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    Evora NA, Esprit S2 WC, Esprit S3 Turbo 1984
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    2bular exhaust. ICE upgrade speakers, amp, sub. Diamond cut alloys.
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  1. christian a little help please i have an s3 i started finally restoring the orig interior and cracked dash mask i labelled all wires ,then was diagnosed with a rather nasty cancer,its been 18 months since treatment and finally able to get back to the old girl.however as i didnt expect it to be such a long holiday and we had the rather cold winter some of the labels have dried up fallen off had the not happened memory would have served me ,anyway read a thread re dash, i saw you said you had some pics owuld you be able to send me if u have ,any showing the centre instruments from the back ??? looking for location of i believe voltage reg (speedo bolts??) any help much app rgds steve [email protected]

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    2. PilotSteve


      well im getting slowly better but its tacking a while ,anyway any help much appreciated thxs shame there,s other lotus chaps about weymouth 

    3. C43


      I have sent some photos over, not sure how much they help. I think once you start fitting what you know the ones left will make sense. Also obviously you can test you have the correct ones connected as you go. I know what a PITA job it is but a new mask will look a lot better. 

    4. PilotSteve


      thank you so much ,it wasnt my intention to leave it so long ,but as it was inoperable and this "radical" treatment or weldmar was the only option ,so not all my fault sept the pics that was my fault ,anyway there is a what i think is a voltage stabilizer i think it bolts onto speedo ,and a small light with a "S" clip behind l/h switch panel that im not remembering ,anyway thank you so much for your time rgds steve

  2. if it's the same setup as an S3 you will have to push the shafts out of the roller centre. I tried hammering mine out but eventually gave up and used a press. Also again if its the same as an S3 check which way the roller centre goes as its not symmetrical.
  3. C43


    On mine the timing marks on the flywheel were out. It was a right PITA as they had been nicely highlighted by the previous owner but were about 1 spline out s far as I could work out. As you guys say the only way to tell for sure is take plug out of #1 cylinder and find TDC with a length of wire and a DTI. If you approach it from both directions a few times you should get an accurate reading. good luck C43
  4. C43


    My Esprit was wrong. I spent ages trying to get the timing right and could not work out why the figures I was getting was so far away form the book figures. It's only when I took the car to a local specialist did we find out it was wrong. I guess the engine had been rebuilt wrong.
  5. if you are replacing the short solid line good luck, its a BITA to bend up!
  6. not sure if its already been covered but might be worth checking that your timing marks are correct by checking TDC on piston #1. Mine was not correct which lead me up the garden path when trying to do the above. FYI I adjusted mine with the engine running eventually as it was just much quicker to do. C43
  7. not a great back to back but FYI I fitted the IGUS bushes in my brothers car and standard bushes in my car and I can't feel any difference in gear change between the two. cheers Christian I think one of the priorities on the First Esprit was to improve the gear change after it was so poor on the original Europa. I have not had much to do with the Elise gear change as never worked on one.
  8. not a great back to back but FYI I fitted the IGUS bushes in my brothers car and standard bushes in my car and I can't feel any difference in gear change between the two. cheers Christian
  9. the gear change will improve if you change it (along with all others that will be in a similar state.
  10. I fitted polly bushes to my brothers S2 and definitely not too hard, these bushes are working hard and make a big difference to front end feel. If you do go OEM make sure you get these from somewhere that produces them in the correct shore rubber and they are not too old. Just because they are black and rubber does not mean they will be correct. C43
  11. basically you follow the instructions in the manual for replacing rear pads. 1. Remove the two self locking screws securing the caliper body to the two guid pins, whilst holding the guide pins stationary with a spanner to prevent damage to their dust covers. 2. Remove the caliper body and support to avoid straining the flexible hose. Remove the pads and clean the pad abutment areas taking care not to damage the guide pin or piston dust covers. 3. Before fitting the new pads, the pistons must be pushed back into the caliper body and the handbrake auto adjustment mechanism reset. Fit a screwdriver against the end of the pistone and turn the piston 45 deg to disengage the adjustment ratchet. Press back the piston (take care that the fluid reservoir does not overflow), and then return the piston back 45 deg to re engage the ratchet. The slot in the piston should finish pointing at the centre of the disc (but tell the truth it does not matter which way the slot finishes, either pointing to the centre of the disc or parallel to the disc mounting bolts). If unsure post a picture and I will check it out. by pushing the piston back you should create enough room to allow the pads to clear the disc. You should not need to open the bleed nipple or any other part of hydraulics to allow the piston to be pushed back. If you do have to it suggests the fluid is not return correctly. The only times I have seen this in the past it has been because the brake pedal is holding the brakes on slightly and the master cylinder piston is not returning. If the master cylinder does not return correctly it holds the reservoir closed and the brakes stay on. good luck C43
  12. I don't think you screw it back. If they are the same as on my 84 turbo then you rotate the piston by 45 deg (there is a slot in the piston to allow a large screwdriver to fit) then push the piston back. Once pushed back you rotate it back the 45 deg to engage on the hand brake assembly. I must admit I agree with Eric, seems strange for both to seize at the same time, very odd. I also agree that probably not the master cylinder but can't be totally ruled out. cheers C43
  13. thanks, went together ok eventually.
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