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08-12-2019 05:10 PM
greenisGood ok. Good to know. Thanks!
08-12-2019 04:39 PM
snowrx I've got pics of other transaxles that show the same double seal bearing, so it may be normal.
08-12-2019 07:40 AM
greenisGood I should have said "exploded view" not "blown up" view.
08-12-2019 05:37 AM
greenisGood I have the transmission out and taking it apart to do some maintenance and preventive stuff on my '88. I have learned to take nothing for granted. The question for you all is why does the "front" bearing on the primary shaft have seals on both sides, (or does it?), when none of the other bearings do? From the "blown up" schematic in the manual, section FD page 17 for the C35 Citroen transmission, it looks like the seal is in place at least for the front, can't see the back. Someone has been in here before me. But professionals make mistakes too. The gear right behind the bearing obviously is getting oil splashed to it. I don't have the bearing out yet, but I think it's fine. The other bearings shown have their individual elements visible, no seal. See last pic.

BTW the diagram is wrong. It shows the bearing at the front of the clutch shaft when if fact it is behind the clutch shaft, and behind #3 which is the snap ring for the clutch shaft into the primary shaft.
06-03-2019 09:45 AM
carbuff mike.griese
06-03-2019 07:03 AM
greenisGood I'm getting ready to rebuild my trany soon. Someone mentioned that there is a set of tools for the Citroen box that gets passed around the country, but I don't remember who to contact about borrowing them? Can someone direct me? THANKS!!!
10-31-2018 07:08 AM
carbuff
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Originally Posted by greenisGood View Post
Thanks! but my car is actually an '88 not an SE.
Yeah, UPGRADED to an SE.

At least, GIG didn't install a WING, that's one reason the car looks so good! <<<DUCKS>>>
10-31-2018 06:29 AM
greenisGood Thanks! but my car is actually an '88 not an SE.
10-30-2018 02:01 PM
Erik L The stance, color and the wheels, and finish on the wheels make that SE look totally modern, its transformed. I like it as much as the S4.
10-30-2018 06:52 AM
EspritNOOB Wow that looks great! Love it.
08-11-2018 05:53 PM
greenisGood There was a question a while back about an Esprit looking like it sat slightly high that had the Bilstein -Lotus struts. I suggested that he do what I did, they ARE adjustable. I thought I'd post the after pics. Sat about 10=12mm too high. Now it's perfect. I included some other pics...just because..well happy with the way it came out. Never done tho.....
07-30-2018 05:19 AM
lolo no, pantera is a customers car.
that cover bridge is in erwinna Pa, 200 yards from my driveway
07-27-2018 07:52 PM
Turbo R I was thinking the same thing...is that Pantera yours as well, Lolo? Love the color too! Welcome back!!!

BTW, "Green is Good"...not sure where Lolo is based, but the Frankenfeld covered bridge is in Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franke...Covered_Bridge

Happy Friday, all!!!
07-27-2018 07:00 PM
greenisGood And where are you that you can use that front plate?
07-27-2018 06:58 PM
greenisGood Welcome back! Is the Pantera yours too?
07-27-2018 12:48 PM
lolo
HI, i'm back!

here mine. first set made to my specs with help from jason at rotiform. i didnt know he made another set! car looks great. i lowered mine a bit with spax coilovers to make them fit a bit better and i have no change in handling. love this car!





not mine, from a calander photo shoot with a girl :P
07-30-2017 01:03 PM
Loren Yuk, hate the bubbles for wheel wells.
07-30-2017 12:40 PM
redfox A modernized Lotus Esprit Supercar!

Have you ever thought about making a GT1 replica?

Kind regards,
Redfox.
07-30-2017 11:53 AM
Loren Looking quite a bit different now.
07-30-2017 10:51 AM
redfox Ha ha! Thanks

I forgot a bit of the story. So, as we drove on, my wife asked me, "What was that about that woman loosing her grocery bags"? I replied: "Honey, you. just witnessed the Esprit effect".

Here's another one:
I went with my friend (he's got a 996 911 Chaos car) to a street new Classic car meet in the other end of the Island where we live (Sealand). So, having been there for a few hours, we prepared to drive home. And right after my friend started his 911, A Group of japanese tourist came by to have a look. They passed the 911 and stopped to see the Esprit. A nice woman came close to ask about the car. "That's a very nice car, sir. Oh, thanks, it was in the movie Pretty Woman. Oh really? Yes, and in Basic Instinct. Oh reeeally? Yes, and in two James Bond movies as well and a teenspy movie called If Looks could kill, too. Oh rreeeeeeeeaalllyyyyy? Thanks for chatting", I have to drive home, and off I went. Every single japanese tourist clapped in their hands... And my friend followed shortly after, pretty silent.
Just an ordinary experience I had with the Esprit.
It kind of creates an opportunity for contact and a chat. And as you said, we should do all we can to plant the Esprit virus in every single Little child. When they grow up and drive (or rather, are being automatically transported) on a silly Little Electric carpet, they should have this experience in the back of their mind

Kind regards, Redfox.
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