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Chris Southam

Throttle Return Spring

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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 :)

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I can probably do this tonight Chris as my airbox is partially dismantled.

 

You keeping her now then?

Edited by Nelly9000

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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!

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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.

 

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

 

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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).

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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!

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