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  1. Great news Eddie look forward to seeing it. Like the colour combo. How did you find the IPS? Keep it nice and I’ll buy it off you in 6 years 👍🏻👍🏻🤣 Meanwhile.....
  2. Only 4 photos, none of the rear or off side, and a seriously brief description. Very odd.
  3. Sure, here you go. I removed it last night, took about 5 seconds.....just pull up at the front edge closest to the windscreen...
  4. That's fair enough, I've just bought a black leather offcut for £9 and some spray contact adhesive, I guess we will see how good my trimming skills are 🤣
  5. Thanks - might have to look into getting it retrimmed (or DIY job) as that seems a bit pricey to me for such a small panel !
  6. Thanks, that sounds easy enough - did you retrim it with a new piece of leather or buy another one (looks like the latter...). How much was it out of interest?
  7. When driving dead ahead the steering wheel is very slightly pointing to the right. The car drives perfectly and tracks properly etc, so I'm not feeling the need for an alignment check. Even tyre wear also. How easy is it to remove the steering wheel and move it 'one spline' to the left? I have a steering wheel puller, as I've removed the steering wheel on my Elise S1 a few times, just wondered if anyone knows what size socket I'll need for the nut? Presume if I disconnect the battery first I won't get an airbag light coming on when I refit the wheel and reconnect the battery?
  8. I've recently acquired an Evora NA (2011) and am working through sorting out some interior bits. The leather on the instrument binnacle panel has receded and looks pretty ropey. Is it easy to remove this panel or do you have to remove the whole dashboard (which I'll do at some point to fit new airbag cover clips.....) ? (Forgive the reflection of the lights in the garage!)
  9. As someone who has pretty much always had Elise S1's with their simple brakes, I’ve often wondered whether the discs and pads are as easy to change on an Evora. I've read somewhere that you need to buy new pad retaining pins when changing pads, is that right, for both front and rear? And what about the discs, can they be removed without removing the calipers, front and rear (once the pads are out of course!) Are there any other considerations, does ABS make it harder to change these things?
  10. I've bought some other stone guard films from them for my Elise, and the quality is good.
  11. Probably anybody with a GT410 Scotty, given that they are over 3 times the price!
  12. Great bargain for someone here, lovely colour too.
  13. £23k sounds like a good deal to me with that mileage. What colour is it - if you like the colour and it’s in great condition cosmetically then it sounds like a great buy. Previously owned for all of a month by someone on here - I think it had a few gremlins, some still need sorting..
  14. Fantastic. £75 for all 6 plugs. That’s more like it - £141 cheaper than from Lotus. Thank you 😉
  15. Thanks, yes I’m aware that the plugs for the NA are £36 each (!) from Lotus, unlike the bargain price for the S versions. My original question still stands - has anyone found them any cheaper anywhere (UK) ?
  16. The Bibs seal of quality - did he offer a no quibble warranty as well?
  17. I think that very much depends how discerning the buyer is, and just how reputable the dealer (or independent garage) is! Both of these things vary massively. I guess attitude to risk comes into it too. I agree regarding judgement of character when buying privately, you can get a very good feel for things very quickly.
  18. Can’t believe how many people are “buying blind” due to Covid. Hope it works out OK.
  19. Nice one Peter, now it wouldn’t be right and proper unless you posted a couple of photos, would it? 😀
  20. To be fair I think a few snaps taken on a mobile show absolutely nothing, in terms of a car’s true condition. You have to eyeball it really. With 90k on it I’d say it’s a £21k car at best.
  21. Fantastic - a real bargain for a GT410 and a great colour too. Are you selling an Evora to make way for it? EDIT - Scratch that, I’ve just remembered you’ve sold your Exige V6 Cup.
  22. That’s for the S / 400 though, yes?
  23. Cheers - wonder if they are for the S only though?
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