Rob Warren Posted March 27, 2022 Report Share Posted March 27, 2022 (edited) Hello Lotus fans. I'm hoping you might be able to grant me some knowledge on getting my Esprit 1989 turbo running sweetly again. I've had the car since the start of the pandemic and only driven a handful of times. Bit by bit I'm working through its faults: replacing the alternator, wheel bearing, bushes etc. I noticed a strong whiff of fuel whilst driving and saw a big fuel leak when I was changing the oil. This lead me to believe that the carbs needed an overhaul as they hadn't been done in years, yet in hindsight I think the leak was coming from a perished fuel hose. Anyhow, I've rebuilt the carbs with a kit from Southwest Lotus and Eurocarb fitted the spindle bearings and checked everything. I've fitted a new throttle cable and now need to balance everything. I've taken my guidance from the Dellorto and Webber tuning manual. The car now starts (3.5 turns out on the idle mixture screws). I've got a synchrometer tool ready to balance. I've read a few posts on here regarding the colourtune tool. Is this worth getting? So where do I start? Get the engine warm, get the idle set right on the main carb, get the second carb (airflow) balanced to the first. Other than the idle mixture screws and throttle idle screws, what else needs adjusting? Any help greatly received. Based in Herefordshire. Excuses the gold in the engine bay. When I started the air box and turbo pipe were also gold! Also, excuse the amount of yellow!! Not my taste; I'll be working on this! Edited March 27, 2022 by Rob Warren Missing text Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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