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    bernard lemaire
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    1987 Esprit S3 turbo HCI - 1978 Elite 503

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  1. Just let Your engine run until the fans kick in and then disconnect the otter swichs one by one and you will find which one Keeps working When the fans stop
  2. No, this part is not fitted on my car. I have seen it on the parts list / drawings but I believe it's for the before 1987 Esprits.
  3. I have just found that the otter switch is located in the engine bay, plugged on the big aluminium water pipe and not easy to reach... I will test it tomorrow. I am assuming that this is a special fitting for the late USA HCI Esprit (mine is one of the very latest).
  4. Do you know whether the otter switch is sort of "clipped" around the water pipe (it then could have popped from the pipe) or whether it is actually inserted in it for I don't find any specially shaped pipe as shown on the parts picture on my car.
  5. Thank you, I think i need to investigate further...
  6. Hi Simon, No, nothing in the pipes and nothing happening when I connect the two wires with ignition on ...
  7. Hi, My car's radiator fans don't seem to be working as usual. I have let the car running and heat up to 110 ° but the fans did not start. I did not go further up in order not to damage the head gasket. After having checked the related fuses and relays , I now want to check the otter switch but I can't seem to find it at the indicated location (car's RH side near the radiator). I only found two loose wires (see pic) but no switch they could have ever been connected to. As the radiators fans used to work before , I wonder whether my car uses an otter switch at all (the two wires being part of a "standard" Esprit harness) or whether this part is located somewhere else ? Any ideas welcome PS: At which temperature should the radiator fans engage anyway ?
  8. Hi, My car's engine goes up to 3.000 rpm (instead of about 2.000 rpm normally ) at cold start and it takes about 3 minutes before it goes down to standard speed (about 1.000 rpm.) As this is obviously bad for the engine I have checked the cold start injector and thermal time switch connections to no avail. Any ideas ?
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. Thanks, Is that an electrical device ? Sorry, of course it is ...
  12. 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 ?
  13. Thanks, your reply is making me hope this could be the problem. I will check tomorrow.
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