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by AndyC
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:44
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof

Trust me @CID that Mike has more than enough Excel bodies and some will be of crashed cars where major parts are no longer viable as a whole FG body, so it's no real loss to have a section cut. It just saves some more going to be destroyed.
by AndyC
Mon Apr 19, 2021 09:53
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof

Hi. If you do want to go back to original then I'd suggest contacting Lotusbits and purchasing a section of roof. They break lots of cars and I suspect sell less bodyshell parts than they do mechanical sections, so guess a roof will be relatively cheap. Then a bodywork firm can wafer down the edges ...
by AndyC
Wed Apr 14, 2021 17:55
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Oil Change Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Oil Change Advice

Considering there's quite a bit of oil left in each change (cooler, pipes, cam towers plus what hangs) I'd not want poor (cheap) oil in my engine. If you are doing 500/year and you still need to change it every two years it is 1000 miles, so why not just put a decent oil (something like Valvoline) i...
by AndyC
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:36
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: ExteriorDoor lock has fallen out
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: ExteriorDoor lock has fallen out

The plastic handle has a few metal threaded inserts molded into the plastic, the plastic cracks and the insert ceases to be held in place. This either results in the plastic handle coming away from the door, or the barrel falling away from the handle (this case). These can be fixed, ideally cut away...
by AndyC
Mon Apr 12, 2021 08:02
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: loss of spark ignition
Replies: 27
Views: 1296

Re: loss of spark ignition

SO the symptoms you have described the stopping , starting a bit and then stopping again. leave it for 30 minutes it starts and goes for 20 minutes. I tried a load of stuff. But it was the rota arm. you just need to buy a quality one not made in China for £2.50. Its the rivet that makes them crack ...
by AndyC
Sat Mar 27, 2021 19:52
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Caliper piston
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: Caliper piston

Unless of course the flexi is a stainless braided one or something similar, then there is a problem clamping it.
by AndyC
Thu Mar 25, 2021 20:06
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Paint Job Cost
Replies: 22
Views: 1131

Re: Paint Job Cost

Perhaps they've allowed time for:
Drill, grind and then epoxy the captive nuts of the handles.
cut off, then set new bolts in the bumper black pads.
And so forth. :lol:
by AndyC
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:42
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Turbo 2.2lt excel
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Turbo 2.2lt excel

Here's the link that somebody found for the pdf http://web.archive.org/web/201807140104 ... _lotus.pdf
by AndyC
Tue Mar 16, 2021 09:21
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Turbo 2.2lt excel
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Turbo 2.2lt excel

Rather than Turbo on a 2.2l, I'd suggest a few other options. A belt-driver supercharger, situated near where the air-con would be. My project car had this done but had a fundamental flaw of doing it to a HC NA engine rather than a HC Turbo engine, so couldn't give much boost. It got c210-220 BHP bu...
by AndyC
Mon Mar 15, 2021 21:54
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Turbo 2.2lt excel
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Turbo 2.2lt excel

The problem of Dellorts dripping fuel onto the dissy and so forth, are effectively solved by the turbo. There are situations where the dellorts can get too much fuel and it runs through to the airbox and as that's not as precisely sealed as necessary to hold fuel, the fuel then drips, but with a tur...
by AndyC
Sun Feb 28, 2021 09:08
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Ignition barrel removal
Replies: 4
Views: 311

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: 668

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: 754

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: 20
Views: 2428

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: 20
Views: 2428

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 ...