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  1. On 10/04/2022 at 10:05, MattyCP_ said:

    Hey Folks 

    New to Lotus but not new to tuning... 

    So I have a V6 Exige 350 2016. 

    Tried the Alias23 intake with no luck - engine light and car was not happy on it which was very disappointing/bad luck 

    So now I am exploring other avenues, and just wondered if it literally is just Komo-Tec all the time or is there other options? 

    Ideally I would have liked to have ran the following: 

    Alias23 Intake 

    2Bular Ypipe/Manifolds and a Decat

    obviously with a map to tie all this together on the standard ECU.

     

    Or if i opt for Komotec is there an option to use the 2bular catless power system over komotecs?

     

     

     

    Thanks

    Matty 

    Any news on this?

    I have the 2bular (with cat) kit as well, it is working great without cell light, but in the future I would like to add the intake and remap. Jubu told me they will start offering maps to be self-installed (Like kmotec) in September.

    Don't even try with Komotec you either buy all their stuff or they won't sell the map alone, Jubu seems much more open to this

    Regards

  2. Hi zaero,

    I'm well aware that there has been a delay with those end plates as I'm also waiting for the right ones for my 380 cup wing, lockdowns in Shanghai screwed up everything. Every time I asked for an update, Jason was quite responsive, even sending me videos of the end plates in the factory.

    I was also not happy with the older version of the side scoops, and he refunded me without any problem. I got some minor marks in my carbon wing, and he sent me a new body

    Regards

  3. Hi all

    I have quite a poltergeist and I think the culprit is the stupid cobra immobilizer, this is the sequence of events

    1) I open the car with the key (immobilizer is turned off)

    2) put the key into the cylinder and move it to the position II, I can see all the lights in the dash, but I can't hear the fuel pump priming (If at this point I press the engine start button I have a hesitant start of the engine)

    3) move the key back to position I

    4) move the key to position II, then I can see the lights in the dash PLUS the fuel pump priming m the car starts normally 

    What is more funny

    With the immobilizer turned off if I take the key out of the cylinder and I let enough time pass as to hear the beeps of the alarm (or I suppose that is the alarm) when I put the key back into the cylinder I ALSO have to do the "ritual", key to position II key back to position I and key to position II to hear the fuel pump priming

    Lotus Electronic is a well known disgusting thing, if you add the cobra alarm to the equation it makes it even worse 

    any ideas are welcomed 

    Regards

  4. 1 hour ago, TomE said:

    That's true, I'm thinking about the EV460 kit for the older cars which is something like £11k + installation.  It depends on your starting point and taking a 410 to 450/460 is going to be cheaper

    Ah Ok, definitely, adding charge cooling to the kit (EX 460) is around 15k Eur 👍

  5. 22 hours ago, TomE said:

    I'm not sure I'd count rebuilding most of the engine with stronger components and replacing the gearbox as "relative ease" :)  

    People have taken V6 Evora/Exige to 450hp+ but it'll cost £20k+ to get there, so I understand why Lotus are sticking with the 416hp version and letting people decide if they want to do the rest as aftermarket work.

    It seems clear their strategy is to use the V6 as a proven powerplant to get the car launched slightly quicker than a new installation and as a known quantity.  Meanwhile getting the AMG i4 in as a base but with opportunity to tune that themselves in a hotter future Emira.

    It's interesting the Emira GT4 is sticking with the Toyota V6 and I wonder if they might do an AMG-engined version in future.

    Komotech ex475 pack for a 410-430 is 6k GBP, way less than 20k

  6. 2 minutes ago, Bibs said:

    I'm sure that pretty much every car is meant to cancel cruise control when you depress the brake pedal. It's one of the ways to turn it off. 

    Yes, definitely, but not just literally when you put your foot on the brake and move it 1 mm, at least that is not the behavior in my other car with CC, you need a bit more than 1 mm for it to kick you out of CC

  7. More to the story

    I reset yesterday the switch as per the service notes instructions, and so far so good (20 miles with hard braking and accelerations, no heel and toe tho).

    With 5 "clicks" the brake pedal is not that sensible to kick you out of cruise mode simply by putting the foot on the pedal

    Another interesting data-point is that it also started to misbehave as I stared to use more and more heel and toe....to me that is insane in a car like a Lotus Exige 

  8. Ok today I got the dreaded TCS light plus a wrench icon in the dash

    later, the car even went into some sort of limp mode (P2104 Throttle actuator control system - Forced idle)

    I also read the codes:

    P1106 and the more specific P0571 Cruise control/brake switch A circuit 

    So 99% a faulty pedal switch brake sensor, I've ordered a new one from elise-parts

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  9. Hi folks,

    Hopefully you can shed some more light on the problem I'm experiencing. Over the last month (and shortly after an ECU reset disconnecting the battery, but I guess it was a mere coincidence) the following is happening to my Exige 410:

    -Most of the time right after breaking or after a few seconds of braking and pressing quickly and gently the throttle pedal (almost fully) the car simply:

    1) Cuts power off for 1-3 seconds, similar to when you hit the rev limiter

    2) Kicks me out of sport/race mode

    3) After those 1-3 seconds everything goes back to normal, no dash lights and no OBD errors are logged 

    It is not happening all the time, it is quite random, but it at least happens 1 or 2 times every time I use the car, after reading a lot in the forum apparently there could be 2 culprits, the infamous brake pedal switch or the steering wheel sensor, I've noticed that my brake pedal is extremely sensitive, when I have the cruise control on simply by putting my foot on the pedal (maybe moving it 1-2 mm) the cruise control gets disconnected

    Next steps:

    -I've ordered silicone grease to put it on the pedal switch plunge

    -Moving the plunge one click in, in order to make it less sensitive??

    -Replace the switch itself?

    -Take it to the dealer ??? I would like to avoid this one as the closer dealer is 400 km away, and on top of that no error is being logged in the ECU

     

    Any hits or help would be much appreciated 

    Regards

  10. 24 minutes ago, freefall_junkie said:

    This is an issue for me too. I hope I am earlyish in the queue too having placed a deposit first thing the morning after the launch, but I really don't want 12 way electric seats, fancy stereo, or any other gubbins that doesn't improve the driving experience. All depends what the FE costs vs my choice of spec and how long the wait would be for the the latter. 

    Another point for those wringing their hands over the weight. The Evora 410 was faster than the Exige V6 350 round Hethel even though it weighs a lot more, and I'd be pretty surprised it the V6 Emira on Cup tyres isn't quicker still. 

    An evora 410 is faster than a 350 ok, the 350 using Corsa's 

    An evora 410 is slower than a Exige 380 using both cups

    An evora 430GT is slower than a exige cup 430 both using cups (you cannot hide 200kg)

  11. 4 hours ago, DarrylV8 said:

    @jimichangayes and the Emira is not an Elise/Exige, indeed it is not an Evora although I have previously stated the Emira is lighter than Evora S IPS. 

    Would be very surprised if Lotus in the Emira life span don’t bring out a Cup/GT430 version but if anyone seriously thought Lotus would have been able to/wanted to have all variations from the getgo then you only need to look at what every car manufacturer has done with each of their models. The carbon fibre stripped out high performance Emira is not going to be under £60K if that is want you want then think you are going to have to wait a few years; with price tag to match the GT430 run of cars?

    Emira in its lightest form is lighter than Evora S IPS, let's see what the "standard" Emira weight is....

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