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  1. On the launch year of the 400 lotus used an alloy tank with alloy lid.. I guess they changed to plastic for cost cutting!
  2. Another vote for diykitchens. Com. Used them loads of times, good quality carcasses, fittings and the doors & trim are made by pws - which is one of the best out there
  3. Must admit one evora 400 I viewed (which had full alcantara) did have a faint smell of glue about it...
  4. Hi Holly. I sold it last year, the new owner lives in Manchester area. Sadly I don't think it's now going to be used as regularly as your father & I used it
  5. oh no, what a shock! I had the great pleasure of buying my 1st lotus from Edward (his v8 Esprit) he maintained that car to such a high standard, it ensured my first foray into lotus ownership was a good and positive one. Edward was always extremely welcoming, kind hearted, friendly, polite and very very knowledgeable- a true gentleman, even 9 years after first meeting him, we would exchange occasional emails etc Thinking of you and your family... Rest in peace Edward
  6. I ordered a new belt for my 400 from swlc a few weeks after lockdown (they were on back order) it arrived last month & was the regular serpentine belt.
  7. Do you still have the EGR system installed & functioning, or has it been blanked off?
  8. My wheels are finished in grey,
  9. Sometimes paints don't bond properly until they're fully dried & cured
  10. I think the better dealers,even if they're selling a car with aftermarket warranty they will offer additional assistance on top of that warranty - after all they want to hook you as a permanent customer.. Leven lotus hinted at this with my purchase but sadly geographic location would prevent this from happening considering I'm in Dorset and they're in Edinburgh 😅
  11. Bought mine last may from leven lotus. Car was registered march 2016 & covered 7100 miles when I purchased.. The car came with an aftermarket warranty
  12. Christ Tom... That sounds like a right ordeal!! Luckily I managed to drive mine straight on
  13. Probably a rare sight of an evora 😭
  14. Ah ok 👍 I was looking at the 0/40
  15. Just gone to order some engine oil.. Petronas syntium 7000 and everywhere is saying that its discontinued!! What oil is recommended to be used instead??.
  16. Quick update.. The leak is coming from the driveshaft oil seal.. Parts now ordered
  17. Small update, After searching for the oil leak the other day, I cleaned the oil off the garage floor before putting the car away. I noticed today the garage floor was still bone dry, so ok I started the engine & let it run for 50mins (upto temp etc). Garage floor still bone dry!!! I then drove the car around the block (could smell oil burning after about a mile) get home put the car back into the garage, check 10mins later and the floor is covered in oil.!! I'm beginning to wonder if it's actually the gearbox leaking. But the oil doesn't seem to smell like gear oil!! All very odd...
  18. Got a call recorder app on my phone..
  19. I think either myself or the garage can communicate with the insurer.. I hadn't thought about taking it further afield.. Not a bad idea 👍 Whatever happens it will be leaving my house on the back of an aa lorry
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