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    Hal Adams
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    Elan 2+2, Evora 2+2 350S, Macan (hers..)
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    Evora:Induction kit, Komo-Tec exhaust. Elan: full EFI.
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  1. Thanks Bibs. I am not sure it is worth going to that length, so I will live with it fine. The other day I was completely hemmed in by two cars parking close either side. I could open the door enough to reach the window switch, but not enough space to reach the ignition switch! Thirty years with cars with the remote feature I never used, and the one time I need it, the car does not offer it😀 I might look into changing the window feed from switched to unswitched - for next time!
  2. I cannot see anything in the manual or service notes, so just checking please. Yet another annoying thing, maybe minor, on the Evora, but my windows will not open or close remotely - is there any way of programming this feature? (This is usually a basic feature even in cars at the cheaper end)
  3. Thanks Justin! Yes, I agree that Ctek have positioned themselves well. Like Keith, I have been caught out by the really cheap ones before, so a 21 year use is recommendation enough! I called Airflow - they are £39 now, but unfortunately, out of stock and does not know when he will get more! I might try ebay, but if no joy, then it is Ctek!
  4. When did the lithium battery come in? I take it that the 350 is all lead acid and the Ctek MX5 charger is good? Or, does anyone have a better recommendation?
  5. I do! Or, I should say I did. I now have a module that senses 13V and does it automatically. Maybe a good time to mention for anyone searching thge same subject in the future - there were a batch of 350s manufactured that did not have the two white connectors of the earlier wiring looms. To have DRLs on one of these, Lotus fitted the module from the 400 at a high price. Much better therefore to get a DRL module from ebay, power it from fuse 135 at the front and connect the output to the side light circuit downstream of the switch. If you are happy just to use sidelights, then no need
  6. I have gone ahead and made up a set of drop links using rose joints and a turnbuckle off the shelf from McGill Motorsports. They are from their 'ultra performance' range. As my annual mileage is not great, it might be a while before I can come back and say these are an improvement. If anyone else wishes to follow the same route though, the parts you need, per link, are: FromMcGill, per link: 1 x RH Rose joint, XMRM12x1.75, £9.60 1 x LH Rose joint, XMLM12x1.75, £9.60 1 x Turnbuckle, TURNKIT-M12-N70, £5.83 2 x Dust cover, SEAB2, £6.38 2 x M12 x 45mm bolt with n
  7. I believe you may well be correct. Reason being that a decision was taken in 2007 that all newcars supplied in Europe from 2011 would have DRLs fitted by law. Of course Lotus produced the Evora in 2009 and therefore did not need to have these legally, so in typical Lotus cheapskate way, just ignored the feature despite all other EU cars fitting them soon after 2007! Then of course it dawned on Lotus that some markets required DRLs regardless, and so they quickly coined up some makeshift idea and here we are! Lotus missed so many little tricks on the Evora that had they been in
  8. Going back to the begining - did the 350S come out of the factory with the headlights wired up as a DRL in 2015? I presume that by using the headlights, there was just a connection from a pin that was live with the engine running straight to the low beam circuit bypassing the imstruction to dim the cabin lights, yes? I also presume this connection is the two white connectors on the loom above the fuse box that is documented in previous threads on the subject, yes? Looking at mine, the two white connectors are joined, but there is no DRL activity. Is there an associated fuse and/or re
  9. Thanks Jim - finally, a definitive explanation🙂 I now press the sidelight button that is quite easy. The last day, in light of module costs etc, of fitting a simple aftermarket module into the sidelight circuit which would be quite easy, and then whilst idly surfing a few things, this popped up - from Nolden in Germany, complete DRL kit with an LED bar that fits in the small intakes. Typical Nolden though, expensive! Looks good, or as good as can be. My only concern is that I think our ISP needs these intakes...
  10. I have just noticed that my 2015 350S Racer the DRLs are not working. I say 'not working' as I assumed the car to have had them, but in the few months I have owned the car, I never checked until now! I googled what might be wrong, and see that in typical Lotus fashion, nothing is straight forward regarding these! My basic question is: Did the Evora in 2015 have working DRLs? Discounting the earlier Evoras where two white connectors are joined for activation, there is much discussed about a 'DRL mod' that I cannot find any detail on, mention of complete headlamp units failed, checking
  11. Thanks for the link! Adjustable links are the way to go of course - I have never known a stabilser bar be perfectly aligned so that in the steady state, a little bit more spring is on one wheel. I just wonder if this part is good for front and rear. As I need one more link (too late to stop my order now) I might buy a set from Whiteline and be sure they fix front and rear and post back. They are nearly double the cost of the Lotus ones, but maybe they last twice as long😀
  12. Reality sets in - European owners note! Ordered four drop link arms to be a Christmas project from RRC in France, only to be told Lotus not showing stock for one arm, but they suggest I continue with my order as is because after Dec 31, they might have to charge a tariff and mess around with VAT and carriage... This is the first time I have met the consequences of this idiocy called brexit! Then it got me even more angry that the straw haired liar might have me both ways - of course, I have a British car in France and a German car in the UK😀 Let's hope they pull off a deal !!
  13. Thanks - I think I will make a note of it being 14 days and err on the side of caution. Nowadays I do not leave a car in the airport parks when I go away and at home, the car is in a reasonably secure garage. The only other time of unattendance might be a long weekend away. To date I have never left the car standing unlocked for more than a week. How much extra time do you think would be gained by disabling the microwave sensors? I presume quite a bit longer as the immobiliser itself is armed and should not draw much, yes? Trawling around, I see many questions asked on how to disarm
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