V8 Service Schedule
Know what to do and when!
Below is the Service Schedule for MY96 – Onwards V8 Esprits. This can be used as a guide for nearly all V8 Esprits, although some models may need differing maintenance. You'll see a list of which service should be done at which mileage (nobody does it every six months) and a list of what should be done at which service. V8 Esprits have A & B Services, with A being the cheapest and B the most expensive. The schedule follows an A, B, A, B, A, C format through it's serviced life.
1,000 miles After Sales 36,000 miles B Service 72,000 miles B Service 6,000 miles A Service 42,000 miles A Service 78,000 miles A Service 12,000 miles A Service 48,000 miles A Service 84,000 miles A Service 18,000 miles A Service 54,000 miles A Service 90,000 miles A Service 24,000 miles A Service 60,000 miles A Service 96,000 miles A Service 30,000 miles A Service 66,000 miles A Service 102,000 miles A Service
Op No. Operation Description Time Period A/S A B 1 Fit protective covers to seats, footwells, steering wheel & rear wing X X X Lubrication 2 Renew engine oil* 12 X X X 3 Renew engine oil filter* 12 X X X 4 Inspect engine & transmission for oil leaks X X X 5 Check transmission oil level X 6 Renew transmission oil X 7 Check PAS fluid level X X 8 Renew PAS fluid X 9 Repack front wheel bearings x Engine 10 Check for free operation of both turbocharger wastegates X X 11 Inspect auxiliary drive belt condition X X 12 Check cam belt tension 12,000 miles 13 Renew cam belts 24,000 miles 14 Renew fuel filter 102,000 miles/8yrs 15 Renew air cleaner element X 16 Renew spark plugs & re-seal covers X 17 Carry out 'Tech 1' test X X X Cooling System 18 Inspect radiator, oil coolers, & pipework for damage or leaks. Clean all radiator finning X X X 19 Check coolant level X X X 20 Renew coolant 24 months Braking System 21 Check parking brake adjustment X X X 22 Inspect operation of brake tell tales X X X 23 Inspect brake pad thickness & disc condition^ X X 24 Inspect brake hoses, pipes & hydraulic units x X 25 Check brake/clutch fluid level & inspect for leaks X X X 26 Renew brake/clutch fluid 12 months Steering & Suspension 27 Inspect security and condition of front & rear suspension X X 28 Inspect dampers for leaks & performance X X 29 Inspect front & rear wheel bearings for play X X 30 Check torque of rear hub nuts (260 – 270 Nm) X 31 Inspect condition of driveshaft gaiters X X 32 Inspect steering ball joints & gaiters X X 33 Inspect free play at steering wheel X X Wheels & Tyres 34 Inspect tyre condition & set pressures (inc spare) X X X Electrical 35 Check battery terminals for security & condition X X 36 Inspect operation of all lights X X 37 Inspect operation of all electrical equipment X X X Body 38 Check adjustment & lubrication of hinges & latches X X X 39 Inspect operation & condition of seat belts X X 40 Inspect operation of heater/air conditioning X X 41 Top up screenwash reservoir X X X
Road Test Performance
Engine performance, Brake performance, Clutch operation, Gearbox operation, Steering performance, Wheel balance, Driveline and suspension noise/vibration.
Recommended Service Times
After Sales Service: 2.5 hr
'A'' Service: 3.4 hr
'B' Service: 8.4 hr
* In 'severe service' conditions (dusty areas, or cold, stop/start driving) change twice as frequently or as required.
^ In conditions where the brakes are subject to heavy use, inspection may be required more frequently
'Inspect' means assess condition and test for correct operation. Extra time is required to adjust or repair – advise customer beforehand if necessary.
'Check' means test and adjust/fill or tighten as necessary.
X Required Maintenance: Lotus Cars Ltd. requires that these maintenance operations and checks are made within 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of the distances indicated to maintain warranty validation and help ensure proper safety, emissions performance and dependability of the vehicle. The advice of the dealer should be sought for any service problems. All necessary repairs should be completed at once.
Recommended Time Period: Lotus Cars Ltd. recommends that in the case of low usage vehicles where a 'mileage interval' service is not required in any 12 month period, a 'time period' service is performed as indicated.
California spec Esprit require a slightly modified schedule. Please contact your Lotus Dealer for more information.
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