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Karls

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  1. If any of you guys fancy doing a proper session of pilates or yoga and suffering for it for the next two days, then I suggest you buy a set of DBW Pedals and try fitting the buggers! I think I may have cracked a rib after rolling around on the sills, doing a very convincing impression of a beached whale. I pity anyone who happened to walk by and heard the language. But they’re fitted and no, I haven’t tried them yet...just waiting for the pain to subside a bit first
  2. Is the passenger airbag cover easily removed? I’ve read on the Evora forums that it’s a bit of a ‘mare due to clips breaking but can’t find anything for the Exige?
  3. Sounds interesting, count me in. Would be good to see some CAD renderings when you’re ready.
  4. Sorry for delay in replying. Yes it was simple, a large spring that sits behind the boss was not re-installed - doh!
  5. I had my oem steering wheel replaced today with a B&G removable kit from Seriously Lotus and a Momo Tuner wheel. After it was fitted and after a 30min journey and a visit to the local s/market, I was just manoeuvering out of the car park when suddenly the wheel/boss/column assembly moved vertically by about 1-2 inches. I initially thought the boss hadn’t been tightened on the splines but subsequent investigation showed that was all good. I’ve been driving the car a month on the oem wheel with no play whatsoever; it’s only today after the removable wheel was fitted did I get the problem but only after a 30 min drive. Anyone have a clue what it could be? Car is a 2016 350 Sport. It’s going back to the guys that fitted it tomorrow (they did send out the guy that fitted it to be fair to look at it at my home address but he couldn’t resolve it there and then).
  6. Just fitted my new cover today after cleaning the car. Lovely quality and fit!
  7. Thanks Imran...what about Neil Garner in Kemble? I’ll give him a shout first as he’s closest to me.
  8. Has anyone found a decent step-by-step guide in how to remove the oem steering wheel (with airbag) and swap for a Momo wheel? I’ve found snippets here and there but no good guide. I was going to get Lotus Silverstone to do it whilst the car is in for service but my Momo wheel is currently at Royal Steering Wheels and won’t be back in time. The removable steering wheel kit I need to fit was from Dave at Seriously Lotus. Failing lack of a decent guide, has anyone used a decent indy to do it in Gloucestershire?
  9. Received mine Imran, thanks. Lovely quality work!
  10. Just in the midst of cleaning the new arrival; wheels off and cleaning in the arches. I removed the rear offside wheel this afternoon and found a couple of things which are pictured. The first was the collar highlighted on the shock; I rattles around quite loosely and moves up and down freely which I’d have thought would make a hell of a noise whilst driving. Are these normally like this? Secondly, looking behind the brake disc on the same hub there is what looks like a bodge job of a taped up wire (ABS sensor?). Surely this isn’t how it should look from factory is it? The cars got warranty until July so I can get stuff like this sorted as long as I spot it.
  11. Ah, ok chaps, thanks for the advice. I’ll leave well alone!
  12. Does anyone with the open gear linkage tend to lubricate any of the moving joints inbetween services? I’m assuming it sees some form of lubrication at a service? Also, how much slack/play should there be front to back when in neutral? I feel the need to tinker.
  13. If I’m looking at the correct pipe, it just looks like fuel line tubing to me. If you can take it off and measure the OD/ID you can easily source some off ebay or any motor factor.
  14. Can anyone point me in the right direction for the tailgate bump stops? Just noticed today I’m missing one. I tried to upload a pic but file size is too large. They’re on the underside of the tailgate, 1 per side and push onto a hex head bolt.
  15. I’ve read elsewhere that the early 350 wings were an issue. The car’s still got warranty on it but I don’t know if there was a re-design in this area to stop this happening? Otherwise I’ll glue it.
  16. Picked up my Sport 350 yesterday and whilst cleaning it today I’ve noticed the RH endplate to wing is loose. Can anyone shed any light on how the two are attached please?
  17. Cheers Duncan, yeah, it’s great. The cleaning starts tomorrow and as I managed to clear out the years of accumulated crap in my garage over the last two weeks, paint the walls white and put down flooring, will continue on the lead up to the Spring. At last I have a garage that is going to be nice to spend time in, especially with a lovely Lotus in it 😁
  18. Quick update...can confirm I’m neither a wuss or a jessie. Picked the car up today and drove that baby home. Loved it. The only sad thing was seeing the seller standing there watching it dissapear...he watched it for ages as we went down the road. He was genuinely gutted and I felt a little bit mean driving it away (but only for a few seconds 😛).
  19. I love the GS...guess it’s a sign of me getting older but I’ve always had a soft spot for big trailies and Dakar lookalikes.
  20. Yep. It was in Gloucestershire but I think the car driver was in his 50’s so I can’t compete with 78! My brother had an 848, loved it but found it really uncomfortable.
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