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#1 mart356

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 06:41 PM

Hi, 

 

Well, got my NA back on the road. Car was in Oxford had to get it to Wales. Damn thing summoned up an ECU error on injector 1 30 mins into the drive and a lambda error. I managed to drive it back. Even though it sounded like a V8 and every now and again neededin got be switched on and off again…. On the motorway absolute joy, even though i forgot about the stones in the face and the pain on the knees at the natural resting points!

 

Obv going to get the injector looked at first and have a lambda on order.  Injector could be blocked/ could be wiring or could have failed. 

 

Am going to refresh all the brakes.  Have discs, pads, my mechanic suggests replacing the rear calipers totally. But they don’t seem to be made anymore. Is the only option refurb? Elise parts seem to have some very expensive options. 

 

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 06:55 PM

Contract Auto Engineering do an excellent rear caliper re-furb.  01299 828117 tho' not particularly quick if you wanted them in a hurry.



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Posted 17 March 2022 - 01:09 PM

Just ordered some bits off SJS sports cars who are an Independent Lotus specialist and so far been much cheaper than EP for the bits ive needed.

 

They sell OEM refurbed ones for £118 in exchange for your old one

 

https://www.sjsports.../SJ082J0044.htm



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Posted 17 March 2022 - 02:16 PM

Just ordered some bits off SJS sports cars who are an Independent Lotus specialist and so far been much cheaper than EP for the bits ive needed.

They sell OEM refurbed ones for £118 in exchange for your old one

https://www.sjsports.../SJ082J0044.htm

Is that each?

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Posted 17 March 2022 - 04:00 PM

I think so mate. Ive not actually used that service, i just saw it today when ordering a couple of rear caliper parts



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Posted 17 March 2022 - 04:06 PM

Yes, per exchange plus a tenner delivery.


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Posted 17 March 2022 - 04:11 PM

Yes, per exchange plus a tenner delivery.


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Posted 17 March 2022 - 04:53 PM

I take it that isn't such a great deal then? Ive not seen refurb prices only the EP new prices



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Posted 17 March 2022 - 06:56 PM

I take it that isn't such a great deal then? Ive not seen refurb prices only the EP new prices

I wouldn't know, just seemed a lot, bought a pair for our 18 year old fabia for £60, no exchange either... Appreciate that it's a numbers game...

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Posted 30 March 2022 - 05:47 PM

If the handbrake is the part that seems sluggish and not the actual brake then i'd suggest working the mechanism.

Take it all apart - disk, pads etc. and put the caliper itself back on to hold it steady.
Wind the piston all the way in.
Work the handbrake lever and witness the piston moving out. Work it until the rubber seal is extended a little - not too much, if in doubt stop. Around 17-20mm is right.
Then wind the piston back in. Then do it again. And again. And a few more times.
I do this every year with my car after it being a bit sticky when i got it, and my brakes and handbrake work well and never trouble the MOT man.

If it doesn't help then, yes, maybe it's rebuild time.

Edited by blackoctagon, 30 March 2022 - 05:48 PM.





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