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  1. 18 hours ago, MattyB said:

    Sorry, just to clear this up, but don't I need part number 17? Part number A132E6302S ? Shape looks wrong for 18, double kink?

    I'm assuming Bank2 is the one at the back, near the bulkhead? And the one I need the hose for?

    Yes, my bad. I was looking at the diagram from the wrong perspective. 17 is the one from the bank closest to the bulkhead. 

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  2. 4 hours ago, Breeze said:

    Does anyone know if headrest cushions are available for the Ricaros in the S1 Evora?  I was thinking of a padded cushion type arrangement that slips over the head restraint to bring the head rest nearer the head. I’m sure I’ve seen them somewhere, but not sure where it was.

    Hethelsport used to carry these, but I don't believe they're available any longer. 


  3. 1 hour ago, Brendonian said:

    So, well worth the extra cost! 😂

    The 4xx parts should be cheaper. I just did a quick comparison of S1 S parts vs 4xx parts (clutch disc, cover, and flywheel) and the prior came out to 1104.10 vs 526.77. These were based on prices from DeRoure. 

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  4. I had this happen on my driver's window this past winter during the rainy season. I assume the regulator allowed water to ingress. 

    To close the window, I just repeatedly pulled up on the window switch as fast as I could. It would inch the window up a little bit at a time, until it was finally all the way up. But on occasion, it would move the window up, and then the window would drop back down to the fully open position and I'd have to start over. 

    Once it dried up, it seems to be back to normal. But I did end up ordering what I think is a compatible replacement regulator and will keep it on hand in case I have issues with it again. 

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  5. 1 hour ago, Techyd said:

    I guess I just thought a ringed LED disc would be a lot cheaper....given the price of LED bulbs...gotta pay for the new showroom somehow 😃

    It would be had Lotus made that a separate, orderable part #, but they included it as part of the entire headlight assembly (same as the turn signals). So Silverstone had to replicate the existing LED disc design and send out for small batch production, which isn't as cheap as large volume. 

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  6. 1 hour ago, Dpor007 said:

    Other than pulling the light apart, is the installl of the ring straight forward?

    Yep. Once you separate the lens, you remove the middle layer, which houses the LED ring. It's mounted on the backside via 2 spring nuts. 

    I posted a few pics a while back when I disassembled mine. You can check out the photos here. The brown and black wires lead to the LED board.

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  7. 7 hours ago, pkn said:

    To apply this fix, does the headlight need to be heated up to separate it? 

    I know to pull the one out of the spare headlight assembly I have the lens had to be separated. It was fairly simple with a heat gun on low, moving it constantly in a sweeping motion. Others have said they've replaced theirs without opening the headlight, and I don't know how that would be possible without cutting a hole in the fixture. 

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  8. 13 hours ago, electro_boy said:

    I was hoping to get the bolt sizes / specs so I can preorder a full set to have them ready and quicken up the turn around time.

    IIRC, the rear diffuser and rear undertray all use the same bolt size. M8-1.25 x 20mm w/ small wrench head (10mm). I'd recommend zinc plated steel over stainless steel; less worries about galvanic corrosion. 

  9. 3 hours ago, Bruss said:

    Does anyone have the Gates part number or the Lotus part number for the gator belt?

    Gatorback belts used to be Goodyear, but are now branded as Continental Elite. I used 4070825 for my most recent belt change. I have a spare Bando and a Dayco, but the Gatorback/Conti belt seems to be as good as they've been on other vehicles I've used them on in the past. If you really want to use a Gates, that part number for the NA is K070822 for their V-rib design. 

    2 hours ago, Cdm2018 said:

    So this belt I got is it no good and waste of time fitting ? I would have thought it was the same one lotus dealer would fit I had asked them ????

    I don't know that it's a waste of time fitting a non-gatorback style belt, but you may eventually experience slippage with the standard ribbed designed belts. I'd say go with what you've got, and at the next belt change interval, switch to a gatorback style. They are a normal wear item, and aren't designed to last forever. 

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  10. 3 hours ago, Cdm2018 said:

    Be interested to see how better these powerflex ones , I just had my front changed two weeks ago to OEM and now wished I asked or supplier the power flex ones but was confused about the colour coded options (black or purple) 

    anyway it’s done now so will see in the next year, especially as the last ones only lasted one year and 7k ! Ridiculous

    i wonder what guarantee I get from my lotus dealer on the OEM part ??? 

    I finally got around to installing my Powerflex Performance ARBs and I definitely believe they'll last a lot longer than the OEM ones. Not that the OEMs are really soft or squishy, but the Powerflex ones are 80A hardness. I have noticed a slight increase in NVH, but I'd say it's less than 10% over OEM. I'm sure the Race ones at 95A would make for a significantly harsher ride. 

    I had gone through 2 sets of OEM ARBs in under 3 years. Maybe a total of 15k mi. 

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