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About Lotus26R

  • Birthday 01/05/1956

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  • Present cars
    1997 Boxster
    1999 Lotus Elise
    1971 Lotus Elan
    2006 Focus ST
  • Future cars
    Who knows - still hanker after a Dino or 355. Very recent convert to the Boxster - surprised how much I like it.
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    Escort Cosworth

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  1. Thanks for the prompt response guys. I didn't see what difference it would have made but it's always useful to have your opinion "sanity checked". RFM - are the "rollers" the idlers on the belt drive system please? Mine were changed during the repair for units costing £56 each but I've no idea what they were made of (nor the part numbers)
  2. Hi. I was supplied with a replacement (recon) alternator for my 2002 Boxster S but it had the solid pulley fitted instead of the freewheeling / overrunning clutch type. My garage fitted it anyway but found that it only charged at 8.4 volts. The alternator supplier is telling me that the reason it only delivered 8.4v was due to the incorrect pulley being fitted rather than any internal fault with the alternator which I find difficult to believe. We fitted another alternator with the correct pulley & this one charges fine. Has anyone any experience of running a "solid" alternator drive in place of the "freewheel" type please? Does it in fact result in a lower charge output or is this a red herring by the alternator supplier to avoid picking up the second set of labour charges. Thanks
  3. Thanks RFM - seemed that it should. Now I just need to work out how the pressure got high enough to burst the rad.
  4. We have a '98 2.5 Boxster that suddenly developed an engine coolant leak. Investigation reveals that one of the radiators has "burst" - looks like the internal pressure got too high. Question, is the filler cap (mine is blue) solid or is it supposed to have a pressure relief function? If solid, is there pressure relief elsewhere in the system please?
  5. The driver side headlamp washer on my '98 Boxster works fine but then continues to "dribble" after operation until the washer bottle empties. Clearly it forms a syphon but I can't seem to see what to do to stop it. Does anyone know if the pop-up spray nozzle is supposed to shut off when it retracts or is there an anti-syphon mechanism somewhere else in the pipework please? Thanks
  6. Thanks Loren - I felt I'd put the initial question in the wrong place :(
  7. Is there an easy way of telling if your car is a 2.5 or a 2.7 - either visibly or from the VIN/Engine number? Thanks
  8. How can I tell if an engine is a 2.5 or a 2.7 please?
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