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  1. Glad to hear you got it sorted. Crap design aside, if you ever have to replace it again, I would highly recommend one of the aftermarket solutions.
  2. The side ducts are bolted to the underside of the rear clam. There isn't a lot of room up under there, so I'm not sure if you can remove them without taking the clam off. I've seen some posts on LT where people have used very small brushes with long handles through the grills. But I can only imagine how tedious that would be.
  3. IIRC, there's a spring inside that pulls it back down. Maybe it's broken. I don't believe there's a separate part # for it, so you'd likely have to replace the whole sprayer assembly.
  4. The release fork is controlled by the release (slave) cylinder. So if it's not moving much when you press the clutch pedal, then something is weird with the hydraulics. If it's moving an appropriate amount but the clutch isn't disengaging, then it could be a bad clutch cover/pressure plate or clutch disc.
  5. Maybe I missed it, but did you change the OE master cylinder for another OE master cylinder, or did you go with one of the aftermarket options?
  6. If the slave isn't connected to the hydraulic line yet, you can push the pin into the body. If it is connected, you could also open the bleeder and lose some fluid while pushing the pin back in. Also, I wanted to mention that one of the members over here recently swapped in the CRT-085 release cylinder, and noted that the pedal pressure was increased, likely due to a smaller diameter bore. Upon more researching, it seems the Toyota Avensis that also used the BG6 transmissions call for the Aisin CRT-087 as a replacement part, which looks exactly like the 085 part externally, but there's a
  7. I only see A132E6085H in the parts diagram for both the NA and S, and it doesn't appear to have been preceded by a different variant. Could be that the early engines that Lotus got from Toyota had the original rubber hose version, and the later engines had the all-metal hoses. I'm assuming if you were to order that part from Lotus today, you'd get the all-metal one, as the parts diagram doesn't list the clamps and rubber hose pieces as separate part #s, like it does in other areas.
  8. It's the exact same part that Toyota uses on those transmissions in other vehicle configurations. When you go to pull the OEM one off, it should have AISIN embossed on the side. Aisin makes quality hydraulics; a lot of master cylinders in Toyota vehicles are theirs as well, and they usually last 100K miles easy. It's a shame Lotus didn't use them for the master; would have avoided a lot of issues that people encounter.
  9. Only 2 bolts hold the slave on, in addition to the hydraulic line. Aisin CRT-085. No need to remove engine, just the rear under tray.
  10. Continental does have the Gatorback (now called the Elite) belts for the NA 2GR-FE, but not the S. They do offer their standard OE Multi-V belt in that size though (4071130). From what I could find, it seems they're transitioning their Elite line back to a straight ribbed design. Not sure why, as I always thought the Veyance design was better, and one of the reasons for acquiring them.
  11. Chances are, the OEM compressor is a Denso unit, even if it uses R1234yf. I would try to locate the Denso part number, which is usually found on a sticker on the compressor itself, and look online for pricing. They're likely much cheaper than the ones that have a Lotus label attached.
  12. It's possible there was still air in the lines. The slave cylinders are a rather solid Toyota part, but the seals can go bad on them eventually.
  13. Assuming you found the ICM, the output from C9 to RC1 on the EMS ECU seem to pass through. No indication of what level of signal is being passed. Some ICM outputs are grounds, some are +12V. Testing it with a voltmeter should be relatively safe; with the A/C switch on, if you have your black probe on a body ground, and your red probe on C9 and no voltage is shown, then it's likely a ground output. Switching to continuity test, once the A/C switch is turned it, if it's a ground output it should beep. Conversely, if it's a +12V output, you should see that indicated on the first test, and there'd
  14. The vehicle data sheet shows 0.745 kg of R134a, but the service notes mention recharging with 0.625 kg.
  15. I don't see where the fuel filler flap solenoid is tied into the ICM or CDL. One side of the flap relay coil is on the battery positive, and the other side is wired to ground via the dash switch. C9 on the ICM is an output, but I couldn't find mention of if that's high or low. You should be able to hook up a voltmeter and toggle the A/C switch and see.
  16. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but any gas loss is indicative of a problem. Hopefully it's something easy and cheap to fix though.
  17. I don't think there's a troubleshooting guide in the service notes, but I would check these in this order: - Fuses (C28, R11) - Refrigerant fill/pressures (if good, issue is likely related to electronics; if bad, likely a leak) - If leak, refill w/ UV dye and find/fix leak(s) - If not leak, check compressor, clutch, trinary switch - Rinse/repeat until working again
  18. That's how I used to get the front end up. Jack the rear on one side, put a stand with a puck under the front lift pad, set it down. Move jack to other side of car and repeat.
  19. From the service notes. In numerical order, it should be: 1: Brown/Yellow 2: Black/Yellow 3: Black 4: Blue/Purple 5: Grey 6: Blue/Orange
  20. You may need the Homelink bridge for the Chamberlain/Liftmaster openers. The version of Homelink in the Evoras wasn't the most recent, so it may not be directly compatible with the security features of your opener. See here for compatibility.
  21. There's both the BOE CAI and the Radium CAI available for the NAs. I believe BOE ships worldwide; not sure Radium still makes their intake. Might be able to find one in the secondary market.
  22. I've used Spraymax 2K clear before and it works great. Not just for automotive applications, but other things as well.
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