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by deggles
Sat May 15, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: VHPD Emerald map files wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: VHPD Emerald map files wanted

Once I got a proper reading from the MAP sensor, this left me pretty sure I have low manifold vacuum. At idle the MAP reading is around 75-80kPA which is not great (left the data plot on my other laptop). I've since checked all the hoses, and hooked up a manual gauge (thanks, eBay!) to the spigot on...
by deggles
Sat May 15, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: VHPD Emerald map files wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: VHPD Emerald map files wanted

Bit of an update: Through a combination of Googling and bench testing, I now have my MAP sensor calibrated. Details below in the hope it may be useful for someone else in future. Tbh the MAP sensor was a bit of a distraction as the Emerald doesn't really use it, but I thought low manifold vacuum mig...
by deggles
Fri May 07, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2006 Exige S
Replies: 841
Views: 46422

Re: 2006 Exige S

Sorry to hear you had a crappy end to the bank holiday! Bloody alternators, bane of my life on several cars :roll: That looks like a rather weedy bolt for such an application, is it an M8? I think even the S1 ones are beefier than that (M10). I guess that and possibly wrong grade it was on borrowed ...
by deggles
Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: VHPD Emerald map files wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: VHPD Emerald map files wanted

Well, after another afternoon of head-scratching, I think I've figured out why the MAP reading is off. Lotus used a 2-bar MAP sensor! Which to me makes absolutely no sense on a N/A engine. I'm guessing it came out of the parts bin for the turbocharged V8 Esprit along with the ECU :roll: . Obviously ...
by deggles
Sat May 01, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: S1 Exige Conversion
Replies: 275
Views: 16047

Re: S1 Exige Conversion

Those flocked interior bits look great, can't say I've ever been a fan of the cheap plastic on the centre tunnel and the steering column shroud, definitely an improvement in my eyes :thumbup:
by deggles
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Meets + Track Day Reports
Topic: 2021 Exiges track day
Replies: 219
Views: 8629

Re: 2021 Exiges track day

Hi All, I'd really like to come and spectate at the track day and hopefully have a look around a few of your cars, do you think this will be possible? Thanks In normal times you would have been more than welcome! But, as above, current rules are strictly one driver per booked-on car and no-one else...
by deggles
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Collecting cars S1 Exige
Replies: 61
Views: 2732

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

That is one huge battery. Is it sitting on top of something? I think it's an A/C car, there's a different battery tray that sits on top of the AC evaporator :) Will be interesting to see what this car goes for, clearly needs some TLC but could be about as cheap as a complete/original S1 is going to...
by deggles
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: VHPD Emerald map files wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: VHPD Emerald map files wanted

Thanks for the comments chaps. Idle is not too bad so happy with that side of things for now. One quick update... I've started looking for leaks but currently more confused than when I started :crazy: . Thought I'd start by looking at the MAP sensor readings but struggling to get my head round what'...
by deggles
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Meets + Track Day Reports
Topic: Exiges Summer Meet at Caffeine and Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 2263

Re: Exiges Summer Meet at Caffeine and Machine

Might be worth speaking to Vic, see if we can all get parking together. Don't want some of us parked away in the back car park. Current attendance list, it could be 20+ Lotus turning up at 12:30. If we have an earlier slot are we meant to put towels out or something till everyone else arrives? :lol...
by deggles
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: VHPD Emerald map files wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: VHPD Emerald map files wanted

You have my map(s) now. Enjoy. I had a quick look at the maps and I would play around with the three choices. I think the maps are the same but I was messing about trying to get good idle control over temp/pressure/loads and gave up. Map 1 is fully open loop and does not use the IACV or ignition ad...