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  1. Thanks for the help. I trust the seller. I'll give it a go and report back with the results
  2. Has anyone fitted Evora 400 wheels to an S1? I currently have forges 18" and 19" wheels on S1 but have the opportunity to acquire a set of Gloss black cast 400 wheels (Front: A132G0193F and A132G0194F) for cheap. There is a suggestion on Lotustalk that the 400 wheels won't fit an S1, but with no explanatio
  3. I spotted a tiny tiny bit of peeling on one of my Headlights a couple of weeks ago. Incredibly just 2 weeks later, it looks absolutely dreadful. As I had a bit of free time, i decided to have a go at it myself. I'm mostly happy with the result and if it happens again of the other one goes, I'd probably DIY it again. As others of said, removing and replacing the headlight isn't that enjoyable (particularly the front screw). I loosely followed the "B is for build" method for restoring the headlights , with a couple of variations. 1) Started with 400 grit on a 3 inch sand
  4. I got the dreaded issue of being kicked out of sports mode and traction control off until an engine restart a few weeks ago. As soon as it started happening, i couldn't complete a single journey without re-occurrence. I must admit I don't quite understand the relationship electronically between the brake light switch and traction control?? Nevertheless seems like from this forum, re-positioning / cleaning contacts / replacing brake light switch most commonly fixes it. As it's a cheap part, I started first with replacement. I ordered this one from the US, mostly because the Pro
  5. what a fantastic event. I had to make a sharp departure due to child meltdown so sorry didn't get to meet everyone. thanks for organizing martyn. The lotus pitch absolutely stole the show.
  6. In fitting the decat pipe today, i found... it had already been done! Upshot is that there is a 2bular Evora S decat pipe up for grabs if anyone needs one. It's now up for sale on https://www.lotusforsale.com/
  7. (officially adding Pete) 1. Martyn - Esprit SE 2. Bibs - Evora 3. ChrisJ - Turbo Esprit or Excel SE 4. top-plumber - unmentionable 5. Bazza - S3 Esprit 6. markw996 - S4 Esprit 7. JAWS - Evora 8. Rupert - Elise SC 9. Scott - Elan M100 10. Charlie- Esprit S4 11. Clive - Evora 12. Clivef -Elite or Elan M100 13. Lara - Elise Sport 14. Sparky - Esprit GT3 15. Stuart - Elan M100 16. Rizla603104 - Esprit S4 - the purple nasty 17. Robin - 82 Turbo Esprit 18. Paul - Esprit V8 19. Stephen - Elise S C/ Racer 20. Phil - M100 (LEC lotusflasherman) 21. Steve M - Evora
  8. Thanks for the reality-check. Ben has agreed to sell my his old decat pipe and i'll have it fitted when the car will be in for it's Service anyway.. so i'll be paying a modest price and I will expect only a modest difference. I will record the before and after sound with some decent recording equipment and post the results here.
  9. @Benmac I'm in no rush so I would be interested if you are selling one. I'll pm you, cheers
  10. Looking at the evora model year / milestones page on the playground, I think 3rd cat was deleted all non-us cars for MY012, but never deleted for the US cars. So pete, I think you're already golden. I still would like some persuasion either way as to whether to do mine
  11. Hi Pete. The valve is in in the back box, which switches the route that the exhaust gasses take. It switches automatically to the more open (louder) position after about 3000rpm i think, but with sports mode on, it will always be open. So you can fit a decat pipe and retain the valve operation as cat is further north. It you wanted to change the back box and pipes, there are exhaust options with and without valve operation. Where it gets a little hazy for me is when and for which models, Lotus deleted the 3rd Cat as Standard. I'm sure it was deleted in the 2012 S, but I've s
  12. Thinking about doing the 3rd cat delete on my 2011 S. I would like just a little more ferocity from the exhaust when the occasion calls but don't want to completely overpower the supercharger whine and want to keep the noise level neighbour-considerate. I know I'm in the minority but i also like the look of the standard oval tail pipe and don't want the expense of complete new back box and pipes Looks like my current decat pipe options are Larini - £149 delivered (elise-parts) 2bular - £185 delivered (2bular direct) Any new advice / warnings from others that hav
  13. interesting. so what was the purpose of the Campaign 2011/26 if they were replacing the door latches with exactly the same part?
  14. My car is a MY11 which clearly had some issues with the door latches , addressed during warranty by previous owner 21.01.11 @308 JCT Adjusted driver door release 16.02.11 @859 JCT Rectify rattle RH door inner 30.11.11 @3657 Oakmere Campaign 2011/26 door latch replacement Rectify passenger door not opening 23.02.12 @3703 Oakmere Renew driver side door grab handle 04.09.12 @12302 Oakmere Rep
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