New HC N/A Pistons and liners on ebay

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New HC N/A Pistons and liners on ebay

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Possible scam. Be very careful. Check with Lotus before parting with cash.
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Looks genuine. Sellers name is lotuscarsltd and all other items for sale were from the last factory parts sale when Lotus set up their eBay shop.
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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.

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Pondlive wrote: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.

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If they are HC items, they should be nikasil coated, unless Lotus have changed them in the wake of the problems (other Marques only AKAIK) that have occurred in the past.
The pistons and liners are dimensionally matched, so you would need to find cast iron liners that match the pistons. Also earlier engines are LC, so the pistons are different in the crown area. You may find other differences, such as different piston rings for the two types of liner.
It would probably be much easier to find a set of the correct pistons and liners.
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And it's not a scam. I know the person who helped set the account up for the lady at Potash Lane. I shall not post her name just in case some little scum bag decides to look in here and uses it to try and set up a scam.

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Pondlive wrote: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

Its not impossible - HC pistons in a LC engine being discussed on The esprit forum - http://www.lotusespritforum.com/forums/ - you'll need to register. Its in the Giugiaro technical section under 'HC internals, HC head', and how I found out about the cheap piston sets being sold by Lotus.

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Yep, my Turbo Esprit has an early block that's been bored out to fit ali liners.

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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.
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AndyC wrote:And it's not a scam. I know the person who helped set the account up for the lady at Potash Lane. I shall not post her name just in case some little scum bag decides to look in here and uses it to try and set up a scam.

Definitely not a scam - got mine this morning (ordered on Wednesday night) - genuine Mahle parts including rings & gudgeon pins - BARGAIN of the month IMNSHO.
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amarshall wrote: Definitely not a scam - got mine this morning (ordered on Wednesday night) - genuine Mahle parts including rings & gudgeon pins - BARGAIN of the month IMNSHO.

That's good news then. :)
I may even buy a set myself at that price.
Has anyone checked that part No is the same as for the Excel SE?
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Redexcel wrote: Has anyone checked that part No is the same as for the Excel SE?
First thing I did - and cross-reference with SJS (check out their prices for the same parts - OUCH!)
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Well it's certainly a bargain price, and direct from the mother ship also. I'm sorely tempted...... I was defintely staying stock engined then I'd buy at least one set!

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