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    Pat Gaunt
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  1. Yes, this is certainly my biggest issue too. Things go wrong on cars, that's expected, the problem is when they do I've had problems getting them fixed. First with the aircon the auxiliary belt was out of stock for 3 months, and now with my door latch it's been out of stock for a good few months and there are 19 on back order. I don't mind if things go wrong occasionally, but it's frustrating when you can't get them fixed, as it now means I don't know whether my car will start when I want it to.
  2. Well, to add some balance to this overwhelmingly positive thread, I have had a number of issues with my Evora over the past couple of years. Early on in my ownership the aircon compressor seized and needed to be replaced. 6 months later the new unit also failed. Fortunately this was covered under warranty, however I had a LOT of hassle getting it sorted by the Lotus dealer, partly due to low stock, partly due to poor communication; an issue that lasted over 4 months, and a very hot summer. Eventually it was replaced, though I have just had to have the gas topped up by Lotus Siverlstone (highly
  3. If be happy with £120, if it meant the exhaust was out of my garage! Haven't made any more progress today.
  4. Things are never simple! I've found a local place that will buy my cat, but they say it has to be removed from the exhaust, and I've only managed to remove one of the two bolts so far. I might just take it down to see if they can remove the other bolt, but he sounded pretty grumpy on the phone so I'm sure he'll balk at the idea!
  5. Yep, it is the third cat. Sounds like it might be worth seeing if I can get some money for it then. I get that I could sell my Larini for £350, but TBH I'm not sure it's worth the hassle - I'd have to pay someone to change it over (transporting them back and forth to the garage), pay for postage, move it to my new house and store it. Once all that has been taken into account I'd probably only make a small amount of money, I'd rather have the convenience of getting rid of it personally.
  6. Ah nice. I decided to go for the twin tips to keep the OEM look. Absolutely love it, sounds so much nicer than the stock exhaust. Such a cool car, mine has been under its cover since the start of the lockdown, really looking forward to taking it out again.
  7. Photos of the exhaust attached. It is the original, large exhaust, that came on a launch edition car. Also includes the third catalytic converter. The tips are a bit dirty but clean up really nicely, so it can be fitted straight onto a car. As for the colour, I agree, it's an awesome colour - I've had more people compliment the colour than anything else! That was my original plan, but we're currently in the process of moving, and trying to create some space, so I'd rather move it on and just sell the car with the Larini attached.
  8. Thanks bibs, that's what I assumed. Unfortunately the tip is closed at the moment, so I might put it up for free to see if anyone wants it, and if not will take it to the tip when it reopens.
  9. Hi everyone, I recently upgraded my exhaust to a Larini system and currently have the original exhaust and cat sat in my garage. Is there a market for stock exhausts, and if so how much do they tend to go for? I've not found one online to compare it to. Thanks in advance.
  10. Hi @Bibs I've still not received my order - it was placed a month ago. Could you check on the status of it please? I'm aware it says to allow 4 weeks, but it's past that point now. Thanks.
  11. @Bibs I placed an order today for a black outdoor cover, but received a database error just after submitting payment. I have received a confirmation email, but just wanted to check the order went through correctly.
  12. I don't really get a clunking sound, but yeah, I will have it all looked at to see if anything else can be improved. Tyres are pretty worn and will probably need changing fairly soon, but they still have plenty of tread on them so I won't be changing them just yet.
  13. Yep that all makes sense - as I mentioned earlier, at speed the car is comfortable and handles bumps well, it is just around town etc that the ride was harsh. Since lowering the tyre pressures it's considerably less harsh though, and it's good to see that it's close to what Lotus recommend - I may adjust it from 30/30 to 29/32 at some point, but for now it works fine. With the new pressures the car 'thuds' over cracks and potholes rather than crashing through them, firm but damped, which is what I was after.
  14. Yep, I still plan have it looked over regardless.
  15. Thanks Randy, I'll call this afternoon. I dropped my tyre pressures last night from 32/34 to 30/30 based on comments on this thread https://www.midlandslotus.co.uk/forum/topic/63484-evora-tyre-pressure/ and the ride is now much less crashy at lower speeds. I still plan on getting the car checked over to make sure that everything else is as it should be, but my commute in this morning was definitely more comfortable.
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