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  1. Thank you all, I did check for lead contact for all five, but I will check for the spark next and quickstart spray. The fuel pump does comes on upon turning ignition. soon as my fracture heals I will report on further progress. appears to be a fuel and spark issue. Thank you all
  2. After an eight month lull and after a brutal winter I tried starting her up. I did add some fuel after the first (stupid ) attempt and than possibly flooded the carbs. Heartbroken as I am but thinking forward could I have damaged or clogged the fuel pump and the fuel filter by sucking in all the muck left behind by the evaporated fuel over the winter. Ladies and Gents, is there a way I can check the flow of fuel. I did try to take the line of the regulator on the other side of the coil compartment but in vain, its like welded on there. I will try to start her up again in a few hours again
  3. i forgot to post how i got the timming right on the s3 as follow You can always do it the "old fashioned" way. Pull #1 plug, stick a straw in and rotate the flywheel. At TDC after the intake valve closes you should see a TDC mark and a timing mark. Or you can make your own with chalk. David Teitelbaum Just checked my s3 as my s2 is somewhere else large marks every 10 small in between at the 5s 10 degrees = 25mm of circumference (or an inch if you into that sort of thing) mine is numbered TDC and every 10 degrees to 30 no marks after TDC and never have seen on any Lotus __________________ Tha
  4. Thank you so very much, the wonderfull Lotus community....i will forward these very helpfull suggestions to my friend Allen (ex US army ordinance specialist turned enthusiast classic car fixer) as soon as he comes up with a diagnosis and method of fixing....I will be obliged to promptly post the outcome.......Thanks again.......This week perhaps ( he always uses the posted advise from you folks as a guide)
  5. in the bigger picture, a loutus sits lower on the driving side, in case there is a passenger,but otherwise the investigation of fiberglass setup with the rear shock absorbers (if any cracks) gives the balance picture, other than that both bumpers look gorgeous apart from a misalighened piggy back mechanisim....(thech the back both shock absorber articulation with the body)
  6. Hello friends i need advise regarding both pods which are not comming up and the beam/lights also dont come on, although parking lights in the front bumper comes on......upon activating the high beam....i can hear a click from the relays and the high beams come on. This is not a recent event although if i am not imagining once or twice i wiggled the light switch and they came on....also whilst driving while the light switch in the dash was in on position..they popped up like couple of dolphins out of the ocean now nothing works......(wiggling, reinserting the relays,) is the light s
  7. Because the petronix is running on the coil, and there are not enough ohms running to the coil, perhaps is partially resposible. i was told that it may need 12 oms to be supple (or even a diffrent coil?) How pethatic of me not to have a voltometer on hand........weekend will tell.
  8. Thanks MC....This is a fedral s3 turbo...Do they come with ecu units...i thought they came in Stevens esprits......i will spend a few hours again today to troubleshoot (few hours))) few years morelike it Thank you
  9. Dear Lotus community thanks for your help.....i changed a petronix unit with a petronix unit (foolish of me)......but thereafter the boost, the pick up is not the same....i remember the revs at idle use to be higher than what they are now at 7-8000......timming is correct.....changed the spark plug wires.......before the petronix swap the turbo gauge will jump nicely to 3-4-5 in third gear...but now only 3...and i dont want to push it....i know something is a miss..................Any helpfull hints or suggestions from the seasoned would be of great help Thank you again Taking that d
  10. I have a 83 turbo esprit in blue with 40000 miles on it. I would like your help in letting me know of someone or a workshop to get my timming belt changed and do a c service. I live north of newyork city in westchester. will travell a 100 miles if someone is a speacialist and Thankyou for your help
  11. installing the petronix along the distributor back into the block with markings was not difficult, but the bottom clip was a 20 minute struggle, with allan in okward position from right back, as his right hand went in from the right and left from the back. all along it was the tachmetor revmeter wire(connected to coil) but the car idles fine and presents with a smoothness, except when you stop or come to a halt the rev dives to 500(0.5) and feels like its gona die but it never dies, like it use to before, and also when you pull away it hasitates much more than it use to, but if you pull a
  12. Yes i had the rad recored, and now all three fans are on direct, on all the time, for a good 45 to an hour run on the motorway, with (even small racing spells with Reds, the yellows, and the porsches), and the Ac does not work, it can get humid and hot here, in the afternoon when the autobhan is empty. I will learn from your experience if ac will enhance or decrease the potential of the machine. I Know 007 will not have it without ac. The racing spell. igot the chinese fans from ebay, a triplet regards goher
  13. Yes the fans are doing ok, iwill follow your instructions, to eliminate the fan light. I must admit, that the present fans are just about sufficient for cooling, if not less( but i am subdued by thier availability and thier cost). But no doubt my next twin S3 will be a magniefied dream out of MATCHBOX, just like Freds There are only a few Esprits left Thanks we all will meet again
  14. every body will freak out if Margaret Thatcher was replaced by Margaret Thatcher. well thats what happened to me me and allan looked at the distributor embeded deep in the engine, like a fireman looks at a fire, like a prey looks at the beast, like a revolt looks at a king, for good five minutes. and than we started. i did the houners and went from the right and undid one of the clips(which one i cannot be sure for true), and gave the distributor cap a polite wiggle. Allan got incoureged and went and put his hand from the back and checked if i really undid the clip, it wiggled and he wigg
  15. Fairly and swap, music to me ears, but easy, unless the pressence of the plenum makes a diffrence. please advice(83 turbo Esprit).
  16. Tommorow(tuesday) the system will go in and i will post the instalation process also but will report on performance or any pifalls on the weekend after a good drive.. Broadcast::::Radioesprit
  17. You are welcome Fred I checked out the fans you ordered. they are the real deal from sj. my shipping costs add up. so its expensive for my to source bulky stuff from europe. but got to keep the car alive Good luck. an esprit only suits the desires of very few
  18. Now as i have seen the post i have to put in my 2cents I just purchased a petronix ignitor and ignition. The parts person, whom i observed to be highly knowledgable, told me to get the compatible coil, otherwise the system will not function properly. I had a crane system in my 911 from the early seventies. i remember a larger white coil. i do believe there are coils available to match your ignition. There is also talk of crane systems in aircooled porsche chatrooms. if i find more, i will post how long it took you to take the distributor out? thanks
  19. Thanx a million. i will mention , explain, and assert these instructions to my mechanic/friend, i do not like the idea, of ones racecar(Chapman style) to be dependent on various factors. One of them is to NOT be able to work on your own sports car, justefied by the rat race and mon to friday 9 to five non 007 life. so Allen will do his best. i will report on this tuesday, and carbs and fuel pump will be next targets in any rebellion. Thanks again John, Steve and many(all) others.
  20. i pondered over the engine bay, from all three sides. went and showed it to my mechanic/friend and he also found it very hard to change bits in the distributor. His idea was to remove the oil filter, starter motor, and than Remove the distributor and change the bits(petronix), reinstall. and set the timing. after trying to put my wrists through the gaps through the right, and back, it will be a grand struggle to screw in the fine thread, with a screwdriver(medium lenght and maganetic) but still, i can see screws droping and vanashing Is it a good route to go? Please advise can i get the t
  21. Dear Friends, and Fredrik Today i changed the original fans (lucas motors , ford fans, original setup) with some made in China universal racing fans. after switching the ignition on, i heard a 90,s tune, quite a unique(wierd) experience. rather than PHAHAAA........., it was TO OOOOO..... iliked it, i thougt the music of the fans alone can put a BMW 6 series to shame(made in china). I must appologise to Fredrik, that i failed to take pictures, which is not too helpfull, but the summary(log of activity) is not that complex ( i only failed to take pictures because i forgot the camera a
  22. Thanks, a great start for me to know the plenum. trumpets, my curiosity cannot be bridled any it true, that it is a lifetime project
  23. Please tell us , of how to install the petronix. and also the timing sequence please
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