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My S4 had a full service history - a wedge of invoices from specialists. Here’s some of the best bodges.

fuel pressure regulator pipes removed and cabletied up.

TPS only set to 85% pedal needed adjustment.

engine had been dropped at some point - exhaust cam pulley dented really badly.

drivers side rear hub - they tried to rebush the lower links - and broke the one side.

cam belt was one tooth off.

couldnt replace the thermostat as couldn’t undo bolts - still charged for the privilege of being incompetent.

 

the white S4 I have here had about 2 weeks prior to arriving here spent 4 weeks at another specialist having “brake” works done. Didn’t work - and the bleed nipples had been untouched for a very long time.

the stories are shocking and very real. There are some good chaps out there - but many are months of waiting just for their time 👍

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Beginnings of a new fuel tank (stainless). It will be slightly heavier than the original but I figured it was a safer bet than doing it in aluminium.... If anyone wants one making please send me

Getting there Barry! The way I'm looking at is like this... The more I work on the car, the more I learn about/understand it! It will be nice driving around (eventually) with the peace of mind knowing

Treated the old girl to a clay bar and carnauba wax detail today... She rewarded me by going on a 30 mile drive and not actually breaking down - A new record 😂       

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I think some service history thrown in with used cars is total rubbish some of the time,  various records and bills from other cars can be added and what make it worse with the classic car market,  a lot can made showing old companies service bills that have long folded and closed down,  so potential owners have no way of checking up on records.

Things like these forums go a long way to provide a good record of graft done on cars with a picture diary also.  Lets just say some certain cars on here would be purchased over others as folks can veiw the build/restoration threads on here :)

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On 16/06/2018 at 01:06, Steve V8 said:

Having found numerous bodged jobs on my car carried out by so called specialist garages, I think I prefer to use my own limited knowhow backed up by the service manual and wealth of knowledge available from other owner/enthusiasts on here.

Knowing what makes your car tick, (or preferably purr ) is peace of mind, and when you hear the that metal on tarmac grinding sound, you won't panic, because having done the work yourself you'll know you should have doubled up on the bailers twine for making those exhaust hangers. 😀

Ha ha I completely agree! You mention the bodges, sometimes you have to leave things half finished or not done as well as it should be due to whatever reason, for example my fuel pump is cable tied on at the mo as I need to modify the bracket before I can fit it properly (I won't bore you with the details)... It's ok though, because I know it's safe and I can sort it out when I'm ready. Most garages will take shortcuts, that's a fact.

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I think some service history thrown in with used cars is total rubbish some of the time,  various records and bills from other cars can be added and what make it worse with the classic car market,  a lot can made showing old companies service bills that have long folded and closed down,  so potential owners have no way of checking up on records.

Things like these forums go a long way to provide a good record of graft done on cars with a picture diary also.  Lets just say some certain cars on here would be purchased over others as folks can veiw the build/restoration threads on here :)

Another salient point :) The main reason for this thread is to keep my own log of the work done, and if it can raise discussions or help people along the way thats a bonus...

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15 minutes ago, Llewelyn82 said:

Treated the old girl to a clay bar and carnauba wax detail today... She rewarded me by going on a 30 mile drive and not actually breaking down - A new record 😂 

 

 

 

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The more you drive and fettle - the more reliable she will become.

these cars really suffer with poor owners. It’s not owners suffering with poor cars!!

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25 minutes ago, cbclotus said:

Looking good Rare car ....in good hands .....Mike

Thanks Mike, getting there :) :)

20 minutes ago, Barrykearley said:

The more you drive and fettle - the more reliable she will become.

these cars really suffer with poor owners. It’s not owners suffering with poor cars!!

I think you are totally right, I am convinced that once everything on my list is done it will actually be quite a reliable car ! (Here's hoping!)... I'm a firm believer that the key to old car reliability is regular use so I am going to try and drive it at least twice a week or more when possible.

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A couple more pics from the weekly shopping trip, who said these cars aren't practical? :)

Notice the RR Wraith in the background? The Esprit actually got more looks!

 

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If in doubt.... Change everything :)

 

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All dash illumination 100% :) (only blown bulb was the boost gauge but I decided to go all out and change every bulb!). Checked all the wiring, contacts look nice and clean and it looks to be all original except for a load of unexplained insulation tape. Cleaned and refitted everything really nicely including all the leather which was pretty grim at the back...

Should the choke light work on an 88? Mine doesn't...

Also had a play with the speedo to try and cure a 20-30mph bouncing needle...

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Didn't go to plan - In fact I think I might have broken it!!! (must have glued the wrong part! :D ) Oh well... I'll have another play tomorrow.

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:D :D :D :D

 

 

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Well done - I’ve never managed to get my speedo round that far..... not for the want of trying 

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27 minutes ago, Barrykearley said:

Well done - I’ve never managed to get my speedo round that far..... not for the want of trying 

I must admit I was surprised, it's amazing what tesco 99 and a bit of redex can do....

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Tach repair 101....

Cheap set of hair springs from India and a steady hand.... 

5 mins later the tach is working, I just need to calibrate it by giving it a 1000 rpm signal somehow so I can set the spring tension. This is done by pulling the excess winding through that little stop with the bullet-shaped pin in it.

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Hey dude, top work on the dials, i have a similar issue.

 

looking at your pictures im pretty sure the black number plate surround on your car is upside down, the thicker black side should be at the top, not the bottom, it then aligns with the lights :-)

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17 minutes ago, Cabbage said:

ignore me! im completely wrong, mines the same way round as yours

 

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@Cabbage Ha! I had to go and check to see if it looked weird :) I think it's the right way round though!

If you need some springs let me know, I've got loads of them...

Quick update (it's been a while due to work commitments, Goodwood and basically enjoying the nice weather...)

Period radio now fitted. Managed to end up with two of these (!)... Blaupunkt "Memphis SQR 88" which was the top of the line Blaupunkt radio for '88-90 so even though it's not OEM it seems fitting for the period. Fitted to 930 Turbo Porsche, Ferrari, etc so perfect for a mid engined piece of exotica such as the Esprit :DAmazingly they have an aux in on the front so are actually usable in a modern day context...

Very pleased!

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Latest little job, fitted new clutch slave cylinder and braided hose today. Clutch fork adjustment was well out (25mm) so I've set it to the factory specs (12.5mm). Pedal action much smoother and generally feels much better. :D not sure if it's cured my high rpm weirdness as the car is running like shit again but I've got a feeling it will have done :)

 

(photos taken before I adjusted the fork) 

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Carbs off and ready to be rebuilt... This will include an ultrasonic clean and tune/balance when refitted. A few "while you're in there" jobs also will be taken care of - Oil service, new aftermarket high energy distributor and coil and a quick tidy up of the intake plenum... :) :)

 

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Is the vac hose to the distributor diaphragm necessary? (black/blue tracer in pic) Am I right in thinking it's just for emissions? If so can I blank it off with no adverse effects? The reason I ask is because the replacement distributor I've found only has one vacuum advance port on it. Any advice on this appreciated!

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Get that plenum repainted or powdercoated.

get onto Kay’s on eBay - and spoil the old girl to stainless bolts to put it all back together

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1 minute ago, Barrykearley said:

Get that plenum repainted or powdercoated.

get onto Kay’s on eBay - and spoil the old girl to stainless bolts to put it all back together

It's all soaking in paint stripper as we speak! Going for a VHT red wrinkle finish, should look ace - I never thought of the bolts, thanks for the tip :)

Any ideas on the vac line I mentioned?

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I’ve never owned a carb - hence no knowledge of distributors on esprits. Just know a good source of such things

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