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  1. Plasti dips great for doing stuff like that. Think I'd have taken my roof off when doing it but then I wouldn't have been brave enough to do it in situ anyway. Looks like you did a great job, nice to see a range of relatively simple but effective things being tried. Martin S
  2. Mine was fitted and I did the full run in procedure exactly as defined but, quickly got the mentioned error codes, left bank or right bank running lean. Car then gets limited to 5500 revs max. I could clear it with my obd, but the problem needed to be sorted fast and it was , with Alias dealing with the problem very quickly, after some decent research on the subject. I was sent a new air filter to fit that week, which has the same area overall area but 'might' be slightly more restrictive. Personally I think its a looks and feels better quality the foam ITG. The end result was slightly less angry sounding than the ITG but, it still sounds pretty damn good and sound less 'breathy and sucky' than the ITG did. Hard to tell if it lost any power over the ITG but is still without doubt notably better than the original by a long way. I've now done over a 2000 miles or more with this, including a track day and its been absolutely fine in summer and winter conditions. Martin S
  3. Great, thanks for Mr P thats helpful and much appreciated. Martin
  4. My auxiliary socket (below the pointless cup holder between the seats) is suddenly not working so checked the fuse (33) and all ok. Swapped it anyway but no change. So assume maybe a wires come off behind, though Any other suggestions welcome. What's the method for taking it out and checking the connections. Is it simply pushed into its position? Thanks for any help as always. Martin S
  5. Look better now I have the alias 123 side skirts as well as the rear things look more blended.
  6. I did. Got mine from Elise shop and specified not to have red edging which made it slower to deliver. Easy to fit using rivnuts (though unnerving!.). I also added extra rubber washers. Martin S
  7. Its definitely sold, there just doing things to it prior to my friend picking it up. Weirdly, there is an die cast model of the exact car on line for sale! Same plate. Wonder how that came about??
  8. My friend is getting the wheels done in silver as part of the deal, should look better. It was once serviced at an independent. Is there any info that isn't listed in its notes, i.e. has it had a geo done with any camber changes etc. Thanks all for all the info, much appreciated. Martin S
  9. How do we get to to read the whole story while you had it? Thanks Martin
  10. That's great to hear. Thanks Bibs. Its at Bell and colville now. Its wheels have changed on it at some time, but its still a near immaculate car. Martin S
  11. A friend is buying this car but noticed it was in a long term test and, there's even a die cast model with that number plate on! Can anyone shed any light on its history. Thanks for any help with this. Martin S
  12. Indeed, you'll love the Exige, in standard from not much quicker than a well set up SC VX220 but a whole nicer car all round, sounds great and, it has air con yaaaaay Martin S
  13. C8RKH. By Lotus type 116, I assume you mean a VX220. One of Lotus's finest. Martin S
  14. Great cars. Once you've had it for a while I can highly recommend an alias123 intake system (notable power improvment and a great sc noise). Whether you use an independent or dealer depends I guess on whether you have a good independent nearby. While under warranty I stuck with a dealer. Martin S
  15. Driven mine properly now over the last few days and its great. Car pulls stronger and that's certainly noticeable at higher revs. The additional sound of the supercharger is amazing. The general driving noise is very slightly louder in I'd say (if you care, I dont) but not by much and, I would guess its changed primarily as there is now a big hole acting as an echo chamber where the huge airbox used to sit and soak up exhaust noise. Done over 200 miles since it went on and all is good. Top work that man.
  16. Just fitted mine. Took under 2 easy hours and I didn't take the wheel and arch liner off, all easy enough to do without. Instructions were great. Did the 10 minutes ticking over on the drive then went out to build up revs but hardly ever got over 4000 due to ridiculous traffic. Looks like tomorrow I get to see what it can do. Martin S
  17. Cars looking great and is the colour I always wanted but couldn't find. All you've done is spot on, and please, leave the wheels silver, theres not many of us that have them and they look great on some car colours. I agree that like you, I found the alias skirts a good enough match straight off and it means you wont get paint chips later on. How about some rear canards now? Martin S ps Now toying with the black rear area and number plate mount removal. How easy was that?
  18. Did you still have to lift at the sound metres at Goodwood? Martin S
  19. Recently I had the front under tray off and the water washer bottle rubber grommet was leaking. So I thought I'd get a new one, but, it seems Lotus only sell the complete water bottle at around £180 and no doubt there's a waiting time as well! I resolved my leak in the end using another grommet but to stop yours going, next time you happen to be under there you might notice the pump is not supported and must wobble around all the time and this causes the split. If you just stick a foam pad on the back wall of the tank backing onto the pump, then hold the pump in place with cable ties going around the tank, this should greatly reduce the chance of it happening. It seems a minor thing but once you don't have a washer bottle it soon becomes a big problem and its not easy to get at easily, as its under the front under tray which has at least 17 randomly sized bolts and head sizes, holding it on (on my Exige S anyway, as it seems they are in different places on others.) For those into saving weight, keep in mind that the tank and pipes leading to it seem to take around 3 litres of water i.e. 3kg which is a lot, especially when its on your garage floor lol Martin S
  20. Great video and really like your whole approach to this project and others you've done. I've missed the whine of a supercharger ever since I bought this car having had that noise for ten years previous and actually laughed as you did that face on the last video clip as I know exactly what that feels like, really, really looking forward to getting the kit on my car. Great stuff. Martin S
  21. I knew it, you knew it and others had said it, but people still didn't seem to think they did, had 5 minutes spare so had a go. Hoping that might be useful to someone as there's plenty of VX soft tops around. Martin S
  22. Today I decided that I should put my soft top on, and as I also have VX220 here and that some V6 Exige owners are struggling to find soft tops, I thought Id try something out. So I fitted first the VX220 soft top (apparently also the same as later S2 Elises but I cant confirm that). It fitted perfectly, if anything its neater at the rear than the Exige. My daughters roof (its her VX220) isn't in the best of nick but it went on easily and was a good fit, even without doing any of the adjusting possible. Below are pictures showing the comparison. Hope this helps as there are a lot more VX220 soft tops (and S2 Elise) around than Exige V6 ones! Martin S
  23. A vx220 one fits and I have a friend who has one spare. Pm with an email if its of interest and I'll put you in touch. Martin S
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