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C43

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About C43

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  • Birthday 12/11/1965

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  • Name
    Christian
  • Car
    Evora NA, Esprit S2 WC, Esprit S3 Turbo 1984
  • Modifications
    2bular exhaust. ICE upgrade speakers, amp, sub. Diamond cut alloys.
  • Location
    oxfordshire

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  1. know what you mean by glamorous assistant! BTW if your rotate around the top mount you tend to open up the gap at the front of the door, if you rotate around the bottom mount you tend to close up the gap at the front of the door. Looking at the geometry I did not think it would make much difference but in practice I found this a useful way of adjusting both the height of the door and both the for / aft movement of the door. Useful if you are being anal about getting your shut lines good (better!). Which your rotate around depends on how much you undo the bolts holding the top and bottom hinge points. The one you are rotating around you undo less. So if I wanted to open up the gap on the leading edge then I would undo the top bolt by 1/2 turn and the bottom bolt by 1 turn (having first taken the weight with my jack) then jack the door up a little and retighten. BTW the absolute number of turns to undo the bolts by are by memory from my car, yours might be different. Let me know if this is not clear. cheers C43
  2. I held the door up with a car jack at the end and measured the distance to the ground, I found it easier to accurately adjust the height when open that way. I took the weight off the door hinges with the jack then undid the hinge bolts inside the body a bit then lifted the end of the door with the jack then did the door back up. If you open the door and lift the end up and down and feel inside the hinge mechanism you should be able to feel if there is any play and hence if the bushes have worn. Even if your hinge bush has worn rather than the nut plate sliding I guess you can still lift the door a bit with the hinge mounting bolts rather than changing the bush itself. good luck C43
  3. is there up and down play in the door hinges. If so then the normal cause if the plastic door bushes have worn out. Bit of an epic to change. I have done it a few times now and I would still recon on a full day to do one.
  4. I must admit the diagram in the parts book is not great. I had to put mine back together as just about everything was disconnected and it was a complete PITA! Any questions PM me and I will try and help. Mine is an 84 turbo with aircon.
  5. Hi I would be interested in one set as well. thanks Christian
  6. I don't think you would find anything that would withstand the heat. I guess now we would apply a coating to the shaft. Ask a turbo supplier perhaps? BTW shouldn't you have heat proof wrap on your chassis legs? cheers C43
  7. my hubs came away from the discs quite easily but I did soak in WD40 for a while. BTW on my Wilwood I ended up with different spacer setup left and right. Something is obviously wrong but I never found out what despite measuring and re measuring a lot! Also remember you need to set wheel bearing endfloat with callipers removed. Oh and on the bleed nipples I see to remember you just undo the top part of the nipple, not the bottom, or something like that. I got it wrong the first couple of times and was wondering why they would not bleed properly. either way you will probably need to go around twice then drive the car then bleed again. cheers C43 my hubs came away from the discs quite easily but I did soak in WD40 for a while. BTW on my Wilwood I ended up with different spacer setup left and right. Something is obviously wrong but I never found out what despite measuring and re measuring a lot! Also remember you need to set wheel bearing endfloat with callipers removed. Oh and on the bleed nipples I see to remember you just undo the top part of the nipple, not the bottom, or something like that. I got it wrong the first couple of times and was wondering why they would not bleed properly. either way you will probably need to go around twice then drive the car then bleed again. cheers C43 ps great looking car!
  8. looks nice. Mine was the same. My chassis has been "tweaked" to give a bit more clearance. BTW my anti roll bar. did hit my steering arm on full droop but I think it was because I had it fitted upside down. Now the ARB is the correct way around its fine. With the Willwood callipers make sure the brake line can't rub on the upright. cheers Christian
  9. My carpet was glued over the fuel hose. I fitted new hose from SJ and it was a right PITA to hold the hose in place whilst I glued new carpet in place. And that was with the engine out so could sit in there nice and comfortable.
  10. haha yes when I took my old springs out and fitted new the body was off the chassis so mine was also pretty light! I ended up sitting my wife and oldest child on the front of the car to weight it down. A little bit sketchy but I know cars well so I was quite confident in what I was doing. If you need any more info just shout.
  11. yes the damper is your droop stop. However I don't know if your spring compressor will unwind enough to allow it to be removed. you need all load out of the spring before the spring compressor gets to the end of the thread. On my S3 I sat people on the car and used the weight of the car and supported the car via the front lower wishbone to compress the spring if that makes sense. take your time!
  12. Yes it was the IGUS ones I fitted to my brothers car. I did not feel any additional vibration from them but just the shift was quite stiff compared to my car. However there is a load of other variables obviously.
  13. Hi Andy no I saw the title. There was a conversation started a few years ago about changing the standard rubber bushes for some ptfe coated hard plastic DU or DZ bushes (I can't remember which, they were German supplied black shell with a grey spherical joint inside). I changed the ones on my brothers Esprit for these as I thought it would help get rid of any free play. They did this but just made the change too stiff IMO. cheers Christian ps the ones I fitted to my Esprit look similar to the PNM parts (I actually got mine from SJ). these are the ones I would go for.
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