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HowardRoark

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About HowardRoark

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  • Birthday 29/03/1971

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    Matt Mandigo
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    1985 VW Scirocco Wolfsburg Edition (sold), 1989 Lotus Esprit SE (sold) 1999 Lotus Esprit V8 Silver (sold), 1999 Lotus Esprit V8 White, 2013 Jaguar XF, 2015 Honda Civic Si
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    San Diego, CA.

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  1. Hello - what part number is the motor lift control unit? Just want to be sure I am clear on the part. Cheers!
  2. Here are options but they are from the SE. My V8 is Magnolia and Monaco White.
  3. My headlamp pods went up (and lights turned on) but now pods won’t retract, even though headlights are turned off. Do you mean this Pod Delay Unit?. https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and-accessories/C082M6325F.htm C082M6325F cheers
  4. Hi Artie - they do have the plastic clip retainers where you can put them over a little clip and twist turn it to secure them. They are pretty cool. Cheers
  5. Hello all, i was watching a video about an 87 HCI Turbo, and the chap pulled on the boot lever, and the boot popped up automatically, I assume because of the strong hydraulic struts. I have never seen this happen before, because when I pull the lever on my ‘99 V8 (USA) the boot just pops up about 2 inches, and then I manually lift the cover open. My question is - did the boot on certain models pop up automatically? Or is this just a mod with much stronger struts attached? I would love to see if this can be done on the V8. cheers
  6. Hi all, my tech has checked the exhaust and there doesn’t appear to be any leaks. Question - would a faulty Waste Gate valve cause some backfiring, by letting too much gas back in the exhaust?? I am wondering if it could help with the issue? As I understand it, the WG prevents too much boost going back in when you let off of the throttle, and my car does backfire when I do let off of the throttle. Are these related? cheers
  7. Hi there, I think AP Exhaust and Magnaflow offer a Cat for your car.
  8. Hi all, I am looking for a new set of Lotus OEM Catalytic Converters for the Esprit V8 in the USA. Please send me a message if you have some for sale! I don’t think the aftermarket Cats would pass the California emissions so I am looking for Lotus OEM. Cheers
  9. Hi all, I am looking for a new set of Lotus OEM Catalytic Converters for the USA. Please send me a message if you have some for sale! I don’t think the aftermarket Cats would pass the California emissions so I am looking for Lotus OEM. Cheers!
  10. Hi Graham, Do you still have the Esprit V8 (USA) Cats? Thanks, Matt
  11. Hello all, I recently had my 918 engine completely rebuilt, and it has driven very well for about 4,000 miles so far, but it has started to backfire a bit when decelerating. It normally does it when I take my foot off of the throttle. It is quite loud and sounds like the crack of a gunshot. It never backfires when accelerating. When accelerating in 2nd gear, there sometimes is a very slight hesitation in acceleration, but not sure if these two issues are related. Also, when idling, it sounds smooth, but there is sometimes a very faint “poof” sound. Not a distinct pop, but very faint and intermittent. I know some owners will say that the backfire/ popping sounds are normal, but I do not think it is normal, and I think it can be fixed. Any suggestions on what to check or change? cheers!
  12. I remodeled our garage after we moved in to our current house. The Lotus sign was the first thing I bought.
  13. Here are the old original Mats and the new ones from SJ. If anyone know where to get some beige OEM Lotus Mats, please let me know! Cheers
  14. Its worth the wait Mike. I think I ordered that set 2 years ago and I waited 6 months for them to ship it to me (they were out of stock for a long time....). Great handling now though.
  15. I ordered some new footmats from SJ Sportscars UK and I am quite happy with them. They are spot on for anyone with Magnolia interior. On the site, I think it references the S4, but they fit the V8 perfect. They look the business! Cheers
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