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by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:43
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: long trip happy engine report

Just as an experiment - if your remote mount still accepts an original-style filter - you could also do the same tests with an original filter to see what differences in pressure there are. I'm also considering a remote filter mount as well - if there's still room in that part of the engine bay! Pe...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Sep 24, 2020 20:28
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: long trip happy engine report

Great report Peter 8) . I'm astounded at such a large drop in pressure through the filter - the "ordinary" filters must be even worse. I wonder how many reports of suspect pressure (especially at tickover) are just the result of the filter? Pete Hello Pete At IDLE the pre and post filter pressure d...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 20:54
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: long trip happy engine report

Nice report Peter (I'll skip the bit about your wife!) I'd be interested to know what oill pressure you get using the Valvoline 5w/50 (especially hot idle), and how it compares with what you used to get using Castrol 10w/60. The low oil consumption is interesting. Good fuel consumption too. Cheers,...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 08:49
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: long trip happy engine report

TAR wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 21:25
Lotus-e-Clan wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 19:48
I was well-laden with luggage including 13 bottles of wine and the wife (which weighs loads!).
Lol, did you read that back before you posted it? :D
Ooops! :shock: :lol:
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Sep 22, 2020 19:48
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 9
Views: 266

long trip happy engine report

I'm on holiday in Devon atm having made the trip down from North Yorkshire in the Lotus last Sunday. I haven't done a long trip in the Excel since Cornwall 2016 so I was a little on-edge about using it for a long trip untested since then. Happily, so far, (touch wood) all has gone well. I expected s...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 20:27
Forum: General
Topic: Steering column "knock"
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Steering column "knock"

Good result! The next question I'd ask myself is ..why were they loose? I've never taken the steering wheel off my Excel (and I've had it longer than the previous 2 owners combined) so haven't got a clue why anyone would want to. EDIT: And I mean that from a 'being stupid and can't think" point of v...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Sep 14, 2020 20:03
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Air Horn faults.
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Air Horn faults.

If you take off the lower radiator cowl the horns are very easily accessible. On my 89SE at least, there are six fixings for the lower rad cowl. Two lower radiator 10 mm AF nut fixings, two self tappers into the body close by the said rad fixings, and two into the front spoiler somewhere near the Fo...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:39
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Gearbox Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 2375

Re: Gearbox Rebuild

I bought stainless exhaust studs plus new nuts for my 89SE from Gary Kemp - see link below (then go to his ebay shop perhaps)..

Gary Kemp link
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Sep 09, 2020 18:33
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Gearbox removal
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Gearbox removal

Thanks all, that was also my toughts, but maybe there are smarter quys like me. i rebuild my engine and after running 1 hour i saw that a few drops of oil were coming from the rear crankshaft seal. So i thought i would an option to leave the engine in place and remove the gearbox to get this seal f...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Sep 06, 2020 18:13
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 244
Views: 11959

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Great idea. It will increase the driving pleasure.
Like the drop -down relay sled too!
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Rear window shattered
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Rear window shattered

Kerry wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:15
Managed to get a second hand windscreen from SJ Sportscars in Crediton Devon, picked it up yesterday
I guess you mean rear screen rather than front windscreen?
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Aug 26, 2020 22:23
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Cooling System
Replies: 28
Views: 1966

Re: Cooling System

Evans waterless coolant is the way to go. When I drain mine to do the belt I lose a little due to carelessness (< 50 ml)..but essentially all goes back in once the belt's done. No cooling deterioration or alloy corrosion. Fast oil warm-up. Zero cooling system pressure, silicon hoses last forever, no...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Aug 21, 2020 22:42
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Headlining
Replies: 38
Views: 1771

Re: Headlining

My A posts don't need recovering ..but do they need to be removed in order to remove other roof lining trims (like the sun visor header rail) ? You don’t need to touch the A post trim to remove the section with the sun visors. You need to pop the cover off the base of the mirror and remove the scre...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Aug 21, 2020 22:03
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Headlining
Replies: 38
Views: 1771

Re: Headlining

My A posts don't need recovering ..but do they need to be removed in order to remove other roof lining trims (like the sun visor header rail) ?
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Aug 21, 2020 20:11
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Headlining
Replies: 38
Views: 1771

Re: Headlining

It's going to smell fab in your car when it's been done! Especially with the sun on the roof! :D Oh yeah I forgot, sun visors will be done too. Eventually red carpet with sand leather piping...no sure if it would be appropriate to do carpet trim in leather ..but there will be leather waste associat...