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here we go,

dont know if i'm brave or stupid, time will tell !!

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as heat from the turbo's is such an issue, is there any reason why i cant lag the turbine and the air inlet pipes to keep the air inlet charge temperature down. ?

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No miles on this engine, just 400hours on the dyno at the factory.

When i got it, the cam pulleys were loose and it had been spun over, bending 18 valves.

The bottom end is fine as are the bores, cams etc.

Obviously had to reseal the liners, new head gaskets etc.

Have had to source lots of parts that had been robbed off of it during the 10 years it stood around


Anglia cosworth powered

Sierra 5.7L mustang powered

Sierra convertable

Nissan Skyline

suzuki bandit with 1100gsxr engine

Jag XJ8

Mk2 Cortina, no engine

Lotus V8 engine, no car

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The key for a successful rebuild is attention to detail....anything that requires measurements you need to be completely sure you're getting right.....from torque settings to gaps. Double check everything you do and I bet it will turn out good. It takes some balls to do it yourself...as the consequences of something going wrong could be $$$$$$$$$, but there is nothing extra special to the lotus V8 compared to any other modern 32 V V8 in any car made today....maybe even less technical with some of the technology produced today!

Good Luck, and have someone record the first start up for all of us to see B)

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Brave fella !

That is one hell of a way to learn about the engine - good for you.

I


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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Might be perfectly obvious, and perhaps you had just laid it all out for the photo, but good quality freezer bags are perfect for keeping your valve gear parts safe, clean and correctly located for rebuilding.

cheers Steve

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as heat from the turbo's is such an issue, is there any reason why i cant lag the turbine and the air inlet pipes to keep the air inlet charge temperature down. ?

I only just noticed this question.

Insulating the turbine will help to reduce the engine bay temperatures, but will only have a small affect on the inlet temperature. Most of this heat is coming from the act of compressing the air itself. If you want to address that, you


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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here we go,

dont know if i'm brave or stupid, time will tell !!

Don't worry, since the invention of internal combustion engine (1806), there is no changes. Still a combustion engine today. If you have done a rebuild before, you are still dealing the same old technology. Push-compress-power--booom!

Just be careful.

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Thanks guys, wouldnt have attempted this if i hadnt got some good feedback from you lot .

Anyway, need more advise.

I put a post up asking about the outlet on the back of the oil filter housing, no news yet ?

I also have open oil ways on the front and rear of the n/s head and the rear of the o/s head.

Any ideas???

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Anglia cosworth powered

Sierra 5.7L mustang powered

Sierra convertable

Nissan Skyline

suzuki bandit with 1100gsxr engine

Jag XJ8

Mk2 Cortina, no engine

Lotus V8 engine, no car

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Very interesting to see. I hope i never have to see my engine that intimately!! Good luck on the build!!

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Regarding the open water ways and oil galleries in the cylinder heads, I think that you

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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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pic of the turbo's fitted

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What a pain to fit !! and thats on an engine stand. icon8.gif

If anyone has ever replaced one of these whilst in the car they get my utmost respect.clap.gif

I have read that these engines with flat plane cranks, are more prone to vibrations. if this is so, would there be any benefit in using softer rubber engine mounts, and perhaps an engine stabalising bar.

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Anglia cosworth powered

Sierra 5.7L mustang powered

Sierra convertable

Nissan Skyline

suzuki bandit with 1100gsxr engine

Jag XJ8

Mk2 Cortina, no engine

Lotus V8 engine, no car

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Take a look on Ebay store UK "lots-o-bitz".

There are a lot of brand new parts only for the V8 engine at very very good price.

It's the only help I can give you.... :evil:

Cheers

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Take a look on Ebay store UK "lots-o-bitz".

There are a lot of brand new parts only for the V8 engine at very very good price.

It's the only help I can give you.... :)

Cheers

A link to her Ebay store has been posted before and I can confirm that the lady involved (Pam Darville) is extremely trustworthy and reliable.

Mike S


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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