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  1. Oh not sure how to proceed in that case hopefully someone on here will have a sneekey trick can't be the first time this happens what do the dealers do if the release cable snaps
  2. Had that on my s2 exige when the catch came loose I adjusted it and closed it and you guessed it pulled the lever and it only popped up very slightly. Solution got the better half to fully pull the lever and then you won't like this bit but had to grab the spoiler and rock the tailgate and luckily it unlatched and had to re adjust some more then nearly got it stuck again but bit of trial and error ok now Good luck
  3. Bin it Roy I've used plenty of oils over my 39 years in refrigeration and I've seen plenty of bad oil new out the tin as it were from contaminated with water and dirt to separated oil with additives and remember theses oils have to go as low as - 60'c to +120'C and if there's any issues I bin the lot as I've seen what happens if you don't The biggest bill I can remember was £130k on a pumped ammonia system that the customer decided to take as he put it a calculated risk with not wanting to dump 400L of oil and paid an extremely heavy price in the long run that took over 2 years to finally sort out. Just my view but all the oils I've used over the years Shell has always come out on top with very few issues just my experience
  4. Remember it's for the s2 not the s3 there is one for the s3 Just keep the faces clean and oil free and I allowed 24 hours for the sealant to cure before adding oil and running
  5. Rubber flaps that need changing every 2 years. What a pain I'd have had to take my sump off 5 times since I've had my car I'll stick with my S2 I'd take that sump off and bin it and fit a moroso no rubber in here
  6. My advice for the cost against possible future damage do not run the engine drain and refill
  7. I've had the 2bular H2 version on my s2 for 30.000miles now all good and fitted well also fitted a decat pipe to another exige but not so easey to fit as the flange was tight on alignment but got it done and nicely made
  8. Went up the M1 yesterday junction 15a filled up £45 on way on in firm's van in BP no q and £45 on way back in the opposite BP again no q Oh and the price for standard diesel £1.56 a liter glad I'm not paying. They had petrol and diesel at Cobham services on the M25 but big queue
  9. Me dave Scott nick and proberbly Karen and sounds like Darren as well
  10. I've used one of these very useful Place a Cross the battery and type on what type of battery you have ie lead acid or EFB or AGM. And then punch in the batteries CCA and it will test standing CCA and CCA on start up. Standing voltage and starting voltage and then place a load on the system via headlights and interior fan etc and it will also check the ripple so you can see if the diodes are ok. about £35/£40
  11. Had a lotus sport on my S2 Exige 240 and had only covered about 8k miles and sufferd internals rattles. Replaced with a 2bular H2 chamber exhaust now done 30k no problems But might be a while before you get it but after all I've red every time I phoned Jim he answered and was polite
  12. Yes gap very important to small and well wonder it Dibden seize up. Thankfully no a Lotus a fridge compressor
  13. Yes they are a bit narrow but all I do is place them in the middle of the tyre and line them up and back you go. They are a bit heavy duty but nice and stable and easily lift off the ramps once up and also fit the Halford ramps as well
  14. Or a pair of steel 4x2 painted channel with white paint mixed with sand on the top for grip and cut out to hook straight on to the ramps and can be lifted out the way once up. Just remember to replace before driving back down nearly happened 😅
  15. Sorry not a clue but put it up to the max for sure
  16. Well done best colour as well
  17. Cracking love the orange hands Enjoy My mates on the waiting list for the silver snoopy with the rocket going round on the back now told 3 years he's already waited 8 months Think they are about £8k one of the first was up for sale £22k told him stay on the list
  18. Well no track day cover. But 5k miles a year garaged overnight Non standard exhaust declared Fully com .protected NCB 9 years .legal cover Exige S240 Location Inner London £267 L.V Have noticed that some policy don't cover windscreens now so watch out for that Was over £400 with AIB
  19. I second this advice I had scans and all sorts on my left knee because it was a pain like tooth Ake. Untill one of the lads at work suggested Glucosamine and Chondroitin tablets I get them from Holland and Barret when in the penny sale and they need a month or so to get working but what a difference so I stopped and after a few weeks back came the pain so give them a try
  20. Don't think so bibs we went on a Friday and sat outside and the general consensus is wait till fully open
  21. philcool

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    21.00 more 4 tonight Esprit S1
  22. Just run on Shell V Power and stop buying beer 🍻 at £5 a pint Just my view 😁
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