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  1. 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 ?  

  2. 40 minutes ago, EuropaSman said:

    Could be the brake light switch playing up. I know that when the one on my Launch Edition intermittently had a moment or few it put on the traction control light and disabled sport mode and cruise control.

    There is a reset procedure for the brake light switch in this thread. 

    Ultimately I replaced my brake light switch and haven't had any problems since.

    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 ?

  3. 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 ? 

  4. 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 ?

  5. 4 hours ago, Bibs said:

    Has anyone had any requests from the responder service the NHS set up. I've offered to make phone calls to the vulnerable but not heard a dicky bird yet? 


    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 

  6. 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 

  7. 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  

  8. 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  

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  9. 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 

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  10. 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 👍🏻

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  11. 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 ?

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  12. 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 ? 

  13. 16 minutes ago, auRouge said:

    Sods law is your biggest problem. Whilst the chance of getting done are almost zero, the chances of a once in a lifetime accident somehow due the aforementioned almost become quite probable because you’re aware that you’re breaking the law.

    If you have a decent independent garage nearby why not call them, explain the dilemma (cover the cost of a taxi for them) and get them to pick it up and deliver?

    Just my take on it. I wouldn’t take a risk. 😉

    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 ! 

  14. 18 hours ago, ChrisJ said:

    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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