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Mysterae

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  1. It's the inside of the windscreen that gets particularly dirty and awkward to clean. I use Chris Fix's method (magic eraser etc) but I'd be willing to try this Valet Pro stuff too.
  2. I wonder why as I'm sure he's not short of a few bob. Perhaps to make space.
  3. I wonder how that "law" would work in this scenario - I wanted the transmission oil in my 640d replaced. The EXACT SAME ZF pan filter oil kit supplied from ZF was around £300 but the BMW mark-up if they supplied it was £1,200. That didn't include fitting. I know they make money on parts but that's taking the pi$$. If I bought the parts and they fitted them which they said they would do, but wouldn't guarantee the parts for the job. The exact same parts from ZF.
  4. Due to the increasing costs of materials, most notably steel, I've made the decision to postpone my garage build until next year. All the suppliers that I have contacted for quotes have emailed to say they have put their prices up by 20% which is bad enough, but since the erection costs are a percentage of the build that cost goes up by 20% too. Looking at a price jump of £5k, and that's not including any increase in the cost of concrete and other bits. Hopefully prices will go back to something resembling normality Q2 next year but I hear it'll take longer, if ever.
  5. I definitely learned something about carburetors from that, thankfully never needed to set one up. Isn't youtube great?!
  6. Looking good Barry. Are you thinking of taking some trees down to open up the view?
  7. Mysterae

    Lotus Emira

    I'm seeing both the Evora and Evija in the Emira depending one where I'm looking, such a nice blend. I can see why they didn't want to call it the Esprit reborn.
  8. Well done to Lotus for a great launch event, really enjoyed that.
  9. Even god was appreciative, rainbow in the background! I want one.
  10. To those of the 131 that are using their Lotus as their backdrop, I salute you!
  11. I don't think I've been this excited for a car launch! Even though I doubt I'm in the market for one, unless bitcoin goes to the moon
  12. At that age, probably off her mum's tits!
  13. The final sell price of a restoration can be a big concern unless you're planning on keeping the car. The dilemma I have is that I want to "resto-mod" my Esprit (power steering, updating interior, lighting etc) more for reliability and usability but I know that to get maximum price it has to be original.
  14. This even has a little Lotus content, awesome stuff:
  15. Nice write up Travis, cheers. @sanj, I'd be up for a set if you do another run.
  16. I'm living between Invergordon and Tain now, the Highland Lotus contingency is growing! Just need to get the Esprit back on the road; hard to believe the last meet I went on was Brands Hatch in 2015.... Good luck on your search Jamie!
  17. Had my long delayed visit by Home Energy Scotland and the interest free electric vehicle loan was mentioned. It's an interest free loan of up to £28,000 payable up to six years for a new pure electric car. A similar loan of up to £20,000 over five years is available for a used electric car. There's the usual hoops to jump through for both loans as you'd expect. Thought it might interest somebody. Not sure if a similar scheme is available in other parts of the UK.
  18. Video not playing Barry. When we first moved here we could hear that wood knocking sound of the woodpeckers headbanging the trees. How their brains stay intact I don't know! Don't hear it so much anymore as they must prefer the peanuts we put out for the birds.
  19. The Yuneec Breeze drone I have is a bit crap, actually it's quite crap when compared to what you can get now; it's just a toy really. The battery lasts no more than 9 minutes, has poor wifi so loses connection when through trees, no fine adjustment for camera etc. The lack of battery capacity means just as you're getting used to it and having fun it's time to land. Really tempted to get the DJI Mini 2 Fly More kit or something bigger, however... @Bibs, looking at the No Fly Drones website it looks like I'm restricted on where I can fly. I live in the orange area north of Inverness in the image below which is designated as "Restricted Area". Where can I find out more about these "specific conditions" and will the DJI software just stop it from flying at all? Obviously stay well away from the red area. There's been a few military exercises there lately, could hear them bombing the crap out of the area a month or so ago! A huge amount of the Highlands is marked as Restricted Area, why? I can only think of low level military aircraft flying.
  20. Forum seems quicker when clicking back, happy!
  21. The DJI FPV looks amazing, the above is such a waste!
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