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  1. 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...


  2. 8 minutes ago, Sparky said:

    Do not start the engine.  That sprocket must be removed for investigation, but first I'd manually turn the engine to ensure cam timing hasn't slipped with resultant engine damage.  You'll need a new sprocket, possibly repair/renewal of the oil pump/distributor drive, and of course a new cambelt. 

    Thank you for your advice. We checked the timing and it was still correct. The cam markings lined up perfectly at the TDC. 

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  3. 49 minutes ago, Sparky said:

    Please detail how you found it.  Did the engine stop running?  I assume you're not trying to start it!  I imagine you're looking at sprocket failure, and probably damage to your oil pump shaft.  Do not even think of turning the key.

    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.

  4. 1 hour ago, CarBuff said:

    Still no main beams?


    You either need to flash or honk at slow traffic to get them out of the way...☹️

    I got the main beams now. At least for now… And I got the horns working too! In any case, I have never needed them for getting other traffic to make way, since they seem to make way just get a better look of the car anyways! The public loves the Esprit and all reactions are respectful and positive.😊✌️

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