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I know the V8s have a different ECM to the 4-pots, but on my S4s I believe the fan override wiring to have been the cause of my ECM's demise due to the lack of a protective diode. Not sure if the same

Undertray rusty brackets. Be creative with some stainless steel, cobalt drills and grinding tools, and some epoxy and glassfibre. I also made a jig first.  

Finished and ready to go on the radiator 👍🏻

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Thanks Barry, so grind one layer of glass away to remove the old part and then lay over the new fabricated part?  I’ve never tried fibreglass repairs.  Well......I did once when I crashed my bike at Cadwell...........fairing came off in the collecting area so maybe I need to practice 😂

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Yes - just make sure the rust and rubbish is all gone - use wood or cardboard to create a backing to glass onto - and use the flap pad to grind it into shape after.

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I covered the jig with self adhesive foil used for protecting the covers of books (in dutch boeklon / kaftfolie). It is cheap and more important the epoxy doesn't adhere to it.

If you need more pictures just let me know.

 

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I went down to Serck Motorsport in Hayes yesterday. They are doing my rad with a 3 core and fitting some Spal fans.

very impressed and I got a pretty good deal so Im happy.

Just gotta repair the tray now. perfect timing for Freek to post up those pics.

Oh and a whole load of Stainless nuts and bolts turned up in the post today.

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Good grief, I didn’t recognise my own bloody doorstep! Must be old age creeping up on me!

Yes, Serck did a great job for me, the old guy Roy? Ray? was really clued up. Highly recommended.

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It's weird, on the Owner's manual of my Lotus Esprit V8, in the capacities section (page 103) it says :

Cooling System    - 4 cylinder  : 24 liters

                                -  V8              : 15 liters

This is crazy !!! That's why V8 cars overheat !! I guess the 4 cylinder cars have the charge cooler system, but still...

 

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yes.....

1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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I would expect that the heater circuit contains a reasonable amount.

1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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