Yep - Lotus probably could stand for "Loads Of Trouble Usually Serious"
The cracked exhaust manifold problem I had on the 4 cylinder engine was virtually impossible to deal with with the engine in situ
Time to get the screwdrivers out and start taking
The 910 is a great engine for a 4 cylinder but with
it catnted over at 45 degrees I can't help visualising another
bank of cylinders on the right...
Here's a photo of me back quite a few years ago after removing the orginal engine from the Esprit
The manifold was so overheated, that I had to cut it off with a grinder
Here's a photo from 2001, with the old 4 cylinder engine behind the Esprit, just before being collected in part exchange for the new V8 unit
here for more on the Giugiaro
Turbo Esprit design
Click here for production of the Giugiaro Turbo Esprit at the Lotus factory