Question about 1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo
Car starts, runs for 1 - 2 seconds, shuts off. Will do that many times in a row, will not maintain idle. It's getting gas, could it be coil issue or voltage to coil after ignition?
It could be several things. I have a 1991 Lotus Esprit SE and if you have a cut-off battery switch installed ,which totally cuts the battery off like I do, I don't drive it every day. It does this to regain its ECM settings. The esprit is known for battery drainage because the delco system always being on. Have you tried Freescan it will show you the faults.
http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EGuides/EMaintenance/freescan.html Mine had a bad ECM because the previous owner was jumping the battery to start it and fried a few things . I bought a cross-referenced Delco one of ebay for $75 stuck in my chip and has worked fine ever since. Start with checking your fuel filter 1st. then check your throttle position sensor it could have come loose or dirty they become sticky on the return. It might need cleaning. Hope this helps?
Posted on Jan 05, 2015
Fuel filter,tune up,could be crankshaft sensor.
Posted on Aug 25, 2014
the se esprits the s4 and s4s series are programmed to speed up engine rpm and close off the exhaust back pressure valve to speed up the heating of the catalytic converter to operating temperature and is quite normal regardless of engine temp. if you quickly blip the throttle pedal a few times it should settle as the cat temp rises if that is the case then it is all working as normal.
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
HI, sorry I am not closer, but the mechanics are very easy for any good mechanic, if you get a workshop manual from a UK Lotus specialist (sjsportscars). they do all parts mailorder the manual is very detailed, if you have a standard model, if you have the US high spec most race shops can tune the engine
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
first you got to figure out if it is fuel or electrical. spray a little starting fluid into the intake andtry to fire it up, if it starts for a few seconds it a fuel issue, if it does it may be a electrical problem. Fuel issues range in fuel pump, fuel filter, fuel rpessure regulator and so on, elctrical issus revolve around spark plugs and coils and such
Posted on Mar 19, 2010
The glass is siliconed in which takes a heating knide to remove. A trained automotive glass technician knows how to use one and also to instal. A photo below shows the quarter glass opening without the glass installed
Posted on Sep 04, 2011
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