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Forum: Track and Technique   03-14-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,032
Posted By ERP
R888 + standing water ...

R888 + standing water

https://youtu.be/b3CBKoGkH5o
Forum: Lotus Elise   03-09-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,826
Posted By ERP
Coincidentally I just checked this the other day...

Coincidentally I just checked this the other day while trying to diagnose an absolutely crazy high cam mechanical issue. I was able to lock all the rocker pins for the high cam with air pressure....
Forum: Lotus Exige   02-15-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,682
Posted By ERP
I designed them in CAD and 3D printed them....

I designed them in CAD and 3D printed them. They're still working great nearly 7 years later.
Forum: Lubricating System   07-20-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 695
Posted By ERP
Oil Pump Port and Polish

A recent odd failure of the intake cam sprocket forced me to replace the oil pump housing due to damage. https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f25/odd-failure-intake-cam-sprocket-destruction-372426/
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Forum: Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)   07-19-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,314
Posted By ERP
Finally got everything back together and the...

Finally got everything back together and the engine is running great. I want to say thanks to Phil for helping me get an upgraded oil pump gear set. They are tough to find right now. I found some of...
Forum: Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)   06-23-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,314
Posted By ERP
Thanks for the reply, good info. I'm tempted to...

Thanks for the reply, good info. I'm tempted to tack weld the bolt heads to the plate.
Forum: Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)   06-21-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,314
Posted By ERP
The chain is slightly bent, I will be replacing...

The chain is slightly bent, I will be replacing it.



The first intake cam was replaced at 25k miles with another stock cam due to wear. At 38k miles (two years ago) the head was upgraded by Jim...
Forum: Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)   06-20-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,314
Posted By ERP
Odd Failure - Intake Cam Sprocket Destruction

I was driving to work and while pulling up to a stop light, the engine dies. I try to restart and it turns over but never catches. I'm on a hill and coast, trying to start for another 20 seconds, but...
Forum: The Salvage Yard   08-31-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
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Views: 3,379
Posted By ERP
That's the steering wheel, non of the driving...

That's the steering wheel, non of the driving wheels appear to be significantly damaged. The tires fared well considering the extent of the fire. I still would not attempt to salvage any part of that...
Forum: Parts For Sale   08-30-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By ERP
--- Sold ---

--- Sold ---
Forum: Meets and events   08-26-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 16,674
Posted By ERP
Does anyone have more pictures of the autocross?...

Does anyone have more pictures of the autocross? Specifically of my wife's Tesla on course? I forgot to take photos. There were some good shots on the screen at the banquet but I don't know if those...
Forum: Meets and events   08-25-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 16,674
Posted By ERP
I took the fasted time for the LOG autocross with...

I took the fasted time for the LOG autocross with a 50.70. My R888 track tires are not good for autocross, too cold for them and way to much understeer. I would have been better off with my R1R...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   08-12-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,464
Posted By ERP
Dammit! I'm 30 minutes from that track and...

Dammit!

I'm 30 minutes from that track and would have loved to root for a fellow Lotus owner. I wish I had known about the event. Great job on the win!
Forum: Parts For Sale   08-05-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By ERP
Closer view of coil condition and pic of upper...

Closer view of coil condition and pic of upper front mounts.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZzDR7krFPVzv52JHu5BUZNDmxjW0GN1BQSN5hYN7pQQ=w920-h518-no
Forum: Parts For Sale   08-03-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By ERP
Sorry, for the delay, I didn't check the forum...

Sorry, for the delay, I didn't check the forum over the weekend.

Yes, the shocks are still available. The coils are in great shape, only some light surface marks.
Forum: Parts For Sale   07-26-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By ERP
Track Pack Bilstein Shocks and New R888 Rear Tires

For sale is a full set of track pack Bilstein coilovers with adjustable height and dampening. They are in great shape and come with tools and front upper mounts (not pictured). I am selling them for...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   05-11-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,348
Posted By ERP
There's been a lot of confusion with Tesla tire...

There's been a lot of confusion with Tesla tire pressures. They made some changes recently but it only applies to dual motor cars with 19" tires. The pressure on my car should be 42 psi.

We've...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   05-08-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,861
Posted By ERP
Tokyo Drift

Tokyo Drift
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   05-07-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,348
Posted By ERP
Tesla recently upped their recommendation from 45...

Tesla recently upped their recommendation from 45 to 50 psi. The 245/35/21 tires list the maximum recommended pressure at 51 psi. It is a heavy car at 4,800 lbs but handles well with moderate...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   05-03-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,303
Views: 594,847
Posted By ERP
Wife's car, my car and my daughter's car at cars...

Wife's car, my car and my daughter's car at cars and coffee.

On the way there my wife and I raced from a stop. I had a great launch and we were neck and neck while I was in 1st gear. But once I...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   04-29-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,808
Posted By ERP
I will definitely be attending. Even if it is...

I will definitely be attending. Even if it is just a general open lapping day. It's a fun track and is close to LOG.
Forum: Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)   11-04-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By ERP
How low can you program the switch over to the...

How low can you program the switch over to the high cam? It would be interesting to see a back to back dyno with one having the high cam come on at 1500 rpm to see the loss in low end power.
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   11-03-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,728
Posted By ERP
I picked one up a few months ago for my little...

I picked one up a few months ago for my little girl. She's only 6 months old now so it will be a while before she can drive it. It matches the paint on my CO Elise surprisingly well. There is room...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   10-21-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,356
Posted By ERP
I actually did this exact same thing a few weeks...

I actually did this exact same thing a few weeks ago using 10 psi dry pressure to the brake reservoir. I pressure bled the rear lines, then with I got to the front I had a huge amount of air blow...
Forum: Engine Cooling   10-07-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,884
Posted By ERP
I got to see one of these on Ross's Exige at the...

I got to see one of these on Ross's Exige at the last track day. It's nice to see it on the website. I could certainly use a bit more cooling on my Elise.

Phil, what do you recommend pressurizing...
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