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Well, my new '94 has some problems (that I knew when I bought it).

1. Brakes "need bled". They are better than a truck, but not great.

2. Anti lock brake light on.

3. Check engine light on.

4. Turbo won't spool very high.

The main thing is the CEL. How do I read the code?

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If I remember correctly you can also read the CEL code by shorting out a couple of pins on the diagnosis connector. Can't remember which ones, but you may be able to find the information at Lotus Esprit World.

I'm sure freescan is the far better way medium and long term.

Regards,

Peter.

Well, my new '94 has some problems (that I knew when I bought it).

1. Brakes "need bled". They are better than a truck, but not great.

2. Anti lock brake light on.

3. Check engine light on.

4. Turbo won't spool very high.

The main thing is the CEL. How do I read the code?

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If I remember correctly you can also read the CEL code by shorting out a couple of pins on the diagnosis connector. Can't remember which ones, but you may be able to find the information at Lotus Esprit World.

I'm sure freescan is the far better way medium and long term.

Regards,

Peter.

connecting the 2 pins of the diagnose connector in your boot by a wire works quit well.

thats the way i always do it

they are next to each other (dont know wich colours)

plug in the wire and switch on your contact

the first you'll get some security lights

at last you'll get the code (it repeats 3 times)

so 23 = dash,dash......dash,dash,dash

rens


researche is something i do when i don't know what the hell i'm doing

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That cable is


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that is a great deal!

sorry bids - didn't see it pinned up there....

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Lou Senko

Austin, TX

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Here is the information on how to read the CEL error code without Freescan http://www.seanster.com/scantool/ecm-codes.html

Regards,

Peter.

If I remember correctly you can also read the CEL code by shorting out a couple of pins on the diagnosis connector. Can't remember which ones, but you may be able to find the information at Lotus Esprit World.

I'm sure freescan is the far better way medium and long term.

Regards,

Peter.

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Well - if you are up for a drive.....

I would be happy to help you sort it.

I just added speed bleeders to my SE, and swapped to full synthetic brake fluid. Should look at bleeding (renewing) the clutch fliuid.

I just set my waste gate.

I have the proper Borroughs tension guage to check and set the cam belt.

I have Freescan and the ALDL cable.

My SE does not have ABS - but heck we can figure that out.

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Lou Senko

Austin, TX

more, more, more....

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"There may be an extra charge if I have to send it abroad, please enquire before ordering if that is the case."

OK. So how ho I order one from Texas, U.S.?

You know, don't worry about any extra cost. If you buy one, I'll send it to you at that price :)


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Thanks, Quikr. I'll have to come down there. 230 miles, but I have to run this thing as it sat idle for 3 years.

Bibs, I'll order a cable. How do I get a price in U.S.D.?

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When you order abroad - just give them your credit card - they'll charge it in pounds or euros or whatever - your credit charge company does the conversion.

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Lou Senko

Austin, TX

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It's paypal so any currency you like can be accepted. :)


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