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by AndyC
Sun Feb 28, 2021 09:08
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Ignition barrel removal
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Ignition barrel removal

Correct, our locks are swapped but, don't forget so are the driver's position, so whilst their Left Hand door lock is our RH door lock, their driver's door is our passenger door.
by AndyC
Fri Feb 26, 2021 20:20
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: changing my Excel's timing belt
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: changing my Excel's timing belt

Or put it in gear and bump the car, having locked a bar as you suggest.
by AndyC
Sun Feb 21, 2021 08:20
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Headlight down, light on, ignition off
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Headlight down, light on, ignition off

I'd start with checking the relay, it may have stuck. If it's not not, then check that the relay coil isn't still being powered.
by AndyC
Sun Feb 14, 2021 08:32
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Another timing belt question
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Another timing belt question

The semi-auto adjusters are known for the piston sticking, so they're not great.
by AndyC
Sat Feb 13, 2021 21:01
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Another timing belt question
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: Another timing belt question

In people's experience, once the timing belt tension is set how many miles does it stay within spec? Thanks Pete The belt will loose tension after only a little use, but that's still within spec, as the original figures (90-95 etc) are for a new belt, and shouldn't be applied to a belt that's been ...
by AndyC
Fri Feb 12, 2021 17:23
Forum: General
Topic: Borroughs gauge for sale.
Replies: 22
Views: 1175

Re: Borroughs gauge for sale.

What are these like with the later HTD (round tooth profile) belts? Can they still be used with accuracy? No good for the blue ones I assume. Pete Yes, these do the Excel (and other front-engined 9xx), the only real difference is a slightly different setting, so would definitely give a consistent r...
by AndyC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 20:11
Forum: General
Topic: Borroughs gauge for sale.
Replies: 22
Views: 1175

Re: Borroughs gauge for sale.

... I'm selling everything I have atm tbh. I lost my job in lockdown and Im completely broke. ( and lost my house in divorce a few years back too lol. Everyone has problems ...) I do not claim state benefits and Im applying for every type of job I can but its getting a bit silly out there. Regards ...
by AndyC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 20:02
Forum: General
Topic: Borroughs gauge for sale.
Replies: 22
Views: 1175

Re: Borroughs gauge for sale.

What are these like with the later HTD (round tooth profile) belts? Can they still be used with accuracy? No good for the blue ones I assume. Pete Yes, these do the Excel (and other front-engined 9xx), the only real difference is a slightly different setting, so would definitely give a consistent r...
by AndyC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 17:02
Forum: General
Topic: Borroughs gauge for sale.
Replies: 22
Views: 1175

Re: Borroughs gauge for sale.

Or,for c £60 there's an offset one in the states. Guess it would do Esprits as well. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kent-Moore-J-36018-Borroughs-Belt-Tension-Gauge-2-3L-2-4L/274655893742?_trkparms=aid%3D1110009%26algo%3DSPLICE.COMPLISTINGS%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20201210111452%26meid%3D99f57cd9008d4251a31a229...
by AndyC
Sun Feb 07, 2021 19:45
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Engine sealants
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Engine sealants

Yep that's the stuff, they call it zero thickness but as you rightly state it isn't. When I've pulled them apart there are places that seem to be almost devoid of sealant, so I guess it can be a thou' or less in places which is a darn sight easier to allow for than a paper gasket that used to be spe...
by AndyC
Sun Feb 07, 2021 17:49
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Engine sealants
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Engine sealants

I thought Lotus moved and started specifying Loctite zero thickness sealer for the cam carrier-head joint.
by AndyC
Wed Feb 03, 2021 13:57
Forum: General
Topic: Gold Excel for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Gold Excel for sale

So, unless it didn't actually sell and was bid on to prevent the sale (shill bidding), it went for £7500 from TheMarket on 17th November 2020 https://themarket.co.uk/listings/lotus/excel/ea148527-266b-47f4-8736-cbf9fdf43796 And now has a for-sale price of £12,995. Wow, apparently our cars have seatb...
by AndyC
Thu Jan 21, 2021 21:58
Forum: General
Topic: Website Change Request
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Website Change Request

If using Chrome, press the CTRL button when clicking the link. There may even be extensions that can control such things on a site by site basis. I just right click and open in new tab. I guess Chris wants it for the same reason, you have list of "new" topics, you want that list to remain whist you ...
by AndyC
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:46
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Cam Carrier leak.
Replies: 18
Views: 1622

Re: Cam Carrier leak.

if you clean the area really well (try can of brake cleaner after wiping with tissue etc) then you could paint the joint with some silver engine paint. It's not going to hold back oil under pressure but could block any leaks that are just capillary action.
by AndyC
Fri Jan 08, 2021 23:00
Forum: General
Topic: excel A 227 GFA
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: excel A 227 GFA

Probably A277GFA which comes up as Eclat. MoT expired 2015 so hopefully just having a bit of tlc.