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  1. There a number of VPN solutions for iOS and Mac, personally I use Freedome, for both my iOS and OSX devices. Just do a search for iPhone VPN software. There are a lot of different solutions, some free some commercial Different solutions have different countries they can use, if you have a specific country in mind check it is on the list. Tris...
  2. Don't know whether this is of any help, but, I did a long run up to Scotland just befor Christmaso, for the first 3 hours or so, wind screen kept misting up as before. However after around 3 hours it stopped and hasn't started misting up since. Well no worse than you would expect first thing in the morning. This is despite the car being primarily outside for the last couple of weeks. It looks like the long run dried something out and so far the problem hasn't come back. Now I'm home again I'm going to take a look at the pollen filter anyway. No Idea whether it is comparable, but if you don't do long drives, might worth doing one and seeing if you get the same result Tris...
  3. Will give the AC a go. It's pretty much warm enough to have it on anyway... Thanks for the advice. Tris...
  4. I'm having the same issue. Can't quite understand why, it's kept in a dry garage, under a lined and waterproof cover and I haven't used the car in 2 weeks. So should be fine. l'm going to stick a Dehumidifier into it and see if that makes a difference. Tris...
  5. We all know we should do this but I got a massive wake up call today. Got my renewal through last week, over £600 despite having 14 years no claims bonus. Did the usual trail across the price comparison websites, imagine my surprise when the same company came out at less than £300 for the same cover. Phoned my insurer up this morning, asked why it was so different, they compared the quotes, agreed the quotes were identical and matched the cheaper quote. Never explained why the difference in amount though. In a perfect world, companies would reward their loyal customers for that loyalty, however it isn't always the case. Tris...
  6. Periodically have the same problem, and have had the door panels off when fitting new speakers, so had a look at the mechanism. Thought at the time it was rather fragile, especially as the door card has to line up over the metal Pin of the lock. There is quite a lot of friction between the metal Pin you can see & pull and the fairing piece it goes through if they touch. That combined with the long unsupported length of the rod that connects the Pin to the locking mechanism means that in certain circumstances the pin can catch and stick against the fairing piece. Teflon spray will help but I've found that gently pushing/twisting the Pin and getting it so it passes cleanly through the fairing usually cures the problem. Emphasis on gently, it is not a particularly elegant mechanism and you don't want to bend the connecting rod as trying to reset it will involve taking the door card off. Hope that helps. Tris...
  7. Thank you, that is a very kind offer. Herself is heading back to Uni at the end of the month, so I will have her Type R back, so I might do a week of Hot Hatch Hooliganism. But if that doesn't work out, I will give you a shout. Will add some Beer tokens to the fuel contribution. :-) Tris...
  8. Thanks, I gave them a call, very helpful. Does mean I will have to figure out how to be without car for 4 days, which is a problem. Anyone tried a Chips Away type company or a Mobile fixer? Just trying to figure out how to get it done with minimum disruption to life. Tris...
  9. 18 Months, I went 18 months without so much as a scratch to my alloys, until last night. Had to get of the way of some idiot forcing his way through a line of traffic on the wrong side of the road! So I went up the dropped part of the kerb, misjudged the angle and clipped my RPS wheel quite badly. Anyone got a recommendation for alloy repairs in the Bristol/Bath Area? Tris...
  10. Tris...

    Lotus Evora 400

    So why can't we order a UK Car with the blank panel, if they are making one for the Chinese Market?
  11. Tris...

    Lotus Evora 400

    Sorry maybe I phased the question badly. How does it compare to the current car's ride Harder, softer, about the same? Current car's ride is pretty exceptional for the type of car it is. Given the 400 is being painted as a more hard core machine is there a noticeable difference?
  12. Tris...

    Lotus Evora 400

    Nice article Bibs, one question though, one of nice things about the current car is that it has excellent handling without a harsh ride. Have they managed to retain that? Your article infers they have, but equally refers to a stiffer setup. Presumably some compromise has had to made some where. How would you compare the two? I have just had Ethel over for a tour through Northern France, and apart from the cobbled streets of the Fortress in Bolougne, she ate up pretty much anything that could be thrown at her.
  13. Dash Command is pretty good. Lots of data presentation. Easy to use. Tris...
  14. Hi, Autoglym Vinyl and Rubber is surprisingly effective. I used some to get some polish and wax residue off the window seals and plastic around the wing mirrors. Got the residue off and really reduced the apparent fading. Worth a look and not particularly expensive. Tris...
  15. I was wondering about that, certainly couldn't see or feel any particular difference. Not complaining, would rather the money was in my pocket than the Tax Man's. Is it just my car or is the onboard fuel computer a touch conservative? Keeps telling me I'm empty but I have never been able to add more than 50 litres in the tank. Tris...
  16. Had 'Ethel' for over a year now! And in general run her on 95 Ron fuel. Decided to try her on Shell Optimax/Nova+ or whatever they call it. Engine runs fine on it, however on start up when cold, it runs rough and won't rev for about a minute. I switched back to normal fuel and the problem went away. Any idea what is up, I thought modern ECUs made the switch between RON levels automatically? Tris...
  17. Bath Motoring Festival, which ran this weekend just past, asked owners of 'Super/Dream Cars' if they would be prepared to make their Cars available for Dream Car rides. People made a donation to the Event's Charity, and they were taken for a 15-20 minute drive in their car of choice. So I took Ethel along for the Sunday. Fantastic response from everyone at the show, the DB6 made the biggest hit, not surprisingly, but the Evora ran it a close second. I was taking people out pretty much solidly for 3-4 hours and when she wasn't on the road the car was surrounded by people admiring and asking questions about her. Feedback was pretty much universally, "Looks amazing", "Sounds amazing", " A Dream Car" and "I want it, for Christmas/Birthday /Now etc". A really good day, think over £1,000 raised for a good charity through the rides and a lot of fun had. If you are in the Bath/Bristol area next year would really recommend this Festival, nice atmosphere and a massive range of Classic cars, I think there were over 500 different cars at the show. Needed more Lotuses though. :-) Tris...
  18. I originally thought the same, and had been looking for a holder like you've gone for. However now I've been using it for a while I actually prefer it. Allows the phone to rotate, which is good for stuff like Dash Command as it gives more information in Landscape mode. Passenger can move the phone around to see/use it if they want, without having to take it off the Dash. Added bonus is the Magnet lets the phone spin on a flat surface, so good for boring meetings. :-) Tris...
  19. Started using one of these recently: https://www.niteize.com/product/Steelie-Car-Mount-Kit.asp Very neat solution. I stuck it onto the top of the dash above the Stereo. Tris...
  20. That's the one, although I bought the 'Inspect' version. As I understand it, they are a genetic unit modified & branded by different Chinese firms. Not fitted it yet, I had my Transcend 200 mounted in the engine bay, but the appalling weather over the weekend highlighted that there was no where I could put it without it getting wet, and it obscured the view out the back to much if I mounted it on back window in the cabin. So far both Transcend units have been 100% reliable, good image in all conditions. We will see about this one, feedback on them is a bit mixed. Tris...
  21. Pin 10. Blue and white is the standard colouring for that lead apparently. Tris...
  22. After two people ran into my Evora I added front and back Cams: Transcend 220 in the front, full GPS, parking mode etc. Transcend 200 in the Back but it was obscuring the rear view a little to much so have just bought a Mini 0805 with GPS etc. Have caught all sorts of interesting driving on camera, fortunately so far not directly involving me. Tris...
  23. Tris...

    Lotus Evora 400

    I don't get the mania around Porsches. I had a Cayman as a courtesy car for 7 weeks and after all the hype I had read about it was really worried that I would be really disappointed when I got my Evora back. Not a bit of it, the ride was shocking, roads I whizzed along in the Lotus or even my old Type R felt like someone had gone down them with Tank Tracks. In comparision the steering was numb and the handling was badly affected by overly the stiff suspension. It was not a pleasant experience, beautifully engineered, and in fairness it was the entry level Cayman, but if to get comparable ride and handling you have to buy the all singing all dancing most expensive version of the Cayman then in my head there is something wrong. A good car should have good ride and handling to start with, not need expensive upgrades and optional extras to make it handle well etc. The other thing was, it had no soul. It was just like every other Porsche out there, nothing made it stand out. A Lotus has soul (And a lot of squeaks and rattles), it has character and I suspect no two Evoras are quite the same. I've registered for a test Drive and once the agreement on my current Evora comes to an end will be seriously considering a 400. If it rides and handles as well as the current car and is quicker, then I would have it over a Porsche any day. Tris...
  24. I've just finished installing a new Sub and Amp, and had that area of the dash apart, and hate to be the bearer of bad news but... In a LE Car at least, 36 is the Imprint Module. I think the NVE module is 37 and if it is, it is in front the Structural beam which runs across the car immediately in front of the Imprint Module. My best guess, as I never actually found that unit, is that is underneath the passenger air bag unit. Could be attached to the Airbag cover, which I understand is relatively easy to remove. (Didn't try it myself). Wiring in later cars might be different, but certainly on mine that is where I think that unit is. I've had the Glove box out, and never saw that unit, found the wire for it into the Imprint module, but it then disappeared forward into the main wiring loom. If it is in the 36 position the good news is that es you can get to it without taking the glove box apart, bit of a tight fit, but accessible. Tris... I decided against trying to take the Air Bag out...
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