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  1. 3 points
    Ramjet, Yes, you are absolutely correct. Trump had to waste over $2 million of our tax dollars to golf this weekend rather than be a "REAL" President and support our very brave and intelligent youth. Any other President would have been proud to stand with these remarkable young people. Frankly, it is insulting for a President to turn his back on this important event. Of course, he was golfing during the Women's March and we all know that he treats women as objects instead of human beings. Trump has a Playmate, Porn Star and former Celebrity Apprentice suing him now and that has him preoccupied. Notice how he is NOT speaking up against these women when reporters ask questions relating to these issues. At the beginning of the election he was vehemently stating they were all lying and they would all be sued. Now the women are going after him. I can't wait to watch 60 minutes tomorrow. The Playmate CNN interview was disappointing in regards to legal portion. I was hoping for something that would link him to election fraud using campaign finances to cover up his grotesque behaviors. We all know he banged her and that's truly vile to think about. Regardless, I believe he wouldn't have joined the March For Our Lives (even IF he was in Washington) because of the impending lawsuits and the threat of reporters attempting to asking more questions. It is also very sad that he can't acknowledge Russian involvement in the attempted assassination of the 2 Russians on UK soil. Instead he congratulated Putin on winning a rigged election. I'm sure everyone on this forum knows that ALL the US intelligence committee members are unanimous concerning Russian meddling in the recent US elections. I want it known to ALL of the UK, that I apologize for this President's incompetence. The United States stands with Britain. We have a serious problem with our extremely toxic President. Once Mueller dives into his tax returns and follows the money trail, we should have an answer as to why he's so soft on Russia. Go Stormy Go.
  2. 2 points
    Today got up late and decided to get the two Lotus cleaned and ready for the season, so Elan has sat outside for 3 Months including the snow (sorry @Stuart Monument) and hasn’t been started in 3 weeks, the Esprit has been sitting in the garage for 4 Months with battery conditioner on. The Elan starts first turn of the key so get that out the way, now into garage and the Esprit, third turn of the key she fires up. Was intending to get them both sorted out today but got a bit obsessed with the Elan see pic. Elan is off to Ricks storage for a bit and to get it inside, the Esprit is awaiting a trip to Gerald for service and MOT. Only issue I had was trying to move the Esprit back into the garage wearing wellies, got a massive cramp in the back of my leg I nearly stuck it into the garage wall!
  3. 2 points
    Wonder who's behind the wheel?
  4. 1 point
    Great! Can't see from the picture does the fiberglass run the whole length of the strip where it contacts the louvre? Also can you see if the strip has a bracket to secure it at its ends or is it just fiberglass? Thanks for checking this! Cheers. Hi Dave, it's sold quite cheaply by S and J. Cheack under S1 parts if it doesn't come up. The problem without using it is if the bumper moves even slightly with vibration it will rub through the paint! I would need therapy I that happened!
  5. 1 point
    That is quite a sweeping statement, especially coming from a dyno expert.. I don't doubt he has experienced what you have stated but I do feel we have to ask why.. I have been running this type of filter for many years with repeated dyno test sessions and periodic turbo inspection overhauls, this has all been part of the development to test modifications and components on the Esprit. After 10.000 miles, aggressive testing on dyno and dirty British roads with a 4'' ram air system , we found no signs of ware on the S182 turbo when returned for interim inspection to manufacturer.. In fact they gave it glowing report. So not sure why your guy was having so many problems.. The other point you make about reduction in power on your Esprit being systematic with the filter change to the K&N type, again very strange .. The point being, you state in your experience you believe it lets lager partials of dirt though , In which case will be less restrictive and have higher flow capability. The high flow capability is what the manufactures promote and will only enhance performance ... Personally in the situation you have I would be exploring the flow dynamics and and tuning parameters on the engine as a whole rather than focusing on the filter.. There are many owners out there who have had these type of filters for decades , we are yet to get any direct reports of compressor damage as a result of using them . Further more many have reported a better performing feel to their engines after fitting.. If there was the massive evidence of resulting compressor damage as your dyno man stated, I would of expected loads of compensation claims along with media outrage, none has come to my attention.! So it may be a little early to make such sweeping remarks when evidence to the contrary is also available.. However it is important that manufactures installation instructions are followed so the filter can perform as designed. I do not think there should be any reason for owners to panic about damage that may or may not have been caused by these type of filters when used correctly.. A simple visual check at next service should be enough to put minds at rest.. This post is in no way meant as a criticism just a balanced response from another owner, as Jacques mentioned .... each to his own.... It is very important that we are aware of what Jacques experienced , thank you for sharing .
  6. 1 point
    Yes the alu strip is fiberglassed to the louvre.I was in the garage right now,it looks like that..
  7. 1 point
    It is my understanding that since dieselgate the EU lawmakers have taken a very dim view on any sort of "cheat". They have obviously decided that something like an exhaust valve button is just trying to get around their regulation dictating noise etc. What isn't clear is why this doesn't appear to be rolled out across the whole range yet.
  8. 1 point
    Yes its an odd thing nature is a perfect system its just us humans that think we know better. My old man used the green lipped mussels when he done his leg in...I did joke to not get them mixed up with his pink lipped muscle buddsy
  9. 1 point
    Well the Evora 400 was producing 370hp, not 400hp claimed. No one has dyno tested a 430 yet. You’re arguing the same point, with no actual facts. And there is plenty of denying your “facts”, to which you’ve tried to justify with no more than “someone at Lotus said so”. Lets go back to my original point, which isn’t extracting 430hp, it’s extracting more from a 1900TVS supercharger with a chargecooler, and the point in doing so when you could already get 460hp from the approach Komo-tec takes. Maybe the factory car produces a genuine 430hp (I hope it does!), but when talking about tuning and adding a bigger supercharger, plus charge cooling, there will be a restriction in the flow of the manifolds, cats and potentially back box. You also have gearbox restrictions, plus to get any more than 460hp you need to strengthen internals of the engine. To deny this you would be a fool. Now if we could get back on topic of my car for this thread, that would be excellent. If you wish to talk about manifolds more please feel free to start a fresh thread.
  10. 1 point
    As I thought.........it was costly!!!!
  11. 1 point
    Remember Budsy, to drik it straight away. Don't keep some of it in the fridge unless for only short time. Kind regards, jacques
  12. 1 point
    Anyway all this supliment and diet stuff does make you think. i tore my rotary cuff muscle really badly a couple of years ago at centreparcs on the waterski cable ride. There was no way I was letting go - I had my three kids I had to beat. It was bloody awful for 18 months or more - some phsyio helped - but it was terrible. A mate of mine gave me some green lipped muscle and said try this for a few weeks. Well - just over two weeks in and pain gone - and I mean gone. That was 6 months ago. theres something in some of this stuff there really is
  13. 1 point
    @martynv I have a mate who wants to go in his Evora and is in process of joining the forum. Cheers.
  14. 1 point
    Sorry mate but it has the engine in and is complete not your style
  15. 1 point
    Hi Fabian - I took the Turbo out the garage and into the daylight at long last today, so took some photos that I hope help answer your queries. .Cheers Stephen
  16. 1 point
    Fitted the new wiper and works perfectly. I think I *may* have fitted the old one the wrong way round as when I'd removed it I noticed it had a small arrow. Cringe.
  17. 1 point
    No exhaust valve button and in the video it sounds like touring mode on my car. Does that mean the valves open in sport mode like they do when i put my car in sport mode? or are the valves closed on all settings on the 430 include Race mode and just open up over a certain RPM?
  18. 1 point
    Just ask for money back for stereo Tony and sort it yourself, or pay proper ICE installer to do it. Life’s too short to have Lotus mess you about.
  19. 1 point
    Beat you @GFWilliams . Genuine 360 Cup rear carbon composite panel arrived today! Can’t wait to put the rumours to bed and get a real weigh in of the glass panel as comparison! Thanks again Dave at @Seriouslylotus for hunting this precious part down and securing them for us! Huge appreciation for your dedication to finding these rare parts!
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  21. 1 point
    I would love to take Mark up on his offer. Sadly I cannot afford anything like the sum he is asking for. Of course that's why I went down the federal route in the first place.
  22. 1 point
    @BWex, it's Airforce Blue.
  23. 1 point
    @Steve V8for carpets. His missus stitches the leather bits in - does abloody brilliant job - just like the originals
  24. 1 point
    Thanks, Bibs. William, please send me a private message, I will do my best to help you. I might know the car or owner, and I've a bit of experience in what you are dealing with. - Tony K. p.s., don't worry, I won't try to buy it from under you.
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