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  1. Its recently happened to me too, just had a poke at the brake sensor to see what might be going on... Two (the coppery pair) of the four plug blade terminals are shorted when the plunger is up, with the silvery two open. This reverses when the plunger is depressed and those two small silver button shaped contacts are separated. That red component is a mystery as I didn't want to try and wangle it out to examine it. I applied a bit of contact cleaner, some contact grease and some silicone lube to the plunger slides and it's gone back into the car, I'll see a little later if that has fixed anything, otherwise I'll be in the queue for Deroure to source the SAAB part from the factory. NB: I fully pressed in and then pulled the plunger out by seven clicks, but when back in the car as soon as the brake pedal was relaxed onto the plunger I heard it click in one notch further.
  2. Out of the glovebox and I squeeze it in between the console and seat as I’m only short so the seat is a few clicks forwards.
  3. I have the Alpine ILX-702D, it wasn't very cheap, and I miss having a rotary volume dial, but otherwise it works very well (wired connection) to my iPhone.
  4. 0.006 is 6mA. 0.06 is 60mA. 0.6 is 600mA. 6 is,.... 6A. 60mA does seem a lot, I'll go and see what the Evora is pulling now... I measured 25mA on average (it actually seems to oscillate between 20mA and 28mA) and the alarm was armed as it went off as soon as I flipped the boot catch back open (having closed it manually to turn off the boot lights whilst measuring).
  5. What about some contact cleaner spray over the MAF sensor attached to the top of the airbox ? Maybe some contact switch grease on the MAF sensor plug connector terminals too.
  6. I fear the same, dont suppose you remember the bolt and nut size do you?
  7. Likewise, I still have a wobbly headlight I need to get better access to !
  8. How much of a job was it out of interest ?
  9. It comes in from behind the fuse box in the pax footwell I believe.
  10. This is the BOE undertray. I forgot about customs charges sadly, so it came to the ripe old sum of about £570 after currency exchange, hence the cost saving exercise of DIY fitting
  11. Well as there wasn't a discount forthcoming, I decided to bite the bullet anyway. Let me say I've never felt so old, achey and unfit as I do right now after fitting this....
  12. I can't help but notice he doesn't actually show them opening and closing 🤣
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  15. That looks great value, I'm almost tempted to chop mine in for it!
  16. There's very few recorded comparisons, so unless you can find someone with a bedded-in Larini to listen to, it's somewhat guesswork. I found the 2bular I bought for my old Elise a little boomy at some motorway speeds, but I know Jim can modify them to suit (2nd helmholtz chamber, etc) if you're specific about what you desire. When all was said and done, I probably preferred the sound of the induction mods to the exhaust mods. They're definitely cheaper! Edit to say: My 2bular order to delivery timescale was also months, probably would have been years if I hadn't badgered him on the phone to the point he probably got fed up and 're-prioritised' things.
  17. @mdavies (Tried to message directly, but I think it's currently disabled). Apologies for the blast from the past, but.... I am still playing around with my S and am aware from my own testing that the standard box got fairly well heat soaked even after 10 minutes, so - Radium no longer being around - I am experimenting with a 76mm (internal diameter) alu tube with an air straightener and BMC FBTW76-140 filter, no issues so far, but at idle the engine bay temps can obviously rocket so I want to design a baffle to segregate the left hand side of the engine bay. Would you happen to have any old photos of your CAI and particularly the 'overlapping velcro'd plates' as I'm currently playing around with a cardboard mock up, but hadn't considered a two part design until I read your post. I appreciate you may no longer have any records, but if you do I'd very much appreciate it, cheers, Tom.
  18. Get a Caterham for the summer months ahead?
  19. I might agree with you there on some level, the downside for me was they were particularly hard to turn having such flat polished sides!
  20. Ahha, was it worth two years waiting, I'd prefer not to say 😆
  21. I wouldn't mind swapping my 19/20s for a set of 18/19s!
  22. Happily agree with Barry, if you can wield a spanner, you can remove the airbox and fit the CAI. Just approach it slowly, there's nothing remotely complicated involved in the fitting.
  23. The only CAI you can buy are from BOE in the USA, or from Komotec in Germany to my knowledge. They both shroud a cone air filter in a sort of bucket, and feed the side intake flexy pipe into the end. However being right next to the engine, I believe they will probably absorb a lot of radiant heat (hence the gold foil employed above) and be heated by the hot ambient air in this location also. But it's not something to worry about really with either Komotec or BOE as they're both well tested and developed CAIs. The one I am using was made by @dixie v6 and is a one off, I am just hoping that by making something similar to the Radium baffle,... my DIY efforts will hopefully at least match or improve upon the designs above.
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