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I know its more work Barry but I am looking to do the oil pump refresh as discussed in this thread

https://www.lotustalk.com/threads/oil-pressure-problem.411105/page-2

. That oil pump looks temptingly easy to get at in your picture and for a few hours fettling might be a worth doing? Imagine no flickering oil light on hot days, just imagine it! A head gasket and turbo rebuild seem a small price to pay.

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Yesterday started off much like any other.  so I thought instead of just lazing on the sofa - I’d dig the S4s out the garage and clear off the dust then a nice trip out to tintern with some oth

We have some progress. She’s now out of the garage under her own power. its given me the opportunity to sweep up the not inconsiderable mess of cut off nuts and bolts, old packets, busted f

All in its rightful place. Massive thanks to Nobby and Jacko for the assistance with the engine hoist this is the first time in 8 years the engine has been in the engine bay

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This was all done not that long ago. I’ve no oil pressure problems at all on the car - no doubt replacing would be akin to the issues folks have when they routinely swap a perfectly good water pump.

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Had a good clean up in the garage today. Still awaiting delivery from SJ for the headgasket set and a load of other goodies.

One noticeable thing is that the valves in the head are all dark in colour, other than the two steam cleaned ones. That’s exactly what they should look like given these cars must run rich. Having seen another example recently I’m rather glad I never ran the brake servo off the inlet rail.

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Turbo on its way back today - SJ parcel arrived today as well. 
 

a few more odds and ends to arrive and the engine can go back together 

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Seats unbolted last night - only 1 sheared off - I’m surprised by that. 

Had a good look underneath - considering I rebuilt all the suspension about 2 years ago - I’m surprised to see the rubbers split on both top ball joints and track rod ends.

BG17 now sat on the printer - so I’ll try and haul my sorry ass into the garage and slowly tick through them steps.

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Sorry to read about this Barry, must have missed this thread.  I thought the 910s engine was built proof.  All I know is those Esprit meets / hoons can be expensive, the number of engines I've seen go pop soon afterwards have been many.

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Hi Barry,

Can you list the main bits you had to disconnect to separate the body from the chassis and how long did it take? I wonder how much harder it would be without a lift?

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Thanks Barry,

The next question is why did you feel the need to take the body off, what's the plan? (sorry if I've missed it further up).

And finally, I hope you feel better soon.

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The car has a previous cat C listing. The chassis off is simply a precautionary measure and it’s off for full alignment checking and correction if required.

As the engine was out anyway now seemed a good time to attack this. As I can drop the engine back in the chassis and then drop the body back on.

 

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Do you need to completely strip the chassis for the alignment or can it be done on a rolling chassis?

Who can carry out the alignment? I guess they need technical specs for the chassis from Lotus.

Interesting task, fingers crossed it is straight.

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Got the full specs already. Most of it I’m sure can be done rolling - is some needs stripping off it can be. It’s a contact of mine whom has a full laser setup and straightens rally cars and specialist cars. If it’s not - it’ll be tweaked straight 👍

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Quite a nice little job! :)

On 06/04/2020 at 17:32, Barrykearley said:

Got the full specs already

Did you manage to get more infos than in the workshop manual?

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