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  1. Nice photos. Car looks in good condition. So many Esprits have worn looking interiors.
  2. Hi Karl, Could it be a thermostat problem?
  3. Hi Gunter, What manual are you referring to? Gruss/Regards, Peter.
  4. The owner of the green Esprit has been on the forum before, but I haven't seen him post for ages. I've met him at a CL Sunday get together previously. We did speak to him yesterday. I asked him if he would be prepared to swap his Esprit for any of the other cars and he said "Yes". Probably didn't help asking that question no more than 20 yards from a Gallardo and a XJ220!
  5. Mike, I disagree. That Lambo shot is excellent. Did you take it like that or did you crop it back on the computer? Regards, Peter.
  6. Here are some of my pictures from today's event. PistonHeads Sherbourne Castle 2009
  7. Hi Gary, Thanks for your number. I/Jen will ring when we get close to Yeovil. My phone number is 07922128880. I had a PM from Mark_P yesterday about meeting up on route, so we should have one other Esprit. We haven't completed meet up plans yet, but I am aiming to get to the venue for about 10:00 to 10:15. MPX is listed as coming on Pistonheads, but haven't had a chat with him for a week or so, so not sure if he is still up for it. I think that who ever gets to the venue 1st should try and reserve space for 4 cars. Regards, Peter.
  8. I think I'll follow your advice and miss the hoon part of the meet. Regards, Peter.
  9. Hi Chris, Reading your 1st post reminded me of a problem I had with my PUK Red Code ECU. My car cut out whilst driving and wouldn't restart. When I got home I took the lid off the PUK ECU and examined the Eproms that were soldered in as part of the PUK upgrade. I noticed that the car would start if I pushed down the Eprom, hence I had found a dry joint in the soldering. A quick fix with the soldering iron and all was well and has been for the last 3+years. Its a remote possibility (I'd follow Gunter's advice 1st), but it may be worth checking the Eproms in your ECU. When you see how small the connectors are and how close they are together, its not surprising that a problem can occur. Regards, Peter.
  10. Hi Will, What intrigues me is that the error codes you had are described in the service manual as for USA cars only.
  11. The ABS controller part number from a 97 V8 is KH13038701 It looks identical to this, but the part in the picture is from the Opel/Vauxhall Vectra and is part number KH130039901 The service manual talks about the ABS controller being specifically configured/calibrated for the Esprit V8. I'd be nervous about fitting such a safety critical part just because it looked the same. Regards, Peter.
  12. Andrew, I second OMG. Glad you got out OK. Regards, Peter.
  13. Dave, I'm sorry to hear the news. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Regards, Peter.
  14. I saw Joe Cocker in about 1984 when he was supporting Supertramp.
  15. Hi Andy, Where in the UK are you? Maybe someone with a V8 scan tool is close by and can help you. I'm not sure why the trickle charger would stop the car firing. I'm assuming the car is turning over and hence that there is sufficient current to drive the starter motor, ECU and other electronic items. This may be an insulting question, but could it be an immobiliser problem? If the car has been standing outside in the rain for a long time then water could be effecting the HT coils and leads. Regards, Peter.
  16. Dear All, I have finally updated the OBDII_EspritV8 scan tool. The current version is 1.0.33. If you are interested then please see the 1st post on this thread for the download instructions. Regards, Peter.
  17. Hi Wayne, The combination of the OBDII MAP reading and a visual of the car's boost gauge should verify the actual boost situation. There will be a small margin of error between the readings as they come from different circuits (my boost gauge reads a bit lower than the MAP), but they should shadow each other as the boost pressure changes. One further test Francesco could do is confirm that with the engine not running the MAP reading is close to the Barometer reading (if it was vastly out there should be an error code). Also Francisco has disconnected the link from the boost solenoid to the wastegates (see point 4 above) and the car boosted to 0.75bar, hence it looks like the wastegate springs are strong enough to deal with boost above 0.35bar. I initially suspected the wastegate springs, but seems its not the problem on the evidence Francisco has supplied. I'm not sure how the ECU could reduce the boost limit with the boost solenoid below the mechanical setting of 0.35bar. At the end of the day this mechanical setting is controlled by the physical spring and the setup of the wastegate. I wonder if the ECU is cutting the fuel (as it could do, according to the service manual if the boost is above 1.1bar for a longer period). It would be interesting to see the injector pulse widths (left & Right) from the transition from 0.35bar to 0.0bar. Would the fuel be cut if the ECU reset due to a hardware problem? I would recommend that Francisco contacts Lotus Tech Support, as they know more than all of us put together. I have to say its a mystery to me and look forward to getting a rational explanation for the symptoms and more important for Francisco finding out what was needed to fix the problem. Regards, Peter.
  18. All this talk of loosing weight (and I should), made me reference my bible for all things important - "Viz Top Tips". Fortunately I went straight to the "Health & Hygiene" section and found the definitive tip on the subject: LOOSE weight quickly by eating raw pork or rancid tuna. I found that the subsequent food poisoning/diarrhoea enabled me to lose 12 pounds in only two days. K. Dellassus Newcastle
  19. I tested the waistgate Duty Cycle and its working fine on my car-PC. Regards, Peter.
  20. I'm using my Esprit today, so will test that the OBDII_EspritV8 tool's Wategate DC reading is working correctly. Regards, Peter.
  21. I was contacted by someone from PistonHeads in regard to a car show at Sherborne Castle, Dorset. I'm tempted. Anyone else interested? See PistonHeads Link for more details. Regards, Peter.
  22. When the throttle is pressed all the way to the floor you should get a reading of 100%. In regard to point 6, if you select the "Read All" option in the OBD tab, the update will be slow as it reads every possible parameter. Sadly OBD isn't a very fast protocol, so realistically you will only be able to read 6 to 10 data elements a second, hence the lag time when reading all. I have an updated version of the tool that allows the user to choose to read between 1 and 6 of the supported data elements and hence will at worst allow each of the selected data elements to be read at least once a second. If you select only one data element, you should get 6 to 10 reads a second. If you have time, can you also check that the "ELM Timout" in the "Config" window is set to either 3 or 4.
  23. Looks like we have enough cars to meet the minimum application of 5 cars. Now, we just have the dilemma of registering as LEF or with SELOC. I'm flexible either way. I just need to know who I need to send the entrance fees to.
  24. Mike, Thanks for sharing the experience with us. Regards, Peter.
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