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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.
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    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
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    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!
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    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).
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    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
  13. Mugello MotoGP sounds interesting, I've not long got back from seeing Rossi get on the podium at Catalunya. I'll watch this thread and pipe up next year in the unlikely event that becomes a favourite
  14. Just an S4 I'm afraid (even if it is a very clean one) so too common for the magazine I would guess
  15. Martyn - Esprit SE Bibs - Evora ChrisJ - Turbo Esprit or Excel SE top-plumber - unmentionable nigeninja -Europa S Bazza - S3 Esprit markw996 - S4 Esprit
  16. Hoping to attend, Esprit may not be out of hibernation yet so could be in the daily.
  17. I have a Nissan LEAF and I have never been beaten off the lights by anything! 0-30 they are incredible.
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    There should be a button that says "Download guest list". I've just removed myself as I can't make it now Hopefully see you all next month.
  19. Thanks Chris, I replaced all the vacuum lines & elbows when I first got the car in 2013. See above for the erm.... fix
  20. Thanks, I'd checked the inertia switch but not the wiring, and I also checked for a blocked CAT as that only went back on last week. The AA guy checked for a spark (I must put a little spark tester in the car) and he checked for an injector pulse, both were present. We then knew it had to be fuel.... or rather no fuel A gallon of fuel later and I was on my way! (faulty low fuel warning light & fuel gauge, reading 1/3 tank when empty and 3/4 when I brimmed it with 70 more litres) Looks like I'll make it to the Lotus Festival after all
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