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    1985 Turbo Esprit
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    Brake upgrades to vented disks/4-pot calipers (PNM circa 2005)
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    Bucks, UK

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  1. Hi Andy, Don't need a new one (yet) - got a replacement yonks ago. Appreiate the thought. Do you have any other '85MY turbo spare parts?
  2. Hi Everyone, I hope this starts in the correct forum! If not, I'm sure a keen moderator will re-file it appropriately (tia) 🙂 As the car recently was on-the-road again, I had a massive idle jet blockage which nearly required a tow home. This is the reason why I'm asking. Now it's back and running, I thought I'd consider an ultrasonic cleaner/bath to clean and fix those parts that otherwise would continue to work. (Carb' parts etc., as well as other household items.) I think I'm looking for a 6-10 Litre device to fit Lotus bits into, but am not sure. Does anyone have experience in this? Am I barking up the wrong tree? Is this just a toy, or something more uselful ? All coments welcomed 🙂
  3. Car is now working -Caroline and I will be coming - see you all around 09:30ish 👍
  4. Hi Gang, Won't be coming to this one - the car's now scheduled to be ready for next year 😞 🙂 Have a great meet - love to you all ; Happy Christmas and New Year from myself and Caroline - and (fingers crossed) we'll be back in the Lotus January - whoop whoop!! Julian & Caroline
  5. Centimetric GPS - Nice one ..... for the future of ADAS http://global.geely.com/media-center/news/geespace-successfully-launches-first-nine-satellites/
  6. Wow !! 😉 Cars-as-a-service "CAAS" - how Millenial/Gen Z can we get ? Just suppose - It's a lovely sunny afternoon - "I fancy a drive in a Lotus (which I don't own)" or "I need some logs taken from the field to the store in winter (and my Electre can't manage)" how many "rental/loan" cars would need to be produced ? In actual fact, CAAS already exists in the UK in the form of PLPs or PCPs - so why not extend within-group Geely and start to ensure that the competition for car ownership is mitigated ? Thanks @TdM for the initial idea - but actually - it is a whole-life car rental scheme: just whose mast are one's colours to be nailed; and it's not about the cost - it's about the value ... I'm sure, also, that @Bibs will be working on a dark-web comms platform .. 😉
  7. Sorry chaps, car is currently SORN'd - so a no show from myself and Caroline ... Enjoy the meet 🙂.
  8. Had an attempt to get to grips with this - after reading/studying various threads on the matter. Wow !! I can't believe how little access there is - but at least I have confirmed that the leak is from the weep hole on the water pump (and leaks whilst just stood there) I can't see any way this can be removed w/o engine out (due to my skill level/knowledge/facilities) as there is so much other stuff in the way which I would prefer not to disturb - so the next step is to find a cost effective way of getting the car to someone who can 😞 I guess sometimes there are jobs that are beyond individual capabilities ...
  9. Thanks to all, As always, from many special "Forum-contributors", I am now beleagured/inundated with useful information and associated tips-'n-trix, for which I can only thank you, as I continue my apprenticeship 😉 🙂 Now the car is SORN'd - I can get to this issue - and move on with the A/C project and heater matrix revival. All I need is some dry weather, a following wind, some bolt-loosening-shrinking sparkles, a version of the infinite-improbability-ancilliary-remover, good luck, replacement knuckles etc. etc. Oh!, and suitable working replacement part(s). (I already have way more expletives than is good for one person ... ) On a slightly more practical note - where is the best place to get the pump refurbished, or are there any newer/aftermarket replacements ? and what about gaskets? As always - TIA
  10. In the image - the pin-hole has clearly been weeping at some point (red circle) but the coolant seems to be coming from the water pump/gasket (yellow circle) - I can't pinpoint the location exactly as everything is (obviously) in the way. What does the pinhole do/show ? I'll order a gasket - presumably a tricky job 🤔 If all else fails - I'll just have to have a go at the glovebox
  11. I bought this car on a Wednesday. They never told me it was made on a Friday 🤣🤣 So now I've got a new, properly affixed front bumper; re-vamped alternator that stays in place, all cooling/temp stuff sorted, fans working, etc. so I thought I'd take her or a short but spirited journey on a sunny day. Upon return, a trail of liquid on the tarmac appeared. After the engine cooled, leaking stopped. Smell/touch/taste (not XTC) eliminated oil. So now I have to discover where coolant may leak from (doesn't leak when static). Could I get some advice/tips on how to diagnose in order I can, once again, adopt the Lotus position and fix.? For reference, the puddling upon my return seemed to follow the floor pan/under tray, but have not yet sourced the leak, which clearly has to have started from above 😞 TIA,
  12. One "For the Drivers" Car Test
  13. Did I miss something - who is the competitor? Was Eletre the fist E-SUV to market? I thought Eletre was part of Lotus' future and generating (excuse the e-pun) profits for a very much more certain future than it's ever had. Unfortunately, I may actually be wrong.
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