My resistor pack went out and it's been 6 months with no AC lol I will tackle this job maybe in a month... Summer is coming lol
Did you disconnect the radiator or just lift it out of the way? I haven't gone in there yet...In the process of doing this, so I'll answer my own question. No need to drain the coolant to do this. You actually lose very little coolant, maybe 1/2 a cup's worth. I did plug the pipe up with saran wrap and rubber bands to temporarily seal. I didn't leave the metal pipe open to continue dripping.
Does anyone know what part number the drier is? NAPA has no cross reference for Lotus.I am not an expert but did just perform this job utilizing information from this forum. The drier is only a $27 Napa part. I would definitely recommend replacing it while you're in there. I did it as last step before reinstalling the front clam.
What is the reason that 2) 0.27 ohm resistors are not used? Is it just due to the Wattage? I would think 2) 100W 0.27 ohm resistors would work, correct?Below is the wiring diagram for connecting the resistors. I choose to mount the resistors to a small aluminum panel and bolt it next to the fuse block. The wires are simply soldered to the resistor ends. Once everything was completed I actually got much higher airflow from the blower motor because of the larger primary wiring and good connections.
Something is not right on the mouser website. Look up manufacturer part number RH050R0500FC02 (71-RH50-0.05). At the top of the page in the description section it says "Wirewound Resistors - Chassis Mount 50watts 0.05ohms 1%", which is fine and dandy because that's exactly what we want (according to post #53 in this thread). But then in the specifications page it says "Resistance: 500 mOhms". 0.05ohms == 50 milliohms not 500!!mouser has a substitute part available:
That's why you get the EE degree and then go into software. Someone needs to keep an eye on all these guys that think they can program!All you EE guys are insane - software is so much less frustrating!