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  1. Had my car at 2 different dealers for service ( it’s quite a challenge to find one here in Austria) and found out recently that I have a couple of empty pockets in my tool kit.So my suspicion was there might have gone something lost when taking out the wheel nut or whatever.

    Please can anybody send me a photograph of the tools included in the kit so I can buy the missing parts- would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks Wolfi

  2. On 15.7.2017 at 10:38, Bibs said:

    No worries Stuart. It was mainly filming some promo material.

    Jonny, Danny sends his warmest regards to you mate :)

    Please send Danny my warmest regards also - he was such a great host when I was there with my wife one year ago getting my training with Martin Donally. They might remember the "Austrian" 

    Kindest Regards Wolfi

     

     

     

     

  3. Hi Gavin - if it is still an issue -

    I just had the 430 upgrade done at KT and I think it is a massive improvement . I wanted the 390 kit with additional cold air intake first to get somewhere close to 400 hp when Daniel Koblitschek  convinced me that I actually get a better value for my money going for the 430 kit. You actually pay    € 77 .- per horsepower - this is an excellent value. Now I have 426 Hp on the dyno and I did not really feel much of powerloss on track last week at 29 degrees air temp . Track times showed this. Asking him about that issue of heat soak he also mentioned that the two pre- Kats in the stock headers generate heat of app. 600 Celsius at a much less favorable spot of the engine bay than the sport- Kat.

    My driving habits by the way are 80 % motivated road driving on mountain roads and about 3 - 4 track days a year.

    Hope this was somehow informative or helpful

    Good luck

    Wolfi

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  4. 42 minutes ago, NANO said:
    Sorry, I would not open a separate subject because I believe that we are on the subject but I have a couple of questions - according to your experiences - about what type and brand of used equipment

    1) to check the pressure of your tires?

    2) to increase or be shorten the pressure (electric compressor or other)?

    Cheers

    To check pressure I use a small handheld pressure gauge bought at some automotive accessories shop chain ( ATU) in Austria .At home I use a compressor with hose and gauge and for track use I am about to look for 12 V tyre compressor ( should find one in the internet easily )

    cheers Wolfi

  5. 7 hours ago, Edwin Chan said:

    My 2014 Exige also rattles at idle when engaged, I can hear the noise from the outside of the engine bay at times. Spoken to the local dealer apparently is likely to be common clutch bearing issue (torlarence issue) but said if I get them to open the box up and found the clutch is burnt then I risk the replacement cost will not be covered by warranty.  They did confirm that it will not cause major failure and even after replacement the noise will come back anyway.(in other words live with it). If the system fail one day I might try an after market clutch system.

    Dixie has the same noise - you made the same experience so I feel in good company and just try not to listen that closely anymore. I also think I just wait for the clutch to weaken and then go for the KT setup because the costs just for labour apparently are around 3000 BP.

    5 hours ago, JAWS said:

    If you go for an even lighter flywheel you'll probably find there'll be more transmission noise. You could upgrade to the Evora 400 set up. However, the Evora has a lot more NVH so again; transmission noise may increase in your Exige.

    You are right -that's what KT says - I will just wait and see since the costs for labour are tremendous and as long as its not necessary I will just hang on and then go for that KT setup.

  6. On ‎22‎/‎01‎/‎2016 at 09:56, dixie v6 said:

    Didn't know that , I thought the stock one was a lightweight one because my Exige also rattles at idle when clutch is engaged...

    Hi Dixie - Theo Komotec flywheel and clutch only weighs 2,45 kg to their specs but they also say that transmission noise will increase. Good to hear that yours also rattles - I thought there was something wrong with mine.

  7. Hi Neal - thanks for your reply. My car was built spring 2014 so it should hopefully not suffer from the early  clutch problems you mentioned. Although The clutch is a bit noisy when engaged  in idle or just above - Sounds like a bearing - it stops when you disengage it. At the shop they tell me just to watch it - I hope watching it is enough - I would hate to get stuck somewhere in Italy or so some 500 miles from home with no Lotus dealership anywhere near.

    Thanks again for your comment   -  have a nice day- Wolfie

  8. Hi everybody there up north. Have not been here for a while but am about to change this.

    Here in Austria I am a rather lonely EXIGE V 6 owner ( it is a rather exotic car over here and hard to get advice , let alone getting service - for my first service I went to KOMOTEC - 650 km one way ).

    Now can anybody tell me what the average life span of an original clutch with the odd track day ( 2 so far in Hungary in 1 and a half years since getting the car delivered) and now 15000 km on the clock could be. Since I heard a comment here and there the clutch being not the strongest part in the V6 I am thinking of getting a sinter clutch and Alu flywheel from KOMOTEC  not really knowing whether it makes sense already. Had the odd occasion where the clutch gets smelling a little when engaging it starting off a little crispier. Also heard it is quite a job reg. labour getting the clutch an flywheel changed. does anyone have any experience or advice -  Thanks in advance  -  Wolfie

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  9. Hello Wolfi,

     

    my Exige is also waiting for the transport to Munich.

    Mine was ready on 13th. June. Perhaps both car

    will be on the same transport.

     

    Lars

    Hi lars

    I got notice today - My Car will be arriving in Munich July 1st - so I will probably pick it up on Saturday - if they work on  that day -----------  Yabbadabadooooooooo :bounce:

    My car will be in Austria on July 4, this means, your Cars will be At the latest on the same Day in München. Most probably, it will be July 3 for you. Another week... I purchased another toy to Bridge the time...

     

     

    Holy Moses - this bridges the waiting time more than well  - congrats - wow

  10. I feel your pain!!  I wish my car was joining yours on that transport... but that would mean my car is early OR you would still have to wait a long time.

     

    No, let's NOT do that!

     

    Cheers :thumbsup:

     

    Congrats, she will be there soon!

     

    Post pics when she does plz.

    I will definitely post some pics. My wife said after all this waiting she will not drink the bottle but pour it over her head. I will send pictures of that

     

    :bounce: Cheers Wolfi

    It would have been more helpful, if you would have motivated the guys over there, so that they finish the Cars At the promised delivery Date At the beginning of the season in March. Now it is already close to autumn and i am Thinking about to request a delivery on Winter tyres instead of P Zeros .......;-)

     

    Mine is also ready since monday last week, unbelievable, after 6 months....

    Maybe our Ladies will be on the same trailer to Central Europe...Unfortunately i won't make it to the F1 GP in Austria now with the new car. But my S1 did a great Job in the last months and replaced the Exige Even At the mille Miglia

    Oh boy  - would I have liked to visit the Mille - I am sure our two babies will be on the same truck - hope he drives savely.

    Would love to meet in Austria some day

     

    Cheers

    Wolfi

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