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    Steve S.
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    2001 Esprit V8
  1. UPDATE: I picked up my car today and it appears that the infamous P0328 problem has now been resolved! I still need to drive the car a bit more, but I ran it pretty hard today and the code did not appear. It appears that re-programming the ECM has solved the problem. ----- Original Message ----- From: Dave Simkin To: Steve Slatzer Cc: Ron Mann Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 7:50 PM Subject: RE: Lotus Esprit V8 - Fault Code P0328 Steve: The revised calibration data has been installed on the re-programming units with me and at the headquarters in Atlanta. If you send
  2. Gentlemen, Lotus has agreed to look into this issue further. See below. If you are still experiencing the P0328 fault code, can you please e-mail me the following info. as soon as possible: 1. Your full name 2. Your VIN number (or at least the last 4 digits) 3. Which version of the ECU are you running? (stock, high torque, red race, etc.) I will then forward this info. to the Lotus engineers. Thanks, Steve [email protected] ----- Original Message ----- From: Angus, Brian To: Steve Slatzer ; Wayne Ellison (E-mail) Cc: Simkin, Dave Sent: Monday, Februar
  3. Actually, that was my posting back in Sept. '07. I had both of mine replaced last year. According to my records, the mechanic was able to find a match and installed Carter P74006 pumps. I believe those pumps are primarily used on GM vehicles. They seem to work fine. They sell for about $75 in the U.S. Good luck. Cheers, Steve
  4. AC DELCO GT172. You can get it from any Chevy dealer for around $10. Make sure you get it from the dealer. Some of the aftermarket versions have raised handles that will prevent the Esprit fuel door from closing properly.
  5. In regards to the battery light, it probably means that your alternator is on the way out. Mine crapped out a few months ago. I had it rewound at minimal expense. I've also read that you can use an alternator from a Cadillac Catera. Good luck getting things sorted out.
  6. Thanks, Alan. Please keep us posted. Cheers, Steve
  7. FYI -- I'm experiencing the exact same problem. I've got a 2001 w/High Torque ECU. I've owned the car for 3 years. However, the P0328 code only started appearing about 6 months ago. I'm also getting a P0171 (lean code) on a regular basis.
  8. Speaking of clutches...what's the average clutch life for a V8 Esprit? I have a 2001 (AP clutch) with 40,000 miles on it. It still works fine. Does anyone have an example of a higher mileage V8 with the original clutch? Thanks, Steve
  9. Does anyone have a cross reference for the V8 Fuel Pumps? I think mine are shot. Thanks in advance, Steve
  10. Has anyone been able to identify a cross reference number for the V8 O2 sensors? They are probably Bosch. I may need to replace one (or more) and I would like to avoid paying a small fortune for the OEM part from Lotus. Thanks in advance. Steve
  11. 30,000 miles is probably a bit high for a 2001. However, I've got an '01 and it just passed 33,000. I like to drive my car on a regular basis. The key is maintenance. Make sure the car has been properly maintained and has good documentation.
  12. I don't think so. Let me take a wild guess. You're looking at the 2001 V8 on E-bay and wondering if the car has been repainted? I suspect it has. The interior panels look yellow to me.
  13. That sounds like the low coolant warning. Be might be a sign of leaking engine liners: Probably not, but check it out if you are thinking about buying the car. Cheers, Steve
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