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V8 Engine Re-builds ?

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Hi there Folks...

Just joined your Forum Site this morning...

I was an Esprit owner (1989 Turbo) but that had to go due to house purchase a couple of years ago... I still however still have a huge passion for these cars and and currently searching for a good V8.

I had a couple of issues with my 89 Turbo, but all resolvable. However I am seeing so many V8 adds saying that Engines have been re-built by Lotus.

There seems to be a bit of a pattern of around the 20k miles mark from what I can see.

Do any of you know why, what, when etc etc this is...

I have looked at some of the other posts on your Forum and see that Liners seem to have been a problem for some of the earlier V8's but am assuming those problems were all resolved... So why still the Engine Rebuilds ?

Thanks in advance for any clues or advice

Greig ;)

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Thanks Kato...

I had not read that article and I think that answers my concerns perfectly...

How would you (or anyone else) feel about buying a car that has had this work carried out already by Lotus ? The article you supplied would imply that all should be ok Post the Liner work being carried out !!!

Any comments welcome

Thanks again

Greig ;)

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As long as it's done properly there shouldn't be any problems.

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Do these problems also occur in the Sport 350?

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Do these problems also occur in the Sport 350?

Depends on the year - the Sport 350 was made between 1999 and 2000. Chances are that all the 42 UK sport 350's have been done.


Dave - 2000 Sport 350

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If two identical cars came up for sale but one had a rebuild due to liner sealing issues, then I'd probably take that one. It might be an idea to take the rebuild as a positive feature of your perspective purchase.

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Depends on the year - the Sport 350 was made between 1999 and 2000. Chances are that all the 42 UK sport 350's have been done.

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Err ... it depends on the engine number. If the engine number is less than 30600, it may have the problems. 30600 onwards should be ok. Mine is car #43 and the engine number is greater than 30600 ...

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