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  1. From memory, Lotus retrospectively added it to the service schedule, once the 380 came off the production line with the Cup sump fitted. The Cup cars built by motorsport had a "service guide" which also didn't mention it, and was fairly intense in its intervals as it was intended for track cars, so it wasn't until the 380 and 311 came along that it became part of the usual schedule. The problem is that removing the "tin" sumps can be tricky to do without bending the sealing face. You're almost better off longer term fitting the Moroso sump as that is fit and forget (not rubber gate flap
  2. Lotus have reduced the pricing on many of the service consumables, hence the price drop seen. However, they don't seem to have included the NA part in this (at present). Dave
  3. You can do one whenever you like, but to maintain the expiry day/month, the earliest you can present the car is one month ahead. Dave
  4. Because it's a dual-function switch - first press tells ECU you are about to press the brake, second does the rear lights. It should be setup correctly using Lotus diagnostic tool to ensure the code is properly sorted (that both switches switch at the correct point versus brake pedal pressure sensor), but many people seem to get away with just swapping it. To be fair, I've had simple one that work straight away, and some that take a few goes to get it right. Dave
  5. The image above shows a LH side belt fitted in the RH side, which is incorrect for the reason you give. The shoulder straps are correctly fitted into the buckle. Swapping the shoulder straps over would also be incorrect. The belts are handed. Dave
  6. Make sure that it can hold a vacuum - if the diaphragm is knackered, that's a potential unmetered air leak which would upset the mixture. If it holds itself open at idle, that's a reasonable indication, but there is a decent chunk of vacuum at idle. If you can vacuum test it, that's a better test. If bypass is not operating correctly at low rpm then you will be getting boost when you shouldn't. Dave
  7. Is it a supercharged car? If so check the function and integrity of the bypass actuator. Dave
  8. That's a fairly old advert - I'm not sure what Joe is up to at present, but I thought he'd developed his car out of the ET regs now. There may well be some movement in our customers car. It's a nice car with a nice spec. Drop me an email if you want to discuss... Dave
  9. Buy this: And come and do Elise Trophy! Dave
  10. Ahem! I think the local friendly official service centre is the best bit, isn't it? Dave
  11. I'm sure @Cdm2018 can comiserate with you on that one. The sump pan is made from thin steel, and can get quite scabby with rust on the outside over time - especially cars that are used on salty roads over winter. Also because they are so thin, they are not really re-usable as they tend to distort when removing them. As annoying as it is, it's alot cheaper than a new engine if it suddenly fails! Dave
  12. Check the fuse first! (Fuse C35 3A middle of the bottom row?) Dave
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