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  1. Turned my rod three times and it worked great and so simple. The redhose syndrome is a bit misleading ...on for example the lotusespritworld site. I mean if you only have the problem with the reverse gear when hot you can try this simple thing first with just a 10mm wrench. Thumbs up for the ideas guys.
  2. Hello, hot starting problem can be many things. I have an old 1984 S3 N/A car without wenting on top of the engine so problems get more worse on this car. I have looked at other things then the classic fuel evaporating issue, which is ofcourse one of the reasons!. 1. I changed the pluggs and leads rotor and cap = little better but not solving the problem. 2. New better fuel lines on top of the engine = not solving the problems but improvement 3. Battery, i changed the battery and battery cables and all the shoes and cleaned everything=big improvement. Probably the ground cable and shoes because of dirt. 4. Another thing that is important is the coolant. Change it and clean the radiator and evaporator carefully on the outside. !!! Problem is not gone on the S3 but the car starts faster. This should be better on the S4. /Fred
  3. Hi Slewthy, Looks cool. Where can i find thoose bulbs? /Fred
  4. The SU pump from SJ is the best pump. Modifie the bracket with rubber washers and the whirrrling annoing noice from the pump wil be much better. /Fredrik
  5. Esprit from Esprit is pretty unique but between the bolts on mine is 17CM (measure from the middle). From the bolts to the corners of the rad was hard to get but anyhow your car will be unique so you have to use the cowling anyhow to measure this! A tip: When you mount everything back. Glue the foam around onto the radiator, this will save you time and the radiator will run cooler, perhaps . /Fred
  6. I searched alot and ended up in a Tudor High Tech battery. I had a very expensive Optima battery before but the tudor is much better start battery and last longer with radio on and car off and the alarm can be on a month and half before i have to charge it. A very good battery!
  7. I have not had the time to drive to the Esprit this weekend but tonight its garage time. I'll get back. /Fred
  8. Hello, With the carbs and all the hoses off etc. I Used a rubber hammer and gave the inlet alot of small knocks here and there and viola! /Fred
  9. The only thing that works good as carbcleaners are Carburettor cleaner. I have tried everything.
  10. Ok, the holes in fiberglass cowling tells you exact the position of the brackets. I'll check how high and also measure how many centimeters? the brackets are from the edges this weekend since i dont have the car to close to my apartment wintertimes. /Fredrik
  11. Dave, i have the somewhat odd S3 aircon version of the car too . Just upload a picture on the part of the radiator you need, is it the the lower two bracket thats attached to the plastic shield?. I overhauled the whole radiator last year so maybe i can help you. Tell also whats your plan with it?. Have you overhauled the whole radiator?. I'm so happy that i did it was full of junk and the car now runs perfect in hot conditions with the original overhauled radiator. /Fred
  12. Thanks alot for your help guys, much appreciated! Kind regards, Fredrik
  13. Ok, send them an email. If not available from Douglas Vally Breakers, anyone else has an ideá where i can purchase this part, partnumber?
  14. Hello, Steve at Sj-SC and Lotusbits didn´t have a non-return valve on the shelfs anymore. Searched the web, ebay et.c but i can´t find the that plastic thing. Do you know where i can find the non-return valve? anyone have a part number for it?. Checked the Lotus Notes service book but no good info. My car is a S3 N/A 912 LC from 1984. Thanks for you help in advance! /Fredrik
  15. One of the Essex cars are in Sweden. I think its a left hand drive car and one in the states. If they are counted in here
  16. Thanks for your answers! Thinking that i'll check with Douglas Valley and if not i'll PM you John. It's actually only the splines that are bad in the arm so it might be a custom work to be done. I really would like to keep the car as original as possible on the things you can see. I recieved a mail from Paul Matty and they are checking right now if they have any in the shelfs. Anyone else might know wich manufacture it is and if maybe mini, jaguar or any of the other used this arm during the 80 s? /Fred
  17. Hello, I need a new wiperarm for my Esprit S3. Checked with all the Lotus part dealers but they are obsolete. I have now dissambled the motor and bought a new wiper wheel box since the splines on both the arm and the wiper wheel box where worn out. My question is if there is any place i can find a nos arm or if theese arms where used on any other car manufacturer? my car is an Esprit S3 1984 N/A Thanks for your help /Fred
  18. When drivning its tricky to hear if they are on or not. I always thought about it before i got it recored. When it put the Ac on the red light bulb in the dash switches on and of. I think this turns the fans on and off and the compressor?
  19. Ok, anyone else with a turbo who can shine in and tell is the difference in temp between the Two cars cooling?
  20. The rad is definately a winter job but i learnt alot . Mike, I'm courious about the thermostat and the otterswitch in the turbo. Is it the same as in the N/A cars?. If it is the fans will turn on at i think 92,5. When driving the fans are not supposed to turn on ( i mean if they have the same otter). When driving after the service i noticed that the temp never goes up and down as it did in the past. But this is ofcourse the N/A car.
  21. Hello, you have the same symtoms as me. Its à combination of the gunk inside and the outside. You have to remove the rad and recore it. Also clean the oil cooler!
  22. Hello Jetrace25, I have done the removal of the fanblade from the motor this winter with a product called Omega 636. Its fantastic. A guy on the internet recomended it for removing the inlet manifold and manifold screws and nuts and i have used it since. Spray on and wait for an hour spray more and just remove it without any grinder or violence. Over any other product for renovation i recomend it. Its like a WD-40 or 5-56 on speed. /Fred
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