Where's best to buy these parts ????

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Where's best to buy these parts ????

Postby DavieBow » Tue 13.12.2016, 23:02

Hi Guys ,
after a coolant hose splitting on me last Thursday i have decided to do a complete overhaul of the coolant system .

So far i have ordered a full Samco silicone coolant / turbo / ancilleries and induction hose kit and thermostat

plus also would like to replace the following

Thermostat housing (as its all corroded)
coolant temp switch
temperature gauge switch
header tank

Plus anything else that anyone recommends doing whilst doing all this ????

Does anyone know where i can source the above parts from / part numbers etc ?

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Re: Where's best to buy these parts ????

Postby Artaban » Tue 13.12.2016, 23:14

You can look up parts price and numbers here: http://www.sjsportscars.co.uk
Steve lists most of the parts if they are available but would suggest downloading the parts manual from here: http://www.lotusm100.com/manuals/
Other discontinued parts I generally get from LotusBits: http://www.lotusbits.com

You can also post a request on the forum for the parts you need as someone may have something kicking around in their spares box.
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Re: Where's best to buy these parts ????

Postby DavieBow » Tue 13.12.2016, 23:26

Thank you mate
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Re: Where's best to buy these parts ????

Postby Fredjohn » Tue 13.12.2016, 23:49

The SAMCO coolant set is very very good and most on here would recommend it. However there have been problems with their induction hoses delaminating and getting sucked into the engine and turbo. Not good!!! and I am not sure if this has been resolved. I would therefore suggest you use standard induction hoses unless someone can confirm SAMCO have solved it.

Some replacement header tanks have a habit of splitting in 2 under pressure along the seam, so beware of ebay offers for this part.

Being relatively close to you, I would also suggest you use Paul Matty as a local source of info and parts as well as those suggested above.

Good luck with the work. Monthly West Midland meets are every 3rd Thursday eve, except this month we are having our Xmas lunch on Sunday 18th, same venue. See this thread for all the details.

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Re: Where's best to buy these parts ????

Postby muley » Tue 13.12.2016, 23:53

Best place for header tanks is here:

http://www.coolexperts.co.uk/

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Re: Where's best to buy these parts ????

Postby Andy C » Wed 14.12.2016, 01:46

muley wrote:Best place for header tanks is here:

http://www.coolexperts.co.uk/

Jim

I can recommend these guys for your header tank.
A bit more expensive than the OEM plastic version (which are basically impossible to find), however their product is a "oncer" .... once it's done, you'll never need to do it again.
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Re: Where's best to buy these parts ????

Postby Nickydee » Wed 14.12.2016, 09:50

Thermostat housing are no longer available and most secondhand ones show signs of corrosion. My was not too far gone, so clean it up and repaired with Platsic Padding Chemical metal, to good effect.

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Re: Where's best to buy these parts ????

Postby dapinky » Wed 14.12.2016, 10:48

All above advice is good!

To summarise:-

Get Samco coolant hoses, but not induction ones
Remove/clean/repair (if necessary) thermostat housing
Header tank from Steve at Coolexperts

CTS - there are aftermarket parts which cost a lot less than the Lotus ones.

But all parts should be easily obtainable.
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Re: Where's best to buy these parts ????

Postby theelanman » Wed 14.12.2016, 14:55

the CTS.....
get the Esprit part .......its exactly the same but 1/4 of the price......
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Re: Where's best to buy these parts ????

Postby daveiow » Wed 14.12.2016, 15:28

There's a metal joining pipe between two of the hoses that will probably be corroded which should be replaced and the heater valve is also a weak spot so I would change that as well. (There is a plastic one for a Volvo that fits)
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Re: Where's best to buy these parts ????

Postby DavieBow » Wed 14.12.2016, 16:03

Thanks guys ,
In speaking with Samco I can confirm that they said they have redesigned the induction hoses and so far had zero failiures
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Re: Where's best to buy these parts ????

Postby DavieBow » Wed 14.12.2016, 16:04

theelanman wrote:the CTS.....
get the Esprit part .......its exactly the same but 1/4 of the price......


Oops too late just bought one from SJ
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