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  1. Well after 7 months in my 2015 NA Evora - I thought I'd write up a short summary of my experiences to date!! Issues OK lets get this out the way first...:) the engine warning light & traction control light kept coming on, forcing the car into crawl mode. Really frustrating. Leven swapped out the throttle body as it looked like the DBW throttle sensor was not communicating correctly. This seemed to make a difference as I went for a few months with no issues until recently, where it came back with a vengeance! After some trial and error I found I could fix the issue by wigg
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  2. Well decision made! I drove the S IPS today and loved it! Deposit paid. Picking it up in a week! #longestweekever
    4 points
  3. I don't think it's about Brexit anymore (has it ever been?). Yes, the vast majority in parliament don't want to leave under any circumstances, but this is really about personal agenda's and power. Labour - Don't give a damn about Brexit, they just want to topple the Tories and will adopt any approach that they think will help achieve that - anti EU - Pro EU - anti 2nd Ref - Pro 2nd Ref - Pro election - anti election. They swap around depending on which way they think the wind is blowing. Lib-Dems - Their approach was dictated by their devastating result in the 2015 GE. Adopting a cle
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  4. It’s important to note that you can fit a very big hairy dog in the car in comfort
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  5. I’ll be tagging along with @alias23 & one or two others from the Gloucestershire direction @Karl
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  6. Mine are on the way from Ken for my lowly Sport 410.
    2 points
  7. Guys looks like I can make this will be bringing the little one to join me. Whose doing the pre park? I’ll be there for the 9am as also need to get back after an hour or so...
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  8. I think we will mark this down as a significant moment, one that's been a while coming. Engine and gearbox back in the chassis! Bit of a difference from when I first got it. And this is what happened to a brand new engine mount shortly after we took the crane load off!!
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  9. Set a pot of water on with the sender (jumper wired to car) in it. Water boils @ 100C, which is in the range you want it to be accurate. Adjust gauge to suit, or replace proven defective parts. You could test the two senders against each other with your ohmmeter also.
    2 points
  10. My Option specs are US standard: w/ AC, ICE w/ Sat Nav, 2+0; reclining Sparco seats, 400 door panels Options: Alcantara, CC, sound insulation, Ti exhaust, Lotus Guard Premium (PPF), no SW Accessories (post delivery): BOE headers & Cat, GT4 baffled oil pan, GT430 fender A-panels, oil blow-by catch can, SPA Oil Pressure/Temp gauge, cf barge boards, Ohlins TTX, Alipine booster amp, Hertz speakers (+4 kg), SSC harness bar and 2 pr 4 pt Schroth harnesses (+8kg), AIM Solo II DL and SmartCam (+0.8kg)
    2 points
  11. But the EU make it easy in two ways, firstly single market rules, and second the way in which VAT works in the EU, which the UK has always been lobbying the EU to change since we joined but to no avail. Single market without a single taxation scheme is bound to cause problems. The point about abolishing CT is a very interesting one. Same could be done with business rates. The biggest problem is if the Tories did this, the left and many mis-informed people in general would go ballistic and social media would explode. Many uninformed people believe that reducing CT is giving "the rich" a ta
    2 points
  12. You could unscrew the sender and dip it into a kettle of boiling water for a 100 deg reference.
    2 points
  13. The shocks are on my website www.sbsuspension.com The shocks that I sell are the Ohlins ILX36 which are 100% the same as the specifications for the GT430. All brackets are supplied. I have worked closely with MGR to give the US customers complete factory support. I am a US based Ohlins dealer that also contracts support to OhlinsUSA in motorsport racing. Most importantly, I'm a Lotus enthusiast that wants the same handling for your Evora as I do for my Evora.
    2 points
  14. Looks like the SUV skate is ready, Volvo just unveiled its CMA based XC40 full EV, this is in essence the base of the upcoming Lotus SUV who should borrow exactly the same powertrain architecture if seriously spruced up Volvo and Geely will retain McPhersons strut and multilink at the back but I do expect Lotus will stick to its sporty true and tested double wishbone at the front and possibly at the back if the wheelbase of the prototype last spotted in July 2019 is anything to go by. To make matters simple for Lotus, Volvo and Geely saw fit to build an aluminum craddle f
    2 points
  15. Well the s4 is being collected on saturday to be painted. Cant wait for the end results
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  16. For what it’s worth, I for one still love my 380......there is a distinct possibility however it may morph into a 380 Sport/Cup (looks only) hybrid as time goes on As far as road use goes I wouldn’t imagine much if any difference to the 410. They’re both going to be great cars to own with whatever your budget allows
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  17. We have a new member asking an entirely reasonable question. Let's not try to put him off from coming back here please.
    1 point
  18. Either way, few of the recent posts have been of any use to the OP or the discussion he started. On behalf of the reasonable minded majority on here, can we please return to discussing 380 vs 410, preferably in a civil way? Thanks.
    1 point
  19. I’ll be there about the same time, I’ve never pre payed before but it would cool if we could park in a row.... maybe if we all meet on route maybe ?
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  20. The other product that is pure sex / art is this original oil pan produced by Swindon Engineering for the GT4's, and what every GT430 needs. Increased capacity, alloy baffled-gated sump (lighter weight, increased cooling, o-ring seal to engine block (no mess), independent oil pick up sump w/ o-ring sealed pickup tube, drain plug-removable screen around pickup. If it wasn't so expensive I would hang a 2nd one on my wall.
    1 point
  21. A sneak peak at my application for membership of the Big Wing Club. I hope I will be accepted
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  22. I'd say for an 82 car that is way too high - not just a bit. The 85MY onwards sat much higher, so are you currently using these springs? Check my album below below- you'll see the difference in height between an 82 & 87 Esprit.
    1 point
  23. Screw this. We'll be back when it's sorted.
    1 point
  24. . . . . and your household tap water should spout forth at something north of 55 Celsius, for a further reference in verifying range accuracy.
    1 point
  25. Ah ok, thanks for your explanation. I took these few words.............." this is in essence the base of the upcoming Lotus SUV " as you meaning the entire Volvo platform would be the basis of a Lotus SUV, especially when you started off by saying ......."looks like the SUV skate is ready." I understand you also said.........."who should borrow exactly the same powertrain architecture" but it wasn't clear to me this was the only part you meant would be carried over. By the way, I travelled through/near your city only a few weeks ago whilst passing through from Banff to Kamloops. A beauti
    1 point
  26. good write up m8.... well done
    1 point
  27. lol - funnily enough I had my dog and three weans in the car today, on the school drop. Where there's a will there's a way
    1 point
  28. Worse than kids in the playground. Exchanges in the Commons at times have always been a bit bizarre but this has taken things to a new level which they all should be very much ashamed of. I think that every constituency should really evaluate their MPs performance and contributions to this and, for those that are a waste of space (probably the majority), change their nominated representative for the next GE. Although the events of the past 3 years shows that it is time for a big shake up of our political system.
    1 point
  29. Goodyear Tire Lettering (Set of 8 Tire Decals) - TIREGRAFICX shop.tiregraficx.com › goodyear-tire-lettering
    1 point
  30. Ohlins Road & Tracks certainly tend to have way too-stiff springs (for UK roads, at least), from reviews I have read.
    1 point
  31. its not going to look like that for much longer.......lol its back to original Lagoon Blue....and the interior is changing from green/grey/charcoal to cream leather....... mechanicals done.........chassis is sorted......new shocks, brakes, rebuilt engine, refurbed gearbox, new tyres, new bushes all over the place, etc etc etc...... I've had the car almost 12 months........and its moved about 30ft.........altho' having said that it ran well on the rollers when I took it for its MoT passed that with flying colours last month........now in the 'off' season.........its paint an
    1 point
  32. As ever, informed reading. Thank you @Andyww
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  33. Can I just ask something please? You present this as a fact that any upcoming Lotus SUV will be based upon this platform. Do you have insider info or is it simply speculation based on what Lotus management may have said in the past? I’m not criticising you in any way, but just curious as you often seem to present your views about forthcoming Lotus products as factual, so I assume you must have some inside info. Or is it mostly an educated guess? As I said, please don’t take this as criticism in any way, but I’m just curious to know.
    1 point
  34. To be fair - if the EU looked at this then they would find I’m sure that what the French are trying to do isn’t legal in respect to EU laws
    1 point
  35. Thoms Cook had some smart arse accountants I'm sure and as usual they couldn't see the collapse in front of them.
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  37. This is what it could look like after the wash...
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  38. What can I say... but WOW... Dan at HPE Automotive completed the install in no time today and I can’t wait to pick it up on Friday and then test Monday at Silverstone!
    1 point
  39. Well, maybe the guy was given the 2017 Range Rover too, you never know!
    1 point
  40. Well its funny how best laid plans kinda change... I had hoped to have installed and reviewed my new carbon side scoops by now but unfortunately they have still not arrived!! Today I did get a promise they'd been dispatched and the tracker number supplied seems active so I live in hope! That said priorities have kinda changed given @GFWilliams recent antics, and I found myself dropping the car off with Dan at HPE Auto today I don't think there will be any surprises with what is getting done, but suffice to say the hope is two conversions within two weeks which I think wo
    1 point
  41. Ken2020 IS SB Suspension, mounts are included in the Kit. But those suppliers provide the same ILX36 Ohlins
    1 point
  42. Chris, I agree that the S2 interior is brilliant, for the most part, and stands as one of Giugiaro's most memorable achievements. I'd be happy to consider the re-do in cloth if something truly comparable to Marcasite was available in black or charcoal. I gathered in samples of a fabric called "Krypton" from an American supplier on advice of a forum member and found it quite unsuitable. The grey piece was too light with a disagreeable tint and the black was without surface character whatsoever - just sheer black like a cheap magician's cape in velvet. Anything you might suggest as alternative?
    1 point
  43. It depends on age of your car at sale time and who you are going to sell to. I'd guess a newbie would want a dealer service record especially for a car less than 4 years old. On the other hand I know my service record is wayyyy above the standard of most dealers and the frequency of basic changes of fluids, discs and pads, as well as adjustments of non service schedule items is way above what Lotus ask for. I would imagine that current Lotus owners would recognise this and pay me an ginormous premium to have their hands on my car.
    1 point
  44. But what If one of the ford locks or switches breaks
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  45. This is better than a treadmill. How to lose 27lbs of unsprung weight.
    1 point
  46. @alias23-- yes, 1mm per side for mine. My geo sheet FYI (you won't want as much negative camber, given the rubber you are running )
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  47. The car has come back from Dan at HPE Auto after its regular service and track day preparations. I got the pulley belt changed at the same time more as a safeguard vs needing to be replaced because of wear. Dan also did his small mod to the rear linkage which has nicely tightened things up at the back. For those asking for more info on the little mod you're best to contact Dan to explain to be honest. Its nothing rocket science but it is a nice little touch and ticks a future maintenance box to not have to worry about. Track day prep and car inspection was good, with the only comment bein
    1 point


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