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  1. Cold start is always something I’m thinking that the neighbours must enjoy early morning
  2. ^^ that’s what I find. No issue cruising with the 430 valves open or shut but for some reason the 350 pitch ended up hurting my ears after any reasonable time spent in the car
  3. Lovely car and garage 😎
  4. Yes sure is mate, it’s only up as we may be moving to an older property which is going to be costly in terms of purchase and refurb so selling makes it easier to fund. Saying that, such a place doesn’t exist so I’m in no rush to let the car go in the meantime although continued lockdown makes it difficult to enjoy fully.
  5. I’ve heard good things but I can only go on my experience of buying the 430 and they never bothered to sort a stone chip they promised they would, a rear reg light was out and not picked up and replaced and to top it off they never secured the front carbon access panel that subsequently nearly flew off on the motorway on the trip home. Attention to detail and care both lacking it would seem!
  6. I used this tape when fitting a carbon bootlid spoiler to my M2. I used a hairdryer to heat the tape and bootlid before applying and it stuck like [email protected] to a blanket. I resisted using the adhesive promoter as I was told it would pull the paint off with the spoiler if I ever removed it but on the underside of the 430 that won’t be an issue.
  7. I had the same issue, as mentioned the only thing that solved it for me was to take the car a blast after washing.
  8. Thanks Stephen, certainly turning everyone’s head but I’ll put that down to the Ti exhaust 😎
  9. At long last a break in the weather for a few blasts in the car and a much needed clean. I couldn’t take a decent photo if my life depended on it so these are as good as it gets:
  10. Lovely car and yes sounds like the resistor issue on the rear lights, Greg would be able to confirm.
  11. Yeah I think that’s going to continue to rise there are quite a few out there.
  13. On lotus ecosse it also says ‘and for authorised service bookings’ so I’m guessing that’s warranty covered?
  14. With the continued poor weather the car isn’t going anywhere so sorted the shortened plates today Thanks to @MrP for the spare front bracket. Random carbon shots:
  15. Would you have the same issue with the tillet if transferring straight into a 350 and in which case I assume they offer a 350 variant? Not that I’m after such seats but interesting to know. Good job putting it all back together!
  16. That’s the plan, just waiting for a break in the weather to go out a good blast 😎
  17. Yeah at best 😆 expensive toy indeed, I blame @stephenwhyte
  18. Manning came in at £678 with £250 excess. If track days were a must then that seemed ok to me but looks like I’ll be sticking with admiral another year.
  19. Who are 430 owners using for insurance? Ive had a quote of £530 with £350 excess from admiral based on 15yrs no claims and 2k p.a. I’ve tried Henderson Taylor and they were more than double the price. Aviva, Hastings direct and LV won’t quote on the car. I didn’t bother with classicline as they were over £700 for the 350.
  20. Which dealer was that and to confirm in each mode are you saying if you open and close the valve as idle you can notice a marked change in exhaust noise level?
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