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  1. That's true Bibs, not driven for nearly 2 weeks, and the Lotus for 3 months. Of course everyone's health is priority for sure. I guess it's different for commercial vehicles, my mates still working at Mercedes! Ha ha dogging; well the majority of truck drivers will be good then! All the best to you all.
  2. Not sure if many of your cars are coming up for their annual service? I can't get hold of Back on Track or any dealers at the moment, Howard's are closed because of the virus. Are all the dealers closing during this crisis? Stay safe and healthy. Cheers
  3. Just when I was thinking how do I get my car serviced (not that it needs one!) due to this damn virus! Quite a good "excuse" why cars won't have been serviced around this time.
  4. Hopefully gaskets are now included, as there's been no mention of this. Certainly a fundamental component.
  5. I get you here George, that is why I'm so paranoid about mine! It can take the fun out of it a bit. My hat goes off to you using yours properly though
  6. Good call matey! He's a good guy and they look so much better in the flesh, very vivid colour. Can't think of a cooler looking rear light setup! Look better on the V6S too, with twins
  7. Hi PJ, this link is what I have https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Foam-Tape-Extra-Sticky-Backed-Single-Sided-Self-Adhesive-Dark-Grey-10mm-Thick/262290323770?hash=item3d11b8b93a:m:m8CCEYIldfyK0xHDfRIT1Yg I've had my role of tape for years, but looks exactly like this stuff. I would get the 10mm wide version and cut in half down it's length to 5mm wide, this seems perfect and misses the threaded studs. Then just tape a full circle around the edge to meet the edges at the bottom. The good thing about this tape is that it compresses enough so it will only fill the areas it needs to, and the rest it pretty much presses completely flat, so the lights don't stick out any more than they would without. I don't have any pics, but they are the same as GFWilliams' and on the same colour car!
  8. Best to tape around the back of these units with a foam tape, prior to fitting so they seal, otherwise water could get in as they don't sit completely flat. I used some that was about 8mm high and compressed nicely, which you could see from inside when tightening the nuts down. They should really come with a gasket for the Exige.
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  10. Big shout out to Jez and Sam at Back on Track for such a brilliant service with sorting my car. They really go that extra mile with everything they do, the real jewel in the crown of garages! Getting the car back like this before Christmas beats any presents! Joe.
  11. Hi All, I hear the originals usually break when changing? I see some on the elise shop. Do these fit a V6S? I am waiting on some GRP V3 lights so would like it to match! Cheers.
  12. What a transformation they are. Will place an order. The originals let the back end down, these are similar to the Ferrari 488.
  13. So did you go for the amber or red turn signals? So they're the $599.00 ones? These look awesome!
  14. Looks possible to remove charger without taking inlet manifolds off with it? Injector rail/throttle etc first then 6x button heads on underside of flange? What a bloody nightmare!
  15. Just noticed I have a leak coming from the nose cone, from behind the pulley. Very slight, and initially though when I had very slight pooling around injectors it was from when the oil was changed. I cleaned it all up and have done a few hundred miles since and noticed it today on touching the nose cone and could see with a mirror it's definitely coming from behind the pulley. Is this just a seal replacement? Cheers
  16. I see there are two posts on this. I replied in the other one: The ribs/cross cuts will be a lot more pronounced now, compared to the older (worn) belt which will give the sound. Has it only done it since the new belt? Mine did this right away after the new belt, but if I hadn't of known may have been concerned. The sound may be a bit different on a Exige V6S, but it certainly sounds very similar. Notice it more when engine is winding down with window down, but I have a Komo-Tec filter so it shrieks anyway with the standard whine. My engines on 9k
  17. Give it a few years and they'll be something better, I'd rather a second hand F430 ha ha, still with a load of change left.
  18. Cheers Imran, probably just got out of the habit as it's a squeeze to get in, so usually start it before I get in now. Better keep off those pies! I had thought MAF with KT filter.
  19. It's all marketing and it works, and who could blame Lotus. Noble did the same with the M12 GTO to M400, basically the same cars, but no where near the price hikes Lotus have been trying. That's the beauty of the second hand car market for people that can't justify 100k+, 48k outright was enough for me, but over doubling that for new, nah happy with a 4 year old v6 banger! As long as everyone's happy who cares...
  20. Noticed when I fully prime the pump it seems fine. Before maybe I wasn't doing this for the full duration. Does everyone make sure their pumps are primed before turning over? Hoping the pump is ok, it's only done 9k. Cheers
  21. The ribs/cross cuts will be a lot more pronounced now, compared to the older (worn) belt which will give the sound. Has it only done it since the new belt? Mine did this right away after the new belt, but if I hadn't of known may have been concerned. The sound may be a bit different on a Exige V6S, but it certainly sounds very similar. Notice it more when engine is winding down with window down, but I have a Komo-Tec filter so it shrieks anyway with the standard whine. My engines on 9k
  22. Is the belt new? Mine is more noticeable now since the last service as it was changed. I know from past experience with toothed belts on a G-Lader charger (Polo G40) new belts made it scream!
  23. Alas still exactly the same! Must be an underlying problem as it never did it before. To suddenly start points at something...
  24. Thanks very much guys, I have disconnected the battery for a while and on start up all seemed ok! I'm not sure if it was stone cold from hours before, but will check tomorrow and get back. I also let it idle for 15 mins with no touch of the throttle, then turned off.
  25. That is one hell of a result, just brilliant. I wonder how that would compare to the KT. I have always sworn that kit gave a BIG power increase over standard airbox, so your could be better!
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