Copyright © Ian Russell 2005

“How to…” guides

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.

(Ernest Rutherford)

Gotta problem with your Esprit?


If you are having problems with your Esprit, then the first thing to do is to check out the Maintenance and Modifications pages on Lotus Esprit World.  This really is a fantastic site and most of the common issues are covered.  If you can’t find a solution to your problem, then post a question to one of the Lotus Esprit forums - my favourites are the Unity1 forum and the Lotus Esprit Forum - and you can usually get an answer from someone who has resolved the same problem.


I’m detailing jobs I’ve done on this site in the hope that they are useful…. 


Fuel breather hose

A strong fuel smell in your passenger compartment could mean a split fuel breather hose. Find out how to fix it.

Engine cover refurb

Rejuvenate your X180 engine cover.

Air con re-charge

My S4 has an R12 air conditioning system which wasn’t working and needed recharging.   Here’s how to do it.

Hatch cable


How to open the rear hatch if the unthinkable  happens and your release cable breaks.