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  1. Anybody tried spherical bearings on the esprit suspension?

    Lotus Esprit
    That might be OK for 94 S4. I had gotten reliable information (but I didn't cross reference with other sources) that the 87/88 Esprit actually requires deflection in the rubber to work correctly. My 87 with the unknown brand polyurethane have a destroyed upper rear link bushing - but it's only...
  2. Anybody tried spherical bearings on the esprit suspension?

    Lotus Esprit
    On the Nitron link, I noticed it essentially says the kit is for Lotus Esprit V8. The 87-04 notation is definitely not correct for V8. Even so - if they fixed it to say 96(?)-04 V8, I believe the various V8 models had different springs (the FInal Editions I think had Bilstein shocks unique to...
  3. Anybody tried spherical bearings on the esprit suspension?

    Lotus Esprit
    My new Gazmatic shocks - the vendor was quoting springs in the 220 lbs range for my 87 Esprit. I told them that sounded too stiff. He claimed that all the Esprits he sold shocks used this spring rate. I check with another forum member - he say he agreed that was dead wrong - the 87 Esprit uses...
  4. Anybody tried spherical bearings on the esprit suspension?

    Lotus Esprit
    My 87 Esprit has unknown vendor polyurethane bushings - far from a spherical bushing, but my car sounds like a bucket of bolts driving down the street. There is squeaking and weird metallic noises (guessing from the metal linings in the polyurethane). These are not metal-on-metal spherical...
  5. 87 Espirit HCI with torn down engine

    Lotus Esprit
    Nice pictures. Do you have any of the interior? Chassis pics would be nice too and engine bay. My 87 is in excellent shape cosmetically and mechanically. I spent nearly 75% of purchase price to get it to daily driver long range driving. Not quite there yet. There is a local black 86 Esprit on...
  6. 87 Espirit HCI with torn down engine

    Lotus Esprit
    You’ll need to post pictures for a more accurate estimate. Btw 100K miles - pretty cool. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 15" Esprit Tires

    Lotus Esprit
    What wheels did you get? Rotiforms? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. headlight pods

    Lotus Esprit
    That’s not how my 87 works. And it is different from what I can tell than Stevens. I drove last night home and cycled the headlights. It stayed in alignment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Interesting cars on ebay

    Lotus Esprit
    Apparently had the same alarm system as the white 007 Turbo Esprit:
  10. Pics of your Lotus next to "regular" cars.

    General Discussion (Lotus related)
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  11. headlight pods

    Lotus Esprit
    My 87 keep drooping in the pod ( mostly likely due to the heavy GenSSi LED lights) There is a small rotary knob on the motor. I believe when the car is turned off, you rotate it and it allows you to level the pod. I did this a few months back and it ‘worked’ but they are dropping again. I’ll...
  12. My thoughts on timing belt service

    Lotus Esprit
    That car is mine now and the rear engine compartment wall is cracked. Mike likes it rough ;-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. My thoughts on timing belt service

    Lotus Esprit
    Nice car! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 1988 owners manual

    Lotus Esprit
    I have the individual JPEGs of the 88 drivers handbook - never had time to generate a PDF. You're new, so you can't PM me with your email address - once you get to 10 posts, send me a PM with your email and I'll send you a link to the files on Google Drive.
  15. Spotted in the Northern California Region

    California Region
    9/17/19 Tues 8AM 280 North and Montague. A blue with white stripe Lotus Europa mixing it up with commute traffic. Rare enough car as it is; even more in heavy traffic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. ALTERNATOR FAILURE on ESPRIT TURBO

    Lotus Esprit
    Are you asking about 2Many Car's original Motorola alternator? Not clear given there are several posts in this context. Note he replaced his with the Bosch ALX49 (and other Esprit owner like myself have done the same. But my original alternator was a Valeo with the dreaded black goo-covered...
  17. LOG 40 Announced, Headed West!

    Lotus Esprit
    Hmm.. unable to click from lotustalk.com, but cutting and pasting it does. Not sure why
  18. Sunroof S4s

    Lotus Esprit
    Here's the deflectors - note the one on the right has a curved molding on right. The one on the left has 90 degree angle. Please confirm which one you have. LEFT - Giugiaro deflector. RIGHT - Stevens deflector
  19. Sunroof S4s

    Lotus Esprit
    I have 2 Steven's deflectors (one from an 88 A23 Calypso Red excellent shape with only a few tiny touch ups and the other is unknown year Black with some scuffs). I tested both interchangably on my 88 Stevens and definitely Stevens/V8 Esprit. My current 87 Esprit is Giugiuaro and would like to...
  20. Sunroof S4s

    Lotus Esprit
    Here's an older but relevant thread about Esprit glass roofs: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f164/1988-04-glass-sunroof-composite-top-weights-249481/ Attached are pictures of my Stevens glass roof. In order to 'simulate' a taller gasket, I got stick-on foam gasket and put on the glass top...
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