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by Redexcel
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:23
Forum: General
Topic: New HC N/A Pistons and liners on ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: New HC N/A Pistons and liners on ebay

Gents, I think the question was 'Can HC pistons be used in LC liners?' , not 'Can a LC block be made to accept HC liners?'.

PS As usual, a very impressive post from Tim Engel, quoted on the LEF thread mentioned above.
by Redexcel
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:19
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Reg Plate fell off
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: Reg Plate fell off

Nah, it's where the starting handle goes, mate. :lol:
by Redexcel
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:22
Forum: General
Topic: New HC N/A Pistons and liners on ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: New HC N/A Pistons and liners on ebay

Hi, Does anyone know if these are the cast iron or Nicasil liners? If they are Nicasil, can these Pistons be run in a cast iron liner such as fitted to the earlier 2.2 engines? Any advice very much appreciated. Regards, Pondy If they are HC items, they should be nikasil coated, unless Lotus have ch...
by Redexcel
Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:15
Forum: General
Topic: New HC N/A Pistons and liners on ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: New HC N/A Pistons and liners on ebay

Possible scam. Be very careful. Check with Lotus before parting with cash.
by Redexcel
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:43
Forum: General
Topic: Might have done something silly...
Replies: 15
Views: 753

Re: Might have done something silly...

Honda engines DO run the opposite way to normal in their front wheel drive applications. I have personal experience of this, having changed the cam belt on my wife's CRV last year.
Don't know about RWD though. Is the S2000 engine used in any FWD Honda?
by Redexcel
Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:25
Forum: General
Topic: How embarassing.......
Replies: 37
Views: 1633

Re: How embarassing.......

OK then......maybe the carbs weren't iced up too :wink: In my defence when it happened on the way home the ice warning light on the dash wasn't even on which would mean that it was more than +4 degrees or there abouts. (Just trying to convince myself that it wasn't a wasted £70! :wink: ) Look at it...
by Redexcel
Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:14
Forum: General
Topic: How embarassing.......
Replies: 37
Views: 1633

Re: How embarassing.......

[Devil's advocate mode]

And now the weather is warmer, any carb icing will have vanished. :wink:

[/Devil's advocate mode]

Sounds like you needed to change the HT leads though.
by Redexcel
Wed Feb 11, 2009 20:46
Forum: General
Topic: How embarassing.......
Replies: 37
Views: 1633

Re: How embarassing.......

Mine is a later model and has the warm air feed for the airbox so not sure it is that. I changed the fuel filter when I did the pump recently and it has been fine since. Thanks all for the suggestions P.S. Still waiting for AA! You need to check its working. There should be a little temperature con...
by Redexcel
Wed Feb 11, 2009 19:55
Forum: General
Topic: How embarassing.......
Replies: 37
Views: 1633

Re: How embarassing.......

I think the guy who suggested ice forming in the chokes of the carbs probably put his finger on the problem. Conditions are ideal at the moment for this phenomen i.e. damp air and a few degrees above zero. Later Excels had a revised induction system to overcome this very problem where hot air is tak...
by Redexcel
Tue Oct 14, 2008 17:05
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Advice needed on Cam belt, otter switch, doors, wiper please
Replies: 22
Views: 2954

Re: Advice needed on Cam belt, otter switch, doors, wiper please

Hi Paul, As for the pipe to the air filter, it is very large bore (about 3-4 inches at a guess) and runs from the airbox, across the top rear of the engine and down to a clip behind the rad fans. It ends in a sort of rubber trumpet (the trumpet bell being inside the pipe). I'll take a pic and post ...
by Redexcel
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:53
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Advice needed on Cam belt, otter switch, doors, wiper please
Replies: 22
Views: 2954

Re: Advice needed on Cam belt, otter switch, doors, wiper please

My two pence worth. The temperature controlled flap in the intake is only fitted to very late cars. ('90 model year on?). It is present to prevent carb icing, which usually occurs when the ambient temp is a couple of degrees above freezing and at high humidity. The low temp causes a small thermostat...
by Redexcel
Fri Aug 01, 2008 13:27
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Fuel Line splitting
Replies: 15
Views: 3776

Re: Fuel Line splitting

I noticed last week that mine was exactly the same. The inner pipe seems to be fine though, so not treating this as an emergency while I decide what to do. I used a piece of heater hose to protect the inner tube where it passes over the rear carb.
by Redexcel
Sun Jul 20, 2008 09:17
Forum: General
Topic: What's in a name
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: What's in a name

Why not re-use Excel?
by Redexcel
Tue May 20, 2008 08:48
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Castle Combe May 24th
Replies: 7
Views: 851

just a quick chasis change... my cars an 87MY but ive had my eye on an 89- chasis for some time... any excuse for a bit of tinkering and a few late nights... havnt started on my car yet but the 89- chasis is with the shot blaster (to key it up) then ontop of the remaining galv im gunna 2pack it... ...
by Redexcel
Sun May 11, 2008 14:07
Forum: General
Topic: Still a mystery!
Replies: 3
Views: 644

I feel it's unlikely to be the HT leads. They would cause a missfire when they are under greatest stress if they were dodgey (i.e. under acceleration). Having said that, if they are the original leads, its time they were changed anyway as preventative maintenance. Checking back on your original post...