Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: MartijnElanS4 » Wed Jun 26, 2024 7:15 pm

Hi everyone,

Could somebody tell me how to remove the front part of distribution ‘box’ where the waterpump is housed.
All bolts have been removed and we tried to carefully pry it open but without any luck. Any suggestions?

Thanks!!

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PostPost by: Craven » Wed Jun 26, 2024 7:36 pm

Typically stuck in this area.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Jun 26, 2024 8:05 pm

There is also a set screw that holds the sandwich plate to the block. You can see this screw inside the Timing Chain space.
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PostPost by: reb53 » Thu Jun 27, 2024 6:56 am

I assume you're not trying to remove this with the head and sump still in place ?
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Thu Jun 27, 2024 7:27 am

+1 you must remove Cylinderhead first.
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PostPost by: 512BB » Thu Jun 27, 2024 7:34 am

To add to what I wrote in the highlighted thread, I have found it much easier to separate the front cover from the backplate if they are still attached to the block, and far less chance of bending either, as they are secured to a flat surface, ie the block face.

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