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  1. I never normally let my car get too low on fuel but I was driving back from a meeting in my 400, fuel was getting very low but I knew where I was filling up so not a problem...or so I thought! Pulled in to the garage only to find when removing my fuel filler cap it broke. It was feeling very tight and when turning I knew something had failed and then the black top part of the filler cap separated from the main body. Slightly alarming moment for me given how low the car was on fuel. A quick call to my local dealer who gave me some advice but I had no tools to try the fix they recommended. Walking around the garage forecourt wondering who to approach for some tools, I happened to see a tyre fitting garage behind the petrol station, so popped over there and sure enough they were able to help. In the photo, the white mechanism broke off easily, to leave the inner sleeve of the cap, he managed to use some bent-nose pliers forced open in the sleeve which managed to grip on enough for it to be undone - it took quite a bit of force. I didn't catch a pic of this moment because I was more concerned about the pliers slipping and me ending up with a decent scratch in the paintwork! This allowed me to get enough fuel in to drive the car to the dealer for a new cap to be fitted. The dealer said that they have not encountered this issue before so it seems like I was unlucky and this is a rare fault. I thought I would share though, in case anyone else has the same problem. My next purchase will be some decent bent-nose pliers for the boot! 😀
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    Evora Picture & Video Thread

    Looks great! Congratulations on your new car, you'll have a lot of fun with it!
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    Silverstone GP - 12 June 18

    Yes, nice to meet everyone and a pleasure to see three GT430's being exercised on track. As you say an interesting day with mix of driving standards. I had a fun day back at Silverstone in the Exige.
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    Silverstone GP - 12 June 18

    Excellent! Should be a good gathering.
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    Silverstone GP - 12 June 18

    Hi Gary, yes, see you there tomorrow morning. Looks like dry weather too. Look forward to seeing your GT430 on track Trevor.
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    Exige picture & video thread

    Nice garage there! Nice colours too.
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    Evora Picture & Video Thread

    The Evora certainly does produce a nice soundtrack! People always seem surprised at how good they sound and how loud they are.
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    Canyon Red Exige V6 Cup

    Your paint looks great in the sun Arun!!
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    Silverstone GP - 12 June 18

    I've booked on to the above with Bell & Colvill, it is a Silverstone own day if the B&C allocation gets taken up. I'm hoping for a dry day this visit as it has rained on my previous two outings here. It would be good to see some fellow members there on the day.
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    Exige picture & video thread

    I had a great day at Snetterton this week trying to keep up with @Arun_D. I was soon reminded of just how fast the Exige V6 is on track and just how much fun they are!
  11. Yes, use Race mode on track and start with slip position 1 until you get used to it. I don't have the "slip" mode on my car but I would start at 1 and play with it during the day to see what you're happy with. Race mode is a work of magic, you don't feel like it is doing much but it is there if you need help.
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    LoT hethel track day Saturday 7th April

    Thanks Colin, that day is sold out so unfortunately I cannot book. However, I may take a drive over if I can and say hello and watch a bit of the track action.
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    LoT hethel track day Saturday 7th April

    Sorry the date got cancelled. If you all book to go to Hethel again this year, post it up and I will try to get a long. I'm fortunate to be close to Snetterton so can always try to get along to those dates, work permitting.
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    Canyon Red Exige V6 Cup

    Shame Hethel was cancelled Arun, the weather looked perfect up this way. Unfortunately I couldn’t have made it anyway so didn’t book. When are you at snetterton, I might try and join you if work permits? I had my first evening at snetterton last Thursday, great weather for it and really enjoyed getting the Exige back on track.
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    Fire Extinguishers at Spa

    LoT confirmed that this requirement was relaxed a few years ago, so not a problem they need to make bookers aware of. I'll look in to getting one of the fire eaters though, as I think it is good to have something in the car.