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About esprit17

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  • Birthday 17/09/1975

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  • Name
    Steve M
  • Car
    Esprit V8 GT
  • Modifications
    Unsual upgrades to keep it running right...., K&N filters, OEM Sports Exhaust, S/S Braided brake hoses, Full LOTAC upgrade, alloy boost capsules.
  • Location
    Bristol

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  1. Hi All, The Engine is out and gear box split which has exposed flywheel hot spots. Below is the response from specialist which from my point of view gives a clear picture and options. I'm interested on the collective thoughts of the forum on regrind and recondition clutch £1,134 vs new flywheel and ap clutch at £2,200 or combination of the two. Your advice on this is really welcome The cause of the juddering clutch is the "hot spots " on the flywheel. These are clearly visible in the photos attached. We have two possible options. We could have your flywheel re-machined
  2. Sorry all, back on the forum and starting to think about all things Esprit again 6 months on from my gearbox / clutch experience. It really P1sed me off. Anyway I'm off to try SJ after 4 years of using another SW England garage. Lets see what Steve thinks to answer the questions above: .pilot bearing in the back of the crankshaft? just stated they needed to fit a new spigot bearing and clean the clutch splines. Where did the replacement clutch come from and did you see it before it was installed? The Clutch is lotus sourced Ap racing and was fitted at 54K the car has 60K now.
  3. Hi all, Had my car in to have some work done at a local independent. My gearbox was rebuilt 8years ago by a dealer with new input shaft and clutch the big ticket items. I was experiencing issues with quickly changing the gears 3 to 4 and 4 to 5 plus the gear lever would move half an inch when going on /off the power. So put the car in to a local independent to have some work done. The clutch was fine e.g. no judder before the gearbox was worked on and now i have significant clutch judder which is just and I mean just about tolerable when moving off but when come back down the gears
  4. I've been torn on whether I should write this as I don't want to add to the hysteria but I was similar to some of you posting in my dismissive attitude to this COVID-19 palaver until my brother got it. He picked it up in Austria skiing last week with 12 mates, all of which have symptoms with two being confirmed that rest will not be tested due to change in UK policy and are self isolating. Based on his case I'd not underplay the seriousness of this. He's early forties and fit but lives on his own and that's why its really serious. He's a bloke like most of us on here so pretty crap in ke
  5. I spoke many times to Alex after chasing him many,many times. He would always sound interested and wanting the work but frustratingly I was always the one to chase. I had a enough of the waiting and wrote to ProAlloy stating that I need a commitment from him to take the project forward otherwise I'll look elsewhere. Unsurprisingly I received not response, shame as the product was exactly what I wanted. Since then, new job, country etc has got in the way so if someone else has more luck I'd be interested in a group buy?
  6. Hi Chris, I had a long chat with Alex after trying 5 times over a month. When we did chat it all sounded really positive but he said that he'd prefer a local car to work on. Keep trying so that we can get this off the ground
  7. Yeap, me too. First outing on track and really for me to explore the grip / balance rather than hooning like the more modern lotus cars. Sure i'll have some fun and great to catch up with local track day fraternity.
  8. Update - Passed the retest this morning, happy days!
  9. Update. The car is booked in on Saturday for the emissions retest having checked the filters and found them to be a little dirty. So cleaedn and oiled them, first time I've done it in 4K miles and 8years since fitting them. Next check was the OBDII and the O2 sensors which are operating as they should. Next was checking the cats and the exhaust for leaks. Slight blow between the silencer and the cat so used the exhaust gum. Then found the my cat has a crack which I've repaired using the gum. That said I'll speak to Pete @pnm as I would not have expected the stainless steel t
  10. HI Guys, Big mistake not running the car much and dropping it in for its MOT test. I had thought that giving it a spirited driver before hand would be enough. The up shot is a major failure. I've posted the readings which are the best of the banks. Lambda was way out and the higher the revs the worse it got, up to 1.357. have a look at the results I'm guessing that the CATs are ok as the CO and HC are low? I'll check the: Lambda sensors via OBDII, Clean the K&Ns filters and Check the exhaust for leakage....anything else? I replaced the battery and recharged the A/C which m
  11. Me too +2. Pls get some group buy prices x5, x10 Chris can you take your in or I can drop mine off in September and leave it with them
  12. I tried to fit some Evora when I was down at South West Lotus as they had some nice GTE seats and standard recaro's , unfortunately they dont' fit. I think the issue was the sill to tunnel was too narrow. Give SWLC a call Phil as he'll explain the problem Nice seats thought!
  13. A simpler cause could be a faulty O2 sensor(s). Do you have a OBDII? if so check the operation of the O2 sensors closed and open loop as had a similar flame event which was traced to a faulty o2 connection which was frustratingly intermittently loose causing over fuelling. The consequence was back fire on lift off also causing flames out the back, (driving during the day so not immediate apparent to me), however there was a hesitation on acceleration, dry to nurse the car back now with the EML I got the car recovered. I replaced the connection and needed a new cat but right as rain now.
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