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  1. Alan, I have not found the schematics. I backed off for a while, so haven't been searching. I wanted to create ECMs for the V8's. Is yours damaged?
  2. Hello Everyone, It's been a long time since I have posted or replied to anything. I hope this finds everyone in good spirits! My question is does anyone have a full schematic of the v8 ECM? I have the EMM sections, but this is not what I am looking for. Any help is appreciated.
  3. GKP, I know you did the fog lamp modification for aesthetics, but I am wondering how function are the LEDs? Does it provide as much light or more then the old halogens?
  4. For those who don't know, Lotus has discontinued manufacturing of the Turn signal stalks. So, I am on a search for a new one. I removed the stalk and it has GM Eaton stamps. However, I cannot determine a part number. Does anyone know its cross-reference? Thanks in advance.
  5. Hey all! I hope everyone's driving season has been great. I have a few questions. 1) Is anyone running increased boost on stock head bolts? If so, how much boost are you running? 2) What is the maximum boost the stock head bolts can handle? I'm doing some preliminary work on some modifications. I am planning on doing motor work and trying to decide if I should go with studs or stock head bolts. My concern is accessibility. I only plan on removing the engine for my piston upgrade. after that it will be cylinder head work, but I want to do it in-car. know that if I install studs, I will need to almost remove the engine to get the cylinder heads off whereas with stock bolts, they can come off with the head. However tensile strength of the stock bolts are in question as I an planning on running high boost (of course, determined by the temps of the exhaust manifold). Any insight will be helpful.
  6. SCCDC0820YHA10072 2000 Gunmetal grey Esprit v8 Yeadon, PA USA
  7. actwon

    Need v8 ECU

    Coils, huh??? That's very interesting. I'll take a look at mine. Thanks
  8. actwon

    Need v8 ECU

    All, I fried my ECU and need one. does anyone whave a v8 ECU for sale? I will entertain an ECU/Engine combo as well.
  9. Guy, I'm noit sure if it has been added to the wiki. I started this thread a while ago. You could start at the beginning where the majority of information lives and scan through the thread for additions. I need to update the original posting though. When I get some time I will do that.
  10. John, Quick question... Do you have the rubber gaskets that are supposed to be under the spark plug cover? These are supposed to keep the water from getting to your spark plugs.
  11. Is your friction plate facing the flywheel correctly? There should have been a stamp on the friction plate that says "This Side Towards Flywheel"
  12. Where do you live? Perhaps someone close to you can come and help out.
  13. I've replaced them with S/S lines and Earl's/Aeroquip fittings. Don't know if you guys can get those in the UK. I can put together a "kit" to sell and install instructions (without pics) to sell.
  14. Do you have an after market stereo system? Is it a vendor other than Alpine? If so, it could be that your power wires for your stereo, amp, whatever is ran next to your speaker wires. This will cause that type of whining. Is your stereo on while you are driving? if so, turn it off and see if you still get the noise.
  15. Well everyone, thanks for the info, however my problem was not an idle learn issue. I have an Apex'i S-AFC and it wasn't passing MAP values to the ecu. So, the ECU was calibrating for a bad MAP sensor. I have disconnected the S-AFC bypass until I get test a few connections. Thanks to all who helped.
  16. So, this is the problem: When the car is cold, it will start promptly. After I drive the car for a while and it is warm, It will start, but not idle. I need to start it like 6 times before it will hold an idle. Anyone have any ideas?
  17. Mike, So over the weekend I checked my heat shield (it was broken, so I removed it). I pulled off the cat to check for loose debris (found none in the turbo, nor the cat). The car still makes that rattling sound. The rattling noise sounds like chatter from a 6 puck clutch disk. I drove it on Saturday. It got worse once I hit 40mph. It's loud and very constant. I hate to do this, but seeing though I have no more time to dedicate to this, I must take it to the dealer. I'm thinking a bolt is loose on my clutch. I just don't have the time to unbolt and slide my tranny back to inspect my clutch.
  18. Thanks! Yeah, the consensus believes that it is the heat shield. I will try to get at it through the wheel well this evening or tomorrow and remove it. I will let you guys know if it is that. I have spent a lot of cash and put in a lot of time rebuilding this motor (yes, I rebuilt it myself... YIPEE!!!), so I am hoping that the heat shield is the culprit. It's cool to have a resource such as you guys. Thanks.
  19. Outtamyway, I'm looking into the heat shield. See, if it's that uy (I hope so). I don't get CEL codes (Johan's ECU). I will tap the cat though and see if it's that guy. Thanks!
  20. All, I have attached a sound bite. It sounds like something is rattling in the turbo or my tranny/clutch. The car moves when I put it in gear with no abnormal noises. So, I suspect turbo. I do not hear the rattling while it is idling, but when I throttle it to 2 grand and above, I hear it on the increase and decrease of RPMs. The noise is coming from the LH rear of the car, halfway to the rear wheel. Any ideas? Thanks. Lotus_Rattling_Noise.wav
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