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  1. I thought this may be of interest to some as its basically the V6 engine in LOTUS cars.
  2. I took notice of the reading before I shut the car down and that's where my reading was taken for the comparison.
  3. Just an interesting comparison. I have Michelin digital pressure Guage and a Snap-on analog pressure unit. both of the guages agree but the car in 2.5psi less. Has is any one using a calibrated pressure gauge as a comparison?
  4. As a kid in the mid seventies working in a Petrol station in the central west a Lotus Europa drove in for fuel, I was hooked. Its great now driving through those country towns and and people watching the Evora drive past. The reactions from crinked necks to waves and the road side workers, tap his mate to look at the car, gives me a big smile.
  5. Chaps, sorry I get this sense of Henry being underwhelmed, almost disappointed..I await the flailing to arms a gnashing of teeth.
  6. I have capability and tooling and get things like TPS units sorted locally. However I get the 400 serviced by SSC, mainly for resale reasons, and I like visiting the dealer to catch up with what’s happening.
  7. I had coffee to day with the "table of Knowledge guys" read old guys drinking coffee talking non PC BS and having a few laughs. Leaving i was approched by a guy walking around my 400 and he asked is this mine he has an S that he uses for road and open road events like Targa Tasmainia. He explained he was Kiwi and when he lived in the States he had a Pagani Huayra he bought new but decided to sell it when left the states as there was no (Australian market) He was a track day a Bathurst with lots of serious exotica he spotted an Evora S and was so taken with it he bought one and has no taken up track days at 75.
  8. Great result, may be a little oil on the spindle is a maintenance tip for those who don't garage their cars..
  9. Is the car garaged? and is there any sign of corrosion on the spindle?
  10. These have different trim to the 400, which sorry to say, is much nicer to start with.
  11. I have an EVORA 400 RHD... what steering, Pedal off set.. must be a LHD thing
  12. If you painting them then damaging the plastic ring isn't an issue as it can be repaired. A suggestion is three stiff thing probes to probes, like long very thick feeler gauges, to push the tanks in to pull it all out together
  13. Spoon welcome, is this the car on Grays auction? if it is you got an absolute bargain
  14. I used the in CD slot type charging mount. cut the ball off the mount, bored out the center countersunk a 6mm cap head bolt used a spacer to off set the ball so the tightening nut can be assessed. Very pleased with the result originally I was using a screen mount on the right. The only down side is the phone gets hot with mounting position where as before it did get some airflow from the face vent.
  15. What a cleaver idea, I just made my own to suit a Samsung 21 ultra but put it on the Pax side due to the phone size
  16. It always seems to me that EVO always turn up with a GT4, yes the price is similar however to me the customers the EMIRA target is not just GTS, but a specked up Cayman because by the time you add any options to any Porsche the price sky rockets. The other thing Jethro didn't mention the car in the teat was pre production.
  17. Interesting Jethro isn't happy
  18. The Emira has an 8 year production life thanks to current Gov insistent ( that's the most polite word I could think off) EMIRA variants probably however with a focus on EVs who knows. I for one will keep the EVORA, In hind sight Ive made too many mistakes selling cars for the grass is greener....
  19. Old models always drop when a new model comes out but as we are now in a totally different world perspective motoring, its anyone guess Another thought if I may, I se the Emira appealing to a different market which is what LOTUS wants and that's a good thing for the life of the company. However my best description for lots of the new buyers, is non enthusiast flippers, keep the car for 12 months to three years now whats next......
  20. Probably not the correct place for a winge, sorry Bibs, however one of the other tid bits is the way in which journalists now report and not just on cars they don't report the news just their VIEWS. On cars like they are critical designers, Oh I don like this and I like that why did they do that etc. Stick with the facts and comparative facts where necessary, they all think their influencers their paid to report not distort.. As you were back to the thread
  21. Thank you at least one person agrees with me, not sure may will, but hey, may lotus sell many. When I first heard of the "new" lotus being developed, I was even advised then to keep the EVORA as the new car will be a more "shopping" mass market car, but by account it still has LOTUS DNA.
  22. Now the Emira is being tested by Jurnos, I wounder what other people think. I for one really love the styling of the Emira one of the Best looking cars ever made and dare I say it better looking than the F8( my neighour has one and had a really good look and ride in the car) However, but that's it. Don't like the on trend interior, the dash and I am going to cop a hiding for saying, the first thing I thought of was it looks like a 1980 throwback with an Ipad parked in the in the middle and chrome around the vents. the seats look to over padded. Ive said this before but lotus are now where Porsche was in the 90's with the 964(Evora)and the Emira(993). Lotus will sell bucket loads of the EMIRA ( Australia according to SSC have orders of over 90) and so it should, but I prefer the more "analog" Evora. I await the berating.
  23. Thank you I knew I had seen it somewhere, I see the win ace site doesn't list lotus anymore.
  24. Each Thursday I go for coffee with some cars guys at great coffee spot. I was leaving and spotted this Europa and as it turned out owned by a lady who is a serious LOTUS lover. Here father bought it for her years ago and it has now been restored and I must say it is the best Europa I have seen. Turns out she wants an Evora, so I had to oblige with a ride around around a country block. OK so Its not just pictures of the EVORA but what I consider it grand father
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