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by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Oct 21, 2020 22:07
Forum: General
Topic: Prices on the up.
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Prices on the up.

..and NO power steering fluid tank to be seen in the engine bay shots. Discuss? 1 - manual rack fitted 2 - electro-hydraulic pump fitted 3 - all electric conversion Who knows?? Pete I've done the manual rack myself in the past, and I wouldn't mind any of the other two options if they worked well. B...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Oct 21, 2020 16:58
Forum: General
Topic: Prices on the up.
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Prices on the up.

..and NO power steering fluid tank to be seen in the engine bay shots. Discuss?
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Oct 14, 2020 17:32
Forum: General
Topic: News from Lotus
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: News from Lotus

Doc Si wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 13:44
Very true.
Ps I think you mean deg F not C !
Simon

OOPs :oops:

So used to talking about cooling system temps on car forums! :lol:
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Oct 13, 2020 19:58
Forum: General
Topic: News from Lotus
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: News from Lotus

Unfortunately for the doomsters, electric car development won't stop the non-manmade global temperature cycles that have gone on for many an aeon. https://qyvb6g.am.files.1drv.com/y4m1sI0-TP6xndYlkRz8Ab09SMgtF8a9oQIyjm7fT6biWgz5eiU7HIlvahWVz_fXWgyueBSz80fAxNFjolVj9LnpakP4eXLnmTNgatXodB1-LoQQPPdQg9Yi...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Sep 30, 2020 16:57
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

Re: long trip happy engine report

Back in North Yorkshire. Engine never missed a beat. A number of Range Rover Sports put in their place. I don't understand why it was only Range Rover Sports that wanted to have a go but their poor aero clearly kicks-in at high speed just when the Excel lowers it's skirt and flies... :? I think the ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Sep 27, 2020 19:33
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

Re: long trip happy engine report

OK. took note of the pre- and post-filter oil pressure delta today @ tickover... 88C oil temp for both sump and pre-filter line temps in traffic @ 20c ambient ....less than 0.5 bar difference (so maybe only 5 or six psi). Bear in mind it takes 3 psi to 'pop' the non return diaphragm valve - so in su...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:43
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

Re: long trip happy engine report

Just as an experiment - if your remote mount still accepts an original-style filter - you could also do the same tests with an original filter to see what differences in pressure there are. I'm also considering a remote filter mount as well - if there's still room in that part of the engine bay! Pe...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Sep 24, 2020 20:28
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

Re: long trip happy engine report

Great report Peter 8) . I'm astounded at such a large drop in pressure through the filter - the "ordinary" filters must be even worse. I wonder how many reports of suspect pressure (especially at tickover) are just the result of the filter? Pete Hello Pete At IDLE the pre and post filter pressure d...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 20:54
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

Re: long trip happy engine report

Nice report Peter (I'll skip the bit about your wife!) I'd be interested to know what oill pressure you get using the Valvoline 5w/50 (especially hot idle), and how it compares with what you used to get using Castrol 10w/60. The low oil consumption is interesting. Good fuel consumption too. Cheers,...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Sep 23, 2020 08:49
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

Re: long trip happy engine report

TAR wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 21:25
Lotus-e-Clan wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 19:48
I was well-laden with luggage including 13 bottles of wine and the wife (which weighs loads!).
Lol, did you read that back before you posted it? :D
Ooops! :shock: :lol:
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Sep 22, 2020 19:48
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: long trip happy engine report
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

long trip happy engine report

I'm on holiday in Devon atm having made the trip down from North Yorkshire in the Lotus last Sunday. I haven't done a long trip in the Excel since Cornwall 2016 so I was a little on-edge about using it for a long trip untested since then. Happily, so far, (touch wood) all has gone well. I expected s...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 20:27
Forum: General
Topic: Steering column "knock"
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Steering column "knock"

Good result! The next question I'd ask myself is ..why were they loose? I've never taken the steering wheel off my Excel (and I've had it longer than the previous 2 owners combined) so haven't got a clue why anyone would want to. EDIT: And I mean that from a 'being stupid and can't think" point of v...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Sep 14, 2020 20:03
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Air Horn faults.
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: Air Horn faults.

If you take off the lower radiator cowl the horns are very easily accessible. On my 89SE at least, there are six fixings for the lower rad cowl. Two lower radiator 10 mm AF nut fixings, two self tappers into the body close by the said rad fixings, and two into the front spoiler somewhere near the Fo...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:39
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Gearbox Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 3776

Re: Gearbox Rebuild

I bought stainless exhaust studs plus new nuts for my 89SE from Gary Kemp - see link below (then go to his ebay shop perhaps)..

Gary Kemp link
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Sep 09, 2020 18:33
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Gearbox removal
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Gearbox removal

Thanks all, that was also my toughts, but maybe there are smarter quys like me. i rebuild my engine and after running 1 hour i saw that a few drops of oil were coming from the rear crankshaft seal. So i thought i would an option to leave the engine in place and remove the gearbox to get this seal f...