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I have a 1986 Lotus Turbo Esprit. Power cuts off at 2300rpm. Turbo charger was frozen and rebuilt maybe not to specification. The problem persists. Any suggestions? thank you.

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  • victorvnol Sep 17, 2009

    Thanks for responding. No, it will not rev beyond 2300rpm. It runs fine under 2300rpm. Above that it looses power non at all.


  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland May 11, 2010

    1986?? carb or mono point injection ,also will it rev to more than 2300rpm or is that when its losing power but it will rev to more than 2300 without any power



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Hi my name is Mackein, You need to check your WASTEGATE.
I think you have a hole on the DIAPHRAM.
If you do Please contact me at: [email protected]

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Have to be quick ,got to get er indoors from work,or an earbashing .right back to car talk --not exactly sure what iam dealing with here ,carb or injection ,it has a distributor if its an 86 but does it have points or a module inside the distributor or just a pick up with the module under the coil ,Also this turbo ?? someone put new bearings in?? or the rotors as well .must dash i have 5 mins to go and get the old dragon

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