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  1. I have similar on my S1 as I replaced my sub and amp , it’s tucked into the rear seats set halfway as becomes a little too boomy despite adjusts on the pioneer headunit
  2. Cheers Bibs I am waiting to get my brakes all replaced the car seems to drive ok I guess the code needs to be cleared after what ever checks need to done ?
  3. I just drove my car up M1 at leisurely pace and then just when at my destination the traction light came on ? its not shown for a couple weeks and I had driven the car during then without any issues ?
  4. Just wanted say hi you looked surprised to see me ? are you local I am doing my visit to my partner house for our socially distanced visit for walk in park/golf course your lotus looked fab in yellow And with top down so cool !
  5. Oops Said I was little dense about mechanical thing! It all Greek to me
  6. If this refer to the thing my AA man pressed then yes it’s located on left hand side and looks like a small plunger excuse my lack of tech but anything mechanical I get lost however I did watch the AA man simply press it and my car was able to restart and has never been issue since !
  7. I paid £1.099 at Shell for unleaded was tempted to fill up with super but opted for regular still had to pay £1 for 10 seconds of air pimp lol
  8. Ok just had an email from PJS a bit of trek to get to then as used them for before i am looking at getting the brake all sorted might leave it to my new garage a jag Land Rover who also owns lotus cars ?
  9. Bit confused took my car out today taken it on a steady journey up M1 and no traction light but did have tyre pressure however put air in the tyre no issues so with traction warning off is it ok or should I get the car checked but central lotus is still closed ?
  10. Hi Marc fabulous looking Esprit a real head turner and be fab to see another lotus on road in the county your much braver and talented than me to take on restoring the car but best of luck maybe during this lockdown you get a chance to spend some additional time on getting the Esprit up and running keep us posted on progress ?
  11. Does it make any difference if I haven’t sports button ? The car seems to drive ok I looked at the thread before but was thrown by the sports / cruise control issue ? It says the switch is an easy job but I am next to useless with any kind of spanner but my oldest son will have to be bribed to do it as long as it’s straightforward ?
  12. Drove my car on its once a week journey to see my young daughter over at my ex a 40 mile round trip been doing this last few weeks no issues until today , when I parked at my ex I noticed the traction control light was lit up ? when I drove home a couple hours later no warning light until halfway back ? any suggestions ? Not serviced the car as we were on lockdown but was serviced last year and done a about 5k wonder would be brake disc and pads wear have a bearing ?
  13. Cheers take your Esprit When sorted out towards Melton as the roads are epic go through Quiniborough then onto south croxton road up to B6047 then head towards Melton maybe turning off at Tywford and go towards Rutland I think TOP Gear used these roads on a few occasions ?
  14. Welcome Marc nice to see another lotus owner in the area, you might occasional see me driving around the edge of Rothley as I go up to Melton as I use the route when A46 is held up with traffic
  15. Yes Bibs i have had just the one alert about week ago , I contacted the person and they wanted some shopping and apparently another responder did it ? I am not convinced it’s working properly cynical part of me suggests it’s a government distraction ploy ? but for what purpose I am waiting for my next call
  16. Cdm2018

    Neil Peart

    Yes sorry you didn’t hear of his passing if your fan of Rush interesting chap very studious and his writing of music and lyrics was very intelligent as well as inventive for the past present and future what I didn’t know was how controversial his reading influences were which he later further elaborated and put into context don’t think we will ever get a band like Rush again glad I saw them live back in early 80’s
  17. Don’t know if it will be the same for you but a couple of months ago when it was cold my boot wouldn’t open I could hear mechanism operating but the boot wouldn’t budge ? wonder if it cold spell? my son pulled the cable in the rear seats and he said it was a tiny pull on the cable but it worked. Then that seem to work but a couple of weeks later the boot was inoperative again this time my accelerator wouldn’t response AA man then cleaned the connector but had to pull the cable to get access to engine bay since then my boot operated normally ? I have no idea will boot get stuck again ? Who knows ! Wonderful world of Lotus ownership
  18. When I purchased my Evora from Snows I got their 12 month warranty and my car was nearly 8 yrs old then i opted to go with lotus dealer rather than non lotus and I recall passing over some cars that others here even went out of their way to view on my behalf personally I paid a little extra for the lotus dealer assurance but I think every one needs to evaluate their own buying preferences and decisions
  19. I don’t won’t to get into deep political debate about central funding however if after a prolonged period of de-investment into an institute, times likes these can highlight failings ? then we are in my particular corner of care sector we are dependant on local authorities paying a realistic funding for the person to be care by our charity we closed a number places in the north as funding didn’t allow us to be financial viable and we were running at loss which as charity was putting other places at risk I agree more efficiency is always good thing but that can be also applied to many industries or organisations
  20. I work for one of the largest disability charity , I look after 70 nursing and care home across the north keyworkers in my charity do get paid just above national wage levels and I look at what they are asked to do , dealing with people with many complex nursing needs that NHS can’t cope with, made worse by the massive cutbacks in local government spending and NHS funding. i wonder if finally NHS and Social care sector will get the proper funding and not the issue being kicked into long grass under the banner of policy review which never gets started or completed ? I could go on but yesterday was emotional that people took time to show their appreciation but the frustration that my staff still work under difficult financial and practical constraints. Thank you everyone who showed their love
  21. Just watched the programme great watch and lovely ending I was intrigued by the guy who did the electronic dash displays , would love it in my Evora then at least I can see the speedo and warning indicators lights etc I wonder if he could do similar job on Evora ?
  22. Washed the car yesterday and noticed looking at front dash covering at bottom of windscreen the centre where it’s joined the stitching is coming apart looks a little unsightly but was pondering on any quick solutions ? i guess the long term is to get the all the dash recovered which I guess is not a cheap or quick job ? Though as short term answer is to try and mask the joint which is coming apart but how ? Tape looks a bit naff ! a small material piece in a triangle shape stuck down ? Any suggestions whilst the car is mainly sat on drive I could attempt a repair of some kinds Maybe just leave it ? But it does look untidy and makes Lotus can’t finish their cars properly ?
  23. This has given relief to many I am just trying work out which of our fleet are due MOT from now to 29 March hopefully not any but Sod’s law.????
  24. I am In call conference with our insurer this week to get their take as in the end that could be controlling factor as For the government guidance it is there as with other aspects it does become little unclear for certain situations for example this morning first rule for split families changed two interviews later !
  25. As one of my hats at work I’m the fleet manager, so I had been watching the news feeds from DVSA late this afternoon the press release stated that taking cars to garages was permissible as they are exempt businesses but they then went on to say it’s still under review as they may allow 3 months of suspension of MOT like lorries. so it seems MOTs are still required but reading in between the lines (which not great state of affairs) the relaxation of allowing flexibility could be applied in very near future? Watch this space
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