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philcool

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  1. The trouble is the majority of people nowdays if it can't be done on an app then there's no interest I'm also looking for a car for my son and also check the Mot history and the amount that fail on tyers,windscreen washer level,wiper blades,bulbs is dreadfully high as few people are at all interested in their cars. And to be honest not much different in my house as my 13 year old mercedes was recalled to have the air bags changed and my other half took it in I said check it when you pick it up to makesure they haven't damaged the dash etc. I got home she said all good no problem so I diddent look till Saturday then I notice I said oh they've fitted a new stering wheel reply have they
  2. I make you right So the new couple over the road who according to the nabour who used to be there isn't a people person and has 6 cats 🤔 well they have now bought a sausage dog over lockdown and everytime they go out it howls and barks constantly at their side gate till they come back. So guess what turns out oh well we have to leave it in the garden when we go out because it goes mad in the house .No shit sherlock with 6 cats . Thick as 2 planks
  3. I drove around in a GT4 for a while it was a nice bit if kit. I try not to get bogged down in the what type of person drives what and why but must admit they get the hump at the porsche dealer if ypu eat all the little cakes on display . The Lotus is more fun all round but not as practical but hay you want practical go get a Duke
  4. Wise words indeed but also remember that salary sacrifice into a works pension is also paid in tax free so if your like me rather than pay 40% tax stick it in the pension and I know I'll pay tax at 20% when I draw on it I'm still 20% better off. Oh and would have also kept £6k child allowance as well if had started earlier
  5. Another vote for Tayna had a few batteries from them for different vehicles over the years. Usually decant price and always delivered very well packaged in a sealed acid proof bag
  6. Buy it while it's cheap Paid £4.33 a liter and free delivery from opie oils when on a deal
  7. And when you replace it apply a very thin smear of ceramic grease to the mating surfaces once cleaned of course then it won't stick again https://www.putoline.com/en/catalogue/product/588/ceramic-grease/2064/
  8. Proberbly because the engine isn't up to temperature and the rev limit is reduced until it is
  9. No still the same Does work quite well to be honest
  10. No problems in the S2 Exige even at speed with either or both windows open Apart from the warm air that comes off the radiator
  11. Thanks Bibs well organised as usuall
  12. He got me theses Propper scooby do Nike dunk veneers
  13. Size 7 ebay puma speed cats new never worn £34 touch
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. https://www.hangar111.com/shop/lotus-2-eleven-replacement-parts/244-elise-exige-2-eleven-moroso-baffled-oil-pan.html Remember it's for the s2 not the s3 there is one for the s3 https://www.hangar111.com/shop/lotus-exige-v6-s-replacement-parts/650-exige-evora-v6-s-moroso-baffled-oil-pan.html Just keep the faces clean and oil free and I allowed 24 hours for the sealant to cure before adding oil and running
  18. 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
  19. My advice for the cost against possible future damage do not run the engine drain and refill
  20. 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
  21. 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
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