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  1. Rubber, as intended.
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  2. Blimey that didn't take long. An RB guy complaining about their engine supplier after just 1 race: Horner casts a long shadow over Milton Keynes! Verstappen's Honda engine had no problem overtaking Vettel's Ferrari, whereas the Renault in Sainz' McLaren went up in flames.
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  3. Found it!! (Not my pictures.)
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  4. The problem with Bernie’s deal is it’s cutting out the casual viewers of F1 that used to watch it. And with the reduction in viewers this could mean a lack of interest or relevance for the younger generation. My Son’s a car nut but we don’t have Sky, so he never see’s F1 races and consequently doesn’t seem interested. Very different to when I was a kid. Bernie’s deal is a short term monetary gain for the F1 business but long term they’re shooting themselves in the foot.
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  5. Probably used to belong to @Dan E
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  6. I've done it, it's just a gearbox.... In fact the box in my car is currently being run in at the mo after a rebuild. Nothing particulary complex. The issues you will face are: Whatever chipped that gear may have caused further damage The availability of parts is limited (expensive) Some parts are now obsolete - one of the bearings I recall (The gearbox specialists have developed alternatives) There are a number of parts that require particularly accurate measurements (Pinion height probably being the most exacting) You will need to go through another shimm
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  7. I had the same 2 problems with mine. I lubricated the cables with a sandwich bag and some engine oil (the cable run is near the exhaust and the heat drives off the light oils making it stiff) and had to wind the cross cable end by a turn to make it go smoothly into reverse (the cable had stretched slightly).
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  8. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Esprit-S1-S2-S3-Turbo-Citroen-SM-Maserati-3RD-Gear-amp-Synchro-New-Obsolete-/352602702075?hash=item5218c240fb%3Ag%3Aq4cAAOSwZrtccc~e&nma=true&si=wBIIrR6nF0q6hfhDmp4TZQVcF1I%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 Might be worth checking if he has any more..?
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  9. I wish you and the team all the best. But I have to admit I just cannot get a liking or take to Vercrasheshappen. Not sure what it is but there is just something about him. However, would be good to see RB and Renault up their charging hard this year and keep Ferrari and Mercedes honest and under pressure. Here's hoping for you. @LotusLeftLotusRight I wouldn't be too upset for the F1 organisation, the UK deal for three years was worth £105m to them so not too shabby at all. For Sky, that's £50 cost per subscriber based on 700,000 paying viewers and they are charging what, £150 for a an a
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  10. Rust contamination is fairly common, seems to arise from the splines where the input shaft joins the mainshaft, then drops down the scroll seal oil return (thats my theory anyway....) Speedo drives are also often loose which must risk water ingress. Looks like 3rd gear. Oh dear.... Don't think the lock wire is original, so I think someone has been there before. There was a guy on Ebay selling a few cheap parts boxes over the last couple of months - Wonder if he still has them. NB Earth strap is to avoid static discharge (spark erosion) through the tensioner bearing. That
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  11. if you cant make this one there is a Peak District run which has been going for many years....... and something you can do in your own time and at a speed you choose and you're not just following someone on the following weekend..........30th June just in case anyone is interested.......
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  12. Had another bit of track time yesterday at Silverstone on a private trackday run by Topaz Detailing for their customers. The level of cars present was quite frankly ridiculous, and the majority of drivers were very good. It was run on the international circuit, which I'd not driven before and as I could only stay until 12, I didn't fully get to grips with it, especially as it's quite bumpy. I managed a 1:17.1 according to my vbox, will look at what the ideal time is and where I'm losing the time. I like doing a bit shorter a track than the GP, to be honest, as it gives you a chance to
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  13. I saw a few Elise, a VX220 and an Evora, anyone here? For £75, I was treating it as a garage for the day and some track time to test/shakedown the car after being rebuilt. But it turned out to be a really good day! The car performed flawlessly and having ditched my supercharger, I found the car a lot more fun!
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  14. I watched the race on Sky, it was very dull. Might try one more but my grass does seem to want some attention to show me how well it's growing.
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  15. The foamy / milky look of the brake fluid after de-pressurising the system is due to it containing small air bubbles and it is a result of it not being bled properly. In order to remove the air from the accumulator and pump the system needs to be de-pressurised and pressurised several times. Between de-pressurisation and pressurisation you need to wait until the air has dispersed out of the brake fluid (I have found the 2 minutes stated in the service notes to be completely unrealistic). This process can take quite a while which is why you find a lot of people do not bleed the system properly.
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  16. Let's just hope Lotus doesn't use Apple's battery tech. 25 different plugs for the charger and a new one every year. Then a battery that lasts for a couple of days - unless you actually use it. when its life can be measured in minutes and a screen whose replacement will void the whole car's warranty if not done by one of the three service centres. Mind you, the customers will never complain as they're all believers of the cult, so that's good news at least.
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  17. You need to get a iPhone then
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  18. And there I was, thinking my old Exige was difficult to get in and out of!
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  19. Dare I say it would be madness to remove the bellhousing from the box just to run this test.... Cant see why an engineers square or similar would not suffice. I could send you a bellhousing if you were really keen! Anyway, to prime, all I do is attach a couple of feet of rubber tube and funnel to the turbo oil feed on the block and keep topping up with oil, once its full, leave it for an hour or two until the oil has leeched away, job done.
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  20. As @Steve V8 says above - do it on a warm sunny day. It’s the only way to get a good result. I’ve done a fair few triumphs - I’d never do one in the cold after the first one !!
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  21. Yep. Once you separate the lens, you remove the middle layer, which houses the LED ring. It's mounted on the backside via 2 spring nuts. I posted a few pics a while back when I disassembled mine. You can check out the photos here. The brown and black wires lead to the LED board.
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  22. I've not fitted a fabric roof, but I do work everyday with carpets plastics leather and adhesives, the best advise I can offer is avoid doing this in cold or damp conditions, all textiles are far easier to work with when warm, and a nice tight roof on a cold day will expand to become loose when hot, adhesives used in less than ambient temperatures will take a long time to go off. I believe the temperatures are set to drop this week, it may be worth waiting for a nice day.
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  23. If you still need a bit more convincing here's a couple of pictures from Litp 2015
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  24. Went out for lunch today at 1400. Just finished and can still type. Just....
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  25. haha I know but it is a europa and nobody uses the europa sub-forum so no pics...... well maybe I open one on special request after all the very first esprit is europa based.
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  26. Off topic @lotus-62 but more pictures of that Europa please and what it actually is probably deserves it’s own thread
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  27. I confess I was a bit concerned as to whether my wheels would seal properly on fitting the tyres, or whether they’d be more leaky than a government-arranged, post-Brexit, ferry contract. Took them to the tyre garage, they all fitted ok, and so far (an hour), there’s no sign of any leakages. I’ll check them again tomorrow but if it all looks good, the Sikaflex has done a decent job. I might have over egged it a bit, and the seals weren’t as neat as I would have liked, but for a first effort, it wasn’t bad. I’m also keen to see how the new Yokohama’s perform. They look the part, and have a
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  28. Every mm the upright is shaved is good for an additional .25 degrees of camber.
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  29. Looking at the last image (the one with 4 images in one) I think that it looks as though the lacquer has lifted, so if that's the case it's a full respray as it will all start to lift very soon.
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  30. A snap someone took of mine on the weekend:
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  31. With a £15K budget you are looking at a K series car so there's always the possibility of head gasket failure - although most will have been replaced/sorted by now it's till something to be aware of. You've got to remember that these cars are now at least 14 years old so have a good look underneath at the state of the wishbones and the pick-up points on the chassis, particularly at the front. Some corrosion on the wishbones is ok but they can suffer quite badly if the car has been used regularly on salty roads. If I were you I would probably look at buying from a respected independent tr
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  32. Lotus Evil... https://www.carscoops.com/2019/03/thats-a-wonderfully-evil-vision-about-a-possible-lotus-hypercar/
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  33. Am I the only one that does not want a crappy built in ICE from Volvo or anyone else? After a few years they are woefully outdated and unable to be upgraded. I'm happy with an aftermarket unit. It plays music and radio. Sat Nav. And is easily changed if you want newer features such as Android Auto or Apple Car play today. The ICE is just a bit more planned obsolescence to apply pressure to change your car.
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  34. Thanks @Kristof Thys... pinged you a few PMs and really appreciate your feedback. On another note, with the missus out for the day, and looking after the little one who went for a power nap early, I decided to do a few quick jobs. First one being removing the OEM number plate brick on the rear, with a bit of heat it came away easily, however whoever fitted it decided to use glue vs double sided tape so unfortunately some of the matt black paint did peel off that said luckily it isn't visible and easily covered when re-attaching the plate. It does look better but I am a
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  35. I can remember nearly running over one of those when they first came out. I was being overtaken on the inside on a roundabout (I was actually stationary and the C5 was weaving through the traffic). The only reason I noticed was a piece of wire with a little red flag on went past at eye height that , when I looked down, I noticed was attached to the back of the C5. I watched it with fascination as it weaved between me and a whacking great lorry - the driver was definitely likely to become a candidate for the Darwin awards. I would be interested in the thought processes for the design
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  36. Hi Brett, Yes order the lotus rubber rack mounts from SJ, Also worth replacing the track rods ends, very little money and will make a big difference as they will probably need replacing in the near future. You may find the UJ on the steering a bit of a tight bugger to get of as it will probaby be seized on, start lubricating now before doing the job, just lean under the front wheel arch with the car on full lock and spray plenty of wd40 or such like on it. Not sure if you have a ball joint splitter tool, worth buying if the track rod ends are stuck in, they also he
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