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  1. I find H&T extremely difficult, if not "on it", because the brake pedal is so light.
  2. Depends on the speed you do those 9 miles 😉 I think 10 minutes is probably enough, certainly judging by my experience with cars that have oil-temp. gauges.
  3. Not sure it's that long for the oil, to be honest.
  4. I cannot see string and line being as accurate as a laser rack. However, it is "good enough". Just need to re-calibrate yourself. 😆
  5. Maybe they dialled in a bit more camber than usual, being a motorsport outfit? That will result in a lot more tram-lining.
  6. Everything's a "future classic" in this mad market, TBH. Even Ford Escorts, ffs.
  7. Just had mine done with Millers TRX Nanotech 75W-80. About 2.5 L needed. Slight improvement, not a revelation. Synchro does work significantly better going into 2nd when cold, at least.
  8. I have only had my Evora 6 months and one of the delights has always been the steering, which felt lovely and full of feel. However, I recently discovered (car felt a little odd in high-speed turns) that the alignment was really quite bad almost everywhere. Local garage had a Hunter and had to spend a few hours un-seizing all the adjusters, before they got the alignment absolutely perfect. Strangely, the steering is now sort of "worse" in my opinion, because so little pressure is needed on the wheel, now 🙂. Tram-lining, etc. is completely non-existent. So I guess my points are: You get used to (and can like) the feel of a mis-aligned car, A well set-up car needs very little steering effort; it tracks straight and true. Your tyres will have bedded in to the bad set up/been worn out, so that could still have an effect. I have also just bought the rears in that bargain section of Lotusforsale 🙂
  9. No it doesn't. You just have to push the throttle a bit harder.
  10. Yes, your Youtube channel is pretty much 99% of the reason why I now have an Evora!
  11. I must admit, I prefer the linearity of non-Sport mode, too.
  12. Wow, they've really tarted up the Maranello entrance.
  13. Don't ever remember a Porker with a "poor"-feeling manual box.
  14. 250km ago, is that right? If so, then it really needs to go to a mechanic who knows the Toyota engine, I'm afraid.
  15. Maybe a VVTi problem? How often have you changed the oil, Khalid? P0014 code definition Camshaft Position “B” - Timing Over-Advanced or System Performance (Bank 1) What the P0014 code means P0014 is the OBD-II generic code that the engine control module (ECM) has determined that the bank 1 exhaust camshaft is more advanced than what the ECM has commanded it be. This over-advanced condition could be during advancing or retarding of the camshaft timing. What causes the P0014 code? The exhaust camshaft has advanced too much when the ECM has commanded the camshaft to retard to a lower timing level. The oil viscosity is excessive causing the passages to become clogged, causing oil flow to and from the camshaft phasers to be restrictive. The camshaft phaser is seized in the advanced position. The oil control solenoid to the bank 1 camshaft may be shorted in the open position. What are the symptoms of the P0014 code? The Check Engine Light comes on indicating a problem. The engine may start hard if the camshaft is stuck too far advanced. Fuel mileage will be reduced due to the camshafts not being in their optimal positions for good fuel mileage. Engine may run rough or stall depending on camshaft position The engine emissions will cause the vehicle to fail emission tests. Note: The symptoms may change depending on the camshaft timing positions when the camshaft phaser stopped moving the timing. How does a mechanic diagnose the P0014 code? Performs a visual inspection of the connector, wiring, or valve for any problems with the OCV for the bank 1 exhaust camshaft Checks the engine oil level and condition of the oil to see if it is full and if it is the correct viscosity Scans and documents the engine codes and views the freeze frame data to see when the code was set Clears all codes then runs the engine to see if the P0014 code returns and the failure is still present. Monitors timing data while disconnecting the OCV to the exhaust camshaft to see if the timing changes. A change would indicate that the valve is working and the problem is in the wiring or ECM Performs a manufacturer's specific pinpoint tests for the P0014 code and repair as needed Note: Follow the manufacturer's recommended pinpoint test to narrow down the problem, since each engine may be tested differently and possible engine internal damage may be done if tests are not performed in accordance with a correct procedure. Common mistakes when diagnosing the P0014 code? Follow these simple guidelines to prevent mistakes: Do a visual check for common problems to see if all electrical connectors are secured and free of corrosion. Check the engine oil to see if it is full, clean, and of the correct viscosity. Test to verify the code keeps coming back before any further tests are done. Manufacturer test procedures should be followed step-by-step to prevent a misdiagnosis and replacing of good components. Do not replace any sensors or components unless tests indicate a problem. How serious is the P0014 code? The engine may run erratic and stall or have a hard starting problem. Fuel consumption may increase causing carbon to build up on the engine valves and pistons. Driving the vehicle for a prolonged time with the camshaft out of time can cause valves to contact the piston if the timing chain has jumped the gear teeth. What repairs can fix the P0014 code? Resetting the fault codes and performing a road test Replacing the oil and filter using the proper oil viscosity for the engine Repairing or replacing the wiring to the camshaft oil control valve for bank 1 exhaust camshaft Replacing the camshaft oil control valve for bank 1 exhaust camshaft Repairing or replacing the timing chain and camshaft phasers as directed by service manual Additional comments for consideration regarding the P0014 code If the camshaft timing chain has jumped timing due to worn guides or tensioner failure, this can cause this code. Following the correct diagnostic procedures is required for a proper diagnosis of the timing chain or OCV system.
  16. Well worth a night or two in a B&B/hotel having fun in Edinburgh too, then. 😎
  17. Could be one of a million loose things so, as ramjet says, get it to a workshop for a look-see.
  18. Wow in that case, this is a seriously over-priced car, I'd say.
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