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  2. David in NZ

    Awesome NZ driving Roads (North Island)

    Welcome, Bruce! It sounds like you're having fun. We happened upon Twilight Rd during an outing on Sunday. Such roads always bring a grin. You'll receive emails from Club Lotus NZ about upcoming events - we tend to favour those that include twisty roads! David
  3. KiwiElise

    Awesome NZ driving Roads (North Island)

    Fun seeing these posts. I haven't tried a Go-Pro on the car yet but Ridge Rd, Twilight, Woodcocks, Lone Kauri - these many of my favourite roads too. As we're just starting to get to know each other, I'm finding the Elise very capable on these 'B' roads although to be honest, I'm going to have to be careful with speed as its so easy to exceed not the grip but the view of hidden hazards round the bend! If you're looking for a driving buddy next time you're out for a drive I'll bring the SC and join you for a blat. F&C run to Kaiaua on a Sunday usually a good fun, or Coro loop. Look forward to meeting you guys. Bruce
  4. Hi everyone. I'm the very happy new owner of a 2011SC bought from Trevor Gatland in Kerikeri. The car is gorgeous and generally going very well, except... The instrument panel remains active even with the ignition key removed and an hour of waiting. The alarm & central locking won't activate when like this too. The temporary solution is to dim the instrument backlights to zero. Then the whole unit switches off with the ignition and the remote fob alarm works as it should. After reading the manual cover to cover, I tried the C3 fuse reset process. No change. I've sifted through the main Lotus forum but have not found a similar tale of woe. Does anyone in NZ know of this issue? Am I doing something incorrectly? Guidance or advice v welcome - or is there a local Lotus guru I might ask?
  5. Mark Bridgewater

    Radiator for Toyota-powered Elise

    glad you got it sorted
  6. David in NZ

    Radiator for Toyota-powered Elise

    Hi Mark, No, I didn't try them. That looks promising - though I was amazed how quickly the radiator arrived from UK. There was a peace of mind aspect of knowing it would fit exactly, first time. Good suggestion, though. Thanks! UPDATE: I didn't need the stainless mounting bracket. The radiator is higher spec, keeps the engine cooler, and looks great when you peer through the front mesh! I'm pleased with it.
  7. Mark Bridgewater

    Radiator for Toyota-powered Elise

    HI have you tried these guys to see if they can make you a replacement https://rdradiators.co.nz/radiators-henderson/
  8. Hi All, I had 3 brocken front grill clips so i have re designed it to be 3D printed , if anyone needs any let me know, have also started working on a version that does not need the metal bracket.
  9. Mark Bridgewater

    Import Lotus Elise S1 to New Zealand

    Hi Dirk Im just going through this at the moment with a 2006 111R, they are quite strict on euro 4 compliance (so check this before you import it) , im also having fun with the breaks on the version i have as they are not origional. other wise its not to bad, send me an email and ill put you in touch with the guy who helped me with the euro 4 issues.
  10. Hi there Dirk - Only noticed just noticed your post. Shouldn't be too much of an issue as the car is Right Hand Drive. Where about's in New Zealand are you moving to? If Auckland, I can recommend shippers and people to get the car through the New Zealand registration process. Feel free to PM me with questions and I'll do my best to answer them -Or give you contact details of people who can.
  11. Hi guys, I’m from Germany and owner of a Lotus Elise (1998, RHD) since 2008 (imported from UK). Next year I'm going l move to New Zealand and would like to take my Elise with me. Does anyone of you have experience with the import of vehicles, especially Lotus? It seems to be possible to import the car with a European COC. Does the car have to be 100% original or which changes are critical in NZ? Nevertheless, after reading many internet pages, I have still a long list of questions. Kind regards, Dirk
  12. Instinct_NZ

    Recommend Insurance companies

    Welcome to the forum Mark. I would also try these guys... https://starinsure.co.nz/prestige/ This also includes track day cover (Conditions apply).
  13. Mark Bridgewater

    wanted windscreen washer bottle for an elise

    Found one ..
  14. does any one have a windscreen washer bottle for an elise 2006 ?
  15. markt

    Recommend Insurance companies

    Try Classic Cover Insurance - classiccover.co.nz $300 ish a year for my Esprit
  16. Mark Bridgewater

    Recommend Insurance companies

    Can anyone recomend a good insurance company in NZ for an elise?
  17. Sounds good Rich - Any excuse to put some k's on the car
  18. Instinct_NZ

    Awesome NZ driving Roads (North Island)

    Hey Mark, Good to see you have the Esprit on the road again. We have a run planned around West Auckland beaches in a couple of weeks. You should join in if you have the time? Cheers Rich
  19. Nice Was a good day to get out and about - Today, not so much
  20. David in NZ

    Awesome NZ driving Roads (North Island)

    @marktIt looks like you did the whole of Ridge Rd - definitely fun. And I didn't realise that Mill Flat Rd connects to Robinson Rd. We'll have to check that part out. It was a great day to get out there. I took some back roads to Orewa and popped up to Hatfields Beach, just for the photo op:
  21. Nice bit of road that Keeps you busy! Went for a quick drive around Coatesville this morning for the hell of it... Esprit's not as nimble as the Elise but at a relaxed pace, very enjoyable.
  22. Hello. Wanting to update my 88 turbo esprit. Does anyone have or know anyone thinking of selling an SE S4 or V8? Please let me know on 0210519518 Thanks! Al
  23. Things I learned today: Lotus still fit (or did in 2012) a radiator with a plastic end tank to new Elises Plastic end tanks get brittle and break You can't buy a replacement in NZ An all alloy replacement from Elise Parts costs $588 + shipping Question: should I worry about reusing the original fan mounting kit (made of mild steel, and thus prone to rusting in salty air), and pay an extra $40 for 316 marine grade stainless steel brackets, nuts, bolts, etc?
  24. David in NZ

    Awesome NZ driving Roads (North Island)

    It looks like I never posted this draft - oh well, just in time for Christmas... here is a preview of my favourite section - a 1.3km stretch of Ridge Road: It is not a fast road. In fact, because it is so narrow, you have to be quite sedate, in case you meet other traffic (this happened in my video). But there are many tight corners to enjoy. And the corresponding Google map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Q2ULujVDi3lSstuMntJlsQK5_9w&usp=sharing
  25. NZRUFF

    Queenstown to Glenorchy Road

    Thanks guys! Such a fun car to film... a really nice reminder of just how much enjoyment you can have from an older fully analog car.
  26. Stuart Monument

    Queenstown to Glenorchy Road

    Stunning video and a stunning car. Well done
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