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  1. No we thought it might have needed a new clutch master cylinder but in the end managed to sort that. Then the clutch slave cylinder started leaking so that had to be replaced.
  2. Yay got the car back yesterday after the work has been done, had new (S2) suspension, steering rack and wheel bearing done. Drives a lot better now, only a few more smaller things to get done but at least I can drive the car properly now. Hangar 111 were excellent and very helpful so would highly recommend them to any of you needing work done.
  3. Nightmare today went to get the car to take it to Hangar 111, clutch pedal drops to the floor, try loads with some help from Sam on the phone from Hangar 111 but it seems the clutch master cylinder is dead. No indication before hand that it was an issue, the car was stored for the last week or so and was fine beforehand, now going to have to get it collected and taken to them to fix that also. It has the original red pipe so thinking might as well get that changed at the same time. Anything else to consider whilst they are at it lol
  4. Yeah its a shame really I would have left it standard myself as well. Hopefully will get to see it at some point though which will be interesting.. I can imagine lots of points on his license soon lol
  5. He is currently having a 2.2 K20 engine fitted to it
  6. Believe it or not I have been contacted by the current owner of my old Exige on the playground! No chance that I will buy it back but would be great to see it again.
  7. It has been a mission to find it shame I didn't find it in the nicer weather though! Looking forward to getting it checked over properly so that I can establish my list of things to do for next year. I hope to be able to bring the car to a meet in November once Hangar 111 have had it and checked it over (fingers crossed) nothing major needs doing other than the wheel bearing.
  8. Gear linkage replaced all okay (much better now), also checked and believe it is the drivers side front wheel bearing that is causing the droning noise. Fingers crossed nothing more than that.
  9. Name: Lotus Elise Click to view: Lotus Elise
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    Sadly I can't make it now as I have to fit the gear linkage kit on Sunday, I doubt it would make it otherwise!
  11. Out of interest I put together an excel file with the details of the history I have for the car, still need to update the MOTs but it shows the work carried out so far and the cost based on the invoices. See attached file Interesting reading albeit scary too. Elise History.xlsx
  12. That is certainly the plan unless something financially happens. Taken it to the storage tonight and the gear linkage is going again so good job we made it last night, now waiting for the kit to arrive to change that before the 21st.
  13. So got the car yesterday, very strange looking through the paperwork that came with it bringing back old memories. I didn't remember how long I actually had the car it was 4 years in the end and 14,000 odd miles, the car was then traded in and sold by the dealer to a guy in Neopham Kent who had it for the next 14 years until it was sold in and around the end of 2014\early 2015. The new owner transported it to Bristol, had £2k of work done plus some other bits, put 4 new AD08 tyres on it but never drove it. Now I am the owner again...Finally! It needs some TLC which started with the gear linkage bush being rotten when we collected it, (short term fix applied to get us home some 160 miles), new linkage kit ordered and now booked in to Hangar 111 on 21st for a thorough check over. Plenty of scrapes and stone chips to get sorted but checking the mechanics first, there is a droning noise above 40 even when not in gear which could be wheel bearings but cannot be sure plus anything else they find.
  14. I would imagine so yes, I have looked and the mot expired in August it was last in Bedford based on the mot history
  15. I sure do! I have been looking for the car for a while and it was my 40th this year so a shame I couldn't find it for that birthday as well! This was the reason I sold the Elise after about 2 1/2 years of ownership, I had an S2 on order but then spotted this at the dealership and couldn't resist. I then had that for another couple of years before family took over.. Shame I didn't have the funds to keep the Exige but I always said I would love to have the Elise back for the top down fun driving rather than the license losing fun of the Exige
  16. Neil H, What would you like to know? Here are the pics of the car sent by the dealer selling it. I ended up finding the address of the garage that MOTd it a few weeks ago, emailed them asking if they could contact the owner which they did (or at least the dealer that has it stored for the owner), he said they have only just put it up for sale and a deposit would secure it so thats what happened. It has been in storage for the last 3 years and only taken out for servicing and MOT so 15 miles in that time. He said it has had £3k of cylinder head work by Paul Matty. Basically it looks the same and is all original as the day I sold it some 17 odd years ago I think it was. Can't wait to collect it although the long drive home from Bristol will not be a very enjoyable one 250 odd motorway miles! Any pointers you have regarding storage etc. would be helpful as my plan will be to use it during October occasionally and then store it away for winter. Indeed it will be, I have been looking out for it for a year or so and focusing on it since before my 40th in August. I picked the car up original as new on my 21st birthday back in August 1996 so really a cool story all around for me.
  17. Finally found it and have secured a deposit on it, just got to get to Bristol in the next 10 days to finalize it all.
  18. I just found on the MOT history page that in fact it is around the Bristol area and has been for the last 2-3 years although has only done around 15 miles so not used. Any of you from the Bristol area know the owner? I have emailed the MOT center to see if they can assist at all but any assistance I can get from anybody will be good at this point. Thanks
  19. Afternoon all! I am not sure if you may be able to assist at all, I have been searching for my old Lotus Elise S1 registration P49 HMC. I purchased this car on my 21st birthday some 19 years ago and started looking for it just before my birthday this year. I managed to find it on a site for sale but unfortunately am not sure when it was advertised or if it sold. The site did not allow for contact with the seller directly. The reason for contacting you about this is the car was located in Meopham, Kent based on the advert, anyone on here by any chance? I have seen that it was recently MOT'd on 14th September and is currently declared SORN. Any help you could provide to try and locate the owner and get me in contact would be appreciated as I would love to purchase the car from them if they are still selling it.
  20. Hi all, not sure if any of you would be able to help me, I am looking to find my old car having seen it for sale on car-from-uk at some point during last year I assume in Meopham in Kent. This is the link to the ad I was the original owner of the car from back in August 1996 and having seen the advert on that site it triggered my interest in the car as I was pleasantly surprised it was untouched from when I had sold it. I traded it in for a Chrome Orange Exige S1 - reg X46 NNO if that is around at all as well would be interested to hear anything. If it is not for sale that is not an issue, although I would be interested if it is. Either way it would be nice to see it again if it is local. Any help you may be able to give would be appreciated. Peter
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