Lotus Elan

Leftovers from Weber service kit

PostPost by: JHE007 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:16 pm

Hi,

My first post, but I'm pretty new to Lotus ownership. About 9 months ago I bought my Dads 1970 Elan +2, he had owned it for 30 years. His official reason for selling was "lack of use", but in reality his waistline has expanded to such an extent that getting in and out was tricky. A few weeks ago I noticed the fuel filter in the Weber had collected a fair amount of crud and decided it was time to service the Webers.

The kit duly arrived and things were fine except for the 7 small black rubber washers leftover, which did not seem to fit anywhere. I've no idea where they should be fitted, or if they are even applicable to the Lotus. Kit was bought from Webcon and is a generic 40 DCOE kit. Photo attached. The copper washer pictured is also "spare".

Any suggestions would be welcome.

thanks
John
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:50 pm

Exploded view here may help you ID the parts:

http://www.gowerlee.dircon.co.uk/DCOE.html

('O' rings? spindle 'O' ring item No. 79 perhaps? But no idea why 7 off ?????)

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PostPost by: fatboyoz » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:08 am

John,
Two 'O' Rings per carbie are used on the later webers, under cup washers, on the mixture screws.
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:39 am

fatboyoz wrote:John,
Two 'O' Rings per carbie are used on the later webers, under cup washers, on the mixture screws.
Colin.


Ref: Item No.s 44 & 46 in the above parts listing/diagram

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PostPost by: tcsoar » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:43 am

Hi John,

I rebuilt my carbs a few years ago and had the small copper washer you show left over as well. Here's hoping someone will be able to shed some light on that.

I did not have any of the o rings left over.

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:49 am

maybe the copper washer goes under the float valve body, where it screws into the carb cover :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:37 pm

Could the copper washer be for the banjo fitting for the fuel inlet?

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PostPost by: oillite » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:44 pm

I think it's the norm as the kits fit other variants of Weber.
I used genuine kits on mine and had more bits left over that I had used! :?
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