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62dave last won the day on January 6 2016

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    Evora S SR IPS, Elan SE Turbo M100

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  1. Made a little list of all my cars a while ago - I can add the 2016 Evora 400 to that now. Bit sad but I also ranked them all from favourite to least favourite. At the time my Evora Sports Racer was my favourite and my least favourite was an old punto I owned for about 2 weeks! Notable mentions: 2010 E90 M3. Very fast but the engine wasn’t the masterpiece that I’d expected from the reviews. Bad ride at low speeds but far better at pace. Manual gearbox rubbish - dct the one to have. Would have loved to have taken it on a track but never got the chance. 2013 bmw m135i. I’ve had two of these. The first one was brand new and was my first properly fast car. I loved it at the time but when I bought another after my first Evora it made my realise how numb and boring it was. 06 Alfa Brera and 159. Both rubbish but were very cheap and had been neglected by previous owners so not fair to judge. Both looked the part though! 2017 mx5 Rf. Fantastic car. Shame lotus don’t make something basic at this end of the market. A little slow and really small inside but great to razz about in. A bit too noisy and uncomfortable for long distance motor way driving though. 1991 Elan m100 - awesome car. So fun and love the front wheel drive handling and boosty engine. I want another one ASAP
  2. I wonder if it’s this one? It’s got a private plate on it now. I see it parked at Bournemouth train station quite often. Looks a bit sorry for itself as the wheels are a little curbed and the font bumper looks like it’s dropped a bit. Love the colour though
  3. Thanks for all the replies guys. Good to see it’s not just me! I’ve gone ahead and bought some new ferodo pads from seriously lotus so will swap those over and see if it makes a difference.
  4. That sounds very similar to what I’m getting. I’ll do a gunge check later!
  5. Hi chaps, Potentially dumb question but here goes! My Evora 400 brakes are generally very good. There’s a nice pedal feel and I’m really starting to get the hang of heel and toe thanks to the pedal feel. I’ve struggled with this on other cars of mine which have had over servoed brakes making it hard to heel toe without braking too hard. One issue I’ve found though is that when its wet the effort needed when braking is significantly harder than when it’s dry. Is this a consequence of the feedback associated with these brakes compared to the numb brakes I’d have experience elsewhere (M3, M135i etc)? There doesn’t seem to be a problem stopping the car but it sometimes catches me out a little as I initially brake with the same force on the pedals and then have to slam them down a bit harder once I can feel the lack of response. Side note - Ive had the car serviced recently and plenty of life in disks, pads etc. Again sorry if this is a stupid question but I’ve never noticed this on any other cars (including my old Evora S) in 20 years of driving
  6. You’ll have to keep an eye out for Phil in his red MX5... his Evora is now located in Poole
  7. Ah yes that was me! I feel your pain driving around in the S max. I often drive my wife’s Vw Troc.. takes me a while to acclimatise to driving something anonymous! I love Solar Yellow - especially with the sports racer black pack. Will keep an eye out!
  8. I’m in Poole and have an Evora too (white 400 16 plate). What colour is your sport racer? Will keep an eye out for you! (side note - I locked my keys in the boot of my old sports racer when I was 150 miles away from home and the spare key.. boot release cable didn’t work for me either so had to do the 300 miles round trip to get the spare!..)
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  10. Spotted this beauty while getting my fish and chips. Anyone on here?
  11. Early Evora 400 then I reckon. You’ll miss your Dayton Blue SR S (I know I do!) but the 400 feels like a good step up for maybe 10-15k extra on top of your car. I have a mate who works at a Ferrari - Maserati specialist and every little thing costs a fortune. For me that would rule it out but if you can afford it.. do it!
  12. I select and sell this sort of equipment for a living (albeit for commercial / industrial and large residential rather than domestic). If I were in your shoes I wouldn’t want to commit to the initial costs for GSHP. I’d be more inclined to go with a (correctly sized!) ASHP. The SCOP is not quite as high but the costs are way lower and it’s a simpler solution with less to go wrong. As a few people have mentioned above the efficiency does drop off significantly below 0 deg C. Sometimes we select a gas boiler which can take over when the ambient temp is low. This is a nice solution as you can size the ASHP on a higher ambient temperature to keep the cost down. In your case you have an existing oil and biomas system so you could engineer a change over between the existing system and the new ASHP to optimise efficiency based on Ambient temp and demand. drop me a PM if you need any more help / advice
  13. Thanks Steve - it was the fuse! Feel a bit thick for not checking that myself!
  14. Cheers Steve - I’ll check the fuses and report back!
  15. Hi guys.. I did a little search and couldn’t find much info so hoping someone can help me on this. I removed the negative on the battery so I could take off the steering wheel and fit a new trim. After reconnected everything the central locking now won’t work and elders hatch won’t open on the fob or the switch inside the car. Aside from that the key seems to switch the alarm on and off an I can start the car and drive it without any issues but just can’t lock it and have to access the boot with the emergency pull cord. any ideas anyone?
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