor PO160 O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected - LH bank, post catalyst sensor PO161 O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction - LH bank, post catalyst sensor PO171 O2 Fuel Control System Too Lean - RH Bank PO172 O2 Fuel Control System Too Rich - RH Bank PO174 O2 Fuel Control System Too Lean - LH Bank PO175 O2 Fuel Control System Too Rich - LH Bank PO201 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder 1 PO202 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder 2 PO203 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder 3 PO204 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder 4 PO205 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder 5 PO206 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder 6 PO207 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder 7 PO208 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder 8 PO209 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Secondary Bank 1 PO210 Injector Circuit Malfunction - Secondary Bank 2 PO300 Misfire Detected - Random PO301 Misfire Detected - Cylinder 1 PO302 Misfire Detected - Cylinder 2 PO303 Misfire Detected - Cylinder 3 PO304 Misfire Detected - Cylinder 4 PO305 Misfire Detected - Cylinder 5 PO306 Misfire Detected - Cylinder 6 PO307 Misfire Detected - Cylinder 7 PO308 Misfire Detected - Cylinder 8 PO326 Knock Sensor Circuit Range/Performance PO327 Knock Sensor Circuit Low Input PO328 Knock Sensor Circuit High Input PO336 Engine Speed/Position Crankshaft Sensor Circuit Range/Performance PO341 Engine Speed/Position Camshaft Sensor Circuit Range/Performance PO401 Exhaust Gas Recirculation- Insufficient Flow Detected PO402 Exhaust Gas Recirculation- Ixcessive Flow Detected PO411 Secondary Air Injection System - Insufficient Flow Detected PO413 Secondary Air Injection System - Switching Valve/Circuit Open PO414 Secondary Air Injection System - Switching Valve/Circuit Shorted PO420 Catalyst System Efficiency - Below Threshold - RH bank PO430 Catalyst System Efficiency - Below Threshold - LH bank PO441 Evaporative Emission Control System - Insufficient Purge Flow PO442 Evaporative Emission Control System - Leak Detected PO444 Evaporative Emission Control System - Purge Control Valve Circuit Open PO445 Evaporative Emission Control System - Purge Control Valve Circuit Shorted PO446 Evaporative Emission Control System - Vent Control Solenoid Performance PO447 Evaporative Emission Control System - Vent Control Circuit Open PO448 Evaporative Emission Control System - Vent Control Circuit Shorted PO451 Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor - Sensor Range/Performance PO452 Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor - Circuit Low Input PO453 Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor - Circuit High Input PO501 Vehicle Speed Sensor - Range/Performance PO506 Idle Speed Control - RPM Lower than Expected PO507 Idle Speed Control - RPM Higher than Expected PO601 ECM Integrity - Watchdog PO606 ECM Integrity - Checksum P1100 Fuel Pump #1 Relay or Circuit Open P1101 Fuel Pump #1 Relay or Circuit Shorted P1102 Fuel Pump #2 Relay or Circuit Open P1103 Fuel Pump #2 Relay or Circuit Shorted P1106 Barometric Pressure Circuit Range/Performance Problem P1107 Barometric Pressure Circuit Low Input P1108 Barometric Pressure Circuit High Input P1301 Misfire Level Causing Emissions Increase P1302 Misfire Level Causing Catalyst System Damage P1311 Rough Road Sensor Open Circuit P1312 Rough Road Short Circuit P1313 Rough Road Sensor Range/Performance Problem P1400 Coolant Fan #1 Short Circuit P1401 Coolant Fan #1 Open Circuit P1404 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensors - Position Feedback Sensor Beyond Open Limit P1405 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensors - Position Feedback Sensor Beyond Closed Limit P1406 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensors - EGR Temperature Sensor Above High Limit P1407 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensors - EGR Temperature Sensor Below Low Limit P1410 Wastegate Control - Solenoid Short Circuit P1411 Wastegate Control - Solenoid Open Circuit P1412 Wastegate Control - Boost Control Function P1420 Battery Voltage - Too High P1421 Battery Voltage - Too Low P1425 Catalyst System Failing - RH bank P1435 Catalyst System Failing - LH bank P1460 Air Conditioning Control Relay - Open Circuit P1461 Air Conditioning Control Relay - Short Circuit P1470 Coolant Recirculation Relay - Open Circuit P1471 Coolant Recirculation Relay - Short Circuit
  13. Hi Graham, If you have gone into the 'Select PIDs' tab then their are 6 drop down boxes that will display the PIDs that the ECU/ECM says it supports. The start up setting of these drop down boxes is '0 - No PID Selected'. This means that the program hasn't connected to the ECU/ECM yet and hence doesn't know what PIDs are supported. I would normally expect to see a list of PIDs in the drop down box if you were able to connect and had recorded data to a CSV file. Have you checked the csv file in Excel or in an text editor to check that it has data? Did start use the 'Read All' option in the 'OBD Data' tab to record the csv file? If yes did you see the PIDs changing on the display? I have to say that I always dread driver problems on the ELM interface, as I don't have the skills to provide much support. I'ts great that you were able to resolve your problem and posted how you achieved it. Thanks. Regards, Peter.
  14. Hi Bill, Lotus provided me the technical documentation under the condition that I did not pass it on and did not use it for personal gain. I suggest that you contact Lotus and ask them if they can supply you with the specification. As they supplied it to me and Wayne Ellison, I don't see why they wouldn't supply it to others. I dealt with Ralph Purvis and Brian Angus at Lotus. I don't know if Ralph is still at Lotus. Sadly, I do know that Brian is no longer there (hopefully enjoying his retirement). Regards, Peter.
  15. I suspect Caterham are up to the job of doing the required engineering. They may currently have more experience than Lotus themselves! You need to bear it in mind that key lotus people (inc. Tony Shute program manager for Elise, Evora, etc.) are now working for Caterham. I can’t remember if it was EVO or Autocar, who on a visit to Caterham said they thought they were at Lotus as they kept on seeing ex Lotus employees whilst walking around the building. I don’t know why these ex Lotus employees jumped ship, but I’d imagine that Dany Bahar bringing in his own team for new car development, the lack of development/production once the Bahar bubble had burst and the lack of job security at Lotus may have contributed. Sadly, I don’t think that Lotus now has the same capabilities that it had whilst under the stewardship of Mike Kimberly. For Lotus’ sake I hope they manage to keep hold of Matt Becker and Gavin Kershaw (are they still at Lotus?). As the departure of these ride and handling gurus would seriously damage Lotus’ DNA. Peter.
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