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    andy james
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    Evova 2-0, volvo v90cc, slk 250 vw campervan. RS clio 182 various vans
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    great horkesley, colchester

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  1. im actually relieved i dont have to make the decision.. what great fun id be lotus worst nightmare. id change my mind all teh time.. pretty much all combos just stunning .. i imagine in the flesh some of these are going to make people go wobbly t knees
  2. i sold my lotus evora s1 via silverstone in about 1 month in november.. they carried out a very thorough inspection, they had. few bits to do, nothing big £300 (mudflaps new Mot, one wheel repair for a ant size chip!) i remember.. it had 3rd cat delete , after market reverse sensors (i thought they were original ) re trim work their warratny is NOT lotus i think it is premier protect,? but they did speak about pooling money and giving their own in future as it would work out cheaper..for them i cant fault their service.. flat selling fee and it sold through foot traffic through the door, which was why i went with them as i thought most exposure and best option.. id imagine that it would be the warranty company clause,, they are worried about.. engine goes pop, warranty company inspect and its got aftermarket exhaust. sorry sir were not paying.. as a point of note,, Castle lotus who i purchased my car from 4 years previously didnt want to buy it back this despite it being better than how they sold it to me.. (would steer clear of them as not really a lotus dealer at all IMO) B&C only offer a buy service not sorn so you take a bigger hit.. , strattons lotus do a Sorn too .. .. all would take it on trade against another car.. id say 80% of lotus silverstone cars are sorn funny times to sell a car.. good luck on your dash they all split inthat place as the leather skrinks , a small square piece of black leather pushed in and stuck carefully bonds the two together..and looks factory , ordere 4 samples from a leather company chose the perfect bit and fix in. the samples are perfect size : ..
  3. h111 can do it without engine removal... they may share their secrets in PM message as you purchased the bits from them... other wise its clam off engine out .. my evora (same engine). had noisey release bearing was told it was normal.. by lotus silverstone when they pre inspected to sell it
  4. andyj007

    Le Mans 24hr

    cant see there being a lemans in september.. cant see how its possible
  5. on reflection perhaps a bit cold.. but through someones stupidity just like this has effected me personally.. some people are just born different.. take that person who just bit the policeman arm thats all over the news, or the people spitting on the vegetables or licking food and putting it back on shelves in supermarkets.. these people cannot be reasoned with, there just bad eggs.. there is no making these people act normal .by putting an arm round them..
  6. why treat him? sorry but i have no time for the stupid,
  7. +0 were the best, i loved feeling i was in a proper sports car, not a family 4 seater wagon.. . I was just discussing with my client who has 50 cars in his yard. the car sales market has well and truly had the backside ripped bombed right from it... Car auctions, you cannot no longer attend to buy cars, virtual only, major car manufactures who have closed auctions have stopped sending in cars as people not trading in..and leases are are being extended rather than new cars being taken due to get logistics in getting car s delivered from OSeas joey public , cant go out to look at cars and go on test drive, and with so much uncertainty jobs why buy another car when yours will do, unless you need one.. , his fininace companie is no longer offering credit facilities.. 3 weeks ago he valued my sons 15 plate clio at 5100, trade ( we buy any cars) were similar ). saturday its now valued at 4100 and we buy any cars are not buying cars, as all they do is throw them to the auction, to be sold at cap guide which is fluctuating at -20%. value . most of his 50 cars are financed on a cheap deal.. he needs to sell 7 a week to make a living, hes a very good dealer with a great reputation.. built up over years. his entire stock has just lost 20% overnight, he cant buy new cars if he wanted to , and is only sold 1 last week , and lockdown is coming imminently if not tonight.. one things for sure given that the CV is going to go on for months and months, theres going to be some absolute steels to be had, ..and its going to take a long long time to recover from.. my guess if you have a car to sell and it doesnt sell in the next week, I imgaine is your going to be stuck with it for quite some time.
  8. i feel your pain.... it is annoying that lotus (as well as other manufactures) speed so much time on designing their cars to look good and go fast, and really dont give a monkeys about the servicing , serviceable items don the line .. they are not as clever as they like you to think.. i guess it will come down to if they reconditioned your box or fixed your box last time... as reconditioning means replacing worn parts or damaged parts.. i assume the part thats gone was the original .... the comment about your gear changing is just daft.. i imagine many people have different styles and some more mechanical sympathy than others,, but these things are not failing left right and centre... what exactly are they saying you are doing wrong ? slamming it through the gears super fast at high revs is all i can think off ...or something else ? could possible an ecu dump may prove otherwise?
  9. one of the lotus sellers on the facebook page had 2 new old stock gearboxes short ratios for sale for just over 1k, not sure if hes still got them, ut he lives in sudbury and always has lotus bits for sale that i think he gets from the factory , may be worth a serach on ebay? just remembered his name i think phill peek
  10. just a thought id be asking if the damage now at XXX miles since the rebuild could occur or was it present when the rebuild took place.. unless it was just to fix a specifi problem and not a recondition.. then surely worn synchro mesh would be easy spotted?
  11. ok.. good luck with a positive outcome..
  12. who did the rebuild, surely all items would have been inspected at that point and refreshed... what are the symtoms? c
  13. good luck with the senna cup paul... a bit of cheeky practice to take a win at the next 'boys toys' event ? had so much fun at your event went back there over christmas for the two hour enduro with the lad..... epic fun in damp conditions .. i actually a paid member now, will have to see if there are spaces to come do just the odd round...with ya
  14. giles who sold that to you you is local to me, great guy, super reputation.. cant go far wrong imo
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