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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Hi I would be interested in one set as well. thanks Christian
  4. 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
  5. 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!
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. there is a link describing the rose join option but I think SJ just sell standard. I did the rose joints (DU bushes) on my brothers car and just replaced all the rubbers bushes with new standard ones and if anything I prefer mine as not quite so stiff. cheers C43
  13. this is the leather trim I had to removed that I could not save, you might be luckier but hopefully you don't have to go this far.
  14. I have just rebuilt my S3 so know this area of the car fairly. Well. I agree there should be captive nuts although you know with these cars you can't always guarantee they have the correct nuts. If you unscrew them carefully doing one at a time you should be able to tell if it feels right. It you do have to get to the back of them you will have to remove the trim that the sun visors are attached to. On mine this involved removing (unsticking) a piece of leather along the front of the trim that was there to hide the edge when looking from the front of the car. This did not like being removed and I had to get a new piece made. I was lucky as I got an exact match on colour but just be aware of this. I can probably send pictures if required. cheers C43
  15. same one as the cooling fans on the S2 so if your cooling fans stop working watch out for your water temp!
  16. No I think your right, one of the bolts should go through and hold the drive in place. However when they rebuild my gearbox they put a short bolt in so I can just pull my right angled drive out (as I did once accidentally). I am thinking this may be why my speed jumps, because my drive is not rigidly held in place. Trouble is to fit a longer bolt I need to remove the silencer and lower exhaust mount. May be a good job if I am stuck at home for a week or so!
  17. Hi Choppa I used the same company so pretty sure my speedo is fine. Also if I put a drill on the gearbox end of the speedo cable and drive the cable that way the speedo is rock solid. cheers Christian
  18. my speedo is very erratic bouncing around a lot. I have checked the speedo itself and changed the cable to no avail. I am thinking that drive gear may be worn, or perhaps the right angle drive. Can I remove that gear or the right angle drive without taking the back off the gearbox? ta Christian
  19. tickets purchased so as long as the car is running I am going!
  20. HI hope to come in my 1984 Turbo Esprit, its close to me. regards Christian
  21. as above. start book and play around with it. And yes love your S2, great looking car.
  22. I will be interested to see your feedback. I also like to heel and toe but really struggle on my 84 turbo. I think the important thing is to set the brake pedal quite high and the throttle pedal as lot as possible whilst still being able to get full travel. cheers Christian
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