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  1. the cable might not have snapped especially if one side unlatches, the problem will be the mechanisum sticking around the spigot on the hatch what you can do is at the top of yor tail gate you will see two small eight/ten mm bolts per side with the one side released via the tail gate release handle if you lossen these bolts on both sides (YOU WILL NEED A GROUND DOWN SPANNER FOR THIS ie NARROW WIDTH) the tailgat will be and to quote a technical phrase jiggleable with patiance and perseverence and a mate keeping the release handle in the release position jiggle the hatch fwd back up side to side and eventually it will release.

    once you have it open disconnect both release catches and let them hang down. disconecct both gas struts and then reallign the tailgate gaps and tighten the securing bo;ts at the hinge points that you previously loosened.

    then lower the hatch and see where the spigots go through the body and adjust the bodywork to maintain a centeral position of entry of the spigots for both left and right

    last reposition the tailgate catches wich are still hanging down back to the body bang in the middle of your freshly dressed holes and apply copper grease .

    hope this helps

    regards rob

  2. Hi,

    A Tech 1 test basically is the very same like plugging an OBD scanner and going on an extended test drive monitoring ALL sort of engine-sensor data at various engine load- and rpm-conditions and of course also check the fault code memory (if there are any).

    Check for TPS, MAT, MAP, coolant temp, O2-sensor output, A/C-function ... just read out, monitor them and check them for sense ...

    Cheers

    Marcus

    AH ha light has dawned on my thick skull!! so if I plug in a OBD scanner and read the fault codes if any will this suffice the requirments of this tech 1 test i am presuming it will?

    regards rob

  3. Hi everyone.

    serviced my car this week did all the work myself correcting every little fault I could find did a B service and followed the servicing schedual step by step with the exception of the tech 1 test read the servicing notes but managed to confuse myself totally.

    what i would like to know is what is this test exactly ? can i do it at home in the garage? what piece of equipment do i need to get hold of to do the test? and where can i get it? what functions does the test check for?

    to say the least though it was an experiance i reckon i have become a master of getting in to impossible places where nuts and bolts reside especially when you manage to lock the engine cover and it wont re open and then have to remove the whole hatch from the hinge end!!!!!!! :):no

    any info would be apreciated :)

  4. Hi all have encountered a few problems this week with me car!!

    start with the annoying one, from a cold start under normal ambiant tempreture the car starts and runs ok holding the higher idel speed for 20 seconds of 1110 rpm dropping to 850 after the 20 seconds is up initial driving from a cold srart with a hard throttle depression causes a minor misfire wich retards if throttle depression is reduced, on re application of full throttle the misfire is reduced to almost nill.

    when engine temp risses to above 80 degrees the misfire is totally eliminated.

    my first thoughts are condensation in the leads which is subsequently evaporating after the initial run, I have new leads to fit but do not have the sealant for the cover will have to get that if this is the most likely cause.

    second. problem is the tailgate, for some reason i just cant figure out with the sunroof closed the tailgate cant be lifted without it fouling on the rear lip of the sunroof, if the sunroof is open no problem it works, this is in direct contradiction to the procedure detailed in the owners manual, i am wondering if the tailgate has moved in some way but having looked at the fixings i cant see any evidence of slip?

    third problem is water ingress into the boot I have the rear light conversion and the water is coming in under the nearside light, what I want to know is should there be a seal on the bottom of the light pannel that has been lost on mine?

    any points of view greatfully recieved

    regards rob

  5. think its my week for spotting esprits saw this one at around 4pm today red stevens reg F700 and some letters at thrapston in northamtonshire heading towards the A14/ wellingborough area at the roundabout next to the morrisons regional distribution center.

    anyone here

    regards rob :D

  6. Hi will

    Yes it was probably you I saw then, I only caught a quick glance at the plate so might have mistaken the first letter, I will say I was a-gahst at the bikers there were a couple instances that night when i thought I was going to have call an ambulance for some poor sod who had managed to wipe him self out. I know that there are two different types of biker the safe ones and the complete lunes and the latter of these seemed to be out in force that night.

    Do you know who was in the Fezza and if it is still in one piece?

    regards rob

    Hi Rob,

    I was in that area on Wednesday night in my Silver V8. my reg is WIL xxx. I'd gone up to Sherburn to see what all the fuss was about with the bikers that go to the cafe there. There must have been about 400 bikers parked up at the cafe so couldn't get the Lotus parked. Loads of coppers too so had to take it steady.

    Regards

    Will

  7. WOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWHAH Guys wait you are right Ap cltch only available as a dealer supplied Item price is off the hook by anyones standards but you dont need it, get the old clutch assy out as per the instructions given it the pressure plates are in good order you only need to refurbish the friction plates the material is no different on an ap clutch as that available by any reputable clutch plate refurbisher look speek to Kelvedon motors at spalding when I changed my clutch plates it cost

  8. Spotted a silver v8 heading out of leeds on the A64 towards the A1 / selby area qround 8pm on thursday night, along with a Ferrari and about 50 manic bikers going nuts on both two and one wheel. but to be honest the V8 stole the show that night reg was MIL and some numbers? anyone here?

    regards rob

  9. Hey guys,

    I put a new battery in today and I have seem to have lost power to the coils, no spark. I am getting fuel, I can smell it. Any idea's? It started fine before except for the battery voltage being down. Now it cranks fast, and every once in while it will get a spark, and then just goes back to cranking. It seems everytime I repair something on this car, somethng else breaks.

    have you checked the charging loop from the alternator, I say this because I had a similar problem not exactly the same but quite similar. Esprits require a minimum voltage for starting from the battery I belive its 12.4 volts when the battery drops below this one by one the electrical circuits drop off line within the car the order in which they stop working I cant comment on. However as the ecu is electrically powered and that has a fundemental effect on ignition the car may still have enough battery power to crank but the ecu may be periodically dropping out of the equation preventing ignition.

    If your alternator charging circuit is breaking down its not a hard deal to put right, on my car the red wire from the altenator back to the battery has a bolted joint in it and it is this joint that had become corroded and was causing the problem at the least its worth checking.

    hope this helps if not i will keep thinking.

    regards rob

  10. Chris,

    I would urge you to get it looked at by an expert, its all too easy to get seduced by the look of the car ... I did and ended up with a very shiny but fundamentally buggered Esprit. Luckily, largely due to LEF, I escaped. The alternate route, one that I'll follow in the future (I now inevitably want a V8 as well) is find one owned by someone on here.

    Best of Luck

    Ambrose

    Ambrose you can buy mine if you want a totally sorted out V8 most people here know the history i have had with my car and what i have done to make it spot on!!

    regrds rob

  11. I do have a question when you say meet at hilton park where exactly do you mean?

    Excellent Robert.

    Will you be going straight there or meeting up for the convoy in at either Sandbach south (M6), Hilton Park south(M6) or Frankley south(M5)?

    Once we know, Dodgy will add you to the list (when he's sorted his timing out).

    Graham.

    I will go to hilton park make a good run out that way.

  12. Hello arain all i am back again after what seems an age!!!!!!

    anyway this subject was covered in the past but rather than dig the old thread out and you all have to trawl through it again i will just give you the facts.

    have found a tyre company in boston lincolnshire that can supply tyres for your esprit at reasonable prices.

    eg

    fronts mich pilot sports for a v8

  13. JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT SINCE I HAVE BEEN ON THIS FORUM I HAVE MADE QUITE A LOT OF GOOD FRIENDS AND SO IT IS WITH HEAVY HEART THAT I HAVE TO ANNOUNCE THAT MY BELOVED ESPRIT IS GOING TO BE AVAILABLE FOR A NEW OWNER SOON. MOST OF YOU KNOW HER AND HAVE SEEN HER AMD WILL KNOW THE WORK THATS BEEN DONE SO IF ANYONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT BECOMING A V8 OWNER AND GETTING A SORTED OUT V8 THEN DROP ME A PM AND I WILL GET IN TOUCH. ANY WAY THE QUESTION IS WILL I HAVE ANOTHER ESPRIT IN THE FUTURE OF COURSE I WILL BUT DONT KNOW WHEN.

    REGARDS BOB :):(

  14. * 160 *

    1 - Robert Baker

    2 - In the Esprit 2000 V8 SE

    3 - No geust as wife buggerd off with younger model

    4 - no hotel needed thanks

    5 - not able to play golf unless everyone issued with hard hats.

    6 - will participate in the charity drive

    7 - dont want to do the test track if thats ok

    8. comming from boston lincs (anyone want a lift as now have a passanger seat free!!

  15. Mine arrived too, had a quick nosey in the box, everything ok apart from a slight problem with the controller. It's silver and I wanted black. Not to worry I'll have a word with Racelogic directly.

    It will probably be a few weeks until I get around to fitting it anyway as I'm going to revamp the centre console and put a car pc in there.

    Thanks very much for sorting this out Bob, I'll take a drive over as soon as I can to meet up. :rolleyes:

    Regards

    Fred

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    Hi M8

    As it happens I found that out late on this afternoon having spoke to caroline she said it was not a problem you just need to get a returns number from the office and then send the silver one back and they will send qa black one out to replace it.

    sorry for the inconveniance.

    regards rob

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