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Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Matt and I just got a 2001 Esprit. It is off E-bay, and it did have a dash fire,but hey, I'm 33 and now own my dream car. I have owned 3 rx-7's. My current one is 330 rwhp @ 2700 lbs. Now it is for sale. I am convinced if I can work on an Rx-7 I can work on a Lotus.

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Welcome to the forum, Matt.

Did the fire cause much damage or was it confined to a fried loom? At least we know what you're doing this winter.

S4 Elan, Elan +2S, Federal-spec, World Championship Edition S2 Esprit #42, S1 Elise, Excel SE


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the rx7 wankels were ingeniously simple engines. you're gonna have a harder time accessing the part you're working on with the 2001 esprit. things aren't layered as thoughtfully and space became tight with all the nice extras jammed into the 2000+ cars. there are plenty of counterintuitive quirks to the lotus engine, so get a shop manual before doing even the simplest disassembly. have fun, and keep us posted.

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Welcome on board Matt and congratulations on living the dream :blink:

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Welcome Matt

and good luck with the upcoming winter project. Got any pics for us to look at ??

I would have to agree with the Wise Man on this one.

counterintuitive quirks

Get the manuals first and then delve in. :o

Simon  (94 S4)      My Esprit will be for sale in late 2017

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Hi Matt, think I remember your car from Ebay.

If I remember right its Blue with a white interior. :rolleyes:

The other guys are right, get the books, read them and be prepared to test your patience(like its never been tested before) :D

Good luck with your cool project :(

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