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  1. My Evora N/A IPS is a daily and has been absolutely faultless. It's never let me down (except flat battery) is super comfortable and rides better than pretty much anything going. I'm probably one of the worst Lotus owners out there though, I love the brand (my 5th Lotus) but I haven't done any track days and manage all of about 4k miles a year or there abouts pootling around in mainly 30mph zones lol and stretching it's legs occasionally. I love the look of the Evora and it makes me feel good. I'm probably letting it go soon, I'm faced with the dilemma of either getting into a 400 or going in the complete opposite direction and getting myself a dirt cheap runaround.
  2. Thanks for your reply and your suggestion, I'll certainly ask the garage to check that first. Have I been a numpty by purchasing just a single sensor when it could be both? When I saw the fault as Bank 1 sensor 2 i just assumed that it would be just the one sensor that was the problem.
  3. Many thanks for your reply, that was a big help! Just ordered one.
  4. Thanks for your reply, yeah I did that and it unfortunately fired back the same code a few days later.
  5. Had the dreaded engine check light fire up a code P0140 stating it's an O2 sensor (Bank 1, sensor 2). Has anyone else had this before? car is running fine but want to get it sorted without driving it any further. I think this is the part I need, can anyone confirm if this would do the job? Any advice would be much appreciated if any of you guys have had this problem.
  6. I still have my old latch which went faulty, so just checked it out of curiosity. I can confirm that mine also had a crack in the same place. Something tells me that you shouldn't shut the Evora's doors with any greater force than necessarily needed.
  7. Could be worth unplugging the battery and trying again...... This actually worked for me once.
  8. Wow if that is indeed correct that's not very cool at all especially when this part is clearly not up to the job.
  9. I think my first initial faulty latch was the microswitch and why it got replaced, this time its the actual latch that appears to be the issue. So annoying these latches appear to be so fragile. I did get a reply from Deroure stating a 6-8 week estimated arrival for the part. I also did some digging online to see if anyone had converted their door with the new, improved part which was revised for the 2012 cars (no door button) but any info appears to be a scarce. I was tempted to do what a previous owner had successfully managed and that was to soak the old latch in electrical fluid and replace to see if it fixed the microswitch problem like it did his but I have ultimately decided just to wait it out with me being hopeless with the spanners lol.
  10. So I've got a new door latch on order which is estimated to be between 6-8 weeks. Its the first time whilst in my Lotus ownership where I've had to wait an significant amount of time for a new part so I guess I shouldn't moan to much but its still a pain as my Evora is my only everyday car. Just a quick question though, I now have two lh latches with different faults, I'm told that the latches can't be opened up to make one good latch. Can anyone confirm if this is correct? Also do you have to be pretty handy with the spanners to attempt removing my current latch or is it a fairly simple job? And finally, I've done some searching and I've seen some people discussing updating their early doors with the later latch mechanism. Has anyone since tried this route? Any help or advice is much appreciated, thanks everyone.
  11. Thanks for taking the time to reply guys I really appreciate it. With the waiting time and no real Eta time for these latches I'm now hoping even more so its an alignment issue that can be rectified rather than a replacement job. A little update, I've tweaked the Striker pin many times to no avail yet I can quite easily get the car to think the door is shut by using a screwdriver immatating the striker to trick the latch into thinking its shut. The window goes up and down to clear the sill like it should when I do this which is why I believe there could be hope that I don't need a replacement. Anyway it's booked into the same garage who fitted this mechanism only 7 months ago to see what he can do. Thanks again.
  12. Is there a way to manually adjust the latches? it seems like there's a tiny bit of play in the door and it's not pulling it quite in far enough when it catches. (if that makes sense)
  13. Sorry if I've put this in the wrong section but was wandering if someone could throw me some advice on an issue that's happened tonight with my passenger door. When I shut the door it stays registered as being open on the dash meaning the footwell and interior lights stay on. A little pressure against the door from the outside sorts the problem (until I let go) so I'm assuming it's just a loose connection somewhere. Anybody had this problem that can help. Btw, I've had the Evora 18 months now with little to no problem except the door latch being replaced under warranty (funnily enough) a while back. Brilliant cars!
  14. Hoping someone can point me in the right direction I'm currently replacing my mudflap brackets but need the replacement screws, where can I get these?
  15. This evening my battery died on me upon starting it up. I have a 2011 N/A IPS, I'd be most grateful if could you recommend which battery you think would be best to go for. The car is used as a daily driver btw. Ta
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