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  1. Okay, thanks Phil. Couldn't find it myself. Anyway, after about 10 miles these Grandado ones sprang into life no problems. 👍
  2. Note of caution though: my car had the sports exhaust which, with the Radium CAI and 2bular 3rd-cat delete pipe, was frankly bonkers loud. Sold the Radium (to Bibs) and it's ideal now. Glad you like your CAIs guys, but if combined with too little muffling, it gets too much.
  3. I'd certainly prefer Oxfordshire to Norfolk, being in Devon!
  4. I used mine (pre-furlough....) for round trips between home (Devon) and London 2- 3 per months, mainly on the A303/M3 (M5/M4 being boring and a nightmare), plus whenever I could at home between trips. About 10K per year, all of them great, except one or two Summer Fridays when all the lemmings are clogging the roads solid. One of the reasons I went for the Evora is its Toyota engine's reputation for reliability and it seems to love being used, especially on long runs. With a long-ratio gearbox the Evora is a great tourer and averages about 28-30MPG on those runs.
  5. So I went back to compare the Grandado ones with the eBay ones and there is absolutely no difference. No date on either that I could see.
  6. I read somewhere the early NA cars had Avensis diesel ratios or something. Top would be good for something crazy like 240mph at the NA redline 😆
  7. Sorry Redwing, they're at the wheel repairers now, I cannot tell you that.
  8. I will. They look exactly the same as all the others and will hopefully go on the car this week.
  9. I've tried a Porsche one and I thought it was massively over-rated.
  10. Well that was quick! Grandado-ordered TPMS arrived this morning. Exactly the same as all the other versions. 9 days to get here from China, cannot argue with that!
  11. I just don't see why people rave about DCTs. They don't sound great to me and I've always found them much jerkier to use than torque converters.
  12. Thanks, Bibs. Yes I meant Block exemption, not right-to-repair.
  13. I wonder if it might be better to take that foam out and secure all the other pipes some other way, too. They'll all be permanently damp as well......
  14. How do Lotus get away with not selling their Techcentre to independents? I thought that right-to-repair laws would have made that unlawful.
  15. It's rarely a good idea to buy end-of-line models generally. Would Lotus really build something anodyne in the near future? I doubt it. I love my Evora but if I was in the market I would wait to see what the new model is like. If it's not your cup of tea, there will be excess Evora stock to buy at possibly good prices, so it's a win-win for you. For example, my neighbour bought one of the very last brand-new BMW 640Ds in the country a couple of years back. List price was £72,000 with all the options. He got it for £36,000 on the road.
  16. They've had 4 enquiries on that Swindon-engine car today 🙂
  17. They are very special indeed.
  18. I don't know for sure, but I only hear my fans when it's hot. Not noticed it kick in when I select AC. I have a spare brand-new trinary switch btw. Think it's £50 from Lotus. Happy to let it go for £25+postage if you like.
  19. But hold on, many of us have perfectly functioning AC, so it's hardly a major design flaw. I'm not even sure it's true that "all" cars have low pressure sensors either.
  20. I did, absolutely. I've seen worse reviews for many UK companies 🙂
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