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Nellie

V8 Dump Valves fitted

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Hi All,

Well finished fitting some further mods to the V8 GT.

Supplied by 'Esprit Performance', thanks for the prompt delivery, I have fitted the twin piston dump valve set-up, really nice kit and looks lovely now its finished, the only shiny things in the engine bay!! :cheers:

Have also fitted a set of K&N filters, so that coupled with the fitted Lotus Sport exhaust will hopefully help it breathe a bit easier.

The one thing I would say after having spent all day crouched in the boot of my esprit doing this work is 'If i never have to work on the Esprit again it will be too soon' ha ha.

Picture below of the dump valve set-up, engine will be getting cleaned properly in the next couple of days, need to make it look more like a super car engine bay!

Nellie :D

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he hehehehe

They all look like that sir.

They are good. Had mine supplied by Dave and pleased with the results. Give a nice noise but not too max power.

You can clean it alot better with the boot floor out. Tub of degreaser first though.

Cheers


Alan Croft

2000 V8 GT

87 Turbo Esprit HC

2000 Elise Sport 160

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How loud are the dump valves and did they cost much?


May: DON'T hit it with a hammer!

Clarkson: Why?

May: Cause it's the tool of a pikey.

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I can get hold of loud and not so loud dump valves. I can even get trumpet ones if you really want loud dump valves!

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Don't forget to tell your insurance company, there was a thread a couple of years back that suggested some specialist insurers were not at all happy with this mod, for reasons no one could fathom...

Its not exactly a difficult mod for an engineeer to spot! And if you manage to stuff it at your own fault, using a bit of the loud pedal, not unknown in an Esprit, you could have an insurer wanting to walking away and either refusing any claim outright or substantially reducing any payout.

Jeff H

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Hi all,

Little update after having scrubbed the engine quite vigourously it now looks a lot better and have also included a picture of the dump valve setup with the boot floor in place!!!

Nice :D

Nellie

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Hi Adam nice installation. So do the dump valves just hang there in the wind like mans privates :D:D No seriously I have never seen them in the flesh installed on the V8 hence the numpty question :D

Great clean up of the engine and trans, I was also in mine last night assessing what I can replace and what not to touch. That metal T-section which has the black hose up to the header tank seems similar condition to mine, I am not sure how easily this part would be to replace with something more suitable. Might be easier to cut the rust back as far as one can go and paint it.


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Yeah, the dump valves just sit there, the T piece is really solid piece of hose so supports the Vv quite well.

I'm now planning what to do about the rusty pieces as well. My intention is to take all the small brakets out and have them shotblasted and then powder coated to make them look presentable.

Will probably then go round removing all the steel bolts that have rusted and replace them with Stainless or where possible alloy.

Then all the hosing will be replaced by red samco hoses, or braided for the fuel lines.

Nellie :thumbup:

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Nice Work adam. If you have any more photos or have an install guide then email me and I'll put on my site and ask Kato to put on his site too!

At the moment, I only have instructions and a PDF diagram. Some pictures could come in handy

Regards,

Dave Walters

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Yeah, the dump valves just sit there, the T piece is really solid piece of hose so supports the Vv quite well.

I'm now planning what to do about the rusty pieces as well. My intention is to take all the small brakets out and have them shotblasted and then powder coated to make them look presentable.

Will probably then go round removing all the steel bolts that have rusted and replace them with Stainless or where possible alloy.

Then all the hosing will be replaced by red samco hoses, or braided for the fuel lines.

Nellie :)

Cool, keep me in the loop when your replacing your parts. Now I have a manual I can atleast figure out whats what. :P


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