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  1. Which is probably a reflection of the type of owner that chooses a Lotus. In 15 odd years of being active in owners clubs and forums and meeting literally hundreds of Lotus owners, I could count the number that I'd classify as utter bellends on the fingers of one hand - and I've made some great friends through my interest in Lotuses. Owners are generally good blokes. Well, apart from that cannibal serial killer gay porn star...
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  2. Rant time: Is it just me or are people buying/renting homes with less and less off-street parking and yet running more and more vehicles? I live in a very tight private 5 house cul-de-sac. The 4 long-term property owners all have less vehicles than combined garage and driveway spaces, so have never had/caused any parking problems. However, the 5th house has always been rented out and changes tenants on a regular basis. The current tenancy comprises 3 adults (including a couple), two of whom drive to work and the other walks (just across the road). That property has a single gara
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  3. Thought i'd post a few pics from our recent Bedford adventure... In particular I wanted to share the video, its been over 16 months since we had our little boy, and this meant Sarah missed out on track days and getting out in the car and driving it hard. So this was her first time out and on track and I reckon she did bloody good!
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  4. Will send it out to you
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  5. No, mine works but the lack of spares and knowledgeable repairers is becoming a problem for V8 owners. Hence why I am in the process of designing a replacement. I'm pre-empting the dark day when it might happen to me!
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  6. Tunnel finally complete and ready for fitting! Has taken months to get this sorted, fiberglassing and re fiberglassing. The ashtray mounting had to be completely remade as it was assembled back to front! Still its much better now and worth all the work.
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  7. Lotus should put a big effort into the UK which historically has bought more convertible/ roadster variants than any other European country. Unfortunately I'm not holding my breath as the Evora 400 has come and gone in the UK and not one of my friends or work colleagues have heard of it.. Only my trackday friends have and they steer clear because of build quality reputation. It's a shame as I bet the 400 after 6-7 years of evolution is probably a really sorted machine.
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  8. If he has a really short fuse he may upset somebody in prison who has a longer fuse but uses it to plan things more. So he may cease to be a threat to anybody that way.
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  9. Cheating. Copyright Colin Chapman 1948. All rights reserved.
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  10. Yesterday I got back into the workshop. I undid all the stainless fasteners holding the turbo on...hooray for stainless and Copaslip.... and took the turbo off. I rebuilt this turbo myself back in 2002? using a kit of parts I got from the "G-Pop Shop" in the USA. Nobody in the UK will sell you an overhaul kit for a turbo; they want to sell you an overhauled turbo for £250 to £300. The kit cost £65.... new seals and bearings and a few other bits. Getting it apart was parlous, as the fasteners all rust badly...but I managed it....and you have to mark the relative location of the turbine and the
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  11. Spell-check error---should be "bend over"....
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  12. Oh THAT Trident !!!!
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  13. If you are on Facebook you will have enjoyed this!
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  14. I agree with Andy, The real world difference between a NA and a S is not huge. I test drove both, and decided on a NA. The NA Evora is a properly fast car, sounds lovely and so far mine has been totally reliable. If you are driving the car daily, you are rarely going to be able to explore the edges of the car's performance. I'm considering moving to a 400, if the dealer and I can thrash out a good deal, but if it doesn't come off, I will perfectly happily stick with my current car. Even the jump to a 400 isn't a 'no brainer' decision. The Evora in all of its guises is an e
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  15. That beetle is tasteless to the extreme (I rock a mic like a vandal, light up the stage and wax chumps like a candle). The thing it will do very quickly is lose you money.
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  16. Last time I watched darts, it was on Not the Nine O'Clock News.
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  17. Not sure it has got as far as Aberdeen to be honest. They are just bring oil barrels still as plenty spare now and not worth selling it. John as others have said I don't believe that there is a big difference in NA or S as is made out. Both will not disappoint coming from the cars you have been driving from a performance and handling aspect anyway. I have a Feb 11 Registered one presently having started with 3 x NA's and one of the first 15 cars made and the first 2 had the long box. If you were doing lots of miles then the fuel consumption is noticeable but you like me are playin
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  18. As a cop in the early 90s I had an orange stripe sprayed onto my White Elan when some of the local youth realised what I did, quite funny in hindsight but wasn't amused at the time. And unconnected, random attempted car theft, had the roof of the same car slashed. The alarm went off and I chased and caught the drunk culprit and was close to being charged with assault. It was worth it.
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  19. @johnpwalsh Vredestein Sportrac 5 - Rear: 225/60 VR15, Front: 195/60 VR15 - £235 delivered Pirelli P600 - Rear 235/60 WR15, £360 delivered I've got Vredestein Sportrac 3's on my Esprit, 5s on my Excel. The ones on the Esprit one have "filled out" to 235, and @Buddsyreckons they are wider then the Goodyears he took off his car Images stolen from this thread
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  20. thanks guys for all the help. I have now got it working ! So, the way I fixed it was to firstly disconnect the crossgate extension rod at the back where it joins the bellcrank lever. I then got in the car and put the car in 1st gear. I then got back under the car and manually moved the gear lever selector rod into neutral - then using my hand, pressed the bellcrank lever right into the gearbox as far as it went and whilst holding that position, slid the gear selector back into first. Once I had that position, (proving 1st gear), i checked where the crossgate extension rod was sitt
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  21. If you had the old 505 I think you will have the same wiring harness as I do. If so, there is need to buy a new wiring harness. I bought the "new" harness that was listed as a requirement for the 920 and all Lotus did (through deRoure) was send me the exact same one that was already in my car! I'm not sure the later harness exists (if it does, Lotus couldn't find it) And yes, I did order the correct one... No fault of deRoure I hasten to say, and they refunded me in full as soon as I returned it. All you have to do with the original harness is cut the old reverse signal wire (green
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  22. Congratulations. I've updated the lotus register accordingly.
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  23. What has changed since the Exige S won the 2012 ECOTY? I at least thought Evo would be somewhat neutral or maybe even in favor of the few remaining British car brands... I am German and I am a long time Porsche fan ... long time ago, I even worked for them ... the regular 991s have gotten pretty boring but I still love the 991 GT3 and GT3 RS ... those are great and very fast driver cars, no doubt. Nevertheless, 991 Turbo S fast than the 991 GT3 RS ... that smells ... no matter what, ignoring the figures the Exige for me is as close as it gets to a real drivers car that still delivers
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  24. I'm definitely on a mission now then :-) Gonna get us sorted with a programmable TP unit. A nice interesting juicy project!
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  25. Sorry for the delay but as requested....
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  26. Mine did exactly the same thing, had since I got it so I thought it was normal. I took the car to sparky a while ago for him to fit a charge cooler pump. I mentioned how hot it got, he said it wasnt right and found the cable going to the sensor not seated correctly. Pushed it back on and now all is fine. and once sparky is a hero. ?
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  27. Have you topped-up the coolant since the rad job? It's normal to have a few air bubbles in the system, at first. Takes four or five drive cycles to get all the air out. High-RPM running is another good way to purge air. It's FUN, too. BTW the coolant level sensors are known to stick, so you should not ASSUME that the level is OK.
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