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Guy Johnson's 1988

Guy Johnson from Northridge, US, owns a 1988 Turbo in Silver, with a dark charcoal gray interior.


Year: 1988
Colour: Silver
Interior: dark charcoal gray
Driving Style: Very fast
Miles per year: 4,000 - 8,000
Owned Since: January 2000
Purchase from: Private Sale
Serviced at: Lotus PBC
Other Cars: I use to have Dodge 2 challenger, coronet
Previous Lotus': This is my first Lotus
Why an Esprit: Because I think it is a great car to drive
Upgrades: A rebuild on the engine which includes:
All new electronic fuel management system. One coil percylinder. It has shorten intake manifold. The castpistons were replaced with forgedpistons from JE, and the compression was raised one full point. All new rods.The heads have a slight port and polish. The camcover's and intake were done in a dark charcoal gray. Exaust manifold and turbo wher also powdercoated. The turbo was replaced with a water jacket turbo. A BOV valve was installed. All the rubber lines were eplaced with braided hose and AN fittings.The single pistons calipers up front, were replaced with four piston caliper and the rotors were replaced with 11 inch rotors instead of 10. Replaced the flywheel with a smaller one.
Problems: Clutch
Info: Will be doing a dyno test in the next couple of weeks at the wheels.



Original Turbo engine (left), My modified version (right).


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