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by wrxseeker
Wed Jul 17, 2019 13:14
Forum: General
Topic: Coolant mixing or condensation?
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: Coolant mixing or condensation?

Unfortunately I can't put your mind at rest on this as when I had this on my car (only other symptom was losing water but no smoke from exhaust & no water in coolant) it was indeed a HG failure.
by wrxseeker
Fri Apr 26, 2019 21:09
Forum: General
Topic: Overheating - Cause or effect ?
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: Overheating - Cause or effect ?

Thanks for the reply's but due to recent shoulder surgery, a lack of time & space and the fact that I live ten minutes from them I'm going to let Lotusbits have the pleasure.
by wrxseeker
Fri Apr 26, 2019 13:02
Forum: General
Topic: Overheating - Cause or effect ?
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: Overheating - Cause or effect ?

So to follow up on this thread.. Unfortunately, upon removing the plugs and turning the engine over Coolant was squirting out of No1 ! So gutted, even more so as I started a thread on the Facebook Group about number of Elites/Eclat/Excel on the road and now mine isnt ! Serves me right. And of course...
by wrxseeker
Fri Mar 22, 2019 18:44
Forum: General
Topic: Overheating - Cause or effect ?
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: Overheating - Cause or effect ?

Thanks for responses. Yes Angus it is a single cap tank. A guy I work with used to rally 6R4s back in the day and suggested I use a suitable bottle as a catch tank to confirm it is being vented that way. Just to be clear the overheating “spike” only seems to occur from a cold start and happens regar...
by wrxseeker
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:48
Forum: General
Topic: Overheating - Cause or effect ?
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: Overheating - Cause or effect ?

Thanks for your reply.

The previous owner rebuilt the water pump when the engine was rebuilt 3 years ago (3k miles) but its definately worth a check.

Leak is top rad hose weeps a bit from cold, stat gasket was leaking but that was done 2 years ago.
by wrxseeker
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:17
Forum: General
Topic: Overheating - Cause or effect ?
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Overheating - Cause or effect ?

Hopefully someone can help: Had my Excel 3 years now - have a occasionally topped up the coolant but could see the leak so not too worried. Drove the 350 mile round trip to Lotus 70th in September and didn't use a drop of water or oil, and didn't overheat sat in the queue for 45 minutes to an hour. ...
by wrxseeker
Wed Mar 06, 2019 14:33
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Caffeine and Machine, Ettington nr Stratford Upon Avon
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: Caffeine and Machine, Ettington nr Stratford Upon Avon

Thanks for the info - perhaps we need to put forward that the Lotus Elite/Eclat/Excel Owners (or just Lotus Owners) become one of their 'featured club/groups' and we can then book a Saturday/Sunday accordingly ??
by wrxseeker
Sun Mar 03, 2019 21:41
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Caffeine and Machine, Ettington nr Stratford Upon Avon
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: Caffeine and Machine, Ettington nr Stratford Upon Avon

Thanks Richard - I will see if anyone else responds here and also post it on the Facebook groups once I have an idea of dates.

Think I will call in myself first before organising anything - maybe in the week if I am passing.

Darren
by wrxseeker
Fri Mar 01, 2019 19:18
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Caffeine and Machine, Ettington nr Stratford Upon Avon
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Caffeine and Machine, Ettington nr Stratford Upon Avon

This place is getting great reviews from every petrolhead who visits.

Would anyone be up for a Saturday/Sunday mini meet for breakfast here later in the year ??

http://caffeineandmachine.com/
by wrxseeker
Thu Feb 07, 2019 13:59
Forum: General
Topic: insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: insurance

Obviously depends where you are etc etc but thats what I pay Classicline and they were the cheapset I could find (especially with the included extras).
by wrxseeker
Fri Dec 14, 2018 14:09
Forum: General
Topic: Scrapping
Replies: 21
Views: 1771

Re: Scrapping

Real shame with the time he had put into it :(
by wrxseeker
Thu Dec 13, 2018 22:56
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Donington Historic - 3rd-5th May 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3074

Re: Donington Historic - 3rd-5th May 2019

I would like to try and do one day but would need to confirm nearer the time.
by wrxseeker
Tue Nov 20, 2018 14:29
Forum: General
Topic: Value your Excel if you dare!
Replies: 48
Views: 4130

Re: Value your Excel if you dare!

. . . . The black very early narrow body sat in my yard as it stands in non-running condition without carbs, broken windscreen is circa £2k and continues to go up in value as rarity puts this down as one of 10 or 11 early narrow bodies with iron cross wheel left in existence . . . . . Would my '83 ...
by wrxseeker
Fri Nov 02, 2018 19:29
Forum: General
Topic: Hawaiis0 in Classic & Sports Car
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Hawaiis0 in Classic & Sports Car

Just been sent a copy :lol: Thank you Darren. Bonus point for wearing club shirt :D No problem - Only fair considering you stopped on the way to Hethel to give me your spare ticket. If things hadn't gone to plan with the traffic after diverting to meet me, you might not have made it there and this ...
by wrxseeker
Thu Nov 01, 2018 21:41
Forum: General
Topic: Hawaiis0 in Classic & Sports Car
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Hawaiis0 in Classic & Sports Car

Classic and Sportscar - December Edition with a Sierra And Escort Cosworth on the front.