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  1. Hi Mik, I have a single skin garage that is plaster boarded inside and the walls leak slightly. The Scottish West coast climate is not ideal. Over the years have tried a carcoon with heater , a dehumidifier but still had condensation issues and a wet car wouldn’t dry. Was advised to improve ventilation so I put a vent at the back of the garage and now have a flow of air as the door has gaps in it. 

    The better ventilation improved things drastically so no longer have problems , though I am not driving my car this winter. I pine for a heated garage directly connected to my house. 

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  2. On the later cars , mine is a 2018 there are four torx screws on each grill accesible from the front. However there are plastic retaining washers to keep the screws in place I assume. If you unscrew too much they fall off and drop into the clam. ( After balancing in sight until you touch them. ) You have to take the splitter off to recover them if you want to.

    Was cleaning some awful smelling dead stuff off my car for winter. 

  3. 13 hours ago, charliejd85 said:

    So to keep the journey going, here's my first video on the new (for me) Lotus Evora :) 


    Excellent hope you enjoy the car. Jayemms video’s were very enjoyable.

     You are going to have to steer properly to stop my inner driving instructor going mental. 😊😊😊

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  4. On 12/09/2018 at 13:52, FF said:

    The 430 CUP and the Elise 250 CUP in my opinion will be the best choice.

    But be careful with Elise unless you want to try a downsizing exercise. You will miss the V6 engine....

    This is so true. I came from a Evora via a Cup 250 which handled great but the engine lacked character and drive. You will miss the V6. 

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  5. I had Gtechniq applied to my Exige and am impressed with it as it makes cleaning the car so much easier. Despite my best efforts I still get swirls which is really annoying. Probably the biggest difference and majority of the cost of the process was getting the car machine polished as the paint from the factory was really poor. 

    Having ceramic  coating on the wheels and windows is really evident means dirt doesn’t stick.

    Waxing after the polish would give the same results. 



  6. On 21/08/2018 at 15:03, Alan H said:

    I have emailed Michelin and will let you know what they say. 

    Reply from Michelin:

    "Regarding your query, for the availability of the MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup2.

    MICHELIN still produce the Pilot Sport Cup2. 

    The tyre size 265/35 R18 that you are looking for is available in our system, but it may mean you checking a few dealers, as we do not have access to the dealers stock.

    I have contacted our warehouse to find out if we have any Pilot Sport Cup 2 in stock, and they do, so they could be ordered through your local certified MICHELIN dealer."

    Edit: I thought my Car had Cup2's but now realise it has the  PS4's. Oops. 


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  7. 1 hour ago, MrP_ said:

    I fitted back to mine, you also need all the brackets as there are no longer there. You need the following parts:

    2 x A138W6001F stud
    3 x B120B0291F Isolator
    3 x A120E7232F Bolt
    3 x A132W6019F Tower Clip
    1 x B138E0017F Engine Cover Bracket LH
    1 x B128E0018F Engine Cover Bracket RH
    2 x A132W5013F Bolt
    2 x A132W5003F Bolt

    Heres mine:


    That looks lovely. 

  8. My blip is consistent other than when the anti  two pedal press mode sometimes kicks in and it cuts the revs. ( Not sure of correct term). I have not worked out what I am doing differently, is rate of deceleration monitored by the ECU?  My car is a 2018 so would imagine it has the latest software.

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