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by tlracer
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Cam Belt age
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Cam Belt age

I had a quick look at xpart's website ( as I hadn't heard of them ) and they appear to have originated as MG Rover's parts division. I would imagine they simply source parts rather than actually manufacture. You could try contacting them with any details on the belt as they should be able to check m...
by tlracer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Cam Belt age
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Cam Belt age

The quick answer is 'not necessarily'. Ageing is far slower in storage than in use, if stored correctly. I believe belt manufacturers advise around 3 - 4 years? Also manufacturers have to support for a certain number of years (7, I think) after final production. Does the belt or box have any codes? ...
by tlracer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: VHPD Engine inspection
Replies: 51
Views: 3933

Re: VHPD Engine inspection

Barely a stone's throw...or a Lotus wheel nut!
by tlracer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: VHPD Engine inspection
Replies: 51
Views: 3933

Re: VHPD Engine inspection

That's what I figured, ie. that your pulleys are right for the additional 190 slot but it's the camshaft which is rotated to the wrong position. But that doesn't fit with the picture posted by deggles of standard timing, since the roll pin is in the 190 slot on the pulley...or am I being thick? Btw,...
by tlracer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: VHPD Engine inspection
Replies: 51
Views: 3933

Re: VHPD Engine inspection

Very good point this, it seems even some 'experts' don't know. My car at some point got reverted to standard timing which I only realised at the last cambelt change (courtesy of the eagle-eyed Byron, our friendly neighbourhood Lotus master tech :geek: ) Standard timing shown in the photo for compar...
by tlracer
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Thread Lubricant / Anti-Seize
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Thread Lubricant / Anti-Seize

As far as I'm aware, green is chromate-free. The lower toxicity is more environmentally friendly.
by tlracer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: VHPD Engine inspection
Replies: 51
Views: 3933

Re: VHPD Engine inspection

The alternative timing mark came to mind when I posted earlier but, as I haven't yet fitted the 190 pulley I acquired recently I didn't want to give out inaccurate info. However this thread has (a) reminded me to fit it and (b) been hugely useful in fitting it correctly!
by tlracer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Thread Lubricant / Anti-Seize
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Thread Lubricant / Anti-Seize

Duralac is usually the standard 'go to' for this sort of application.
by tlracer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Stewart Warner tachometer kit for classic Mini & Cooper S C-STR1058 (NLC)
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Stewart Warner tachometer kit for classic Mini & Cooper S C-STR1058 (NLC)

I know this isn't an Exige item, but just in case anyone's into classic Mini's (or has a friend who is...), I have a complete Minispares Stewart Warner mechanical tacho kit for sale. It includes: - Stewart Warner 0-10,000rpm mechanical tachometer - 48" drive cable - Gearbox - Mounting boss - Couplin...
by tlracer
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: VHPD Engine inspection
Replies: 51
Views: 3933

Re: VHPD Engine inspection

1) Yes, the long through-bolts sandwich the whole assembly together. There's been a massive amount written over the years about these and the construction method, its effect on liners, etc. 2) The 190 pulleys are the standard units, with an additional slot machined into the inlet pulley. As such it ...