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rikki16vt

1989 Esprit Turbo 2.2 carb electrical problem

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The engine cut out during a normal drive, traced the fault down to the distributor, now working with the garage to try it iron out the problem. Just wondering where is the best place to get a service manual for the Esprit? Does the club sale such copy? Just not so sure about the quality of those ones on ebay.

Rikki

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Thanks for the pointer. The local Lotus dealer in Hong Kong only took over in the days of Elise, they don't have anything related to Esprit.

I guess ebay is the only route, saw a few in their for the S4 & V8 models but nothing for the carb. turbo engine! :-(

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Do a search on Internet for 'Lucas constant energy' to find info on your ignition setup. All thats in the distributor is a hall effect sensor (i.e. a magnet with 4 lobes being rotated by a coil. Not much to go wrong except that the 'tails' leading from the distributor can break internally leading to an open circuit. You can source a new one from Jaguars and Rover V8 as a similar age to your car (but I dont suppose you have too many of those in scrapyards in HK....).

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