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  1. I have GTO Engineering's Ring and Pinion installed in my car. It is great. Definitely stronger than the stock one. As I have done business with him before I am very certain that I will do business with them again. Especially since I can get the tranny upgrade and a Quaife for ~4500 with the exchange rate.
  2. Saw a person driving a red Esprit v8 going Northbound on Route 1 (heading towards route 322) in Glenn Mills, PA just a mile south of Route 202 and Route 1. Anyone know who this is?
  3. I have an alpine IVA-D310. You can take a look at it here:
  4. How much longer does Lotus plan on producing parts for the V8?
  5. actwon


    For those of you who know my car has been down over a year for a motor rebuild and some other modifications. Well, last night she breath on her own!! She started last night!!! However I came ot find out that the oil feed hose to the RH turbo was loose and created a pool of oil on my garage floor. Thank goodness for Oil-Dry and kitty litter! Today was a bit better. I resolved the loose hose issue and found a few others. I have a loose oil filter housing. This will be very difficult ot get to. I will need to lift the motor and remove the mounting bracket for me to tighten it up. Also, I have a leaking fuel pump and leaking coolant (light leak), not sure where this is coming from. I think it's one of my feed hoses to the turbo. Still, took her for a run around the block and WONDERFUL!!! I missed driving it! Thanks to everyone who has helped me along this road.
  6. WAHOO!!!! Ok, so it was a bad fuse for my ignition system. Let me explain how I came to this conclusion. My boost controller and external fuel computer are powered off of pin #8 (switched power for Idle Air Controller). This fuse had blown so I had to trace it back to the actual fuse. Thus referring to the EMM.4 section of the manual and the schematic. This pointed me to fuse B6 (rear fuse box; this is for the ignition system, which includes fuel pump, IAC, and a few other devices that is not mentioned in the owner's manual nor the Service manual). I'm happy I found this, because I was moving towards replacing the ECM. I am happy that it was only a fuse!
  7. Ray, So, the irony of all this is that now my pump doesn't work. My car has been sitting for a year due to an engine rebuild and some modifications. I have the car completely together, turn the car on and no fuel pump noise. What was your end solution? The grounding sounds like my problem, as I have a 3rd party boost controller on my car. Which was working a few days ago (before I installed my plenum). Now, it's a no go. I have taken the plenum off to no avail. Did you have to replace your ECU? I have Johan's chip as well. I have checked the fuses, relays, ground points (the one to the engine block and the one to the tranny) All is ok. I have not checked the ground connector on the ecu (pin 35). Jay, There are a few different pressure sensors on this car. Which one did you replace?
  8. Pete, Can you add this to the Parts Cross reference sticky? Thank you.
  9. True... You have a point. However, I have never heard of ECM failures on the v8's.
  10. Well, on V8's you can hear the fuel pump as soon as you turn the car on. Turn the car on, but don't start it. If you don't hear a whining noise, then your pump isn;t working. If you have checked all the electrics, release the pressure in the fuel system by connecting a fuel pressure gauge to the Schrader valve on the RH side of the motor. Once the fuel pressure has been relieved and the pressure gauge hooked up, turn the car on and if the pump is working properly it will pressurize the fuel system. If the system doesn't pressurize and the fuses and everything is fine then it is likely that the fuel pump is bad.
  11. The process is easy... Somewhat... You need us a 1/2" ratchet or breaker bar to loosen the aux belt. take it off and loosen the motor mounts. You will have to jack up the motor a bit to get the A/C compressor off. There is an electrical connector, be very careful with this guy. remove it and remove the 1 bolt at the bottom and the 2 bolts on the top. Also, there is 1 bolt the attaches the High/Low A/C pipe. This bolt is an Allen bolt. Look at my sticky about cross-referenced parts, get yourself a new A/C compressor and install it. CAVEAT!!!! Install the High/Low A/C piping FIRST!!!! Then install the A/C compressor and the belts and you're done!
  12. Can someone send me a picture of how their Power steering hose from the reservoir to the pump is installed? The hose on my car touches the auxiliary belts. I'm not sure what is going on here. If someone can send me a picture, I would be very appreciative.
  13. Can someone send me a picture of how the injector rail clips are supposed to be installed? For some reason, they are not installing correctly for me. Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
  14. Hey All! I hope everyone's summer driving is going well! I'm looking for a the Lotus Logo in 720x480 sinze (preferrably no lower than 300dpi). Can anyone assist me with this? Thanks!
  15. Will, I have a question for you. What is your overall goal? If it is HP gain, then I would suggest the Water-air intercooler system. Someone mentioned that Buick Grand National's use a water/meth injection kit. If they have high HP, I don't believe that is the only thing they are using. They have to use a combination of both systems to keep the intake charge cool. Personally, having built high HP DSM cars. I've only ever used air-air intercoolers (although with forged pistons) I've had as much as 750WHP on my 98 Eclipse GSX and about a Grand on 3000GT VR-4's. There has been some major modifications to support this. To get to the point, if you are shooting for high HP (over 500hp) you don't have a choice, use the water-air intercooler system (and of course forged pistons!). If you want a small boost in HP use the water/meth kit. Either way, any modifications to these cars I feel requires forged pistons. You're fatal mistake in modifications will be relying on the cast pistons for these cars. I have found 3 of my 8 pistons broken between the 1 and 2 compression rings. This is not normal for pistons! If you're serious about modifying your Esprit, do it right.
  16. I got Johan's ECU in my car. To offset his 10.1 ratio, I've installed an Apex'i S-AFC to control my air mixture. If you want to install one, I can get you the pin outs from my installation.
  17. Can someone provide me with a picture, part number or assistance with a cylinder head valve seal removal tool? I have never seen one of these and i need to remove the seals in my cylinder head. Any help is appreciated.
  18. Damn Mike. I understand what you are going through. Sorry to hear that though.
  19. I think we could all benefit from a fitting guide with photos.
  20. actwon

    V8 On Ebay

    That's kind of difficult to say. Here in the states, a good, low mileage 1998 will run between
  21. Then you're lucky! My buddy and I just finished rebuilding a Carb'd turbo Esprit and we used a pressure pump to pump oil through all ofthe galley's before we started the car. While I was gone my buddy and another associate cranked the car up and went for a test drive, well, his associate never looked at the oil pressure and ruined a con rod bearing. That's why I was asking about the priming procedure and if the v8's needed to be primed. Nigel, Thanks for the info. I hope to be starting the motor in about 2 weeks.
  22. actwon

    V8 On Ebay

    Ok, Being a V8 owner, here's my take on this car. If that car was LHD and in the States, I would buy it. 1. The color is very rare. Not as rear as the burgundy, but #2. 2. Clutch is about
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