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HI everybody!

I was hoping i could find some assistance here, I am working on a friends 2002 lotus esprit v8, and hes been havign issues with it overheating. He wants to start with replacing the thermostat and go from there, My question is how the heck do i even take the thermostat out? I cant even see it! never worked on a lotus before, but it cant be much worse than anything else.

any help or pictures is appreciated! I havent found any information anywhere online. 


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Welcome chap.

im sure the parts manual etc is available on here if you go for full forum membership. Pretty much all the info you ever need will be on here - or a kind soul will share with you

Best of luck with the overheating

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Welcome to TLF Dan. :welcome:

Hope you get it all sorted out. :)

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Just done mine.

Takes about 20 -30 mins and make sure you use the correct Lotus 82deg C thermostat and also replace the "o" rings when the thermo casting is removed.

Refill the cooling system and bleed as per the Lotus workshop manual method.

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