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Jani, look for my posted response several days back in another thread. I explain the sort of fault you're dealing with and how to fix. I think it was in Giugiaro, Interior, etc.

"Hazard Switch Schematic"

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6 hours ago, drdoom said:

Jani, look for my posted response several days back in another thread. I explain the sort of fault you're dealing with and how to fix. I think it was in Giugiaro, Interior, etc.

"Hazard Switch Schematic"

Very intresting. Have to check is some wd-40 makes any difference...

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Indicators work again. Gave the hazard switch a good bath in WD-40, which helped with calming down the hazards, but no effect on the indicators. Going through the indicator relay contacts extinguished the indicator light at the dash, but still no indicators. The reason for no indicators was embarrasingly simple. The power wire from the stalk to the relay had no connection. It apperead ok from the outside and had been checked twice, but male connector was actually on the outside female connectors insulation. Silly f*cking me..

 

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1 hour ago, DaveyT said:

So easily done though....at least you’re getting there faster than me! 

I had a three year total break, so it´s about time I got cracking! Every project has it´s peaks and valleys, you´ll get there. Currently I am on a berserker run to the finish..  😄

Trying for the MOT by the end of the week. Luckily I´m off work for the week. Especially, as I have to reserve thursday for helping to take the engine off from the Maserati.

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Emissions cheked. Had to hardwire the fans as the otter switch didn't... switch them on. New switch, but something is wrong. On the return trip the alternator belt was slipping so bad that I couldn't switch on the headlights. Luckily there were street lights all the way home and the car is white. Not quite finished yet..

 

Love the interior, though... 🙂

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I was quite disappointed by the sound that the Lotusbits headers were making. I thought there was a leak somewhere in the system, but it turned out that it was just the sound that the individual combustion pulses made through the pipes, when running the car in with no engine cover on place. Not a problem for a street rod, but I felt it was quite unbecoming for a sophisticated sports car like an Esprit. My engine cover was made out by a PO from a super thin plywood and didn´t suppress the sound that much either. So I covered it with two kilos worth of sound deadning material, and now the initial impressions are much better. All engine bay related sounds are a LOT quieter, and the intake and the deep exhaust sounds are on top, as they shoud be.

The final judgement is up, when the snow clears and I can do a proper test run.

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On 19/04/2020 at 14:44, Finlandese said:

Need a new gasket. I heard SJ sportscars is closed for Covid. Is anyone else shipping at the moment?

Disregard, Lotusbits was able to supply the gasket.

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2 hours ago, skiing said:

SJ sportscars is open. I have just put in an order after speaking to Steve. 

Really? Their facebook page says that they are taking orders, but will not make deliveries at the moment.

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I spoke to Steve today and he rang back as well afterwards to explain that while one item was out of stock, the others were not. He also thanked me kindly for the order... 

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11 hours ago, skiing said:

I spoke to Steve today and he rang back as well afterwards to explain that while one item was out of stock, the others were not. He also thanked me kindly for the order... 

They really should update their facebook page, as now it gives the impression they are taking orders, but will not make deliveries. SJ´s is pretty reliable with fast deliveries, so it would´ve been my first choice.

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Success! After full day of working on the exhaust system, the leaks are gone and the sound is great. A royal pain in the posterior to work on, but the Lotusbits exhaust sounds great!

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7 minutes ago, skiing said:

I have the same system and it does sound really great.... I need to sort a leak with one of the slip joints on mine.

Have you used copper grease on the slip joints?

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