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  1. What the hell happened to the forum?!

    General Discussion (Lotus related)
    Again, click on the menu (three dots) to the right of your Avatar, and select ADVANCED SEARCH. It has all of the 'targeting' capabilities of the old software and works pretty well. (At least, I've been able to find old Topics easily.) The former GOOGLE search box was useless. If you want to...
  2. What the hell happened to the forum?!

    General Discussion (Lotus related)
    Upper RH corner of the Topic page: "Jump to Latest".
  3. New Member - Interested in an Elise in DFW

    New Member Introductions
    WELCOME! Might be good to inquire in the Texas sub-forum https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/texas-region.109/ Another way to find nearby owners is to join the national Lotus Club, Lotus Ltd, and reach out to a nearby regional chapters https://lotusltd.com/local-chapters/ Perhaps Aaron B at ATS...
  4. 98 V8 Brake Pads

    Lotus Esprit
    EBC Yellow are the pads that JAE sold us last time for our '88 with TMC (Toyota) brakes.👍
  5. New member from New Hampshire

    New Member Introductions
    SAVE THOSE PENNIES! And Welcome. I could introduce you to a NJ plumber who owns a 400.... :ROFLMAO: 🆒 :love:
  6. 98 V8 Brake Pads

    Lotus Esprit
    That configuration is: Brembo F, Renault LeCar (!!!) in back. (Just the LeCar shape, actually) :p
  7. 98 V8 Brake Pads

    Lotus Esprit
    You need to decide your specs (street use or track day?) A track compound ain't gonna stop until warmed up on those cold mornings. 😱 We know of a couple V8 owners who found that out the hard way. o_O Be prepared to answer the question "Brembo or AP Racing brakes?" Are you thinking of...
  8. hazard switch RIP

    Lotus Esprit
    You'd better be prepared for multiple requests from other G-car owners for this piece...just sayin'. 🆒
  9. 88 Esprit Turbo Update

    Lotus Esprit
    Just to build on sleekgt's comments, the idle will drop to 'normal' when the oil temp sensor reaches ~ 75 F. (coolant needle just starting to move). Ignition timing is advanced during cold warmup, but don't ever set warm timing more than 15 - 18 degrees BTDC. The stainless steel stock '88 has a...
  10. $8k paint job on a 2018 Evora, is that right!?

    Lotus Evora
    To properly assess which color (colour?) an Evora was originally painted and if it is extra cost, we really need a paint code. There are several variations of red. (from the Evora GT brochure, sorry I do not have the older brochures): Formula Red (Standard) Fire Red (Premium) Copper Fire Red...
  11. I was thinking the Tesla Cyber Truck reminded me of the Esprit, well guess what!

    Lotus Esprit
    Now, folks are saying that Elon designed it just for the Memes...:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
  12. Gas Cap not closing fully

    Lotus Esprit
    Yes it has a rubber seal (that could be less than optimal at this age). The GM caps have a 'click' mechanism as well, don't they? (Don't ask ME as I live in NJ and we don't pump our own gas. :giggle: )
  13. Gas Cap not closing fully

    Lotus Esprit
    The OP's question wasn't about overfilling, it was about a gasoline 'trail' down the body evident after driving. That last couple gallons take FOREVER to fill. Here's a picture of a fuel filler as installed NEW at the factory near the end of V8 production. The metal flap in question DOES come...
  14. Gas Cap not closing fully

    Lotus Esprit
    That anti-splash flap doesn't have any seals. Even if it did, the two vent holes at the top would certainly create paths for fumes. I suggest looking under the sail panel for deteriorating vent pipes, as the source of the 'Lotus Perfume' smell. Also, I know your GM-style caps are different...
  15. I was thinking the Tesla Cyber Truck reminded me of the Esprit, well guess what!

    Lotus Esprit
    Social Media is buzzing about the origins of that truck. This is my favorite theory:
  16. I was thinking the Tesla Cyber Truck reminded me of the Esprit, well guess what!

    Lotus Esprit
    Elon is a documented Esprit enthusiast. He bought an Esprit Submersible years ago. You didn't know about this Model S feature?
  17. Evija on the move

    General Discussion (Lotus related)
    Saw that...per a notification direct from Lotus Cars. Not that I could afford one at this time, but our local Lotus dealer said they would only bring the Evija into the USA on a "Show & Display" permit. 😢 Anybody else verify that?
  18. Evaporative canister purge solenoid noise

    Lotus Esprit
    Were you looking at the S4s section? The V8 section only has a 44.05 AFAIK. I think you are looking for #22, but I was interested in a picture of where it actually 'sits' in the car...
  19. You could build some really nice wheels with these

    Lotus Esprit
    That's just for the center of the wheels? LOL Why not buy the whole wheel for less? https://www.ebay.com/itm/ferrari-360-modena-rims/162128644062?hash=item25bf9ec7de:g:BeEAAOSwbYZXfaDg (Stevens Lotus, Ferraris and Volvos use the same bolt pattern but you need hub centering rings and spacers)
  20. Evaporative canister purge solenoid noise

    Lotus Esprit
    Hey Steve, you might get another CEL if the purge pump fails its self-check. (I'm sure that @jtrealty might agree.) EVAP codes will not cause drivability issues but if you need the code 'off' for inpection in your state, you may want to fix it properly. Perhaps (after being open to the air due...
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