Issue 3 of the Lotus magazine is out now. See more at www.lotus-magazine.com
K&N Air Filters
Get yours if you haven't already
At Esprit Engineering we make sure that our products are of the highest standard. One such product is our range of high performance K&N air filters. K&N air filters are the best replacement air filter for your Lotus having the perfect fit and with K&N Million mile warranty the quality is assured.
K&N air filters we have in stock
Lotus Esprit (4cyl) tin type: £41 inc VAT View Catalogue
Lotus Esprit V8 pair of filters: £70 inc VAT View Catalogue
Lotus Elise replacement panel filter: £32 inc VAT View Catalogue
K&N Air Filter Recharge Kits Available
While Stocks Last
You can order other car manufactures replacement air filters through us because K&N air filters manufacture replacement filters from Alfa Romeo’s to Zastava’s. To order please phone Esprit Engineering on 01725 514449 or visit our website www.espritengineering.co.uk
A ‘Scott Walker/Richard Morris’ production
Independent Lotus dealer Scott Walker and Richard Morris of www.parabolique.co.uk have produced an excellent video, shot locally to Scott’s dealership (www.scottwalkers.com) in the stunning countryside around Dorking in Surrey. Esprit S1 (chassis 034) enjoys the ride then transforms into an Evora.
Find out more at www.lotus-festival.com
Genuine vs Pattern Parts
What should you choose?
Lots of Genuine Lotus parts are going obsolete due to the low demand. Lotus suppliers are unwilling to produce the Lotus Spec. parts at low volume and sensible prices so Lotus Aftersales have no option other than discontinue it. Lotus have kept some original part alive for 22 years after it went out of production. Not a bad effort from Lotus, but cars are still out there and will need parts.
Lotus have to make a profit and the Dealers have to get their cut so genuine parts can't compete on price with the alternatives available.
The alternative parts may not be to the original specification but will do the job. They may not have the exact specification but most owners do no care as long as they work.
In the case of the recently discontinued clutch friction plates the material and the damping may be different and they may not be as durable but the cars they are destined for are usually low mileage so no one is bothered about the durability or performance (including refinement) aspects. Lotus Specification Clutches have passed the Lotus Performance & Durability testing when first introduced.
This is how it is for Classic (old) cars these days. There are a lot of cheap parts circulating these days. Some are perfectly sound but others are extremely poor quality. Owners have to make up their minds on what they want to buy. Usual decision is made on cost, but maybe this piece will make you think about a genuine Lotus part in a different way.
LEW Calendar 2012
Time to start taking those pics
With most Esprit getting out and about during the summer months, it's now the perfect time to get some cool pictures of your Esprit in cool places and send them into us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The best are likely to make it into the 2012 Esprit Calendar. So get your digital camera set on the highest settings, park your Esprits with a great backdrop and get snapping.
New Tyre Supplier
Discount for ClubEsprit Members
Lotus Esprit World now have another online tyre supplier to add to our list to try when you're looking for new rubber for your Esprit. Etyres.co.uk can save you time and money with mobile tyre fitting service at your home or work, up to 40% cheaper than leading tyre fitting centres.
4 Cyl. K&N Air Filters
Stock at Esprit Engineering
Due to a small legal issue a few years back, these went out of stock for sometime. We've been informed that K&N are still producing these for the 4 Cylinder Stevens Esprit. So if you haven't updated your air filter, now's the time with summer on it's way. Esprit Engineering have stock at present, so give them a call and order one today.
LEW Esprit gets dusted off
Starts first time
After a long winter of inactivity, LEW's Esprit made it's first outing of 2011 (a bit late we know). Having been saving on road tax, it's been sheltering in the garage for quite a while. Attached to a battery trickle charger we hoped it would at least have a chance of starting. Without a stumple it started like it had been out on a run the day before, brilliant. But, and there's sometimes a but with a Lotus. There was alarms going off inside the car. A quick look revealed our Tyre Pressure Gauge control panel was going mad. All four tyres were at 24psi instead of 29psi. All were flashing red and beeping like made. So out came the electric tyre pump, quickly plugged into the cig lighter socket and air was soon stopping the alarm bells one by one. A warning to all, after a long lay-off, sometimes Esprit will start will no issues and run great, but you do need to check the tyre pressure before pulling off. In fact you should check this regularly for safety. Here's to an enjoyable summer of Esprit fun.
LEW is Fax friendly no more
FAX no longer
Moving with the times we no longer have a large fax machine to use for incoming information. Sorry for the few that still fax, but we can fax no longer.
Original Owner looking for V8-GT
Do you have it/Know it?
Looking to repurchase car registered London 1998. Espirit V8-GT, grey car, rear wing, black interior. Orig registration – R11 YEO.
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