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phil flash

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  1. God, I'm an 'old school' Engineer but you're sounding like a proper Luddite. First, let's talk in psi as it provides more precision. In round figures you get 1.5 psi for .1 bar so increments are smaller in psi. 33 psi & 34 psi both display as 2.3 bar, 40 psi & 41 psi both display as 2.8 bar. Using psi, any change in pressure will be obvious sooner than when in bar. ( I also know what a psi is, a bar is where I drink beer - or used to drink beer..) US Tread Law required a system to indicate when pressure had dropped 25% below 'the recommended inflation pressure' so some manu
  2. Go on then ... as a Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology I'm always interested in a well considered opinion, but have a low tolerance level when it comes to bullshit...
  3. Mine isn't. I checked mine when I first got the car and 3 of them agreed with my tyre pressure gauges, the 4th was so gummed up I couldn't get air in or out. Once replaced it's worked faultlessly for over two years of my ownership. I rely on mine when driving, for confirmation of correct pressure and that I haven't got a puncture .. if I had I'd be putting air in before it got soft enough to overheat and damage the structure. I'm wondering if you've experienced the 'cheap Chinese' variety ...
  4. I'm in the Suffolk countryside, some miles from the exchange but 'have fibre'... My BT package provides phone, broadband and BTSport channels for around £75 / £80 per month, varies depending on phone use.
  5. I deliberately ignored what I consider a stupid idea .. I ignored the lower prices as they are not what Lotus supplied so no guarantee they will work .. if they are GM and have 13227143 moulded on them they are EXACTLY what Lotus supply so will certainly work.... eventually.
  6. Yes, you didn't fit sensors. I bought my Launch Edition with a valve & sensor gummed up by previous owner using the can of goo such that I couldn't check pressure or put air in. Easy solution was Lotus Dealer, the Part No for Evora LE is B121G6000F and it cost me £75. Before fitting it I noticed a GM Part No 13227143 on it so did some searching and saw 4 for £120 on ebay which I bought because the other 3 OE are 11 years old, but still going strong. Singly you can get them for around £40..https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saab-93-9-3-2003-2012-TPMS-Tyre-Pressure-Monitoring-
  7. Cheers .. I'd seen that link and tried typing it from my tablet without success. Tried 10 with uppercase 'OFF' and lower case 'off' but 'Copy and Paste' the bit from your link worked... bloody strange these compooters ...
  8. Is there a standard Discount Code that Full Members can use? Would like a new driver's side floor mat for my LE Evora and see there's a set in the shop.
  9. It's a couple of years since I was last there ... so going to need postcode or map. Seem to remember going into Finchingfield and out towards Sampford / Thaxted ... but not much else....
  10. Thanks for the warning. I'll take a look at mine with some paint ready. I have an oil change to do soon anyway. My Subaru Forester developed a hole in the sump on the bowl near the drain plug due to rust but was all hidden behind a plastic undertray with an access flap to get to the drain plug. Oil came out onto the undertray and lost without any noticeable warning. Engine rebuild is still a job in progress ...!!! The new sump came nicely painted except that bowl! Looks like it's turned over before the paint is fully dry and sits on that bowl. An engine placed on the sump is also l
  11. On the subject of PPF ... I see on my Launch Edition the PPF has yellowed a bit but doesn't really show much on Aquamarine, what does show is the edge on the body is just starting to peel away in places, but you do have to look hard to see it...
  12. Yeah, Evora LE in 3rd gives me 13mph on tickover and 70mph at 4,300.. it's my usual gear for Suffolk lanes - who needs the other 5?
  13. 12 Phil ... Assuming left arm works by then... broke elbow, forearm and wrist on August 6th, plaster comes off September 9th so should be driving again... Yippee!
  14. The smooth rear end of the Launch Edition is still my favourite ..
  15. Yup, got those... sorry, sure I typed Launch Edition, think I was 'autocorrected' to Limited Edition...
  16. Yup, light, airy and classy. My LE has Evora in front of the passenger, I believe some have Limited Edition ..
  17. I will. Love the colour, love the Oyster leather, much better in the south of France than black - when it's been in the sun, black is a real bum-burner ..
  18. E5ORA would have been better as a Roman 5 is V, but somebody else has that on a Grey 2016 Evora according to DVSA. E9ORA is a close second though. That plate, Aquamarine and Oyster leather was what made me choose that one. Get a lot of compliments - just clicked onto 48k miles and this morning was fitting replacement front discs that I collected Friday from a Lotus specialist and he said 'that's a nice colour combination'...
  19. Only just spotted this thread but I see you already have mine at 25/9/09 - E9ORA .. Aquamarine Blue with 'Oyster' interior, not Cream. At launch Lotus offered 5 trim colours that they called by exotic names so added a description in brackets - "Oyster (Magnolia), Chestnut (Tan), Paprika (Red), Charcoal (Grey) and Black" Initial owner of mine was Allan Matheson (Al. ) who had it as 0007 ALN and he posted the first Evora owner's photos to appear on Page 1 of the 'Picture and Video' thread, previous posts were Lotus publicity stuff . My VIN ends with 14 and Mike Kimberley told m
  20. Won't be there - too far to come for breakfast, I'll be in Italy. It's time for the annual trip to spend a week sliding sideways on skis, assuming that the titanium plate in my left ankle does its job..
  21. at !0:30 in the vid he's talking about how good the steering is and says "it has the Lotus feel". McLaren will be pleased! He tested an Evora GT with a big smile on his face... I use my Launch Edition for Calais to Agde, or vice versa, and cross the Millau Viaduct so I found his journey interesting - I wouldn't go that way to get to NIce though. My trip is 666 miles so I do it in a single hit with just fuel stops, just over 9 hours, but Péage Tolls total 73€. I've tried the scenic off motorway roads but don't make decent progress - and since the 80kmph (50mph) speed limit on the open
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