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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. +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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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
  4. 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?
  5. ok.. good luck with a positive outcome..
  6. who did the rebuild, surely all items would have been inspected at that point and refreshed... what are the symtoms? c
  7. 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
  8. giles who sold that to you you is local to me, great guy, super reputation.. cant go far wrong imo
  9. ok let us know ill throw them up on the for sale thread if you dont want them
  10. assume they were for both ... £125 posted
  11. I have the rears f4be5f308-t1 brand new in box from lotus and alsi stamped a132d0052f lotus code
  12. i have rears i think , could be fronts brand new.. in garage also i have black brake calipers excellent with excelent pads set of 4 going cheap sold my evora, do you have part number will check
  13. not what i said at all....... she just repeating what shew has been told... i assume youve seen when she gets asked a question? she freezes looks around for help and has no clue what shes actually standing for.. .. leave it to the scientist to tell us, not some puppet 12 year old.. just being used for properganda , still as long as her parents are getting bankrolled and making a fortune eh..
  14. andyj007


    Ha thats funny, i live about 2 miles from greg, i sure i heard some swearing earlier :) Clio 182 are fun this is my second. i through it in for a cheeky MOT today, just to see what it failed on... it passed, after a tweaking of the horn wire.. insured on a multi policy so just taxed it for the month.. track day just book :)
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