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    Steven Jackson
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    90 Esprit SE
  1. Unless your changing the whole system (i.e. all pipework, cylinders, the lot) I thought this was bad as DOT5 is made up of a totally different material to DOT 3,4 and 5.1. Isnt DOT 5 synthetic?
  2. I am changing my hoses at the same time to a goodridge setup. I ended up going for the Castrol Super Reponse as on the LEW lubricant page. All being well my brakes should feel a bit more like they are actually going to stop me!
  3. Thanks for that. I have done the second method before and will more than likely do that again as it seemed ok on other cars i have done it on
  4. Now my brakes aren't causing me problems but they do need a fluid change I have a 90SE which doesnt have ABS so I am hoping its going to be a simple job. I read the guide on LEW but that is for a model with ABS. What steps do I or dont I have to do? Any advice appreciated
  5. It sounds like it needs new plugs and leads (and poss a new distributor pack). My SE was suffering from a loss of power and lumpiness (esp when cold) around this region. I changed the plugs for NGK stamdard items with Lotus leads and its fine now.
  6. To be honest looks and performacne wise that APX looks like a good car. However it shouldn't be wearing a lotus badge as it devalues the brand as a serious sports car manufacturer. Pop an Audi/BMW/xxx badge onto it and you have a good mix between practicality and performance
  7. Pitstop your pretty muh describing what I have seen before whilst driving so perhaps mine is ok and I dont have to worry lol. Last night was really cold and the car was regularily sitting on 0.9 bar which started to panic me but the extra cold air probably had something to do with it as well as what you were saying above. Its still worth a quick test though Thanks for the help
  8. Cool I will go and test the wastegate capsule now. Is there anything in particular I should be looking for in freescan? Is the boost reading more accurate on Freescan than the stock gauge?
  9. I think I am getting overboost in gears 2 and 3 (and maybe 4+5 but havent had chance to test). In first the stock boost gauge reads around 0.6-0.7 but in 2+ gears I get a steady 0.9 which seems too high. What are the likely causes of the problem? Also I have been using the search and read a number of posts about overboost and a few mentioned a trick to test the waste gate by removing the pipe from the boost solinoid. I didnt understand 100% from the other posts, but can someone explain how I do this? Thanks
  10. My passenger side window seems to have given up the ghost. I have swapped switches with the drivers side and still no joy. Plus I have tried operating it from the drivers side switch and still nothing. I am assuming that the motor has gone, but does anyone have any ideas before I go down this avenue Also can anyone recommended where to get a motor and is there a how to online to show me how to change it? Ta very much
  11. I assume its the part on this link? (Either of the two at the bottom). If so
  12. Cool thanks for that. I am about to go and run freescan to see if that chucks anything up and will buy a new thermostat over the next couple of days so I can rule that out
  13. Can anyone point me in the right direction to where the thermostat is? I have the manual on CD and was having a look earlier but I am finding it hard to orientate myself in the engine bay Ta
  14. Thanks for that. I think I will change the thermostat out of course. SJ appears to have the item for
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