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1995 Esprit S4S
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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So I got the bright idea to pull off the "Cover, intake plenum" to have it powdercoated. Paint is flaking off and making a mess of my engine bay. Then I thought "what about that backplate..." Any tips? Do it or stay away from it?
 

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Wingless Wonder
1988 Esprit Turbo
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I removed and reinstalled my backplate for powdercoating without incident.

I marked the exact position of the throttle bodies and my powdercoater masked these areas, so everything went back together the same.
 

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Wingless Wonder
1988 Esprit Turbo
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I see your car has roll pins to aid positioning...my '88 didn't.

Luckily I had the intake manifold off on mine when I refurb'd it. :eek:

Hats off to you.
 

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1995 Esprit S4S
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Discussion Starter · #10 · (Edited)
I can't take all the credit for getting that off. I followed the advice and instruction of Drew's Garage. I closed my eyes and used my fingertips :). Off it came. Drew Levin really knows Lotus. Among other cars.
 
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