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  1. My Evora 400 is coming up to its 4th birthday! Under the new Lotus dealer fixed price servicing deal, the 4 year / 36000 mile service is available for £950. As that is quite a bit more money than the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year services, I'm assuming that it includes an auxiliary belt change? Didn't Lotus change their recommendation to have the belt replaced every so often, rather than just inspected? I'm asking because I had a new belt fitted less than a year ago, as the old one snapped when the aircon pump
  2. Excited about the new cars, but when will they be in showrooms to test drive and order. When will they be delivered to customers? I'm worried that Lotus have announced this prematurely and just Osbourne Effected some of their dealers out of business.
  3. You know what that board needs adding? Some high power infra-red LEDs, "illumination for your dashcam at night". 904nm would probably do. They'd need to be pulse width modulated "to save on current and stop them overheating". Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink. (not serious)
  4. Thanks. I'd never have guessed it was an interference suppression capacitor. I don't think that I've got much chance of re-attaching it where it is supposed go onto the front camshaft cover, as the supercharger is in the way: I can only just get a finger to feel the bolt hole, let alone get any tools into the gap. Luckily there's a nearby wiring-loom bracket bolted to the supercharger body, so I think that I'll have to re-attach the capacitor there instead. I've measured the electrical resistance between the supercharger body and the camshaft cover and it's less than 1 ohm, so I'm th
  5. I found this thing flapping in the breeze, hanging by its wire, on my Evora 400. Some kind of sensor? What is it and where does it belong?
  6. Paper maps for choosing where you want to go. Satnav to get you there.
  7. That's useful to know but also a little worrying. Changing an ABS wheel sensor, for example, is a simple DIY or local garage job. The car knows exactly which sensor is playing up, puts on a fault light, but it won't tell you which one it is. Your only option is take the time and expense of a trip to the nearest Lotus dealer for diagnostics, which may not be very near at all. If it's an intermittant fault then it could be a wasted journey if the fault has cleared by the time you get there. And don't forget that dashboard warning lights are now an MoT test fail, so the option of ignoring them is
  8. I had the traction light come on on my 400 the other day and I couldn't select Race or Sport modes. Luckily it soon went out of its ken accord, and hasn't been seen since. When it was on there were no OBD codes to be found by my basic OBD reader, which only reads "engine" codes. My question is: is there a home-use OBD reader that you can buy that can read other system codes on the Evora? (e.g. TC, ABS, SRS-airbag, TPMS, etc.)
  9. I've got one of those nets in my 400. It sticks reasonably well to the carpeted centre console using velcro.
  10. With the exact fit they could almost be a genuine Lotus part! They're certainly lightweight and are probably made out of some new advanced composite material from the Evija program. Either that or cheap Chinese plastic. I wonder if Lotus has been doing secret design and engineering consultancy work for Home Bargains?
  11. I was wanting to transport some tools and pots of paint in my Evora 400 and have found that two 45l storage boxes from Home Bargains (£3.99 each) fit snugly on the back seat. The front seats don't quite slide back all the way with them in place but I generally have the driver's seat slid almost all the way forwards while driving, despite being 6' tall. They also sell less tall boxes which would also do, and some really tall ones that I thought would be too awkward or impossible to get in and out through the doors. There you go.
  12. Far more likely to be a sensor or injector issue than the CPU. Common things are common. Is the MIL light on? OBD readers are cheap as chips now and I've come to the conclusion that it's worth carrying one in your glovebox. One of the bluetooth/wifi dongles that synchs with your phone would do the trick. After my broken drive belt breakdown , I have installed one of these: I've just wedged it between the windscreen and dashboard, shoved the cable down the crack behind the dashboard and plugged it it. Looks a bit retro but seems to be a w
  13. Throttle position sensor or airflow sensor sensor would be my first suspects.
  14. Have you got an OBD fault code reader? That may give you a clue.
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