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  1. I went for the Nankang NS2R tyres Andy and they feel really good.  Good grip even in the wet and also great tread pattern looking on the wide rears from behind.  They seem quite predictable and can break traction at will at the rear (bit of throttle pedal 😂)  but in a controlled way .


    downside is they are pretty noisy and they are really really stiff on the sidewall 

  2. Anyone seen the sport 350 at the supercar rooms?  Always keep my eye on things and noticed they have just dropped £10,000 of the price from £65,000 to £55,000.  Big one off drop that


    So, do people think they were asking too much In the first place ?

  3. Bit more on this


    the EML kept pinging p0111 5/10 mins into driving so i changed the IAT sensor and then ended up with it lit permanently .  I noticed the pins on the plug looked a bit corroded so I have replaced the plug with a new one and this cleared the code and it stayed off for the last 500 miles while running the engine in

    however, now I have started exploring more of the Rev range the EML will not light up but 5 seconds into a spirited run above 5000rpm and it comes on.  Reset it and the same again, can drive around below this with no codes.  As soon as I stretch her legs it pings on and still shows the code p0111

    ive run the scan software and it shows min IAT at 36 degrees and max at 83 degrees.  It won’t ever get above this due to the EML light coming on

    on reading the code using the V8 scan tool the freeze frame feature doesn’t seem to store the MAT and MAP values.  My current thought is that I maybe have a earth related resistance problem and that the biter the intake temp the higher the resistance but then eventually it breaks down due to the corroded wire resistance.  Does this sound at all logical


  4. Am I right in thinking that everything to do with 5th gear is inside the rear cover?  If I take the rear cover off again I guess if I push the 5HB selector the brass selector fork should just push and pull back and forth over the brass synchro? Am I right or simplifying it too much?


    i think maybe I’m asking if I can change anything to do with 5th gear without taking the box out as I’ve got it dry as a bone and running

  5. Right, a bit more on this.


    So, ive  been under the car and had Sal changing gear so I can see the order of them And how they go in and the problem is definitely back end of the gearbox and not the cockpit gearstick.  I disconnected the cables and I can get all the gears fine except 5th and this moves side to side as easy as the others bt actually pushing the lever to get 5th requires much more force and the same to get it out so I’m now stuck on where to go.

    before the strip and reseal there were no problems with 5th gear (assuming it’s my box that came back with the car) and I never undid any of the shaft nuts, just lifted the shafts out complete.  However, I have had the back selector cover off and stripped and wondered if there is a problem with how it’s built up.  I had to warm the cross shaft to get it out and wonder if it is maybe distorted somehow.  

    might bite the bullet and order a new selector assembly to eliminate that which would then point to the selector fork / gear which I think might be beyond my skill set 



  6. Is there any adjustment on the 5th gear selection on a post 97 V8?


    ive had the gearbox apart to reseal it and have now got super smooth changes 1st to 4th but going into 5th always feels tough and like it grinds in for a split second.  When I’m trying to get out of 5th it takes a bit of pull and not like any of the other gears.  I’ve looked in the manual but can only see a section on setting up the pre 1997 boxes with the translator 

  7. It was a dealership called Ribble valley who I believed were a lotus and Bentley dealership.  Unfortunately the dealership closed and it was quite a long time after the rebuild as the car only covered around 400 miles a year .  

    they had put lots of silicone sealent on the sump that had basically squashed into the sump and gone hard and blocked the oil galleries to 2 and 6 


    couldn’t have know 🤷🏼‍♂️

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