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  1. Mods We need a general Lotus pic home thread. Has a quick look on Classics but don't see any thing? Apologies for thread drift but a couple of mine. Please move if this is in the wrong place.
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  2. TLF members, Thank you for responding to my request for help. I have finally received more specific information from Lotus about the rear hatch and the wing. The GT 430 rear hatch is re enforced to sustain the downforce of the CF wing and is structurally different than other rear hatches. This means that you cannot boot on the wing to any other rear hatch safely. The CF wing also requires additional modifications to aero parts of the car, mainly the front number and the rims and tires. I am waiting for additional data. Thus, I will be ordering a GT 430 rear hatch with the
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  3. Have to remember that the next time the wife finds a pair of tights in the car. 😋
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  4. Spotted it is 10% off today at Seriously Lotus, so ordered a few bits. New rear springs with a softer spring rate and new wheel bolts as old ones have rusted again. Might order new discs later in preparation for when they next go...
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  5. Deffo satin. Gloss if it's body colour.
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  6. just a quick one on your criteria...... I have an N/A and never use 95ron.......Im sure it says in the petrol flap not less than 97ron as for IPS.......you'll find it adictive as for depreciation........I think the cars you are looking at have done their depreciating........ I dont think colour has any bearing on issues with any future sale....... I tried several before I jumped..........partly because I waivered.........I missed 3 because I was too slow....... I went with a colour I hadnt looked at........and the gearbox Id never tried before (IPS)...........I l
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  8. Here's a pic of mine on removal. They're located on the one the pump cover screws and the other end as you say to the inlet manifold nut.
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  9. I think someone looked into this recently and I am sure the outcome was to take the engine out, then the fuel tanks, after that it's a piece of cake.
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  10. This has been discussed quite a few times before and the easiest answer is just to accept what Imran is saying is correct. 👍 I cant figure out why it makes difference either but it’s been shown a good few times now that it does 😬
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  11. Hold item on scale and then deduct your weight
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  12. Taking out camber shims helps the front end of the car hugely, I’d see it as a nice positive it buying a car Personally, is a car has been looked after, I don’t see any issues with it being tracked. Most owners don’t get near the limits anyway 😆
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  13. Test drove the yellow one. Absolutely loved it! Unfortunately, the wife declined to drive it due to the narrow roads in the middle of East London, so going to test drive the red one up for sale by Supercar Sourcing. I am aware this car has been tracked and is running additional front camber (shims removed). Ex lotus CEO car, so if anyone has any info, plus or minuses, please let me know. Done 9500 miles and recently service by a Lotus main agent. If this car isn't any good and the wife is happy, will probably put down a deposit on the Yellow one if he hasn't sold it, otherwise will c
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  14. And this was part of the problem for me with the frog march towards a Federal European State. Oh, but how silly of me, it must have been about immigration and the fact that I'm a right wing, stupid, bigotted, racist according to many in the Remain camp who were just sleepwalking over the cliff edge.
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  15. I’m glad that Lotus got back to you. It is very apparent that the wing has been engineered as an integral part of the duck tail and is built to withstand a fair amount of stress. (Not least from dropping it from a decent height to allow gravity to close it properly). The whole thing is quite heavy in part due to the base reinforcing of the wing struts. It’s definitely not a ‘rice rocket stick-on’ part! Expensive undertaking this mod, but you will have saved yourself a pile of grief by getting the right spec parts to do the job properly.
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  16. That'll be me then. 🙄
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  17. On balance - most of mine have been utterly trouble free once excessive fettling and spending on them. They really suffer with tight-fisted shortsighted owners
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  18. Tried SOR for the first time when selling mine last November, sold within 11 days at the price I wanted. Market conditions may have been better then though & it was £12k cheaper As @C8RKH points out, at this price level many prefer the comfort of dealer warranty/finance
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  19. Just an update to this thread for anyone having similar problems with the electrical side of the a/c system these seem to break a lot in the same way. Ive repaired my acu control unit completely for less than £5! Bought a new correct resistance range and type potentiometer and led and repaired the pcb and housed it in a junction box. Now operates the compressor clutch and fans and have a working led. Now just to see if it will hold gas (I’m not confident in this!)
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  20. Well in my opinion I would never buy a Porsche!! 🤣
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  21. Yes it seems that PS4 is now available in this size. That is pretty recent. Could be a decent combo for the most "Touring/Road Oriented users"
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  22. The project still lives on - I know who built that engine and what is contains. It's got forged pistons and the motorsport plenums, but the rest of the engine is stock. http://projectm71.com/M71.html It's going to be a cracking project when it get's completed.
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  23. Ag, but he is probably distracted by the problems he's going to face as he's said that for a HG he cannot just take the head off he instead has to drop the whole power-train out of the bottom. That will be an awful job, he's have to pretty much do it piece by piece.
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  24. I better work on my ride height....looks like my "roll center" is below ground level. Fun with the V6 CupR .....
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  25. Pictures from Snetterton... More pictures from Snetterton (with friends)... Car making friends in car parks...
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  26. Righto, time for a VERY long over-due update. It's been a bit of a crazy summer with a (temporary) change of job and a lot of triathlon training/racing culminating in my second successful Ironman in Vichy at the end of August. Now that racing season is over, I'm hoping to be able to focus a bit more on the Exige. Since my last update in March, these are the changes I have made: ECUMaster ECU & mapping from RRR - this is the most drastic change. I ummed and arghed about this for a long while but in the end decided to give it a go. The fact that H111 and KT seem to be su
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  27. I'd wondered what had broken the fibreglass of the body shell below the windscreen where the aircon unit blows into the screen vent moulding. It's because an 18kg aircon unit it fastened to it with two M6 fixings! It's also fastened to the bulkhead, but these are really just to pull it forward onto the bulkhead. With 18kg bouncing up and down on these fixings every time the car goes over a pothole there's no wonder the fibreglass cracked. I'm planning to add some support from the transmission tunnel to stop this from happening in the future. I've added a couple of flanges to allow some of
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  28. So, the car is essentially finished and off to be MOT'd for the last time next week. Going over to Tomorrow's Classics on Monday for familiarisation and inspection. Super excited. In the meantime, I had some other people build a garage for said Esprit to live in... (door is on order)
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  29. Damn right, I’d ceramic coat the kids if I could get the grease off them long enough! New diffuser looks great, much more aggressive than the original!
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  31. I took a friends 12 year old son out for his first Lotus ride on Sunday. It will be a few years before he can get one of his own, but we have a new convert
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  32. Still waiting for Lotus to supply the parts, this is a bit of a joke, more than a month without my only vehicle. You'd think they could grab one off the production line, they are the same part after all.
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