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    Esprit S2.2HC, Maserati Zagato Spyder, Jaguar XJ-S V12 5-speed, Alfa Spider Coda Tronca V6
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    S2 upgraded with 912 HC engine and Lotusbits exhaust
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  1. Fixed with a new shaft and sprocket. No wiggle, nor contact, but the margin seems a bit tight for me ( maybe less than 1mm)…
  2. It seems that I have an Esprit 907 oil pump with an Excel sprocket. The fit to the auxiliary shaft is quite loose. Is that because these parts are mismatched, or due to the wear of loosely fitted sprocket? Does 912 sprocket with to the 907 auxiliary shaft?
  3. The mystery is beginning to unravel… The point of failure beng the dear PO who had not cleaned the sprocket bolt hole and therefore thought that the bolt had been tightened all the way. It was not and the play had started to eat in to the shaft, sprocket and the wedge.
  4. Light knocks with a hammer, and a bit of levering and it came off. The sprocket bolt needs more persuading. Letting it soak on wd40 for the night.
  5. Trying to get the oil pump off. All bolts are off, timing belt, distributor and the oil cooler is off. Why isn´t the pump coming off? More force? After that, the mystery of the coolant lying on the block…
  6. There was a bug with youtube, that left it running on sd indefinatly. I re did the uplaod and then replaced the old links with the new one. Facebook doesn´t want to for get the old one, so it keeps loading up the old (inactive) screenshot link, even though the link is new (and working). Maddening...
  7. Hmmm.. Works fine for me. Is anyone else having problems?
  8. And a little video of a planned larger project:
  9. Still shot from video project I am making
  10. Thank you for your advice. We checked the timing and it was still correct. The cam markings lined up perfectly at the TDC.
  11. Had trouble starting the car and when it started, it had an intermittent jerk while driving, that felt like it was ignition related. Noticed that the distributor cover had come loose. After putting it back on car started normally, but now my friend, who was observing the start in the engine bay, noticed a tapping sound coming from the front of the engine. After a while we noticed the chafing ignition sprocket and shut off the engine. I remember hearing a similiar sound previously. I assumed it was the hydraulic tappets, but of course I should have remebered that the engine does not have them. I added oil and the sound went away.
  12. What the hell is going on over here? The sprocket is loose but the bolt doesn’t move. The washer below the bolt is loose. You can turn the shaft about 20 degrees, even though the sprocet is held in place by the timing belt. Help!
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