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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
    4 points
  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
    4 points
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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.
    3 points
  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.
    3 points
  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
    2 points
  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. You can only get IAT before the supercharger Temp after the supercharger is not measured on the V6 exige
    1 point
  18. S2 Exige heatsoak issues no doubt still prevalent on all non-chargecooled Lotus models. But for some reading. http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f160/maximum-tolerable-iat-236113/ " The stock ECU for certain pulls timing with increasing IAT's. It might also enrich the mixture during open loop (mid throttle or more), but I don't know if the stock programming does that or not. The advantage of enriching the mixture is that vaporization of the extra fuel gives a cooling effect, but it also hurts emissions and mpg, so my guess is that the stock ECU only pulls timing with increasing IAT's.
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  19. 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
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  20. 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
  21. Question: when all the utilities and railways are renationalised, presumbably the workers will become civil servants and thus enjoy gold-plated pensions?
    1 point
  22. You don't need to use a boost pressure sensor provided by Lotus. Plumb in a rubber hose to a vacuum line on the intake manifold or one which sees positive pressure (there will be a few vacuum lines in the engine bay that you can use). Really easy. Can plumb it in with something like this which the AEM kit comes with anyway making the install painless. Water injection will still work if you don't have it boost activated. It can be throttle activated but then you will just use more than is necessary. The AEM control unit I showed in a picture above is its own boost sensor, so all it needs
    1 point
  23. Lovely @EV04A YO where is that?
    1 point
  24. 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
  25. Where the filter fits to the oil cooler takeoff, there is a rubber O ring either side of the takeoff....one between the filter and the takeoff and one between the takeoff and the auxiliary housing. This last one can escape notice and go flat, allowing oil to escape. To get at it, you need to undo the threaded adaptor that the filter screws on to and then the takeoff can be slid off the engine. You can run without the oil cooler setup, by removing the adaptor and takeoff and screwing the filter straight on to the auxiliary housing, that eliminates everything to do with the cooler...might be use
    1 point
  26. 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
  27. Only get one now as the rest are busy trying to make their F1 car faster. Trevor.
    1 point
  28. 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
  29. Well it gets wet but once you've dried the car off just a matter of wiping a cloth over the engine bay. Trevor.
    1 point
  30. When I asked, that's what I was told. Remember they have to offer a warranty. I'll admit, I didn't ask someone in the powertrain dept but I did ask a knowledgeable source who knows what they're talking about and did double check with a colleague.
    1 point
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. Lap 2 of what at the time appeared to be a completely dry race: I remember the same on the last lap of the 24 hour race last year, IIRC 6 cars never made it across the line. Unfortunately I was the first car there
    1 point
  35. Yes! Shame they put it in the most inappropriate episode! With all of 84hp, a Seven S3 isn't exactly "speedy" .
    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. I'm starting to lose interest. There's a new GT4 on the way, so it will all start again. And again be meaningless because only the Porsche favourites will get to buy one anyway. And anyway we all know the Elise Cup is the fastest of the lot
    1 point
  38. Nice evening. Thanks to those that gave me a push start. Was Ok when I got home but need to investigate!
    1 point
  39. That's a brilliant idea - been done with others before - I'll mention it to the wife
    1 point
  40. 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
  41. Sorry @Bibs been away with the Caterham Not really a lot to add to that of @The Pits comments really. The lack of toys in the R300 will naturally have made you more aware of the traction and braking limits, this will apply to the V6. You will be amazed how stable the car is - you won't be rewarded for chucking it about like you can the Caterham. The brakes on the V6 are another level, but you'll probably find braking points about the same due to the extra weight. I'd have thought an R300 would generally have similar pace to the V6 over a lap, the 420R (rebranded R300 Superlite this year)
    1 point
  42. Highland road trip. Loch Eriboll.
    1 point
  43. Hi, I am waiting for the delivery of my 400 next week. I had been looking for a lotus that could take my wife and daughter for the WE! i am just so excited, one more week for it to be ready.
    1 point
  44. 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
  45. He did, but it never worked properly as it kept on stopping for 24 hour periods for no good reason.
    1 point
  46. On track…..the only place to be.
    1 point
  47. http://www.espritfactfile.com/carbbalancing.html Yes it is by Tim. I'll have to give it a go and maybe it will get rid of my low rpm stumble... Have you checked your idle screws? If so, how many turn out is each one?
    1 point

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