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Simon Bateman

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  • Birthday 12/02/1965

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  1. Sounds like that car..... I suspect he'd rather the black interior anyway, so all good really.
  2. A friend of mine brought his new Exige around to meet my Evora πŸ˜€
  3. I realise that, but just wanted to clarify the issue I had and that it required a replacement rather than shimming etc. I'm sure Ben at Silverstone would be able to explain the removal process.
  4. When I got my 400 new in 2018, one of my first warranty issues was to resolve a creaking/rattle coming from the drivers side air vent. Silverstone took the original one out and replaced with a new one and reported back that a piece of plastic had broken near the fixing point and that it was probably over tightened during assembly at the factory. Apparently it wasn't difficult to remove and could be a similar issue.
  5. It's a good job the Evora has a glove box too πŸ˜€
  6. That 'tiny concrete slot' is actually a double garage that (if required) is big enough to take our two standard size cars, neither of which is a pick up truck, so it's more than adequate for us πŸ‘
  7. My current charge is a fiver, but I'll also throw in an ice cold can of San Miguel from the beer fridge 🍺
  8. The first time it happened to me on my 400, I did panic a bit. I managed to resolve it somehow, but then read on here that the tether is usually the culprit. I now make sure the retaining strap is moved around the cap and not bunched up, before I close the flap. No issues since.
  9. It's a great looking car. Central lotus always produce nice sales pictures of their stock. Welcome to the yellow evora appreciation society πŸ˜€
  10. As most people are aware, the supersport is effectively replaced with the 4s. I assume both tyres are still being produced just to cover any gaps in the size offering. I've seem a three tyre review from the 4 to the 4s and then the cup. They are all great tyres but it was commented that the 4 was notably softer in the sidewall in direct comparison to the 4s. If I was forced to mix tyres I'd definitely try to pair a 4s with a supersport, rather than a 4 and a 4s. I suspect you could experience some slightly odd handling characteristics on or near the limit.
  11. Wow...small world. Great pic by the way. When I was there last time I was in a Cayman. I don't need to go back now because it looks like I've parked my lotus outsideπŸ˜†
  12. Excellent......thanks. wifey tells me it was chateau du maulmont. South of VIchy, just north east of clermont.
  13. Just looked at your location......I stayed at a lovely chateau at Clermont ferrand a few years back. Can't remember the name but it had a knights Templer archway near the swimming pool in the original part of the building. They used to run the French grand prix back in the day on a circuit at Clermont I think?
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