1998 Lotus Esprit V8

Posted: October 12, 2015 in My Cars
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Mid-engine

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V8

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Twin-turbo

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Supercar.

Being stupid enough to purchase an old English sports car doesn’t mean that I’m stupid enough to try and do the timing belts myself.  That work has been subcontracted out.

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Gentlemen, behold!

And after a brief jaunt with some friends . . .

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She goes to sleep for the winter.

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In Spring 2016 I started driving the car around and experienced the hot start issue.  I immediately took the engine apart with the help of some friends and replaced the injectors (leaky injectors cause the hot start) along with plugs, wires, and air filters while I was in there.  It took about four days of work.  Not easy, but not overly complicated.

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I also had a few professional photos taken.

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