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91MR2

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  1. Hey guys, garage is finally done and cars returned today for the first time in a month. Gave the Peugeot and S2000 a wash today, felt great to do so...also got some banners up on the wall...
  2. Gentlemen, a garage build check in... I haven't driven a car in months, as we have been full go on the garage build. Rather than bore everyone with thousands of photos, here's a synopsis in 4 photos. Cars should be returning in a couple weeks...
  3. Garage project fully underway now, all cars temporarily relocated, had to bring Peugeot to a friend's garage the other day. Much chaos for next couple months, can't wait until it's all done...updates to follow...
  4. Spent the last couple days moving cars around in preparation for our garage addition, rare to get photos of all the cars together. Even got my daughter to give the Peugeot its first wash of the year...
  5. Thanks Bean, sounds fine, depending on the speed of the project, perhaps I'll make a new thread on it, if it's just a few noteworthy updates though, I'll just make sure the Mi16 is in the background of the shots, ha... Unrelated, we finalized our Emira order and went with the black leather interior. I'm sure it will age the best...
  6. Howdy gentlemen - as we are closing up the winter season, we are now preparing for our garage addition in the coming weeks. Nothing to add now, but much more to add later. Will post updates here as they develop...
  7. Hi Bean, happy to indulge... Yes, First Edition, V6 supercharged, 6-speed manual transmission. I've settled on Nimbus Grey, but struggling on the interior, either going black leather or tan leather. The tan would make like a modern day version of my Esprit, as far as color combo, and I thought that might be really cool. But then, black interior is hard to say no to as well... I agree, I too love the philosophy. From all I can tell, it is basically an updated Evora, and while Lotus wants everyone to think this is an all new car, I think the former is a tremendous compliment. The Evora is an amazing car that truly doesn't get the credit it deserves... And yes, Lotus already said the Emira will be it's last ICE car...so I'm going all in on it... Here are come photos from the configurator, showing both options. Very torn...
  8. Gentlemen, hope you're enjoying winter as much as we are (sigh)... I haven't had much to report on here, but we did in fact get our permits from the city for our garage addition, so excited about that. Breaking ground in April if the weather allows. In other news, we got a call from our Lotus dealer the other day, that our allocation for a First Edition Emira has been honored. First US deliveries will be later than expected, likely towards the latter part of 2022, but that's ok, gives us more time to get the garage done. Hoping to go to the Philadelphia Radwood event with the Peugeot in the spring, but we will see where covid is by then...
  9. Thanks Bean, indeed I am very excited and will certainly post progress photos. I know this sounds like a first world problem, and fully acknowledge that it is, however having several cars be scattered about in different garages has been a real pain. This project will truly allow me to tackle and manage so much more without all the annoying logistics…
  10. Boy, things have been quiet around here lately... Not much to report on my end from a Peugeot standpoint, however have a big project coming up in the spring that will indirectly help/benefit it, as well as all of my other cars... Going to do an addition on my garage to turn it from a 3 1/2 car garage into a full 5 car garage. New dimensions will be 55x22, up from 42x22. Here's maybe the best part - I also own the house next door, and will be building an open air breezeway to connect to the next door garage, which will now only be about 3 1/2 feet away. That garage is 26x22, and will hold 2 cars, plus my jet ski. So basically, all 7 of my cars, plus my Sea Doo, will now have storage all under basically one roof. Very exciting...
  11. Happy Thanksgiving gentlemen. Drove my car a little bit since the last post, all is still well, minus the oil gauge discrepancies still (one day...). Also recently took the car to my interior guy, as a seam started to come loose on the driver seat, so he hand stitched it back to near new, can't even tell. Perhaps some photos to follow... Until next time...
  12. Gentlemen, happy halloween (almost)... Drove the car a good 100 miles or so today, didn't skip a beat. Well, except for the welds breaking from the cat to the midpipe, but fortunately I was able to take it to a muffler shop and they welded in a SS sleeve, and was back on my way again... Some pictures of it on the shores of Lake Erie...
  13. I'm not sure it's a bad ground, because this is the only gauge that is behaving this way. Sound logic? I'm really not looking to tear the interior/carpet out to find the problem here, but I suppose if I have to... I'm going to get into this soon again, it is the only "issue" the car has, so for now, I'll take it...
  14. Bean, thanks for the info. I am conversational at best when it comes to electrics, so I'm going to have to get my buddy over to help with some of this. I can at least start checking grounds and see where I end up. To be continued...
  15. So what does this mean then? By that I mean, what is the solution? Or possible solutions? This was done with the engine running by the way.
  16. Including a little video for you guys here. There is no sound to the video for some reason, but watch the surge and return of the oil temp. needle. This is with the windows up, operating the switch under load causes the needle to move, and then when released, move back. Thoughts? IMG_7760.MOV
  17. Ok guys, think I got the coolant temp. / fan situation all sorted. I replaced the fan switch/sensor today, and then topped up the coolant, and fired the car up. I let it idle up to temperature, and started watching carefully from that point. The car got up to right around 210, and then the fans came on and quickly brought the car back down to 190. I watched this cycle occur again before I was satisfied. Going to call this one fixed... Now on to the oil temp. stuff. Going to pull the cluster "soon" and swap the oil temp. gauge with a spare one that I have. Will update once I get to that...
  18. Goce, thank you, this is great information, confirms/corrects a lot of what I was thinking. Once I have the parts, I will get right on installing them and update you guys…
  19. Small update, after speaking to Brian Holm, it seems there are 5 total sensors/switches related to coolant temperature. The 3 clustered near the thermostat / water jacket are the one for the temperature gauge (1 wire), one for the signal to the ECU, and one for the fans (we think). Then there are 2 others, a low coolant warning (suspected to be in the radiator), and an overheat light sensor (not exactly sure where this one is located). I ordered the sensor for the fans, as well as one for the temperature gauge (just to be sure everything is accurate/linked). Once it arrives I'll install and update accordingly.
  20. Also, I'd like to replace all the coolant related sensors, anyone know the part #'s and a good place to purchase from? Also, how many sensors there actually are? 3 or 4? More?
  21. Ok, let me look again on the car and see if I see a plug/sensor on the radiator. Thanks for the info.
  22. Gentlemen, another update... Took the car out for a ride the other day and noticed the cooling fans were taking WAY longer than normal to come on - close to 220, and even then only the low speed function (I think) seemed to come on. No sooner than when the car got that hot, I was merging onto the highway, and it quickly got back down to 175-180, which is pretty normal from what I've seen with this car. The car has 3 coolant temp. sensors that I'm aware of, the 1-pin connector for the gauge, the one nearby/below for the ECU, and one one that goes vertical up into the water jacket, which I think is for the fans? This sound correct? A friend and I did some diagnosing, and after jumping with a paper clip the one that we suspected was for the fans, the cooling fans instantly went on the high mode. Our takeways - not a wiring or relay issue, so that fan sensor most likely needs replacing? Thoughts?
  23. Gentlemen, long time, no updates... Been slammed this summer (which is the usual routine for me), and the Mi16 has regrettably gotten very little attention these past couple months (my work is busiest in the summer), however the gentleman I bought my car from did bring me a spare gauge cluster, once time allows I will pull mine out and see if it is even the same cluster as what I have. I believe there are 2 manufacturers. If they are the same, I'll swap out gauges and see what happens. Not much more I can go on at this point, since the new oil temp. sensor didn't change anything. Will update at that time... Hope you all are doing well.
  24. Guys, thanks for the responses. I like what you both are thinking, and will continue to try and figure out this issue. Does ANYONE know the specs of the oil temp. sensor? I have been unable to find them. That would be a great start, as my mechanic has some ideas as well...
  25. Gentlemen, long time, no update... I've been enjoying trouble free driving in the Mi16 for the last couple months, as I waited for my oil temperature sensor to arrive, and it finally did the other day, so after a few days of fiddling around in the garage, it is now installed. However, my issue is still there with the higher readings. My first clue that this wasn't going to fix my issue was when it arrived, I tested the ohms on it compared to my original one. Sadly, they were reading almost the same. I kind of figured that it was unlikely to cause any changes once the new one was installed, and of course that was the case. Was worth a shot for the low price/effort, plus my oil was due to be changed anyways... Seems the issue now may lie in the gauge itself (good call, Bean), since as I noted, the oil level gauge too gives seemingly incorrect/inconsistent readings. I now have to decide how far I want to go with this issue... Since I've been able to verify oil temperature with my infrared gauge (getting around 175-185 when I shoot the bottom of the pan), I think it is safe to assume my gauge is regularly reading about 50 degrees too high. I hate looking at it knowing this, but at least I know for sure now... Options at this point now are to pull the cluster and then ??? I already briefed my mechanic on this one, he's not sure yet if he wants to start pulling the cluster apart. Can't say I blame him, as I don't want to either. I could buy a used cluster from Brian Holm I guess, and then try to match the odometer. Or try to find the gauge itself if possible and swap into my cluster? But struggling a bit with the decision of whether it's worth it or not... Thoughts?
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