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    keith
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    lotus evora s 2014 (gone), elite 501 gone, elite s2.2 gone, 2 eclat s2 gone, 4 excels gone, evora gt430 come.., mg zr*2, mg zs 180v6, M100 S2 arrived
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  1. I bought a TPMS reader/programmer so that I could duplicate the sensor/ids for the wife's RR for other sets of alloys. The TPMS programmer would probably program the evora/S TPMS using the Altel programmable sensor, but certainly not the ones fitted to the 4xx models.
  2. My previous Evora S a 63 UK plate (early 2013) did not have TPMS, but there was a symbol on the dash, that lights up for around a second and then goes off. So the MOT testers would think that it was working? The car must have pre-dated the compulsory fully functioning requirement.
  3. Articles like this https://www.kwik-fit.com/blog/drivers-risk-mot-failure-if-tyre-pressure-monitoring-systems-go-unserviced When this was announced, if the car displayed a TPMS fault warning light on the dashboard, this would be marked as a minor defect. Defects that fell under this category would be considered to have no significant effect on the safety of the car or impact on the environment. They would be suggested to be repaired as soon as possible, but would not lead to an MOT failure. Then, in June 2019, following the release of the government’s MOT inspection manual, TPMS malfunction changed from defect category to major. A major defect category is considered to affect the vehicle’s safety, put other road users at risk, or have an impact on the environment. This meant that the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System legislation had come full circle, and it once again can result in an MOT failure.
  4. And or course they are not stealing the grain/new grain harvest.!!!!
  5. New EV Toyota recalled already....only made a relative handful. For how many years have car manufacturers made wheels to fit axles. Toyota recalls 2,700 bZ4X SUVs over fears wheel could fall off https://www.am-online.com/news/manufacturer/2022/06/24/toyota-recalls-2-200-bz4x-suvs-over-fears-wheel-could-fall-off after identifying a fault which could see wheels could come loose. Sharp turns and sudden braking could cause a hub bolt to loosen as a result of the fault, it said, potentially causing a wheel to come off. "The cause of the issue and the driving patterns under which this issue could occur are still under investigation. No one should drive these vehicles until the remedy is performed."
  6. Just as useful as the Met Office...
  7. My Evija arrived today, and its not Lego. Not noticed a pic of a delivered Spark model before?
  8. From the same US manual... 5. KEYS & SECURITY ALARM Transmitter Keys Two transmitter keys are provided with the car. The transmitter keys combine a coded mechanical blade with a three button transmitter head. The blade is used to operate the ignition switch/steering column lock, and the emergency manual door locking function via the left hand door. The keyhead push buttons are used to operate the electronic immobiliser, alarm system and central door locking. The two transmitter keys should be kept separate, and a replacement obtained immediately after any loss. Ensure that a spare key is always accessible to guard against becoming stranded. The 4-digit code for the mechanical key, the unique serial number of the immobiliser/alarm, and the system’s 5-digit sPecifc Identification Number (PIN), are supplied on plastic tags attached to the key ring of a new vehicle. In order to allow replacement transmitter keys to be matched to the car, it is essential that these numbers are recorded and kept safely with the vehicle documents. Memorising the PIN will allow the security system to be overridden in case of transmitter loss or failure (see page 28). If the codes are not available on receipt of the vehicle, immediately enquire with the dealer or vendor. I never had one for my last evora, don't think I have one for my current one either! I did ask the Lotus dealer I bought my first one from and I think he said that if I needed it they could get it from the factory!!! Actually just checked my service book for my current car and both codes are noted on the PDI page.
  9. Red looks better there than have seen before? Think I now prefer the grey over the yellow.
  10. Have you got your owners handbook and a vehicle PIN? Here is an extract from the only downloadable owners manual I have found. (US) Emergency Disarming/Mobilising If the key transmitter is damaged or fails to function, and a spare key is not available, the alarm system’s unique sPecific Identification Number (PIN) may be used to disarm the alarm provided that access is available to the cabin: - Turn on the ignition. The alarm tell tale will light. - If the alarm is armed, accessing the cabin, or turning on the ignition will trigger the alarm until completion of this emergency process. - Within 10 seconds, turn the ignition off; the tell tale will begin to flash. - After a number of flashes corresponding to the first digit of the PIN, turn on the ignition. Note that the first flash may not be of full duration (but is still to be counted). Note that 10 flashes correspond to a zero digit. - Turn off the ignition and after a number of flashes corresponding to the second digit of the PIN, turn on the ignition. Repeat this process until all 5 digits have been completed. If, at any stage of the process, a number is entered incorrectly, the system will immediately revert to the start, so that the whole PIN must be re-entered. - If the PIN is entered correctly, the alarm will now be overridden and the engine mobilised. However, automatic immobilisation will still occur after an ignition off time of 40 seconds, requiring a repeat of the above procedure to mobilise. Note that automatic re-arming of the alarm and automatic door locking cannot occur until a working transmitter is used to operate the alarm.
  11. Perhaps show the crew the story that was in the press a few days ago... https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pilot-helps-ground-crew-load-27275704 Pilot helps ground crew load luggage on plane as travel chaos continues at UK airports The clip taken ahead of a flight from Edinburgh Airport comes amid ongoing disruption at UK airports over the past few months, as airlines struggle with a shortage in workers and a rise in demand
  12. Spoke to my neighbour this afternoon, he watched TG and thought the car seemed cheap for a car that performed like that. He has no views on any of the other Emira reviewers, as he has only seen TG - probably like most of the 'normal' people who have a 'normal' interest in cars.
  13. From the factory, https://www.lotuscars.com/en-GB/fuel-compatibility/ Notice Except on the Lotus Emira, Lotus recommends to use a premium high quality UNLEADED fuel, meeting EN228 standard. The rating of any fuel should be clearly marked on the fuel pump. The use of good quality unleaded fuels meeting EN228 standard containing proper detergent additives shall be used. The majority of the Lotus vehicles have catalytic converters fitted in the exhaust system. DO NOT push or tow start the car; or turn off the ignition at engine speeds above idle; or run the fuel tank dry: Any of these actions may damage the catalytic converters. Fuel system damage and running problems, resulting from the use of incorrect fuels will not be covered by your New Vehicle Warranty. Methanol – Do not use fuels containing methanol (wood alcohol). Use of this type of alcohol can result in performance deterioration and damage to critical parts in the fuel system. Lower Octane Fuels – The lower octane rating (typically 93 – 94 RON) will result in slightly reduced performance and economy and are not recommended. Fuels Containing MMT – Some fuels contain methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT), which is an octane enhancing additive. Such fuels may damage the emission control system and shall NOT be used. Diesel – A Lotus vehicle WILL NOT operate on diesel fuel. It used to say, TOYOTA POWERTRAIN FUEL REQUIREMENTS FOR ELISE, EXIGE AND EVORA Lotus Model Production Year E10 Compatible? Elan 1989 - 1991 No Esprit (4cyl. carburettor) 1987 - 1989 No Esprit (4cyl. fuel injection) 1989 - 1999 Yes Esprit (V8) 1998 - 2004 Yes Elise (Rover) 1996 - 2004 No 340R 2000 No Exige (Rover) 2001 - 2002, 2004 No Elise (Toyota) 2004 onwards Yes Exige (Toyota) 2004 onwards Yes Europa 2006 - 2010 No Evora (Toyota) 2009 onwards Yes
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