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    bernard lemaire
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    1987 Esprit S3 turbo HCI - 1978 Elite 503

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  1. Hi Atwell, Re the copper washers , SJ Sportscars are selling these parts in 8mm or 12 mm and this" injectors fittiing kit" I haven't removed the injectors on my car yet but before doing so I want to be sure I;ve got the right parts. Are the copper washers you are mentioning located on the manifold sie or the Bosch K-Tronic unit side, please ? Regars Bernard
  2. Hi Denis, I did clean the part support and the chassis with sand paper to make sure the earth is OK. I took the picture before having remounted the missing bolt. I will bypass the valve temporarily to test whether its the cause of an obstruction as Peter suggested. I have also ordered the part that Mike is mentioning.
  3. Thanks, Is that an electrical device ? Sorry, of course it is ...
  4. I have located the part (see pics) and the earth connection to the chassis seems to be OK. I don't know whether this part is connected to a fuse and whether it's possible to disconnect it and see if the car runs better without it I guess the best thing to do would be to replace the part but I can't find it neither in the service parts list nor on SJ Sporstcars's website list in the fuel parts section. What about by-passing it ? Do you know what that part's actual name is and where it can be ordered ?
  5. Thanks, your reply is making me hope this could be the problem. I will check tomorrow.
  6. I replaced the original SU pump with a new pump but this has not improved anything... Someone in the forum mentioned a fuel cut of valve on the chassis around the area of the gearbox. The car is currently nor near me and I cannot check that now. Do you think this could be the problem ?
  7. Hi Simon, Where are these breather pipes located please, they are on illustrated on the original parts drawings I've got ?
  8. I have put a new coil but it has not solved the problem. I have noticed that the fuel flow from the tank to the (new) filter then to the pump is rather poor. The filter is only always half full of fuel, which makes me think that the problem comes from inside the tank as described by John. Yet, I am not very keen on the idea of pulling out the tank, which seems to be a pain. I guess I will start by trying to unclog it with an iron wire from outside.
  9. My 78 Elite starts well and drives well for half a mile then it starts slighly backfiring. Then the engine slowly dies and stalls. I can start it again after a few seconds but it dies again and so on. I have checked the spark plugs, points, condenser, ignition coil, etc and I now suspect a fuel issue. The electric pump at the rear of the car seems to work well too but I find that the fuel flow that comes out form the fuel pipe - engine / carburettors side - is a bit jerky I also have an Esprit S3 turbo HCI with two pumps in a row that provide a much stronger regular flow. I am told that the fuel flow that feed carburettors does not need to be as strong as it is for injection. What do you think ?
  10. I will check that asap for the car can't be started for the time being due to a water pump hose issue since yesterday. (pls see my other post)
  11. Hi Atwell, I will try your method tomorrow, wish me luck... My concern is not only the hose. I suspect the original 33years old water pump might need be replaced too. If that is the case, I suppose I will have to remove the manifold anyway ?
  12. Hi Ekwan, My car does not have carburettors since it's an injection - HCI model.
  13. Hi Chris, Unfortunately this is not the hose I am talking about. It goes from the inlet manifold to the water pump. It can definitely not be accessed from above. I've been under the car and I think you need , at least, to remove all the parts from up to the water pump to get access to it. I am even still wondering whether pulling out the engine would not be the only way...
  14. I think I' found it on the parts list. Do you know where this pipe connects in the engine bay for I seem to hear the noise coming from the car's rear as well ?
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