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  • Birthday 25/12/1985

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    Now: 17* Elise 250 Cup, Past: 12* 370Z GT Edition, Past: 01* M3 E46
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  1. Hello, please how symptoms were when this sensor had a malfunction? I am asking because cold starts of my car (250cup) getting worse and I am investigating a problem.... I have changed spark plugs, cleaned MAF sensor but with no effect. When the car is warm no problem, but cold start is not to enough high rpm and at idle for the firts seconds rpm are varying from 500 to 1000... No error codes no MIL, but something is not OK I have 26000 Km on it Thanky you for info
  2. Hello, I have a problem with bleed nipple leaking - AP-2pot front caliper. It has started a little bit after first brake fluid change and now after second it was even worse. Bleed process (fluid change) has everytime done properly and carefully and in the end of it nipples was everytime tightened to 17nm (it recommends AP Racing to all AP calipers - you can correct me if I am wrong) but after hard brake using (especially after track lapping) there was really significant leak around the bleed nipples. (Brake fluid was not boiled or cooked) I have bought new nipples and changed them, it was even worse... - The only thing that helped me was to tighteen bleed nipples more and more - until the nipple was moving. Now there are finally no leaks again, but I am not happy have to tighteen the nipples so much... Old nipples seems to be visually ok without damage... I have investigated this problem and it was sometimes reported on Lotus webs and forums, but without clear solution or explaining what to do, what to avoid, and why it is doing... (?) I have some questions especially for owners with track used cars: Do anybody of you have same problems? How much do you recommend to tighteen the bleed nipples? Do you know about damaging this caliper or nipples during common brake fluid change? If you had some type of this probem, what was your solution? Thank you very much for info and recommendations Jack
  3. Hi, the same "mystery" was with my car. After cca 500km I have noticed the same... It goes down and up with depending of temperature and pressure. I have tried to put in a little bit more water and it seems the system flushed (?) it out after drive (or part of it). I think this is the low "normal" wiew. Watch it with cold and hot car, after normal drive, after hard drive and you will se the differences. Lotus recommended coolant is Petronas Paraflu Up diluted 1:1. The same wiew I have seen on another Lotus with the same engine , so I really think, that is ok...
  4. Have you anyone a comparation with PFC 08 and 11 compound on Lotus car?
  5. My choice is in the end the PFC set "by Komotec" - rotors 295mm - for oem standard 2 pot AP Caliper (a little displaced with backplates included in the set) Weight is 4,7 Kg compared to 6,0 oem one piece rotors. I hope it will be good :-) ...just burn the rest of old pads and lets go to replace...
  6. Hello After one set of front oem brake pads and one set of pfc´08 I have cracks on my oem brake rotors - (Elise 250 Cup with 2-piston AP brake calipers and 288mm rotors) Have you any recommendation of good aftermarket rotors - for track use? - Better slotted or grooved than cross drilled... - I think about something like this (?) Thx for info Jack
  7. I´ve promised to share some NS videos, so if you want to watch - there is some preview and more is and will be on my YT channel...
  8. I´ve just changed them , bedding procedure done and one track day complete... They are fine - good modulation and feel, stopping power, definitely better than OEM. But of course more brake dust, more noisy especially during hard braking, etc.. I am satisfied, but I am looking forward for comparsion with Pagid RS14 I have already in my garage waiting...
  9. Sry - it is just clear... just 4,8 and nothing from hoses and coolers is drained out. Handbook mystified me
  10. Hi all, I was yesterday on the track with my Cup 250 for the first time and car is really good, but i´ve noticed that better geometry suspension setting would be useful especially on front wheels. More negative camber setting etc... Can anyone of you recommend me some good track setting you´re using on Elise Cup cars on the track? (Or If is something especially verified for Nordschleife, it would be most useful) Thank you very much for info - it really helps Have a nice day Jack
  11. Hello, what brake pads would you recommend for track days / fast street driving - on Elise Cup 250 standard brakes? One more little question - do you know the part number of OEM brake pads? (for comparsion) Thx for info Jack
  12. My 048´s are vibrating too, factory balance wasn´t good, after rebalancing it is better, but...
  13. Hi everyone, can anyone of you tell me, how much oil is needed to common oil change - supercharged Elise S2 2zr-fe (exactly 250 Cup) ? There is an info in owners handbook - Engine oil (refill inc. filter) 7,2 litre / Engine oil capacity is 4,8 litres but the front mounted oil cooler and hoses contain an additional 2,4 litres of oil. My question is, how much oil really drain out during common oil change? (If there is some amount of oil in oil cooler and hoses which is not drained out) ...I will know it during first my oil change, but I try to ask for sure before it... Thx for info Jack
  14. Thanks all for welcome (The Pits: I will upload fun laps from NS with pleasure - I will try step by step to get of the car all what it offers) is so much fun to drive!!
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