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  1. Wandering around town during the holidays, hence the empty streets.
    6 points
  2. I managed to get to the Motors by the Moat show at Leeds castle a couple of weekends ago, seemed rude not to take a picture of the car with the castle....
    6 points
  3. tyres on the car. great racing look. i love it
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  4. That's just it though. A charge cooler is not the only option and frankly is too expensive and invasive to be considered if you want to keep your Lotus as original and reliable as possible when it comes time to sell. Water injection is the de facto answer. For simplicity, just drill a small hole for the water injection nozzle in the flexible rubber intake hose as shown and seal the nozzle (you can buy a spare rubber hose from Lotus if you want to put it back to OEM configuration without the drilled hole). Run a small nozzle of 250cc or 500cc which is just enough to cool the i
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  6. I guess I really should post up my new purchase. Many thanks to those who post in the Evora section of the TLF. Invaluable information on potential Evora ownership, and the "just get one" mantra I keep hearing. Very pleased with the car, and here are a few snaps at a local trackday... sure that's what its for!
    3 points
  7. This is my car back in UK. After new paint didn't want back.
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  8. It seems like they have more fans. This is the front page of the BBC a network who apparantly is non biased. Count the headlines. Labour Manifesto Positive and Radical: (Positive headline) BBC Live, Labour launching MAnifesto: (positive headline, note the picture "for the Many, not the few") UK Inflation rate highest since 2013: (Negative for govt) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/0 I did find this gem though:
    3 points
  9. Rinse. Snow Foam. Wash. Rinse. Claybar. Wax. Time taken 4.5 hours. Feeling left in right arm, zero. Estimated time to a pigeon shitting on all my hard work, 3 minutes.
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  10. https://drivetribe.com/p/I7rikXxfRrSUUFbZ9W3JZA?iid=WI19oZrhT9OhXbFxxZ1ykw
    2 points
  11. Yes, run small amounts of water injection as I have recommended, i.e. 250cc or perhaps less (depends on your post supercharger intake temps if you hook up a sensor to monitor them), and you won't affect your tune or need any sort of tuning and the ECU can cope if you accidentally run out because all you are doing is cooling intake temps by 20-30 C so as not to heatsoak. It is exactly what BMW did with the M4 GTS and water injection was even used in WWII fighter jets. It's been around forever. The reason manufacturers don't put it in cars from the factory is owners would forget about it a
    2 points
  12. No, if you are running small amounts of water like I suggested you don't need to touch the ECU at all. Only tons of water affects the tune in any way shape or form. 250cc of water just cools the intake charge and the ECU just richens the fuel mixture automatically as if it were cold outside. 250cc is not enough to do more than bring intake temps down to the 30-50 C range. If you run out of water the ECU just adjusts for the hotter intake charge, as all ECUs have ever done since cars became electronic and had temperature correction built into them. You only run large amounts of wate
    2 points
  13. The thing about the Evo was it was spraying water on the intercooler itself as a way to keep the intercooler from heat soaking, whereas water injection is actually spraying water inside the intake tract (way more effective). Methanol doesn't require any special pipes as the AEM kit is methanol compatible but isn't a good idea because it's a fuel and wildly messes up the air/fuel mixture and you will have to have the car tuned for it because the stock ECU very likely won't compensate enough for it. Methanol is the best way to make power as it's effectively bumping up the octane to north of
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  14. The answer is likely heat soak issues from the higher boost output of the supercharger and the lack of an intercooler to cool the post-supercharger compressed air before it goes into the engine (both the 350 and 380 probably suffer this issue with the 380 heat soaking faster). The ECU has to pull timing to avoid detonation and probably even partly close the throttle to reduce the amount of hot air entering the motor and try to cool the blower off. Basic thermodynamics, but this can easily be verified by plumbing in a temp sensor before the supercharger and after the supercharger, plumbing in a
    2 points
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  16. I actually quite like Corbyn like a slightly mad uncle. But for me this Election is 100% about brexit. I dont give a fuck about policies education or trains. I want out and I want Theresa to sharf as good as she can. After that then will be the time to look at policies. Its sort of like this in my eyes Torry : Out Labour : In the middle. A bit in a bit out Lib Dem : Let us Stay buddsy
    2 points
  17. That's a stunning photo! Reminds me of the 1975 Lotus Elite brochure:
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  18. Response to Norbert (NW76). Nah, not selling, haha. Just trying to help since lurking and joining this forum I have seen a lot of talk about Exige underperformance and a little research and basic understanding of thermodynamics points to the fact that the cars are heatsoaking because they don't have an intercooler/charge cooler or water injection to keep intake air temps in check after the supercharger compresses and heats up the air. The car does have an intake air temp sensor, all cars running any sort of ECU will have one. The only cars that wouldn't have one would be manual carbu
    1 point
  19. Thanks for the suggestions Guys. Bit of luck today when I phoned The UK Lotus Centre and managed to get a brand new owners handbook pack including service book which had been lying in stock for a couple of years!! Retail price is £94 but they gave me a bit discount so £80 which is expensive but I'm delighted just to have found one. Just need to try and get it stamped up now.
    1 point
  20. Lovely @EV04A YO where is that?
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  21. Typical Labour Manifesto really. Crucify those who have worked hard to get an education, working hard and earning a good living in a good job (or 2 in my case) to earn enough to have a decent lifestyle. To give to their mainstream voters. Absolute crock of shit and now totally lost my vote (not that they had it with Corbyn in charge). Also come out as "Namby Pamby" in EU negotiations. What do they think the Eu will do if you tell them "We won't leave without a deal in place" They just won't give us a deal you twats!
    1 point
  22. Still outrageous back tyres after all these years. I'm sure it's very different but the front suspension looks identical to my 1981 Turbo! What a car!
    1 point
  23. It's probably a problem on every non-intercooled supercharged Lotus if you are tracking it in the warmer months and you live south of the channel, although to be honest if you just drove your car, parked it for 15-20 minutes and got back in it the engine bay would be heatsoaked so you don't have to be in a warm climate to be the victim of power loss. The guys in the States use it a lot because most of the good tracks are in places like Florida, Texas and California where it's +35C outside and most cars are heatsoaking really bad. The price of the AEM kit went up a bit it seems (thanks Bre
    1 point
  24. Here is a link to a thread where someone did exactly what I said to do on his Elise SC in the States, but he used the windshield washer tank as his water injection tank, which is what I do on my FD. I can still use it on the windshield if I want to clean off bugs and grime but it also feeds my water injection pump. His kit is a bit cheaper looking but it does the same thing as the AEM one. http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f160/installed-water-meth-injection-my-sc-elise-108770/
    1 point
  25. Fully agree, I am pretty sure KT would do have not issue with a EX390 or EX410 kit with a Charge Cooler... but it will probably cost you 7-8k EUR anyway... so why not go for the EX460 straight ... ok gearbox... got that... no risk no fun ;-) If the gearbox is gone (you need a gearbox oil cooler for track use anyway), you can always replace it with a great upgrade ;-) ... whatever this will be...
    1 point
  26. Don't know, theres a man that does it for you. Trevor.
    1 point
  27. Yea, he's handy. All of the top ten were 2:40, slowest on the grid 2:42. Looking forward to one of them posting race footage.
    1 point
  28. That's Luke Stevens, owner of Team Leos, he runs cars in the Mag 7s. Freakish time for what, 220bhp? I'll be asking him about it when I next see him!
    1 point
  29. Perfect opportunity to write his book! I'm going to step it up to monthly reminders shortly! Sorry, bumper letters? Love 'em naturally. .
    1 point
  30. I can likely assist with professional filming, editing, production, and PR. The idea of a TLF exclusive track day sounds an excellent idea.
    1 point
  31. I'm sure it will be fine and no need to apologise. This is a great forum for information, help and debate, probably the best I've been on for Lotus. And to be honest there is nothing better than being passionate in what you believe. Nothing worse than going somewhere just for lame comments or to get your post "score" up. One forum for the older Lotus cars I visit has lost a lot of the really good posters for those very reasons. Keep up the good work!! cheers Mark
    1 point
  32. But the exhaust guy is saying the same thing as the tuner you mention - perhaps he's just repeating what he's heard form the tuner - I assume that's the case. There's a thread on PH about it which includes pics of the standard 380 exhaust, which (and as a 380 owner it pains me to say it) do not look great - exhaust looks of questionable quality. But then it sounds amazing, so as far as road work goes, I don't really care enough to change it. As for the slow 100-200kmh figure mentioned here, I can only think the car was not performing properly. Mine feels ballistic in the gears. I've g
    1 point
  33. I asked @Hangar 111last year about a chargecooler with less (or indeed no) power upgrade, and the response was that KT didn't see it as being worthwhile due to the cost of the chargecooler and fitting being a large part of the price of the 460 kit. Personally I think a solid chargecooled 400hp in the exige would be ideal and shouldn't have much of an impact on gearbox life given that the same box is used in the Evora. I don't need 460hp and I won't pay for the lesser upgrades due to the heatsoak they cause - would rather put the bigger supercharger on.
    1 point
  34. Good idea Robbie. You hire Blyton Park, we'll take care of the rest! I certainly think heatsoak is a more likely cause of Jokke's and Sport Auto's results. It's massively more plausible than the suggestion that it's all 'marketing' and that Lotus are trying to trick their customers. Also massively easier to believe than the reason suggested by a certain exhaust maker who laid all the blame on the factory exhaust. To be honest it's a real cheap shot by him to jump in and blame the exhaust for this 'wall'. He has gone down in my estimation as a result. Heatsoak is also consistent with
    1 point
  35. Just looking at the laptime from that Hockenheimring piece (sounds painful) and the GT4 , 380 Sport and Camaro Z28 all lap the same.......Camaro FTW yeehaa
    1 point
  36. There you are @Guy Munday, extolling the virtues of the Seven on 'The Cars that made Britain', the 'speed' episode, on Channel 5. Looking good Guy!
    1 point
  37. Nice evening. Thanks to those that gave me a push start. Was Ok when I got home but need to investigate!
    1 point
  38. That's a brilliant idea - been done with others before - I'll mention it to the wife
    1 point
  39. Well good news. Matts car was Copper Fire and he kept the filler cap which is in perfect condition so the paint could be matched! When I get the paint matched will let everyone know where it was done so they can make more on request. They should be able to store the colour.
    1 point
  40. Got one in the garage just like it ?
    1 point
  41. Installed the PNM 4 pot calipers with larger disc's and the Brembo bracket. New one piece bracket for both calipers and you flip right and left Brembo's. 2000 V8 mitch
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  42. The Exige Sport 380 is just suffering from heat soak after a few WOT pulls. It's basic thermodynamics. Superchargers and turbochargers compress air. Compressing the air raises its temperature, hence the need for intercooling for most boosted applications and why you haven't seen a non-intercooled turbocharged car since around the 1980s (barring Lotus cars). Does anyone know if the pulley is different for the 345hp Exige and Evora compared to the 380hp Exige? Has anyone plumbed in a boost gauge and seen if the boost levels are different? I would expect the Exige 380 to run 2-3 PSI higher
    1 point
  43. Lotus are an OEM and have to Type Approve cars for often worldwide sale, Komo-tec are an aftermarket tuner and can do whatever they like!
    1 point
  44. weekends pics - testerossa side grils
    1 point
  45. @DaveC72 it's all a matter of class ... And not a black pack in sight.
    1 point
  46. Yup. That is why the Panamera, Macan and Cayenne are so rewarding to drive at the limit on track.
    1 point
  47. Wot no helmet? I guess a woolly hat will protect in case of a big off.... And 3.56 - two guys standing on the track - ohh my god, how dangerous is that?
    1 point
  48. On track…..the only place to be.
    1 point
  49. I'd totally be down for a group buy. That price is rather prohibitive though. What if we sourced something which could be made out of a different material, such as race grade poly? It'd be lighter and cheaper. I have no basis to think this but potentially it could be made with the same bracketry as the regular roof as well, again reducing the cost.
    1 point
  50. Best running engine is max power output, max vacuum. You adjust the mixture to achieve max vacuum. This does ignore emissions but when there's no backfiring my car seems to pass no problem. It's running the best ever after my last tuneup. Havnt worked out why the tuning goes out even though the car has hardly been used?
    1 point


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