free hit
Throttle Return Spring - Fuel System/Carbs - The Lotus Forums - Official Lotus Community Partner Jump to content


Throttle Return Spring

Chris Southam

Recommended Posts

Hi guys, so big drive down to the Lotus Festival yesterday and I had an issue with the throttle sticking open at roughly 50%. On closer inspection from some of the experts onsite at the festival I've not got the right part fitted.

So... I've ordered a new correct spring but could anyone show me a diagram/photo of how it's supposed to be fitted to the throttle linkage. Mine wasn't fitted to the airbox as it's supposed to be, so I'm a little in the dark.


Would be much appreciated :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.
  • Replies 5
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

Thanks Neil, I'd really appreciate that.


I'm afraid she sold over the weekend at the festival and I've got a couple of bits to do and it's pending a test drive. Other than that, it's no longer mine!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Chris,


Here's where it attaches between the carbs above the oil filter. The other end clips on through a small hole on the base of the airbox.






Pete '79 S2

LEW Miss September 2009

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Pete's beat me to it!  I have taken them anyway, so here they are, including the airbox fixing:






The spring fixes on the underside to the back of the airbox section which fits to the carbs


The throttle was sticking when I got my car so one of the first jobs was to replace the cable and spring - been fine ever since (not that its really done that much driving in that time).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Excellent thanks chaps, mine was attached to the carbs above rather than across and under the airbox. Very strange and hadn't noticed it before but it was sticking partly open after doing 70(+) for 50 odd miles on Sunday.

When the new spring arrives I'll get it attached properly!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience, serve personalized ads or content, and analyze our traffic. By clicking " I Accept ", you consent to our use of cookies. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.