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    Tim
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    86 Turbo Esprit

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  1. Thanks - useful page for me. Just trying to get my head around the changes!
  2. Awesome, Xtrac UK is about 2 miles from me! I think UN1 will be my preferred choice if I stick with a 910 engine, though looking around now I'm starting to wonder wether I should just forget that idea and go down the V8 route!
  3. You forgot to mention the 1000BHP Stage 3 option! Definitely a little too pricey for me, and in all honesty I can settle for a little less power too! I'm thinking of just updating the 910 engine, or dropping in a newer 910s, which would be my preference, to keep life easier. The question for me though is how much can the Citroen box with Quaife LSD handle, or is it better to go for a Renault UN1, in which case do a inboard conversion for the box or convert to outboard with arms from a newer Esprit.
  4. Awesome, I'm guessing this is a bette resolution than converting to outboard brakes? Though has anyone else ran a UN1 with inboard conversion like this, anyone foresee any issues doing it like this?
  5. I've been looking about for info on moving brakes to outboard, but can't find much out there. What exactly is involved? I'd definitely consider fitting a UN1-027.
  6. Good news for Lotus, and good for those "socially responsible" amongst us who want to make sure not all the worlds resources aren't used up in our children's lifetime. But you can't help feel a little sad that being a petrolhead will one day be a thing of the past!
  7. Seeing the terrifying footage on TV here brings back some vivid memories of the 1985 Mexico quake which I was in, though the destruction left by the tsunami is just on an entirely different level. I watched through the morning on sky news, and yes I did think the reporting was very sensationalist, publishing exact number of the dead but constantly reminding us that this number is set to rise. I didn't really pay attention online but can imagine that twitter, facebook and forums probably played events out in a far more dramatic way too. However as long as you take what you hear/read with a pinch of salt, which I am sure most people do, you have to admit that this sort of media and instant live reporting is good. The world knew instantly about this, individuals using twitter and google to inform loved ones of their location or that they are ok. If you compare this to Mexico 1985, there was a national media ban for 2 days where nothing official was reported. Our family in the UK knew we were in the heart of the city but didn't hear from us for a couple of days either.
  8. I'd best get out there and do it properly this time. Fingers crossed will be a simple rocker cover removal job then. There was some oil in one plug well. Where's the best place to disconnect the fuel pump from?
  9. I have a lot of oil over the manifold, but no obvious sign of where it's coming from, turbo oil drain pipe is fine, and I'm not sure oil would end up getting to the manifold from a leak in the head gasket. But I did wonder if it could be a rocket cover gasket leaking as a result of the head gasket going and leaking pressure in to the oil forcing it out at the rocket cover?! The reason I think I think it's the head is because this happened suddenly and now it's a pig to start and won't idle. I tested one cylinder at a time with the other 3 plugs in, but I did not have the throttle wide open. Would this make much difference to having all plugs off and throttle open? Readings are constantly low from what I can see across all cylinders.. Oh, not sure I mentioned this, it's a LC Turbo. So consensus is that it should be 120 or 130 PSI, assuming my readings are accurate it suggest I do have a problem.
  10. Having just done a compression text I've got a reading of 60-70 on every cylinder, what should the PSI reading be in a healthy engine?
  11. At that price it probably makes a lot more sense! I'll do some phoning around next week, as there's a few other bit's and pieces I'll be wanting at the same time.
  12. Is there a manifold extension that replaces the wastegate adapter piece, or do you need to replace the manifold + wastegate adapter? I'm in a similar boat John. Engine coming out for a bit of an inspection - I have 1 holy piston! While it's out I want to do a few mods which don't drastically change the car but improve it's reliability.
  13. Ouch! Well my upgrade plans are to increase longevity of this baby, not do something to instantly end it, so I shall do my best to learn from others lessons. Once I've had a proper look I'll decide if I should get new liners, but I'm hoping to find some forged pistons to fit the existing liners. If new liners are needed and the block boring, anyone got any ideas who might be up to the job? Alternatively I could do with a donor car with all the spares I need, then if I f**k anything up then it's no biggy - anyone feeling generous and want to donate to this worthy cause!? I'll throw in a beer!
  14. What exactly went wrong for Ambrose then - something at the machining stage, or when it was being given a run in? Suddenly I'm having second thoughts!
  15. So how have you been geting on with fitting all this - and what are you going to do about that gearbox?!
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