free hit
counters
S2 Clonking noise - Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Hubs/Steering/Geo - The Lotus Forums Jump to content


Recommended Posts


Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.
  • Replies 11
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Never had a running car to try it on to be honest!! I've seen other threads on here in the past that suggest taking the engine cover off and tilting the rear view mirror down so that you can see the engine whilst driving. Then take it for a drive and stomp on and off the gas and look to see if the engine physically moves.

As far as changing them goes - I guess if you can support the engine in situ it shouldn't be too bad but I'm sure somebody on here will be able to speak from experience. I believe the one near the exhaust is more prone to wear due to the heat.

Cheers, Paul.

Edited by Paul Coleman

Lotus Esprit [meaning] a 1:1 scale Airfix kit with a propensity to catch fire

Link to post
Share on other sites

Chassis to body bolts in the rear bulkhead are the usual suspects for this. Might sound stupid but also make sure the engine cover and engine bay panels are secured properly.

See this link on LEW

http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EGuides/EM...kheadPlate.html

Regards

Mat

post-1-0302470001278592957.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ditto what Mat says...check the bulkhead mounting bolts first as it's an easy fix if they're the culprits!

Pete

Pete '79 S2

LEW Miss September 2009

Link to post
Share on other sites
Might give that a go then. I hope it doesn't get expensive......

Thanks for your help Paul.

It's a Lotus it's supposed to be expensive hahaha Let us know what it turns out to be.

Paul.

Edited by Paul Coleman

Lotus Esprit [meaning] a 1:1 scale Airfix kit with a propensity to catch fire

Link to post
Share on other sites

Obviously check there is nothing loose in the engine bay but..... my car has a few clonks I haven't been able to trace (suspect the fuel tanks) and an annoying zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz at 2200 rpm that I haven't been able to trace.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a clonking on bumpy roads and was given the usual list of suspects to track down. Obviously, as it's a Lotus, none of them was responsible. It turned out to be in my rear bumber which acts as a great big echo chamber. One of the inserts used to hold it on had broken through the fiberglass and was lying inside. Whenever I hit a bump it bounced round a little. Easy to sort but a pig to find.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...