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    Wayne
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    Evora / Elan M100
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  1. What parts are you looking for Gerry? I may be able to help you with any small items.
  2. Temp gauge on my 2010 Evora sits at 1/2 and goes to 1 notch above when sat in traffic. Outside air temperature is in the mid 40C range this time of year. Car has a fan in the engine bay which kicks in from time to time. I do tend to keep 1 eye on the temp gauge as my Elan used to overheat constantly, and as Dave Eds says, it was heater on full and roof down. Fortunately it now behaving itself.
  3. By Flakey hose, I was referring to the one I replaced and not the one I fitted It was the one from the heat shield at the back of the engine bay that goes up to the L/H air vent. P/no: A132S0081F. I bought them through Robert Chapman at Stratton Motors in the UK. As far as I know they are still available and reasonably cheap. I know that they are prone to failing and some people in the US replace them with aircraft sceet hose, But I never liked the look of it and wanted to keep it original so I think I ordered a couple of spares for when it fails again. Been fitted since Feb and still looks like new. Parts for my 1992 Elan are easier to find than getting parts for the 2010 Evora.
  4. I've not had much luck finding anything still available for my 2010 car. Other than a pollen filter and the flakey hose in the engine bay. Email or call Steve at SJ Sportscars parts department. He will probably get back to you with the info the next day. There seems to be quite a few different models to choose from, see here: Bumpers
  5. Hi, Has anyone else had to replace a window regulator or am I the first? Do you still have your old one? If so, would you like to sell it? or let me know which part ahs failed. I have a cunning plan.... So cunning, you could stick a tail on it and call it a fox (only Black Adder fans will get this)! No, Seriously, Looking for a couple of broken regulators to play around with (especially a L/H regulator, but anything considered). I'm looking at making a repair kit for them. and need a couple to play around with. New ones are expensive. For the future, I prefer the thought of a cheap repair kit to spending a few hundred pounds for a new one. Please let me know if you can help. Many thanks Wayne
  6. Just had the same problem. Any advice on the best way to remove the hose? What needs to come off to gain access? Wheel arch liner, under car covers or headlight out? Didn't see it mentioned in the service notes. Any advice greatly appreciated.
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  8. Top wiper blade in the pic is off my LHD 2006 Ford Focus. Bottom wiper blade is fitted to my LHD Evora. I have a feeling the RHD Focus and Evora also share the same wiper blade, Also my wife's LHD Peugeot 207 has the same wiper blade as fitted to my Focus and Evora. Looks like a standard Bosch wiper blade. Hope that this helps.
  9. Don't feel bad David, your not the only one. I looked for it too and couldn't find it. I also sent a picture of it to a Lotus dealer and he couldn't identify it. I'll have one added to my next parts order. I know it will flake again, but want to keep the car standard. Thanks Jimbo
  10. Thanks for the pic Dave. Think I've found the position where it should be. Guess it was never fitted to my car Never noticed that small recess before. If the internal wiring is in place, I'll look at fitting one. Many thanks
  11. Hi Dave. Please could you post a picture of the reversing camera in your car and the location of it I didn't think that my 2010 car ever had it installed. I have the Alpine head unit. Settings for camera was turned off when I bought the car. I seem to remember enabling it, but just got a black screen. Head unit also does not have the navigation unit installed. Many thanks Wayne
  12. This may help you. Read all of the posts. There is some relevant info missing from the firs post about the small screws in the air inlet grommet. http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f417/diy-evora-door-panel-removal-251377/
  13. Well impressed with the service at Al Ghassan motors. Airbag light now reset, FOC and I got to have a seat in this Exige that was in for maintenance. Cheers Ali My god. I'd forgotten how small they were. Made the Elan seem large. It was like sitting in a go cart. Now I want one !
  14. Unfortunately there are very few Lotus cars here. Even the royalty here don't seem to have them in their collections. They are a lot more popular in Dubai. There has been a 0 mileage, limited edition Esprit for sale for a while Here It was just relisted today. So I guess still available if you have deep pockets.
  15. Thank you all for the welcome. Been a Lotus fan since the day I first saw an Elan Many thanks to Paul for recommending the forum to me. I've found a lot of very useful info here. Still discovering more J Hope that some of the sunshine follows me back to the UK in a couple of weeks. Hi Bibs. We meet again J Thanks for your help a few years ago for liaising with the guys at Lotus when I had some obsolete reproduction parts made for the Elan Fortunately Kimbers, we do have a Toyota dealer here. I'm going to love to see the look on their faces when I take the car in for a service and ask them if they can service my Toyota engine J I'll do as much work on the car myself as I possibly can. I've managed to get hold of parts and service manuals for the Evora and the Toyota 2GR-FE engine. Which are going to be a great help. Cheers Mark. I do try to keep it out of the sun as much as possible. I have read about the problems with the headlights peeling and know that red turns to pink in the sun. So try not to leave it parked in the sun whenever possible. It's not a daily driver, more of a garage queen and stays covered when not being used. Luckily for me the last owner did the same. As far as I am aware there are a total of 14 Lotus cars here on the island. 5 Elans were brought into Bahrain in 1992 by the Ferrari dealer. (I own 1 1/2 of them). I also know of a 1991 car imported from Dubai and a heavily modified S2. Al Ghassan, the Saudi dealer opened an office here in 2010 and sold 4 Elises, 2 Exiges and 1 Evora. They now only sell McLaren and Lamborghini. They have brought the tech 1 comp over from Saudi for me this week to help me with my airbag problem. Had quite a few problems with the car since I bought it. Traction control light on (Brake pedal switch, now fixed). Limp home mode, Throttle body connection cleaned and re seated (dodgy engine bay wiring loom, now fixed) Window regulator failed. (now replaced). Car will be going back to the ex dealer Al Ghassan motors for the airbag problem tomorrow. I've not been able to find an aftermarket OBD diagnostic tool that will read the airbag codes. Please could anyone recommend a eOBD diagnostics tool that works with the Evora? I have a basic OBD bluetooth adaptor that will read the engine codes. But it will not read any other enhanced codes. Have tried to attach some pics of the cars. Hope it works.
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