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  1. Here is a link to my old 400 which is now sold. https://www.lotusforsale.com/ads/2017-66-lotus-evora-400-22-manual/ You can see the HU in the pic. It was a tight fit but did clip all back together. From memory I didn’t need to modify the camer connection, it was just an RCA type.
  2. I do find it’s hit and miss on this. Clearly unreasonable for a TDO to allow this but their enforcing of TD discipline remains inconsistent. i sympathise with Mathew - I have a similar story with the Fiesta crowd at Snetterton a couple of years ago.
  3. Was it an Alpine head unit in the S1 Graham? If so then I’m fairly confident it would be plug and play. However, should it be for example a Pioneer then the harness would need to be ‘spliced’ as there are no ISO connectors.
  4. Functionality of the Reversing camera and sensors remained exactly the same as with the original head unit. The only functionality you lose is a CD player.
  5. Hi there I have done this in my 66 Evora 400, it’s just plug and play. Same harness. Very good upgrade, you can plug your phone in and leave it in the glove box.
  6. I had very similar on my 400. I have a consistent starting from cold issue, the engine needs some throttle to stabilise revs. I tried it at the weekend and didn't touch the throttle. It sounded terrible and through an engine light. I put my reader in and cleared the misfire codes. Started up with usual throttle feathering and normal service resumed. The car has been behaving like this since it's break in service. I'm currently arranging with Dave H111 to get the car looked at. I believe has had arranged a Lotus tech to come and have a look.
  7. At least I think it was a 250, as I never got that close. I was a few cars back in my Evora on Colne Bank Avenue yesterday afternoon. Simply stunning!
  8. My 400 struggles on startup when ambient temp less than 7 degrees. It takes around 20 seconds to settle, often almost stalls!
  9. I think you are very local to me, I have a car trailer if you get stuck.
  10. I think I just passed Greg in his Elise? It's certainly bright in a dull and grey Thursday morning. I was a bit slow on the flash! @Gm77 Greg
  11. GER

    Evora 400 Registry

    Thats rather below the belt!
  12. GER

    Evora 400 Registry

    I'm sorry you feel that way old chap. I don't recall an incident as you suggest, but I would say that wouldn't I.
  13. And for the record, I think Pork pricing is nuts. Anyways - this is a Lotus forum. My 4 year old thinks the 400 is a Lamborghini and insists on his mother sitting in the back with him upfront and I can't stop driving it at every opportunity. It's living up to its claim as a daily driver very well. Nothing quite like a healthy drive home in the evening after getting off the train, with the pipes open on the twisties.
  14. I guess I'm pointing out that there is a big difference between a GT race car and a bogo 911. It seems you might also agree? as I have said, I think the 400 is a far more attractive package than a bogo 911. For the record, I don't have interest in the new Porsche GT cars. The 7RS was probably the last drivers car.
  15. I may be getting confused between image and experience, but my 996 GT3 Clubsport was a more exciting, special, challenging adventure every time I got in it versus my 400. As stated earlier I think the 400 is not getting its deserved recognition. The whole point of it in my eyes, is that it truly is an alternative to a fairly bogo 911. When compared to this, the 400 is a more unique and exciting experience. it is however, not a Mezger screaming flat six (with Titatanium top end components) Clubsport with only power steering and ABS to help you along.
  16. GER

    Spa - 3rd April

    Just thought I would drop a note as I am going on the RMA day with some buddies and will be taking the 400. Very much looking forward to it.
  17. So I have just clicked over 800 miles and other than H&T not used more than 50% throttle. Some high revs after 400 miles for short periods to seal those rings but not felt any real acceleration yet. So I have now tried Sport mode. Nice! The car feels far more alive, with better throttle response. My engine is clearly not loose yet so I have been a bit disappointed so far with throttle response, especially since I understood the FW to be fairly light. Sport mode is cool. I'm not sure if it's because I was just travelling that bit faster, but the dampening felt different. There are no active damper settings right? What a great chassis! Wahoo!
  18. Thanks. I have a very understanding wife! I've always look wide eyed at the Esprit. A truly great silhouette.
  19. I picked it up with it already on. The car came from Lotus Durham, I assumed this was factory. I'm rather fond of it!
  20. GER

    Evora 400 Registry

    Another Grey 400 here - I think it looks great with Red calipers, black pack, black forged wheels and Red racing stripe (this clearly makes it go faster!).
  21. I can't stop driving the 400 - so here is a 'real' pic.
  22. He he. she is a 2001 Porsche Turbo with a few mods. The timing chain snapped on her, so a thoughtful process of 'man maths' took over. The engine was rebuilt, with upgraded components (conrods, crank, injectors, hybrid turbos, higher torqued rods), KW suspension, LWFW, carbon buckets, half cage, switchable exhaust, 6 pot giro disc brake upgrade. I have done some of the work but none of the engine, power side. The '27' denotes the acceleration time to 186+ mph. She's probably running around 700 lb-ft and still in 4WD. She understeers on track, but I am rather a lazy driver! She is also my part time commuter car.
  23. Hi Dave i reckon I will need to book in for that 1000 mile check very soon. i continue to drive the 400 at every opportunity. New iSOfix car seat collected in the morning! thanks greg
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