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Hogs
08-08-2001, 07:33 AM
The shop wants 18 hours labor to replace???

It looks pretty straight forward to, am I missing something???

Also, any Lotus manuals out there? I can't wait to see what the dealer wants for one http://www.britishcarforum.com/ubb/images/icons/frown.gif

TIA, Mike

Jagdreamer
08-12-2001, 01:02 AM
Unless there is something majical about a Lotus Esprit manifold, I'd say that's just nuts! Get some other quotes!! That sounds way high!

JD

Hogs
08-25-2001, 06:34 AM
The car still sits in the garage awaiting repair so any input would still be appreciated... Water in the gas of our 87 Vette has kept me preoccupied http://www.britishcarforum.com/ubb/images/icons/rolleyes.gif

Basil
08-25-2001, 01:22 PM
Hogs, since I'm not in your area, I can't help much with a good mechanic, but I would suggest getting hold of a copy of Hemmings Motor News, look in the section on Lotus and call some different places around the country and see what they tell you. That might give you a better idea of what is reasonable. Let us know how it turns out. Good luck.
Basil

Hogs
09-08-2001, 09:44 AM
Hey Basil,

Still not fixed but we're looking forward to getting our hands dirty soon. Repairing the Vette and shows have kept us busy http://www.britishcarforum.com/ubb/images/icons/smile.gif I received some very good e-mails concerning the subject thanks to your forum.. http://www.britishcarforum.com/ubb/images/icons/smile.gif

I guess I'd better get some pics and make a sig, huh http://www.britishcarforum.com/ubb/images/icons/tongue.gif

Basil
09-08-2001, 02:05 PM
Originally posted by Hogs:
Hey Basil,

Still not fixed but we're looking forward to getting our hands dirty soon. Repairing the Vette and shows have kept us busy http://www.britishcarforum.com/ubb/images/icons/smile.gif I received some very good e-mails concerning the subject thanks to your forum.. http://www.britishcarforum.com/ubb/images/icons/smile.gif

I guess I'd better get some pics and make a sig, huh http://www.britishcarforum.com/ubb/images/icons/tongue.gif

A Vette AND a Lotus! Must be rough! LOL. Don't forget to get Hemmings - http://www.hmn.com Should be some good contacts in there for sure.
Looking forward to your "LOTUS" sig http://www.britishcarforum.com/ubb/images/icons/grin.gif

Cheers,
Basil