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  1. Excited to find out there are two Orange Evora's in St A!   I work in St A and have a orange Evora, although mine is a S1.  Currently 50/50 between driving and cycling to work as the St A traffic is terrible (only takes 5 more mins to cycle in).


    On 13/04/2018 at 20:56, 2GOOD said:

    It’s remembering to push the clutch pedal down when you arrive at a junction/come to a halt that always catches me out

    This ^^^

     I had a automatic loan car for ~2 months while my car was having a clutch change and some parts were out of stock.  Its surprising how quickly I got used to the autobox after 10+ years of using a manual box.  When I got my car back I found changing gear up and down was not a problem at all but for some reason when coming to a stop, I almost forgot to press the clutch?!   Only did it once before I was driving normal again.

  3. @Kimbers, are you planning on renovating the air intake grilles with them in situ or clam off job?

    I'll be interested in following your progress and see what you end up doing.  All of my grilles, (front bumper, engine etc) are looking rusty or chipped and need a bit of LTC.  I was hoping to give them a touch up while in position without taking bumpers etc off, but I'm not sure how to tackle the job.

  4. Thank you all for warm welcome and kind comments about the car! :blush::)

    Sorry I didn't join in the meet up, by the time I was driving past Ely it was almost 10pm, I wasn't sure if you guys would still be about and I was knackered after a long day so I carried on driving to Norwich to my hotel.  Is there a way to sign up to the group so I get auto updates of future meet ups and events?


    @Sparky, are you a Hemel local? or do you work in a garage fixing Lotus cars?  Would be nice to know someone local who is good with spanners.

    @elise 147, I presume thats your green Elise in your avatar?  Don't think I've seen you about, will keep an eye out.  Did spot a nice purple Elise a few weeks ago and exchanged waves.  Feel free to get in touch if you fancy meeting up for a drink or drive sometime. 

    @Trevsked, ahh I use to go to school in Ricky!  You might spot me, my parents live in Northwood so often drive through Rickmansworth on my way to them.


  5. Thanks for the invite to the meet up.  I'm on my way to a hotel near Hethel tonight as I'm doing a driving training day there tomorrow so I will be driving past.  But I have some work commitments this evening and was planning on driving up much later this evening.

    If I can get out of my commitments early I'll pop in at least for a quick one to say hi. 

  6. Hello All,  I've been the proud owner of a beautiful S1 Evora since late last year and I've been lurking around the forums for a bit now, thought I would pop out the shadows and say hello!  :welcome:

    I've had a quick browse through the intros section and looks like there are a few Lotus owners nearby (I'm from Hemel Hempstead), looking forward to hopefully meeting some of you folks. 

    Here is my lovely Evora bathing in the autumn evening sun  ... 


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  7. Good to hear some very positive feedback.   I'm booked in this Friday for the bronze Level training day.  

    I've never done a track day before so looking forward to driving a car fast for the first time.  Also looking forward to learning LOTs of things about how to correctly drive a car round a track.  Just hope I'm not the slowest person that day! :)

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  8. Sorry forgot to update the thread.  Gave Hofmann's a call on Tuesday morning and they can fit me in next Wednesday and have. alone car for me to borrow.  So I make that a win win win! Proper Lotus dealer with a good reputation, shortest waiting time out of everyone I rang and loan car available making logistics easy.  I just assumed they'd be rammed due their reputation and popularity so didn't initially think to call them.

    @azim thank you for the feedback.  Good to know they are factored trained and I have another Lotus option nearby if I need.

  9. @2GOOD oh really, thanks for the feedback.  I just assumed they'd know their stuff as they are listed as a Lotus dealer and not just a serve centre also their stock is premium end cars. 

    Will give Hoffmanns a call tomorrow and see when they can fit me in.   I can drive there in an hour but if they don't have a loan car available it could be a pain to get home.

  10. Howdy,  has anybody used Lancaster Lotus in Amersham recently? Seeing if anybody has any feedback on them regards getting your Lotus fixed.

    They are showing as an official service centre on the Lotus website but appears they are actually a Jaguar dealer, so I need to double check the info on Lotus website is up to date.  I've had a not great experience using a non Lotus independent garage previously and all the official Lotus dealers near me have long waiting times so wondering weather to go ahead with it at Lancaster or wait a bit longer for either Hexagon or Silverstone to be free?

  11. Hello All,

    I recently got my Evora (2010 NA) back after a clutch change and noticed this air cooling hose in the engine bay (see attached photo).  I've only had the car a short while so I'm not an expert but I don't remember the hose terminating in this position before?  

    Just wanted to check the hose is terminating in the correct position or if I need to re-route it or should it be attached to something else?

    It seems like it will just be blowing cold air over the top of the engine which doesn't seem correct to me?


    thanks in advance ... 


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