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    2011 Evora 2+2
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    Difflow, Larini, BOE CAI, Kenwood DMX905S
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    NorCal, CA

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  1. AFAIK, the expansion valve is with the evaporator, which is in the HVAC unit. According to the service notes, that comes out from the other side (front of bulkhead), and requires the clam to come off.
  2. I did mine a few years ago, using a set from @Miguel and there were a few aluminum rivets on each that attach the bracket to the A-panel. Easy enough to drill out and replace.
  3. Don't see how that's possible. The service notes even mention when they became an available option:
  4. The lower front window rail adjuster probably needs to be adjusted slightly to angle the top of the window more inward, which will help the window put more pressure on the cheater seal, and the door seal in that area. The door card has to come off to gain access to the adjuster. EDIT: On another look at your 2nd picture, is that a tear in your door seal at the very top point of the mirror plinth? That could definitely cause a leak as well.
  5. If you have an aftermarket CAI, or you remove the stock one, the slave cylinder can be accessed from above relatively "easy". Less arm shredding at least.
  6. The boot release button also wasn't available until late-MY11/early-MY12. Although if you were to get the updated button panel that includes it, you could wire it up separately to provide that functionality.
  7. Heated seats weren't available until late-MY11/early-MY12. They were standard as part of the Premium Pack, or available as a separate option.
  8. I don't recall seeing an access panel or hole in the bell housing like on other vehicles I've had. That might make it rather difficult to get any grease where it needs to go (release fork pivot, spline shaft, etc). If there isn't a good way to do it in situ, it might be best left as a job during a clutch change.
  9. If the hydraulics are working properly, engaging/disengaging gears should be smooth. A failing m/c could definitely prevent the clutch from fully disengaging, which would make gear changes difficult.
  10. Probably the release fork. It loses lubrication over time. Mine squeaks too, but not nearly as bad.
  11. It's rather inconsistent when the pedal goes limp, so it could actually be a safety issue depending on when it happens. Mine decided to drop to the floor while on a banked on-ramp, merging with 2 other lanes of traffic. Tried to downshift, and nada. Imagine diving into a corner at high speed, expecting to be able to slow and downshift prior, only to be stuck in your current gear. Sure the brakes should still work (hopefully!), but it would be unsettling at the bare minimum. I say get it addressed sooner than later, and drive cautiously in the meantime.
  12. At least here in the states, there are add-on modules like these that can provide that functionality on top of the stock alarm. I don't know of any that have fitted one to the Evora specifically, but I would imagine it not being that difficult. Since it requires another channel from your remote to control the down function, you'd have to repurpose one of the buttons, like the trunk button.
  13. As far as I know, this is pretty common across all S1 Evoras, and isn't considered an issue. The rubbing seems to mostly happen on full suspension extension, and is minimal enough that I think it would take a very long time for it to rub its way through the arm. It could have been avoided entirely had Lotus just made the cables 1cm longer, but maybe they got in the way of something else? 🤷‍♂️
  14. Check out this thread: But yes, it can be done with just a trolley jack and some flat-top jack stands. I wouldn't recommend using axle stands.
  15. The cruise connector comes out the same way as the airbag connector; using a small flat blade screwdriver, press the release tab downward (towards the wires) and the connector should be able to come out. It might be somewhat lodged in the socket, so using another small flat blade screwdriver, you can try and leverage the plug out of the socket from the sides. Not a lot of room to get in there though. The other option is to remove those allen bolts holding the wheel to the center mount plate, which will allow you to get a screwdriver between the wheel and mount to get more leverage on tha
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