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by wrxseeker
Wed May 31, 2017 16:09
Forum: General
Topic: Lower steering uj pre 86
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Lower steering uj pre 86

This is hopefully good news as my '84 will need one at some point.

Have used Dave Mac for years and have found them really good.
by wrxseeker
Wed May 31, 2017 16:03
Forum: General
Topic: Flywheel & Starter Motor
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Flywheel & Starter Motor

So to close this thread in case anyone is searching in the future: My car was fitted with a Brise "hi-torque" starter After visting a well know lotus specialist it turns out that a lot of these "hi-torque" starter motors dont engage with the flywheel properly. After fitting a used 3m100 Lucas the st...
by wrxseeker
Wed May 31, 2017 16:01
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Strange Starter Motor Problem 1984 Excel
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Strange Starter Motor Problem 1984 Excel

So to close this thread in case anyone is searching in the future: After visting a well know lotus specialist it turns out that a lot of these "hi-torque" starter motors dont engage with the flywheel properly. After fitting a used 3m100 Lucas the starting issue went away with only minor damage appar...
by wrxseeker
Thu May 04, 2017 13:44
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Min to Max on Dipstick
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Min to Max on Dipstick

Thanks - I could not find it in mine !

Must try harder !
by wrxseeker
Wed May 03, 2017 13:27
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Min to Max on Dipstick
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Min to Max on Dipstick

Hi,

I have done a search, looked the manual and service manual but cant seem to find the answer.

Can anyone tell me the volume of oil needed to go from max to min on dipstick please (912 LC if it makes a difference)

Thanks

Darren
by wrxseeker
Tue May 02, 2017 22:48
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Donington Historic - 28/29/30 Apr 2017
Replies: 60
Views: 3276

Re: Donington Historic - 28/29/30 Apr 2017

Thanks for organising Richard - Good to meet you too. Lee has managed to fool you with his immaculate red with dark lower panels as his is a wide body SE but looks like an early Excel !
Mine is a narrow body LC but yours is the best of both worlds for me !!
by wrxseeker
Sun Apr 30, 2017 21:32
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Donington Historic - 28/29/30 Apr 2017
Replies: 60
Views: 3276

Re: Donington Historic - 28/29/30 Apr 2017

Nice to meet up with a few of you today and thanks for the pizza ! Here are a few photos I took. http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/wrxseeker/20170430_135845535_iOS.jpg http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/wrxseeker/20170430_135644627_iOS.jpg http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/wrxseeker/20170...
by wrxseeker
Sun Apr 30, 2017 07:47
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Donington Historic - 28/29/30 Apr 2017
Replies: 60
Views: 3276

Re: Donington Historic - 28/29/30 Apr 2017

Thanks Lee - will give that a go and come and have a look at the cars on display even if I don't get mine in.
by wrxseeker
Sat Apr 29, 2017 22:47
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Donington Historic - 28/29/30 Apr 2017
Replies: 60
Views: 3276

Re: Donington Historic - 28/29/30 Apr 2017

Late notice I know but I picked up a ticket for tomorrow last minute.

Would like to try and come in excel - do you need a pass to get into the display area please ??

Thanks

Darren
by wrxseeker
Mon Feb 13, 2017 22:25
Forum: General
Topic: Flywheel & Starter Motor
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Flywheel & Starter Motor

Thanks Dan - I live in Leamington just down the road from lotusbits so I may call in see if they have one. Wouldn't want to borrow one in case my car destroys it like I think it has done to the Brise one I have just had repaired !
by wrxseeker
Mon Feb 13, 2017 20:04
Forum: General
Topic: Flywheel & Starter Motor
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Flywheel & Starter Motor

Thanks

Is the mark in the back of the bell housing in line with the starter normal ??

And does anyone have a spare serviceable std starter that they want rid of so that I can test ?
by wrxseeker
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:53
Forum: General
Topic: Flywheel & Starter Motor
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Flywheel & Starter Motor

Can anyone tell me if this flywheel looks normal and all ok ?

Image

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Also does anyone know how many teeth the starter pinion has please ?
by wrxseeker
Sat Feb 11, 2017 18:31
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Strange Starter Motor Problem 1984 Excel
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Strange Starter Motor Problem 1984 Excel

Quick update - tried everything electrical and no improvement.

Sent starter to Brise who diagnosed a faulty solenoid and clutch.

Fitted it back on today and no improvement :cry: !!

Does anyone know how many teeth the std starter pinion has please ??
by wrxseeker
Mon Jan 16, 2017 08:25
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Strange Starter Motor Problem 1984 Excel
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Strange Starter Motor Problem 1984 Excel

Thanks - will have a go when I get 5mins and it finally stops raining !!!
by wrxseeker
Sun Jan 15, 2017 13:20
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Strange Starter Motor Problem 1984 Excel
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Strange Starter Motor Problem 1984 Excel

Still working on this. If I want to bypass the ignition switch will it be ok to momentarily connect the positive small connector on the solenoid directly to a 12v source just to eliminate the switch ?? I can then see if starter engages and continues to turn. My car is an 84 so I believe there is no ...