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Forum: Lotus Esprit   08-13-2019, 07:47 AM
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Posted By gmendoza
https://youtu.be/6v2VEvCZPk0?t=491 Send me your...

https://youtu.be/6v2VEvCZPk0?t=491
Send me your email and I can email you a drawing for the tool and instructions.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   08-07-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By gmendoza
top is riveted to the radiator frame, bottom is...

top is riveted to the radiator frame, bottom is bolted to the fiberglass support
Forum: Lotus Esprit   07-31-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By gmendoza
Those are classic signs of blown head gasket on a...

Those are classic signs of blown head gasket on a v8.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   07-29-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By gmendoza
Iím sorry to say but if belts are on and tight...

Iím sorry to say but if belts are on and tight and not turning, thatís definitely intermediate shaft bolt.

To repair, at minimum the engine needs to come out heads need to be redone with some...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   07-29-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,690
Posted By gmendoza
Pumps do have check valves. Primary pump runs for...

Pumps do have check valves. Primary pump runs for a few second when you turn the key, secondary pump runs when the engine is cranking. Once the engine has fired up, primary comes back on, secondary...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   07-29-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By gmendoza
You could have two things going on. 1st:...

You could have two things going on.

1st: Its normal for low beams to go out when high beams are switched on. You can change that though. Fish around the wiring loom under the front relays for a...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   07-29-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,690
Posted By gmendoza
From my experience, cleaning V8 injectors is a...

From my experience, cleaning V8 injectors is a waste if time and money. You are better off replacing them.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   07-29-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By gmendoza
Does he have the proper tool to scan the ABS...

Does he have the proper tool to scan the ABS module like a Tech 1 with appropriate cartridge? Hooking up a generic OBD2 scanner will not read ABS codes.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   07-20-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,163
Posted By gmendoza
Id suggest you perform an oil analysis. Id...

Id suggest you perform an oil analysis. Id suspect liner sealant before head gaskets based on your description.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   07-16-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By gmendoza
time to pull the shift boot and see whats going...

time to pull the shift boot and see whats going on. Could be the reverse inhibitor. Can you go into reverse without lifting the collar?
Forum: Lotus Esprit   07-04-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,163
Posted By gmendoza
Looks like you've been down this road before. ...

Looks like you've been down this road before.
https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f164/any-one-ever-have-coolant-reservoir-tank-failure-224634/#post3107290
Forum: Lotus Esprit   07-04-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,163
Posted By gmendoza
That, along with many others, is an error.

That, along with many others, is an error.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   07-04-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,163
Posted By gmendoza
The V8 cap is rated a 145kpa, or about 20psi.

The V8 cap is rated a 145kpa, or about 20psi.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   07-04-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By gmendoza
https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f164/list-lotus-e...

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f164/list-lotus-exotic-cars-shops-us-canada-466360/

See the link above. You'll most likely have to ship your car. I've spoken to several people from Vegas, they...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   07-04-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By gmendoza
What are your current alignment specs?

What are your current alignment specs?
Forum: Lotus Esprit   06-26-2019, 05:46 PM
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Views: 69,883
Posted By gmendoza
Do you have a white 97?!?!? Do you have more pics?

Do you have a white 97?!?!? Do you have more pics?
Forum: Lotus Esprit   06-24-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By gmendoza
Many times you can bring the valve back to life...

Many times you can bring the valve back to life by running CLR through the heater matrix
Forum: Lotus Esprit   06-23-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By gmendoza
There's a lot of misinformation. Only Final...

There's a lot of misinformation. Only Final Editions and S350 came standard with the High Torque ECU. Considering the High Torque ECU also fixes several issues, a large percentage of V8s have the HTU...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   06-23-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By gmendoza
I've seen cars with this type of refrigerant. It...

I've seen cars with this type of refrigerant. It definitely cools well but most AC gurus will not approve.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   06-23-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By gmendoza
If the knob is hard to turn, chances are your...

If the knob is hard to turn, chances are your heater control valve is sticking. If you try to force it, there's a strong chance you'll kink and break the cable.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   06-23-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,163
Posted By gmendoza
Like it's been said before, the ECU turns on the...

Like it's been said before, the ECU turns on the fans when the AC is off and coolant temp above 100*C.

Scan the car with proper diagnostic software. See what temp the ECU is reading, compare that...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   03-08-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,307
Posted By gmendoza
I would agree that to be an "Esprit Shop", you...

I would agree that to be an "Esprit Shop", you need a Tech 1. Exotic Speed Shop in Ontario California does have Tech 1.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   11-18-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By gmendoza
Congrats on the purchase. For engine oil,...

Congrats on the purchase.

For engine oil, XXw50 or 10w60 for hot weather. I've seen some v8s get flickering oil light at idle in hot weather after sitting in stop & go traffic for a while with...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   11-18-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By gmendoza
I've used VW part number 1J0035849E also.

I've used VW part number 1J0035849E also.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   11-09-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By gmendoza
jtrealty, this is actually a common failure but...

jtrealty, this is actually a common failure but most people assume itís the oil lines or oil filter housing leaking.
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