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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody know this car?

just bought 2001 esprit from ferrari of denver anybody know this car will be here NY LI on tuesday cant wait looks great in pics
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Its like saying "Does anybody know Mr.Brown in Boston?"

Perhaps more detail might help
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calypso2001,

Don't know the car but we have folks that may.

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A little late NOW to be asking after you already bought it! Don't worry, pretty soon you will know the car inside and out! You can also go through the "Chain of Ownership" if you want to spend the time and money doing searches of the DMV's in the States it was Titled in. Perhaps the dealers out west can also help. You can also ask Lotus USA to do a search of their records. What you REALLY need to know is the history of the timing belts, if they were ever changed or adjusted and when. If you can't determine that then figure on having them done ASAP. You can also try a Carfax report. First thing you will want to do when you get the car is to wash it. Too bad it's so cold around here!!!!! Do you know how to start the car and how to put it into reverse? You will learn quickly!!!!!
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I saw it at the dealer. It is red and has 19" wheels?

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yes 19 wheels tan int calypso red looks good in pic first time buying car site
unseen i hope its ok
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forgot to say t belts,water pump,pulleys,tensioner done 3k ago
all done at dealer have all serv records all just bs
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That's good that you have service records. It is still a good idea to have the tension checked. On one of the '99's I bought, the belts were recently checked by the local guy. When I got it home and running the first thing I did was to have the belts checked. One was too tight and one was too loose. Since the belts are SO important having them checked is cheap insurance. Should cost around $350 if that's all they do. The brake and clutch fluid is supposed to be changed EVERY year. If you don't know when it was done last then have it done now. Check all of the fluid levels. Wherever you take it you might consider having a full "B" service done in addition to cheking the belts. That way you KNOW when all of this was done and that it was done right?
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where can i get tools to check tension do they make aftermarket
is it a real pain in the ass
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where can i get tools to check tension do they make aftermarket
is it a real pain in the ass
Yes it can be...

But very important on a V8.

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The tools to do the job can cost a lot. Especially if you buy them from Lotus and use the Clavis gauge. There are short-cuts but for the initial look-over it is best to have someone who knows what they are looking at to check the car. Since you are in Long Island, NY you are not very far from probably the BEST Lotus mechanic in the USA. Call R & S Motorsports and make an appointment. Located in Closter, NJ about 10 minutes from the GWB.
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