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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone HarryB's Avatar
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    The issue with Lotus seats is the location of the OEM sliders. The seat bottom cannot fit between them, thus you lose about 1-1.5" of space. If the lateral slider spacing was different things would have been much easier.

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    I know that sucks.
    But what troubles me is that a friend of mine with NA and first generation Lotus seats sits like an mile lower than me.
    I need to get hold of his car and do some measuring.
    Want to check out how it is to mount them right on the floor, I'm the only driver anyway.

    High seat combined with my boat-wheel makes it challenging to driv inspired.

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    The best Lotus seat configuration I sat in were custom mounts/sliders and had the seats virtually on the floor. I sat in them at night, which I could have taken some pictures.

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    Forgot to update with picture of the car after I adjusted the height.



    Centre of hub to edge of fender.
    Front => 310mm
    Rear => 322mm

    Find it hard to measure so for me internal reference I measure on the coilovers.

    Only think I have done after this picture is wheel alignment. Went for the famous Icehawk-setting and ended somewhere close to it.

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power Slampen's Avatar
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    longer stick...

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    I have some coolant leakage after reassembling my engine after the head overhaul.

    Where the leakage first appear while idling.



    I have removed the cam cover and the covers in front to easier locate where the leakage origins from.
    Have not found it yet.

    I have checked the torque of the neck out of the waterpump and the two bolts I manage to get to while the cam belt are in.

    I'm hesitating to remove the cam belt.
    Got a tip from a friend, mount the cam cover and the water pump belt and test to start up while the covers in front are removed.

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    There is a housing that bolts to the side of the water pump (bolts not in view, 12mm x 2). There is a gasket between them.

    There is also an o-ring on the hard, metal pipe that connects to this housing. The pipe runs under the exhaust manifold. Sometimes, when this pipe is moved or disturbed, the o-ring can leak. This is especially true if it is old or brittle. Also, sometimes that metal pipe needs a *little* bit of force to seat it with a new o-ring. A very light application of lube on that o-ring helps.

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    Same thing happened to me and a couple friends after moving that hard pipe. Yes, that ring needs replacement and just be careful inserting that pipe again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent[emoji1282
    Orange;220138]Same thing happened to me and a couple friends after moving that hard pipe. Yes, that ring needs replacement and just be careful inserting that pipe again.
    That housing can sometimes build up with scale inside, too. I usually clean the inside with a wire brush/sand paper. I will also put a sheet of sandpaper on a flat surface and scuff the mating surface of the housing (that bolts to the water pump) to see that it is flat. I’ll continue that until it is. It is a cheap way to flatten the mating surface.

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    That's a good tip. My buddy and I just finished a two-day turbo install on his Miata and were pretty exhausted of it all, thinking we were finished when that leak appeared. We thought we were done but of course no. New rule of thumb: if you even touch that pipe, get a new seal, grease it up and yes, clean out the scale.

    I used my little pistol-like Dremmel with wire brush and then a Brawny paper towel twisted in there with a screwdriver41XSJWVGJNL._SL500_.jpg
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