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  1. It's not the handbrake lever. I think it's just stuck or seized. I drove my car on a really hot day and drove it to the bottom of the tank. I parked the car while it was in first gear with the clutch in and that i pushed the lever when the engine was off and i think this might make it stick. The funny thing is that i can drive forward,i just can't reverse but im stuck somewhat in a driveway. I looked under the back wheels and the hand brake was pushed in even when i released the handbrake.
  2. opps, i mean the Parking Brake. The problem i have is that the rear parking brake is still on when i pushed it off/down or it could be the alignment and the parking brake hose looks abit bent.
  3. I took the esprit on a trip and ran really low on the gas meter. When i try to restart the engine, the car won't reverse, it feels like the e-brake is stuck on. I put in 2L of gas and the e brake still feels stuck or the brakes because the car won't roll back on a slight hill when the car is in neutral. I can drive into first, but i can't reverse.
  4. I currently have a Us spec ecu and only getting 0.3 boost and need the upgrade. I'm also looking to buy or trade for any upgrade front shocks from my current stock ones. I also have the rear shocks, catylyst converters, exhaust muffler if anyone wants to trade.
  5. You could get an idle valve, but thats for people with high idles.
  6. i have a pair off a 97, should fit 90se as well.
  7. was some white man magic. The local mechanic forgot to ground a wire.....OMFG
  8. check my thread in the exhaust section for v8 for the pics i have posted!. Im selling it for $250 or 180 pounds. Shipping could be a lil costly around $100 since im in North america
  9. Oh no, it's still happening with the drl relay out. My start motor relay inside the hood of the car is ticking when the car is shut off and thats the root of the problem because the ticking noise is turning the start motor on and i pulled the relay out and the car wont shut off. "
  10. Thanks for the input guys, i put on a relay for my daytime lights and for some reason the relay for the start motor keeps beeping like a time bomb and won't shut off, which is the reason for the disengagement problem. Good thing is that it only happened about 3-4 times and i shut the motor off right away. The ticking noise is gone as i have removed the drl relay. The only concern i have is damage to the starter motor because it cost quite a bit for such a lil thing. The car still works fine right now, so i would assume the starter motor is still ok.
  11. Please guys, tell me where is the whining sound coming from? Does it have anything to do with the driveshaft transmission seal leak
  12. I'm also selling my old cats for $250 and my exhaust muffler for $160
  13. I recently drove next to a ferrari 355 and my exhaust note was outmatched and i could not make a better noise with the current set up. So i custom made some test pipes with built in o2 housing and 2 straight 3" pipes and that was all for the exhaust department. The original muffler weighed 40-45lbs and the straight pipes are at least 30lbs lights and i'm awaiting to get on the dyno. The car now sounds like a true v8. Cruising 2000-3000rpm The most surprised improvement i noticed is the improved drivability and smoothness of the car. If your driving over 3000rpm and y
  14. Also, for the mounting brackets. I am missing 2 of the bolts from the mouting bracket but only on the left side. It still looks like its sealed pretty tight together.
  15. I was looking under the car last night and noticed the front(head) part of the transmission was wet and there was a lot of oil around the rubber drive shaft seal. I know this is a common problem,but is it safe for me to drive it around for a few days until i get the part in because it's my daily driver? I also noticed i have some missing bolts on the mounting bracket of the transmission as well, and this is only on the LEFT SIDE of the tranny, is that also causing the leak?? Also, do i really need to order the o ring and driveshaft seal if i were to just find something in the local part
  16. Thanks guy, this thread definitely saved me from a "fail" suspension and from wasting over $700. Bilsteins is definitely the way to go.
  17. I've recently flushed mine and it took forever to put the coolant back in the radiator. Definitely lots of work and could take up to 2 hrs.
  18. well i was told they were just as good as the Bilstein's, but i guess not.
  19. Hey guys, just wondering if anyone has bought the Pro tech aluminum shocks from sjs motorsports. They are quite economical (80 pounds per shock), but i dont know if it will fit because it was made for the older models, but i was told by the shop owner that it does fit. Also, can someone tell me if i need a Lotus certified technician to install it or it can be done by any aftermarket performance shops? because i do know you need special tools for the bushings. Also if the car has about 35k and 13 years of life.....should i change the springs or just the rear or leave it? - cheer
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