4-cylinder Service Schedule
Know what to do and when!
Below is the Service Schedule for MY93 – Onwards 4-cylinder Esprits. This can be used as a guide for nearly all 4-cylinder Esprits, although some early models may need extra maintenance. You'll see a list of which service should be done at which mileage (nobody does it every six months) and a list of what should be done at which service. 4-cylinder Esprits have A B & C Services, with A being the cheapest and C the most expensive. The schedule follows an A, B, A, B, A, C format through it's serviced life.
1,000 miles After Sales 36,000 miles C Service 72,000 miles C Service 6,000 miles A Service 42,000 miles A Service 78,000 miles A Service 12,000 miles B Service 48,000 miles B Service 84,000 miles B Service 18,000 miles A Service 54,000 miles A Service 90,000 miles A Service 24,000 miles B Service 60,000 miles B Service 96,000 miles B Service 30,000 miles A Service 66,000 miles A Service
Op No. Operation Description Time Period A/S A B C 1 Fit protective covers to seats, footwells, steering wheel & rear wing X X X X Lubrication 2 Renew engine oil* 12 X X X X 3 Renew engine oil filter* 12 X X X X 4 Inspect engine & transmission for oil leaks X X X X 5 Check transmission oil level X X X 6 Renew transmission oil X 7 Check PAS fluid level X X X 8 Renew PAS fluid 9 Repack front wheel bearings x 10 Lubricate & adjust locks, hinges & catches X X X
Engine 11 Inspect radiator, oil cooler, chargecooler & pipework for damage or leaks. Clean all radiator finning 12 X X 12 Check coolant level & anti-freeze concentration 12 X X X 13 Renew coolant 24 X 14 Check 'V' belt condition & check tension 12 X X x 15 Inspect cam belt condition & valve timing X 16 Check cam belt tension X 17 Renew cam belt & inspect valve clearances 24 or 24,000 Miles X 18 Renew fuel filter X 19 Renew air cleaner element* X X 20 Renew spark plugs** X X with engine running: 21 Check cooling system hoses & connections 12 X X X 22 Inspect fuel tanks, caps & fuel pipe connections 12 X X X 23 Inspect exhaust system & check connecitons X X Using 'Tech 1' Scanner tool: 24 Inspect for stored codes X X X X 25 Check TPS adjustment X2 X2 X2 X2 For peak engine performance the spark plugs should be replaced every 'B' service. However, plug changes at 30,000 miles will not affect or invalidate emission performance of the engine. Braking System 26 Check parking brake adjustment X X X X 27 Inspect operation of brake tell tales X X X X 28 Inspect brake pad thickness X X X 29 Inspect brake hoses, pipes & hydraulic units 12 X x X X 30 Renew brake fluid 12 X X 31 Check brake fluid level 12 X X X X Clutch 32 Check clutch fluid level & inspect for leaks X X X x Steering & Suspension 33 Inspect condition of driveshaft gaiters 12 X X X 34 Inspect steering ball joints & gaiters X X X 35 Inspect PAS pipes & hoses 12 X X X 36 Inspect condition of all suspension bushes X X 37 Inspect dampers for leaks & performance X X X 38 Check fron hub bearing adjustment X X X 39 Inspect rear wheel bearings for play X X X 40 Check security of front & rear suspension X X X 41 Check condition of steering column u/js X X 42 Inspect front wheel toe setting X X X 42a Check torque of rear hub nuts X Wheels & Tyres 43 Inspect tyre condition & set pressures (inc spare) 12 X X X X 44 Check wheel nut torque X X X X 45 Lubricate wheel hub spigots 12 X X X Electrical 46 Inspect battery condition 12 X X 47 Check battery terminals for security & condition 12 X X 48 Inspect operation of all lights 12 X X X 49 Check headlamp alignment X X X 50 Inspect operation of all electrical equipment 12 X X X Body 51 Check adjustment of hinges & latches X X 52 Inspect operation & condition of seat belts X X X 53 Inspect operation of heater/air conditioning X X 54 Top up screenwash reservoir X X X X
Road Test Performance
Engine performance, Brake performance, Clutch operation, Gearbox operation, Steering performance, Wheel balance, Driveline and suspension noise/vibration.
* In 'severe service' conditions (dusty areas, or cold, stop/start driving) change twice as frequently or as required.
'Inspect' means assess condition and test for correct operation. Extra time is required to adjust or repair – advise customer beforehand if necessary.
'Check' means test and adjust/fill or tighten as necessary.
X Required Maintenance: Lotus Cars Ltd. requires that these maintenance operations and checks are made within 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of the distances indicated to maintain warranty validation and help ensure proper safety, emissions performance and dependability of the vehicle. The advice of the dealer should be sought for any service problems. All necessary repairs should be completed at once.
X2 Recommended Maintenance: Lotus Cars Ltd. recommends that these operations are performed in addition to the required maintenance in order to help ensure optimum efficiency, economy and dependability, but their peformance is not a requirement of either the vehicle or emission system warranties.
Recommended Time Period: Lotus Cars Ltd. recommends that in the case of low usage vehicles where a 'mileage interval' service is not required in any 12 month period, a 'time period' service is performed as indicated.
California spec Esprit require a slightly modified schedule. Please contact your Lotus Dealer for more information.
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