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Please help identify this part. Cold start solenoid?

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I am not sure what the part is, and what it is used for.

My mechanic says that it seems to be a cold start solenoid of some sorts.

It might be connected to the cold start switch in the alloy water pipe, but we are not sure as it looks as the wires (if there was any) has been removed.

Photo attached.

Please advise what it is and if possible how to repair or maybe get a  ne replacement.

I checked the Dellorto's website but can't seem  to find any information.

Thanks.

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Isn’t that the throttle jack solenoid?

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35 minutes ago, Glyn Harper said:

Isn’t that the throttle jack solenoid?

What's a throttle jet solenoid?

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On a carb turbo it keeps the throttle butterflies open a little during warmup.

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10 minutes ago, Glyn Harper said:

On a carb turbo it keeps the throttle butterflies open a little during warmup.

Thanks.. I just googled and it is indeed the throttle jack solenoid.

LOTUS B910E9030J

I found some information on it's purpose for the turbo cars, but didn't really find it's use for my NA. 

And this item seems to be no longer available for purchase.

I wonder how it is wired ....

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I really don’t think it’s that important a part. They don’t often work anyway. :)

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20 minutes ago, Glyn Harper said:

I really don’t think it’s that important a part. They don’t often work anyway. :)

I see ... meaning I probably can just leave it, cos the car was running well before i pulled the engine and noticed the part. Tks

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Yes. I’m in the UK and I removed this part on my car before I fitted injection. The car ran fine, even in our colder climate.

I really wouldn’t worry about it. Just put it in a box somewhere and forget about it. :)

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The three switches are, from top to bottom: thermal fan switches, purge pump swicth, overheat tell tale swicth.
I do not know the carburetors Esprit very well  but I think the solenoid trottle jack works like on the Excel SE.I am attaching the manual page of the excel about trottle jack

 

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The TJS is energized by a relay connected to the distributor. Unfortunately in your solenoid there are no more the spade to connect the wires.

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18 hours ago, RS blu said:

The TJS is energized by a relay connected to the distributor. Unfortunately in your solenoid there are no more the spade to connect the wires.

Thanks RS blu.

As this is NLA we will try without it first ... but in the mean time I have a more urgent part needed ... anyone has spare distributor for a X180 NA lying around?? hahaha

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34 minutes ago, RS blu said:

Thanks, i spoke to them it is no longer available. Although they do provide a repair service.

But this means flying the distributor from Singapore to UK...

Might just do that if there are no other solutions

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