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  1. 8 points
    I absolutely loved this. Nice one Greg!
  2. 7 points
    It looks good with a bit of colour on it: From:
  3. 4 points
    From Pistonheads: someone has called out the usual PH anti-Lotus negativity: PH'er Otolith: "Really, all the negativity round here, and it could be avoided with one small styling change."
  4. 4 points
    What I really need now is an Elan..... off to ask the missus
  5. 3 points
    Russell has a team of people who work for him, it's not just him there although he is Director of Design. Barney Hatt was lead on the interior and Anthony Bushell (who was sat in front of where I was filming on Tuesday with Louis Kerr) the exterior.
  6. 3 points
    I seem to be stuck in a quagmire. Since the engine went in not a lot has happened. I have split the engine and gearbox to put the missing dowel in, but the dowel didn't fit! I now have the correct one coming. The clutch hose won't fit the new clutch slave cylinder. I need to order a male male connector. The only trouble is which one? Nothing is easy on these. Once the dowel is done I can start to progress again. Now I have turned the car around its starting to look like a finished car!
  7. 3 points
    So I actually said to my son the other day ( mother in the shower) I really want a 410 Sport in Military Grey but I will need to sell the Esprit. Now discussing stuff with a 14 year old is usually a bit meh, he came into the kitchen sat down (Instead of standing there doing his hair and being cocky) and I am quoting, he said, “ you can never sell the Esprit, you promised that to me, sell Mums car”
  8. 3 points
    What makes me happy is thinking about all the smiling faces on the shop floor at Hethel the day after the launch, they must be some of the happiest people on the planet at the moment, after some difficult times for them over the last few decades thinking it could be there turn for there P45. Well the future looks very bright for them now and good luck to them they deserve it.
  9. 2 points
    Eldest son graduated on Wednesday and Thursday gets confirmation of job he really wanted after a long interview process. Chuffed to bits for him.
  10. 2 points
    I remember years ago, Graham Arnold at Club Lotus confirmed that the Eclat, & Elite were made to run on unleaded fuel from day 1. However, as with others on here, I only use Shell V Power , or other manufactures higher octane. I too have heard the stories about supermarket fuel. Why take the risk with your beloved Lotus?
  11. 2 points
    I searched and found the following code too for a further 15% off... ALLENATR15F Happy days.
  12. 2 points £49 currently, down from £227!
  13. 2 points
    As George says....... Very very easy Regove front grille (4 Screws) Remove 2 x 8mm bolts (13mm spanner) Remove/replace tow eye Refit 8mm bolts x2 Refit front grille Job done
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    They're shift lights! If you've got the sport pack, make sure you press the sport button and you don't see then 'til a little later up the rev range too.
  16. 2 points
    Well @C8RKH I can confirm it’s missing cup holders and the sat nag dont work.... typical bloody lotus. what an absolute hoot to drive. What’s with these red ring things that flash up on the Rev counter?? Am I supposed to collect them like the old sega days with sonic the hedgehog?
  17. 2 points
    Yes that sort of thing Yes left here 40 minutes ago...
  18. 2 points
    MJK was asked what he thought Colin would think of the Evija - He said that he thought Colin would love to own one!
  19. 2 points
    I really don't think we'll see a new car bearing the name Esprit anytime soon but having thought about it, what a time to re-introduce the 4 cyl turbo supercar?!
  20. 1 point
    I'm actually quite liking this. From the front it is very similar to an Evora 400. It has the targa/open roof the Evora should have had 8 years ago. Hmmm....
  21. 1 point
    I chamfered the edge of the diff housing as well to aid fitting of the o-ring without damaging it. Pete
  22. 1 point
    Oh. I thought you'd retired some years back.
  23. 1 point
    Beautiful, this and the side skirts (plus rear end plates?) are on my wish list, I thought the 380 looked great with all those bits on it.
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  25. 1 point
    3 Great Sounding Rooms For Tomorrow’s PMC Fact Signature Launch Event! Hi Everyone, I really don’t know where the time goes but we’ve been setting up since 7am this morning and now at 6pm we are nearly finished getting everything ready for tomorrow’s PMC Speakers Fact Signature Launch event and I have to say we have 3 brilliant sounding rooms, these new Fact Signatures are seriously good, please see an overview of each room below. All we need now is for the weather to actually realise it is summer as we are still ploughing ahead for a BBQ tomorrow Room One - Fact.8 Signatures I’ve got a real soft spot for the original Fact.8′s, they really are quite unique and the Signature iteration seem to have taken them up another level, I can see it will be a late night tonight. For this system we are running a Melco N1ZH into the Chord Electronics M Scaler and Hugo TT2 combo into the PMC Cor amplifier, this system really is singing. Room 2 - Fact.12 Signatures I run the original Fact.12′s at home so really looking forward to sitting down and getting to know the new Signatures, for this system we are running them on a full Naim 500 System, there has always been a great synergy between PMC and Naim and this certainly continues with this system. Room 3 - Fact Fenestria’s I know these are not really part of the launch event but they are part of the Fact range and if you’ve got them sitting around then why not fire them up, these really are incredible speakers and to help get them really singing we are driving them with a pair of the incredible Bryston 28B3 Mono’s fed by a dCS Rossini and Audio Research Reference 6 Pre, very nice indeed. Anyway we’ll be kicking off around 10 am tomorrow so look forward to seeing everyone during the day. Cheers, Paul.
  26. 1 point
    Perhaps a firmware update for the ICE unit will help. It's not hard to do. If not that a simple factory reset may help. In the settings menu.
  27. 1 point
    Barry I had severe chattering when I fit the kit to my S4. The reason ended up being I did not have the one way valves installed correctly and far enough away from the pump. If I remember the most important was to have a one way valve between the booster and the pump, The fluctuations from the booster caused the sensor switch to trip. I was not following Ian's instructions closely - because i knew better Double check those 1 way valves.
  28. 1 point
    I know it was quoted earlier but this interview just fills me with confidence for the future. There's confidence, maturity and professionalism coming out from Popham et al. I really do hope they nail any Nurburgring attempt to shut the naysayers up!
  29. 1 point
    Wait til there's a notch on the temp gauge before you press sport, give the engine and running gear a chance to warm before you go launching it up some country lane!
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    Now that’s what I call service @Seriouslylotus! Thanks very much. Hopefully it’s easy to swap out the damaged one for the new?
  32. 1 point
    I only use Shell V Power. Or if not available, BP or Esso. I don't use supermarket fuel as I am told it is not reliably sourced in terms of quality. Justin
  33. 1 point
    Well that did not take long:
  34. 1 point
    After seeing the first photo, I am now convinced it will blend in effortlessly with the rest of the traffic!
  35. 1 point
    couple of pages without any more pics... sorted
  36. 1 point
    Hi All, Today I attacked the one remaining nut that was preventing the nearside tank from coming out. Despite copious amounts of WD40 it still refused to turn and started to round off so I gave up on being nice. There was no room to get a nut splitter but my grinder did the job. Undid filler hose, breather and fuel line from the tank, moved the seatbelt out of the way and out the tank came... I also pulled out the fuel pump and all the hoses, so basically the whole fuel system apart from the hard line which is clipped to the chassis under the bulhead and the flowlock valve... ...As the car has been off the road for who knows how long I'm replacing everything in the picture just for peace of mind. Next job is a clean up of the engine bay including sorting out that dodgy wiring
  37. 1 point
    I would like a pair when you are taking orders
  38. 1 point
    Have you tried LotusBits They list a diff for the Eclat. Being in Aus may make things somewhat difficult, since LotusBits are notoriously bad at replying to emails. Most of us in the UK find they respond to the phone very well. I've often used LotusBits for my Excel, and found them to be very good. They know ours cars inside out, and break a lot of old Elites/Eclat/Excels, so if they don't have a diff that fits your Eclat you may well have problems finding the correct part elsewhere. Tony
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    Welcome! Replacing the diff with one from a Supra (or Excel) is not straightforward as the whole front and rear suspension is different on the Excel, with different chassis mountings and pick-up points. Just changing the gearbox may be possible, but I think the Eclat S2 had a slightly modified chassis to accommodate the Getrag box, which was bulkier than the original Lotus 5 speed, and I suspect the Supra box as fitted to the Excel is also bulkier. You'd also need a custom propshaft I guess. Better to pay for a decent Salisbury diff to be shipped over there, or even find an Excel wreck and use the chassis and running gear from that! Good luck, the Eclat is a lovely, delicate looking car and much rarer there than here! Cheers, Richard
  41. 1 point
    Anyone here is completely free to dislike the Evija or any other Lotus. If they dislike all Lotus cars and people I would suggest that there are better places to spend their spare time. Criticism is welcome here. I particularly dislike the way that Porsche GT products are completely beyond criticism from car journalists and in general online. So I wouldn't like to see that with Lotus cars, if anything the people who believe they are the voice of reality should be making sure that balance is brought there I would have thought. The imbalance is far greater. As you can see anyone is also free to nitpick and try to undermine the posts of some very well informed people here too. But they have to accept how it looks to reasonable minded people. Twisting what has been written to suit a personal gripe, agenda or strange assumption about someone is not OK and very different from carefully thought out criticism. TLF will never be negative enough for some and that's fine as there's another website for them. It's going too far to make it your mission to change the tone of this place too based on some pretty extreme and unfounded assumptions. For anyone else who subscribes to the narrative that TLF is for blinkered, deluded, fawning fanboys they might like to know that a lot of posts have been removed to the benefit of the more critical posters on here. I don't like everything about the Evija, I'm not very keen on the name or the square shaped steering wheel for a start but the bigger picture here is utterly astonishing. To be arguing about by how many seconds the Evija will be the fastest car with number plates on is hilariously missing the point that it's set to be the fastest ever accelerating car with number plates on. Chapman was hugely audacious and ambitious. He didn't know his place in F1. But the 'garagistes' had the last laugh. It's great to see Lotus showing that kind of audacity again. Let the naysayers scoff! It's all part of the great Lotus tradition.
  42. 1 point
    There is quite a bit of negativity and sniping creeping in and a few smart arse comments re Lotus ability to pull this off. Seems to be a pattern. Before we had seen the car quite a few snipes and scoffs about whether Lotus could create something that wows. Well, I think they answered those emphatically when the car was presented and generally the motoring press and journo's have been extremely positive. So Lotus 1 - 0 Doubters. Now, we're getting people whinging about build quality on a pre-prod model and comparing the build of a £2m Hypercar to an £80k sports car and again doubting Lotus ability to pull it off before the game even starts. I just personally find it disappointing, and probably a sign of the times, that some people just want to focus on the negative or spend time poring over pictures to take delight in spotting issues on a pre prod car. FFS, really? Why can't we celebrate a brand and it's people, one we are supposed to be fans off, and their attempt to reach for new heights and achieve great new things? As for the paint comment on the Evora, go and look at the video on here of a £300k Ferrari 488 Pista, brand new, that from the Dealers was needing an estimated 3 full days for the paint correction. I suppose the math adds up. 3 times the price of the Evora and 3 times the time to correct the paint. McLaren, Lambo and others all criticised too so not just a Lotus issue and those cars are 2x, 3x, the price of an Evora or Exige. There has been a definite increase in the negativity on here in the last few months which I find disappointing. Personally, I'm going to focus on the positives. Lotus have developed an offering that figures wise, blows the opposition out of the park. It's a real game changer. Lotus has created a stunning design that has moved the Lotus game into another league from the exterior, and matched the best and most recent (e.g. Valkeryie). There is no valid comparison re build quality re what has come before to this. This is 18+ times the price and aimed at a whole new market (yet some like to point out how it will be sold from an industrial unit ). Save your grumps and groans re your Evora's and Exiges (Elise owners deffo seem the happiest of the current cars) to your model specific threads as some of us woukd just like to discuss and marvel about the 130 and where it might take us. There's already enough negativity in the world for everyone, and Lotus over the years has had to deal with way more than was really justified in my opinion.
  43. 1 point
    I simply cannot see anything negative to comment on regarding that car. a cracking piece of British automotive engineering excellence - we should all be positive about that
  44. 1 point
    You need a clue ??
  45. 1 point
    Whilst we should all be realistic over the brand I find it somewhat amusing that on a forum dedicated to the marque there are so many that wish to pick holes in everything that the company attempts to do.
  46. 1 point
    You know that this is not the production car? They're not going into production until next year, not next week and these prototypes are made by the design team, not the production factory. One of the things they'll be doing from now until they start building them is putting the manufacturing processes in place to actually manufacture them so the car which rolls off the line will be much changed from the one at the launch. Kinda mutes your points on the small qualities issues you looked hard to find really.
  47. 1 point
    Well we did go a day with out people ripping it to bits, after all the glowing reviews world wide, sadly we are back to pointless negativity and even more sad it’s coming a lotus enthusiast forum.
  48. 1 point
    I sometimes wonder how it is to live a life looking for things to be upset about.
  49. 1 point
  50. 1 point
    Been very busy this last month trying to finalise everything before her first car show. However everything has come together and we had a brilliant time at Lytham Green car show this afternoon. (see separate thread). Car looks the dogs... !! Well she does to me anyway. Even my partner, daughter and son in law seem to approve! I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone on here who has made suggestions, argued, supplied parts etc etc like @Paul Coleman, @Fridge, @jonroberts, @drdoom, @GTK Special thanks must go to @Lotusfab and @Rolls who's threads I have read and re-read over the last year. Just so, so helpful to me. Perhaps I'll should now start a new thread called My Esprit S1 import finally drives about! Of course just because Ive got it driving doesn't mean the hard work isn't going to continue. Watch this space...……………..

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