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  1. I was looking at the aftermarket solutions but as I'm in the UK I would need to import either them. Is one regarded better than the other?
  2. Thanks for the replies guys, @agentdr8 no its RHD 3 Months to get a new master cylinder sounds fun.
  3. Hi guys, This morning on the way to work my clutch pedal wasn't returning fully when I was in standstill traffic. I know people have had issues with the clutch master cylinder in the past, but from the reading I have done it seems to mainly affect plastic master cylinders fitted to cars after 2011/12. My car is late registered 2010 and the vin number seems to indicate it will have the metal master cylinder fitted. Is this likely to be the master cylinder or could it be a clutch failure on the way. The car is on 64k now. Any tips? Thanks David
  4. Yeah they are fed from the interior. They are hidden behind the rear trim panels in the back of the car.
  5. There is a big hose either side of the boot corners that fits in to the inside of the cabin behind the rear trim panels below the rear windows. Number 1 and number 2 in the drawing below.
  6. Looks like they have removed them all now They were there an hour ago.
  7. At the moment Lotus are selling off bilsteins on the motorsport auctions site for £180 for all four corners. They are much cheaper than a rebuild and cheaper than buying directly from a Lotus dealer. I was getting a clunk from my suspension which is now gone and the ride is much better than before (less crashy). My car has done 60k now so well worth replacing for how cheap they are just now. Nitrons and Ohlins are lovely but I think as said above they are too much for the road.
  8. Be careful with the SAAB sensors as discussed elsewhere on the forum I bought a set of these and they didn't work at all with my car. I ended up buying Autel sensors and the machine to program them. If you want to buy a set of Autel sensors I'm willing to program them for you and post them back. They cost about £22 each and they fit the wheels better than the OEM sensors. I've done this for a few users now.
  9. The switch is inside the boot lid behind the leather panel above the boot latch. I've had this a few times the wire falls off as its just a spade connector. I soldered it on the last time.
  10. My first service with Murray's wasn't that great on the Evora, They missed items off as they couldn't get them in time i.e. spark plugs and forgot to fit a pollen filter until I asked why it wasn't on the bill they then fitted it and put it in upside down. Also when they used to call me up to ask me to book the car in for a service I would ask how much it would be and they didn't know and had to check, same when I asked what would they be doing on the service they didn't know and would have to check. Maybe things are better now its Leven as the person who phoned this year was different and had noticed I never used them last year so actually asked if I wanted to be kept on their database. I just wanted to add this to give some balance.
  11. I find the TPMS works really well and it advised me of a puncture which I was quite happy about. It does occasionally "lose" a sensor every now and then but not that often. I have also found it to be very accurate. When the Autel sensors are only £20 each and fit the wheels better than the original GM sensors its not even that expensive either.
  12. Hi There, 1. No idea but I imagine it won't be cheap might be cheaper getting second hand seats? 2. Yes I have done this but only because I won the module for £5! The module is £126+Vat the loom is £70 , Wheel Sensors £70 each for Lotus ones but they're are third party options and you are looking at £100 in labour to enable the functionality in the ECU. 3. Yes you'll need the switches for the wheel and the loom. I'd speak to Junks on here or SELOC and you can get some good used ones. Again about £100 to enable the functionality in the ECU but this cost will depend on the dealer you use. Unless the car is really good deal or a rare colour that you really want I would continue to look for a car that is speced how you want. Unless you like tinkering and can do some of the above yourself which is possible except the coding of the ECU which needs dealer tools.
  13. I think people are getting a little hung up on the used thing and it being a gamble there is no gamble as I have did it and there is nothing wrong with them. The disks have only done 3000 miles tops (these people break evoras and Elise's for a living and race them) and they are sold by a highly regarded specialist that are known on seloc and are friends of junks. I've took the gamble as I wanted genuine disks, the disks are like new on the braking surfaces. The bells had some surface rust from storage but all the OEM disks go like that after a month or so anyway. They just needed a gentle wire brush and hammerite to make them presentable on the bells as you would be able to see them behind the wheels. The braking performance is not in any way impaired. The blueprint disks are the same price as the disks I linked to, some sellers have them for £50 a disk so go for them. The cost should be the same. Everything else I have linked too is brand new and OEM. My disks lasted 56000 miles. I could have got longer but I wanted to do everything at once.
  14. When I was trying to find the Ferodo part numbers I found the calipers/pads were the same as some Seat Leons and some fast Clios. Before the Ferodo's I had fitted some performance friction pads which were double the price but the stopping power was amazing but a bit too much for the road and the dust was terrible so I went back to OEM. My car did about 55k before the pads needed doing so they last a long time so worth the money.
  15. The Pads I've posted above are the same as the pads fitted by the factory. All the usual suppliers are about £130 an axle for the pads so your saving a little bit going through the links I listed. I've bought from them too and they came next day. JUNKS posted in a thread on SELOC recently too that he has some new old stock disks available at half the cost of LOTUS retail.
  16. I saw the blueprint disks but didn't want to take the punt on them as I haven't heard of anyone else using them and some of the ones listed didn't seem to be sided.
  17. I've just did this job so I think I can help lol. Front pads OEM spec HERE Rear Pads OEM spec HERE Disks Front OEM HERE Disks Rear OEM HERE The disks are taken off of a car converted to a race car and are as new with no lips and work perfectly. I just painted the bells with hammerite to make them prettier The total is £405.06 I would also buy a set of brake caliper pins as the current ones will be seized in the caliper and will need cut. Available here for £35 for a set of 8. Also remember they are different sizes front to rear. I would also buy a tube of ceramic brake pad lube to keep the brakes silent available HERE for £5.19. Hope that helps.
  18. Be careful when popping out the gear surround the spring clip neared the hand brake will fall off and get lost quite easy. But you are right it just pulls out
  19. Deroure is wrong, It has the wrong part number and the wrong price as that confused me when I phoned up LOTUS. I then checked the part number he gave me and he was right. The Deroure part number and price is actually for a power steering hose. The correct part is C132H0023F
  20. It is a LOTUS only part. Thankfully LOTUS have them in stock and they are only £20+vat each so not the end of the world. Just need to find someone to Geo the car afterwards.
  21. Hi Bruss, Not yet. I'll have a wee look on lotus talk and post a message. Both ballpoints are full of play
  22. Looks like I need new track rod ends. Do any of the usual suppliers or sponser's stock them or is it a LOTUS only part? Cheers
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