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    Steve M
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    Esprit V8 GT
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    Unsual upgrades to keep it running right...., K&N filters, OEM Sports Exhaust, S/S Braided brake hoses, Full LOTAC upgrade, alloy boost capsules.
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  1. 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?
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Update - Passed the retest this morning, happy days!
  5. 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 to crack as only a few years old. The last check was the cat to turbo and again a slight leak. So gummed it up. I'll let you know the outcome on Saturday. Thanks all.
  6. 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 meant that I had to reset the relearn idle on the ECU. Did the standard relearn x3 cycles the a/c on then 40mph for the required time. To be fair the A/C did when switched on did cause the idle to drop and take a few cycles to get balanced. Do you think that this could still be effecting the emissions? thanks in advance Steve
  7. 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
  8. 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!
  9. 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. PS I've always had popping on my car
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    S1 Exige ECU

    Anyone got an old ECU sat in their garage that they would be willing to sell me? thanks in advance
  12. I'm trying to get more comfortable driving my V8 and have tried all I can with my standard v8 seats at 6ft 3" i'm probably at the extreme of being able to fit in it but I was wondering whether there is any significant improvement with fitting GT3 seats? I tried some Evora seats when I was down at SWL but they are too tall. Does anyone have a V8 with GT3 seats that I could have a sit in? I'm in Bristol so can travel to meet up. Or if someone has already done the exercise then let me know the outcome. thanks
  13. Looking for some straight pipes to replace my sports exhaust, its a v8 non federal e.g. not centre exit. Ping me with offers
  14. A great looking orange esprit spotted on my way down to South West Lotus, great colour in the morning sunshine :
  15. Hi Guys, I need to source a replacement O2 sensor 4 pin connector, the one that is attached to the wiring loom. It appears that there have been many repairs on this to the point that at best I've done a temporary fix. So has anyone gone through this exercise? SJ etc don't stock it. Plus should there be anything I need to be made aware of when fitting a new one? cheers See the picture of the offending connector.
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