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  1. On 07/01/2020 at 00:05, swindon_alan said:

    My Haynes ABS Trade Techbook arrived this morning.


    Now that was a good buy. A quick skim and we now have all of the pin outs, fault codes and diagnostics for both KH415 and KH430 (already had the KH415 ones from the Lotus Service Manual but nice confirmation). @sailorbob KH430 has fault codes for ECM memory: 8-bit RAM/ROM, 16-bit ROM and 16-bit RAM so you are spot on about that. Nothing similar for the KH415 so looks like I will have to persevere with the cold chisel...

    In the meantime I've been investigating putting a Windows app together for the full TECH-1 functionality and I think it is do-able. I want to have options for both serial/USB and Bluetooth ELM327 interfaces and because the V8 ECM and ABS ECM share a common serial data port on the ALDL connector I believe I can target it if I can iteratively find the right protocol number.

    Out of interest, this very comprehensive books lists all major European manufacturer KH usage 1982-2000 and it is not a lot!

    Vauxhall/Opel Frontera 1995-2000
    Vauxhall/Opel Vectra B 1996-2000
    (Plus Lotus V8/GT3 1996-1997ish)

    KH430 aka Lucas EBC 430:
    Fiat Marea/Weekend 1996-2000
    Daewoo Matiz 1998-2000
    (Plus Lotus V8/GT3 1998 on)

    The majority of the rest of the cars listed use a variety of Bosch or Teves ABS with a smattering of Bendix and other Lucas products.

    Hi , i have been looking at doing an arduino version of the Tech 1 ,  from what i understand there is a pin on the OBD port to talk to the ABS unit,  if i can support you or help in any way , please PM   me   




  2. 15 hours ago, Instinct_NZ said:

    I placed an order last year from him.  A great sounding Evora 3rd Cat delete.

    Can I suggest (if you haven't already) posting on either the club lotus facebook page or the 'nz lotus community' facebook page.

    Hi dont have face book account..

  3. For those servicing their own car i have managed to fined some good pricing and quality parts distributed in NZ  from


    Tim Hoeberigs| SPEED NZ Limited

    36 Newton Street, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, 3149, New Zealand

    Freecall 0508 2 SPEED (77333)
    DDI 07 927 1385 | Tel 07 928 1161 | Fax 07 928 1165
    [email protected] | Web


    Mahale oil filter OC217  used on my elise for over 5 years including many track days

    10w-60 motor oil

    and this gear box oil at

    75w-90  GT1  transmission fluid

    Transmission washer 24od/18id/2mm

    I also have some Brembo brake rubber gaiters ..



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  4. Hi All,   I had 3 brocken front grill clips so i have re designed it to be 3D printed , if anyone needs any let me know, have also started working on a version that does not need the metal bracket.



    front grill clip.jpg

  5. On 08/08/2018 at 20:34, dil001 said:
    Hi guys,
    I’m from Germany and owner of a Lotus Elise (1998, RHD) since 2008 (imported from UK). 

    Next year I'm going l move to New Zealand and would like to take my Elise with me.
    Does anyone of you have experience with the import of vehicles, especially Lotus?

    It seems to be possible to import the car with a European COC.

    Does the car have to be 100% original or which changes are critical in NZ?

    Nevertheless, after reading many internet pages, I have still a long list of questions.
    Kind regards,

    Hi Dirk

    Im just going through this at the moment with a 2006 111R, they are quite strict on euro 4  compliance (so check this before you import it) ,  im also having fun with the breaks on the version i have as they are not origional.  other wise its not to bad,  send me an email and ill put you in touch with the guy who helped me with the euro 4 issues.

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