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Yesterday I was on tour with my recently restored Esprit.

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Everthing went fine, I drove up a mountain pass (the Silvretta),

drifted around the corners, had a Lotus Elise and a Lotus V8 in front

and was chased by a Audi TT.

At the top of the Silvretta storage lake (up to sea level 2000m) the

engine got very hot, but still a good level at the temperature gauge.

Surprisingly the expansion tank overboiled and I had to refill 3 litres

of water. Then I checked for the oil level, it was good.

Our tour continued, the engine ran perfect. Temperature and oil pressure

was fine. Another stop in Lech am Arlberg went according to the plan.

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Then we started with our last drive back to the starting point of the tour.

Our way brought us downwards the hill, but suddenly the engine stopped

as we drove on the motorway at 120 km/h.

The starter motor first wasn't able to turn the engine. After some other

trials to get the engine started I tested again with starter motor.

The drive belt turned and the engine nearly started up. But I heard a very

hard knocking sound with every rotation of the engine.

So I decided to stop and the car was towed off.

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In the following week I will check the situation, hoping the best for my Esprit .... ^_^:lol::respect::flower:


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Sorry to hear of your misfortune Gernot - I hope it's not too expensive!! Keep us posted on what you discover...

Cheers, Paul.


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

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The "White S1 Owners Support Group" all wish you well and hope it's not serious!

Edited by Tony K

Tony K. :)

 

Esprit S1s #355H & 454H

Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

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:whistle: NOT Good News!

You put so much time and effort in it!

I think I can really know how you feel as this happended to me TWICE! :X

Wish you all the best and get her back on the road soon for Sardinia tour 2010!

I keep my fingers crossed!

Edited by jimmybondi

Ciao,

JB

'88 Excel SE - monaco white

'99 Elise 111 - azure blue �

'87 TurboEsprit - calypso red

'02 BMW 325ci convertible - diamond black

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Sorry for your failure, hopefully its not too bad. And get soon on the road again.

And that trip for Sardinia tour 2010! Hmmmm tempting.

Jean

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(The "White S1 Owners Support Group" all wish you well and hope it's not serious) ............. here here

My fingers are crossed you :(


1976 Esprit S1 123G, 1976 Esprit S1 166G, 1976 Esprit S1 170G, 1976 Esprit S1 228G, 1977 Esprit S1 564H, 1978 Esprit S1 326G, 1978 Esprit S1 329G, 1978 Esprit S1 336G, 1981 Esprit S2.2 0991, 1997 Elise S1

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That's awful news man... i'm gutted for ya!


Modifying esprit's.. now that's fun..

PS... I AM NOT A CERTIFIED MECHANIC.. I Have chosen to help those in need, in the past and must not be construed as being a certified technician.

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