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markw996

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About markw996

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  • Birthday 19/01/1974

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  • Name
    Mark
  • Car
    Esprit S4, Volvo V60 PHEV, YZF-R1, BMW K1300S, BMW G650GS
  • Modifications
    Sports Cat, Grooved drilled discs & Greenstuff pads, Custom grilles, Lotus Marques Custom ABS Switch, (Electric CC pump & Plumbed in fire extinguisher if I ever get time to fit them!).
  • Location
    Bedfordshire, UK

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  1. It's pretty easy to do if you have gauges, everything you need to charge it up is easy to access. I bought all the kit to do mine myself.... including a vacuum pump & a 6kg bottle of R12 (very lucky find!) but mine needed repairs, not just a charge. Your biggest issue may be getting the gas (especially if it uses R12) as certainly in the UK it's a regulated industry for environmental reasons.
  2. markw996

    New Member Hello!

    Hi Bernie, Welcome to TLF I used to own a 1985 Porsche 928 (S2) but that was about 24 years ago. It was an incredible car to own in my early twenties while all my mates were driving Novas and Corsas..... 12mpg wasn't so much fun though Mark.
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    Stelvio trip

    I'm hoping to pick up a late model Lamborghini Gallardo LP (or maybe an early Huracan) towards the middle of this year once my parents house gets sold, then a factory visit will definitely be on the cards (It's been a miserable couple of years with losing both my parents, so a supercar should make life a little bit more enjoyable from this point on). Still keeping the Esprit though
  4. markw996

    Stelvio trip

    I didn't realise so I've just Youtubed it! It's a shame, but I think the other 20 or so bikers I'm meeting there would be a bit perplexed if I turned up in a car!
  5. markw996

    Stelvio trip

    Not much help, but I'll be doing it in June on a motorcycle, multiple times! (Staying in Cortina d'ampezzo for a week, about 100 miles from it).
  6. markw996

    So........2019

    I'll be at Bicester on Sunday with my Esprit... but parked up with PH
  7. Sorry to hear that, I did wave back when I saw you parked there, but it was a bit last minute! (Relieved to hear it wasn't an accident)
  8. On Saturday morning I'm planning to leave Flitwick, Bedfordshire at 6:00am and head up to the factory to arrive around 8:30am via the following route: Baldock A505 Royston A505 Duxford A505 (should be passing here about 7:00am) Thetford A11 I'm sure I'll meet plenty of other Lotus cars along the way so may join into someone elses convoy
  9. I'll be going up Saturday morning from Flitwick (nr Millbrook) direction, happy to convoy up or meet people along the route (A507, A11)
  10. Order complete too! Thanks Bibs (I only remembered 2 of the 4 digits correctly, and they were in the wrong order.... must buy a pen)
  11. Me too, didn't write my order number down either, I remember the 4 digits... but not the order they were in!
  12. Count me in as a definite for this, potentially interested in the hotel deal too
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