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  1. Thanks for this.. you obviously know what you are doing... 😀, and a bit beyond me I think!
  2. Hi Bob, very intriguing!!! When you say its your own system, can you clarify what you had to buy and what you had to presumably make yourself? I don't really understand these things but did it need anything else, i.e. messing with the ECU etc...? Looks great by the way...
  3. yep, that's the kind of thing I am thinking about... saw this on the forum a while back which I think looks fabulous...
  4. and I absolutely love this car! Have done just over 4000miles, but expect to do more this year, and the car has now done 45k miles. The only issues I've had over the past year were 1. lost the clutch pedal and after looking on the forum wrapped the clutch slave cylinder pipe as per a service bulletin and it seemed to have done the trick, its not happened again; and 2. the car suddenly went into limp mode, local garage diagnosed it to misfiring on cylinder 2, so replaced the spark plugs and all is now well Other work done includes repairing the glovebox, fitting a new and larger steering wheel spacer, replacing the mudflap brackets for stainless steel ones, replacing the coolant temperature sensor, and a new engine bay flexible duct heat shield. Just had the major C service done plus a few other minor bits (clutch sensor switch, ARB bushes, ball joint boots) at Lotus Silverstone and very happy with the work and experience. This plus 4 new Michelin tyres has meant a relatively expensive first year, but I bought the car at a good price (£24k) and planned to have the budget to cover a bit of expensive. The gear shift is quite stiff and after talking to Lotus Silverstone its either £500 for replacement cables or £1800 for replacement MY12 cables... not sure its worth the latter and I may try lubricating them first as others have done on this forum. I've kinda got used to how it shifts though.... 🤔 Now I know this will be a keeper, contemplating some cosmetic changes in the Spring, i.e. red callipers and wing mirror covers.. and maybe some red stripes? Black wasn't my first choice colour but its really grown on me and I think a bit of red splashed here and there will also help... Finally, a big thanks to this forum.. so much good advice and experience... its really helped through the year... What a fantastic car!!!!! Cheers, Ade
  5. Hi Chris, as tempting as that is I can't really justify spending out that much at the moment.. though if I could guarantee selling my black ones it might be a different story... thanks anyway..
  6. Hi Dave, thanks for posting... this is on my todo list. When you did yours did you take the callipers off the mount bracket to get easier access to the back of the callipers, and did you remove the pads? Or was it easy enough with them in situ... looks a great job by the way.
  7. Just use a flat bladed screwdriver to gently prise it off, working your way round the ring as you do. This will help...
  8. like it.. I'm planning to do the red mirrors and callipers next spring.... still contemplating the red stripes and bits 🤔
  9. Stopped at my local Shell garage yesterday , guy on the opposite pump shouted over, "you're brave, aren't you?" "Why?", I replied. "Driving a Lotus in the winter, they are rear wheel drive aren't they!" Granted its November, but it was 14 degrees yesterday... anyway, he took a pic of the car before driving off....!
  10. So now I'm a bit confused... should I be putting in higher octane fuel or not in my 2010 NA 🤷‍♂️.. why would Lotus recommend it if it made no difference or wasn't important to some degree???
  11. really like the look... planning orange callipers?
  12. Hi Bob, Thanks for posting the above.. interested to hear more about raising the seat height as I hadn't considered that in my list of 'jobs to do'... what did you use for the spacers? Cheers,
  13. that really is a thing of beauty... for me, will have to wait 3-5 years before I'd be in a position to buy one, and it'll be interesting to see what else is available then, but I will be sorely tempted to trade in the Evora...
  14. I registered then have had a couple of emails from Lotus Silverstone, the last one on Saturday inviting me to a livestream launch at their site next Tuesday evening.. tempted.. but just can't make it.
  15. Yes, it will be interesting as you say.. huge amount of work done for a car that's done 6k miles though?
  16. For me it was firstly the look of the Evora, which I still find stunning and I just prefer over the Cayman/911, then its reputation in terms of driving/handling which in the few short test drives I had you don't really find out until you've owned one for a while (almost 6 months now), then it came down to affordability, both in terms of the purchase and on going costs... most of us have limited funds to spend on this sort of car and for me I could just afford an early NA. Interior quality, gizmos's etc were well down the list...
  17. Lovely car... and surroundings!
  18. Agree... great colour, if I hadn't bought a black one in January I'd be contacting you....
  19. Lovely looking car that...
  20. Hi Rob, did you find out what the cause of this might be... I've noticed a rattle somewhere around the passenger windscreen/A pillar trim area when I'm going 70+.... can't see any larked trim though..?
  21. Yep, thanks for this... I thought that would be the case.. and was my plan B if from below was too tricky. Whilst being fiddley it was doable, that being the heat wrap part anyway. I didn't replace the slave cylinder.. want to see if I have any more problems before thinking about replacing the master cylinder.
  22. Did the exact same job this weekend!! Zip tied a fire sleeve round the slave cylinder pipe.. bit of a mission from below. Did you replace the slave cylinder from below or above? I'd be interested in how you get on replacing the master cylinder when you get round to it...
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