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  1. Hi there, hope you are all well. yesterday during LoT’s track day at Zolder my Cup 250 threw a MIL with the engine check lamp lit in the combimeter and an error code reading the catalytic converter being below efficiency threshold during 2nd sighting lap (top speed 80km/h). I understand it could be either a bad reading of the O2 sensor pre/post converter (unlikely) or the converter being broken (likely as the exhaust smells quite strongly, definitely more than new). As the car is under warranty (1 year old), parts may likely be exchanged under warranty but I wonder a couple of things someone might have experience with: the car has 4300km of which about 2500km run in (gentle drive), around 1000km additional road drive (not aggressive, following posted speeds and no strong acceleration) and about 800km on track (obviously less gentle driving, due to Covid situation only Zolder x2 and Spa x2 - they were absolutely great so far) : that seems to me quite a weak catalytic converter considering all the protection logics normally implemented - do you guys also experience frequent catalytic converter failures?? if I have to exchange the converter, ideally by original under warranty, I wonder how long it would last... Would it be an option, later on, to consider a “sports converter”?? I understood it as using a metal mesh rather than the factory-installed ceramic substrate in the converter but info so far is that those sports converters are considered for performance such as higher exhaust flows and lighter weight. Conversion efficiency seems not be guaranteed neither. My interest here would be rather durability... I understood race cars, rally cars etc actually do use these metal substrate-based “sports” converters: any recommendation as to, yes indeed they do withstand higher temperature cycling, and for any make (could only find Larini, Janspeed and HJS as suppliers of these sports converters so far)?? thank you so much in advance for your advice! cheers, Johan
  2. Wow, just wow after one month of Lotus ownership this fantastic event with all these gorgeous cars and people and just passionate atmosphere. Converted big fan here, thank you so much @Bibs et al, can’t wait for the next TLF event where I will hopefully have time to meet and speak to you guys, there was just so much to see and do last Saturday!
  3. On trains and airports in Germany now till this evening so if any interest replies will be spotty
  4. Due to some voodoo I have a sticker and 2 tickets available! I am travelling from Brussels this night, taking Eurotunnel from Calais tomorrow 4am or something so handover will be either en route from Folkestone early Saturday or when getting in Hethel which will be somewhere between 7 and 9 (thinking of having some breakfast somewhere)
  5. I’ll drive from Brussels on Friday evening around 18:00 to Calais, spend the night at Calais near the Eurotunnel terminal and take the shuttle train Saturday early morning to Folkestone then to Hethel. Return on Sunday, Eurotunnel reserved afternoon 16:00-17:00’ish to Calais and then drive straight back to Brussels. Bit tight schedule on Friday but would be cool to join a convoy if any around that time.
  6. Cool, thanks, my wife is indeed desperate with having two kids in house with our son and me
  7. Hello guys, first time to attend such kind of events and I’m wondering whether the event would be children friendly? Is it a good idea/responsible to bring along a 6-years old kid? Thanks in advance!
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  9. Still neither have I got any confirmation, nor account details nor tickets, slightly worried
  10. Hi there for practical reasons I will be way late to Dunston Hall on Friday 28 (arrival 2-3 am due to work on Friday) so would like to transfer my reservation to someone able to use it. I’ll rather look for a hotel either close to Calais or Folkestone for the Eurotunnel crossing. Reservation is for one night in Dunston Hall, one room with 2 beds and 1 additional child bed, so for 2 adults and 1 child. The room is 110£, paid 50£. If you want that reservation let me know so i can arrange with Dunston Hall to transfer the data (incl. credit card info to hold the room) and arrange practically how to transfer/recuperate the 50£ deposit
  11. The link did indeed show my orders, thanks But, I see two "owners" tickets and nowehere the "guest" ticket... I'm afraid I'm giving some work to the organizing team to sort things out later, sorry!
  12. No confirmation email... When ordering I selected option for making a new account. Tried to find back my order(s), in the order page there is an option for returning customer, which then asks for your mail and password. But I wasn't able to set a password anywhere so kind of stuck? I contacted my dealer but seemed not straightforward for them. In the "cart" page, when you select your ordered item you are taken to a page where you can select "guest ticket" as well. I tried that but I am not receiving any confirmation email nor a link to set up my account...
  13. OK, got confirmation - probably booked twice though anyway, thanks for the efforts, and beautiful site!
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