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    John (Angus) Atkinson
  • Car
    Elise 220. Some German based other drives and a Japanese 'tug'
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    Working on it ;)
  • Location
    Scottish Borders

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  1. ACF50 mixed with Double TT (or similar) painted or sprayed works for me. Used it with cars, boats and boat trailers. Double TT is a waxier form of WD40 and sticks better and spreads the ACF50 better. I find the ACF50 is quite hard to apply without a "thinner" or carrier
  2. @Bibs I had the same information from Lotus customer services today regarding Parks and when they will be ready for warranty work. I got an explanation regarding the repeated warranty recall request. They also went some way at apologising for the continued shortfall in Lotus coverage and support. I dropped Laura at Park's a line to make her aware of the warranty letter situation but they were already aware. January
  3. Just received another letter from Lotus asking me to get the recall done on the Elise. (Fuel rack). It asked me to go to my local lotus dealer. I was rather frustrated by this letter from customer service at Lotus. I believed the recall work had been completed in September at Parks in Hamilton so I informed them of this. I also took the time to point out that the availability of a "local" Lotus dealer has been some what of a frustration for those living in the North of England and Scotland this year. We will see what transpires!
  4. I was working/training as a youngster in Leeds during that period. Dark days with a respect to humanity. I agree sensationalising with interviews and correspondents (in lock down!) visiting the area
  5. Heading over tomorrow to get the fuel rack recall done eventually and have a booking for the Evija look around.
  6. Thanks @Mike150. Just what I needed i will have a look at this and make some careful adjustments
  7. I seem to have an issue with the door seals on my Elise S3 220 windows. The window to seal contact appears pretty poor. Water enters the car when washing down the windows (leading edge) and even at times when driving in heavy rain at motorway speeds. Wind noise is also and issue. I was comparing the seal contact on another 220 the other day and I could see the rubber was visibly in contact with the window whereas mine doesn't seem to be. Is this normal for a Lotus and I have to live with it or a 'build' issue that needs adjustment?
  8. I purchased a new 220 last October and do not have any cold start or warm running hesitation or stutter. Sounds like an issue there which needs diagnosed . Perhaps an issue with the MAF sensor? I am at a loss as to why the dealer said this was normal feature?
  9. Thanks That looks very neat. I ended up making my own using a 50mm alloy box section in a very similar fashion to the link you sent. Mine doesn't look as good but it works perfectly
  10. Agreed. There is no escaping his ability. He would be a much more plausible role model if he was more personable and able to discuss more mundane topics with a degree of humour. The points he is vocal on are quite polarised and because of his lifestyle/sponsorship leaves him open to easy challenge which he doesn't appear to recognise.
  11. That's great news and Hamilton is much more central than previous mentioned locations. Still have my recall work to get done so will book in shortly. On a another update David Hayton are moving their Lotus servicing away from Carlisle to Penrith. Received an Email this morning.
  12. Lack of communication and support for customers requiring dealer support and warranty for their vehicles Lotus simply didn't provide it.
  13. I can confirm I got my service plan payments (3 off) from the receivers.
  14. Glad to hear you got thing's resolved and stuck to getting a positive outcome.
  15. Thanks Twin Rotor. The drive from Berwick to Penrith provides some Epic driving opportunities both ways so hence I was leaning that way. But I will use Park's if it doesn't come off.
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