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Kevin Wheeler

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About Kevin Wheeler

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  • Birthday 09/08/1960

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    Driving my Lotus cars, drinking beer, watching football, eating cheese. Not all at the same time.

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    Kevin W
  • Car
    Elise 111S S2, Turbo Esprit
  • Location
    Whitchurch, Hampshire. England

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  1. Oh dear! Hope there was no damage to you or Tommy.
  2. Not via Stockbridge I take it! Missing out on the meet again!
  3. Hi Tony It is still on. We usually meet from 19:30 onwards. We would be delighted to meet another Lotus fan. Regards Kevin
  4. Take the Elise away for a fortnight. That limits your packing!
  5. I know you use it....... ........just not more than 20 miles a time!
  6. As a reminder we agreed on the 15th July at the pub in Stockbridge that we went to previously - the Three Cups Inn - for our next meeting. And the William Walker pub again for Christmas! I will try to sort a date.
  7. Love it. Not sure about the dodgy photo (and I don't mean the car!) Happy Birthday!
  8. "Hoping to get the cars out soon, they are sat in the garage looking very neglected!" Does this mean we will see @The Pits on Thursday? Will it be the Esprit or the Evora?
  9. Just to confuse matters, my 84 TE has the aerial on the passenger side!
  10. I can confirm that Cos is still awesome! He found and fixed the wire that caused me a problem. No more lumpy running, no excessive fuel consumption. The drive back was wonderful through the Hampshire countryside. The drive down was a different matter - stuck on the A34 (3 miles in one hour twenty minutes) in a Renault Clio.
  11. I agree @jep. Trying to save two two hour round trips just gave me grief! And I will confirm Cos' awesomeness once I have driven the car tomorrow!
  12. Thanks for your advice, people! I have taken it to Sportomotive in Bournemouth who had the correct piece of kit. He looked at the machine and found that the MAP sensor was giving incorrect readings at idle. Cos had had a similar fault with another Elise recently and the problem with that was an issue with the wiring loom. He has just phoned me and let me know that it was the same intermittent fault with mine that meant that my VVC valves were in the wrong position for idle, so when I was giving it some "beans" it was acting fine, but when I slowed down it was running really rich and lumpy. Apparently: fix the loom problem - fix the running problem! Brilliant! Hopefully, I can pick it up tomorrow and see if that has fixed it all! On the bright side I should not need any sensors changing for a long time now!
  13. Kevin Wheeler


    I am taking my Turbo Esprit. Probably not going on track but I will take my tin can to reduce the db to under 100 in case I change my mind.
  14. Thanks Eric. That does seem to be what the car "thinks". Oh, for a carburettor!
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