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  1. Hello and Welcome. Great story, and Im sure these cars will be very sentimental to you. as your looking for find out more of the cars you might be interested in the Certificate of Provenance https://shop.thelotusforums.com/products/lotus-certificate-of-provenance Might be worth looking in to.
  2. Car looks great. Love the picture with the Christmas tree on, Hope it didn't scratch the paint work. Welcome to the forum.
  3. My sports race NA did sound much louder with the sports button pressed. Was the valve exhaust in a 2014 NA car?
  4. Would the exhaust note not change even without the valve if the throttle response was quicker? Or would the ECU make a change that at least makes it sound different?
  5. Im hope to look at one tomorrow, just waiting for the owner to get back to me. Looks good in the photos. Is there anything i should check for to make sure its a good buy. Any advise would be great.
  6. Just read this on Piston head. Really hope this tech finds its way in to a Lotus. https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-japanesecars/toyota-and-yamaha-partner-on-hydrogen-v8/45334?utm_campaign=enews%20bulletin&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Newsletter Send Smart List https://images.pistonheads.com/nimg/45334/v8.jpg D61C0172-F162-4C2D-8A81-9AAEB0195970.webp 92AC66DC-8F87-4220-8401-BDFBE4FC3CDC.webp
  7. No. the springs are adjustable. But im just got them set as they came. Ive only checked the settings are the same for front and back. its something i would like to know more about to make sure the springs are adjusted to give best handling for the road. the only thing on this i have seen is that each corner should weigh the same. Just not worked out how best to weigh each corner. are there better ways to make good adjustments or should i take it to a lotus specailist?
  8. Thanks so much of everyones help. ceramic grease - it think im going to test our ceramic coating on the wheel hubs to see if that solves the problem. As i suspect the ceramic element to the grease is similar.
  9. I will buy that in and then refit the wheels. Still having an issue with tye rear. is there a clever way of levering a wheel to break the corrosion? Finally with a bit of kicking rear wheel off.
  10. Update thanks for the tips. no bolt behind the logo. got one of the front off now and fitted the first coil over. 3 more to go. will try the rear wheel as suggested. Update
  11. Ok the front wheel is the same. So it must be something simple to get them off.
  12. Ok so im fitting new suspension to my elise. But hit a problem right away as the rear wheel will not come off. Any idea how I get it off? all four bolts removed obviously. Pulled very hard and it wont budge. Ive just sprayed wd40 in the hope that will help. any tips? Here is a picture not that it will show much
  13. Saw this on youtube and thought it was a really good video
  14. Very fast delivery from elise shop. should fit these this weekend. as the suspension is adjustable how do you decide what is the best riding position?
  15. Not sure about re-coating. But if its stainless steel then the metal should polish up.
  16. Do you have a Polish to hand. Not autoSol as that is a bit aggressive. But I would like the see the picture again without the road grime. First thoughts. Dragons Breath would be my go too for cleaning exhaust tips. It's normally good a removing all or the bulk of grime. Tar spots add extra problem and I guessing looking at your tips that the black spots are tar related. So I would try a tar and glue remover. That should help. I would then use a polish like our advanced compound applying and agitating with a microfibre cloth or microfibre pad. That should clean up the rest. If there are still black bits present they should only be around the bottom edge. There are extra steps you can take if need but I've never tested these ideas personally. But some detailers use wire wool There are grade of wire wool so I would start with the least coarse. There are a couple of approaches here. You could apply a cleaner like dragons breath and use the wirewool to agitate or you could use a polish and use the wire wool as an applicator agitator. I've never done this myself so I have no idea if there are drawbacks with this method but do know that detailers use this approach. Looking at the exhaust tips they look dull. I not sure if that is just road grime. The the steel is dull you may need to use a polish with a machine tool to revive the metal shine. If your local to east Sussex or Kent Then I would be happy to have a look and see what I can do. Dermel - The wire brushes might help but there is a danger that the tool heads on a dremel would wear the metal unevenly. So I would not recommend the use of a Dremel. I hope these thought help. As said above please clean the road grime off and retake the photo as this might give some other ideas for attack.
  17. tyre shine should only be used on the walls of the tyre. I use it all the time even before I go on a track day. Never had an issue. If they applied dressing the the tread of the tyre that could cause an issue but should wear of very quickly as it's not designed to withstand road abrasion they should only be resistant to weather.
  18. My elise today failed its MOT on the suspension. One was leaking the rest the aluminium washers were flacking. So i have brought some replacements from elise-shop.com plus new bolts. I planned on fitting them. But never done a job like this before. They look like a bolt in and out job. Although i will also remove my wheels for easy excess. are there any potential issues I should be aware of or think about when fitting?
  19. Yes this is our Point of Sale Stand we supplied our retailers. Quite expensive and not everyone used them for the intended purpose. Good to see they are being used thou.
  20. Good to see Barrie's car in Absolute Lotus this month.
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