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  1. Nothing was ever fitted in this position on the Lotus installation. Dave
  2. Hi Phill. Unfortunately we don't have the 400 type actuator in stock. And the price is slightly eye-watering at £233+VAT! A bit of diagnostics should establish whether you need one. Dave
  3. You need an accumulator for the valve to not open and close randomly with throttle openings - not direct connection to the inlet plenum (or SC). This is built-in to the airbox, so as per EvoraBob, if you tee off the vacuum feed to the airbox flap, it should work. Dave
  4. Sorry didn't see this one first time round. The 'actuator' you can see in the rear window is actually the bypass valve. This opens when the engine is producing producing vacuum (idle and light throttle), to bleed off the boost created by the charger (spinning all the time driven by engine). If this is sticking shut, then the car will be running more boost than it wants at idle and light throttle, and therefore theoretically running lean. The ECU will be attempting to compensate like mad by chucking fuel in. The bypass valve is on a spindle that you'll see disappear into the charger. There is a vacuum actuator attached to it - this is the round pot thing you can see with an arm on it, attached to the bypass spindle. The vacuum actuator should be connected to the charger via a small hose, check that this is present and intact. If you disconnect the actuator arm, you can double-check that the spindle is free moving (engine off!). If you apply a vacuum to the hose, the actuator should open the bypass, and hold it open without a continuous vacuum. If it returns to closed with non-continuous vacuum applied, then the actuator diaphragm has failed. We may well have an actuator in stock, I can check tomorrow. Dave
  5. Wow! Paul! Amazing! What an opportunity to drive your dream. Well done! Dave (@Hangar)
  6. Got a new compressor on the shelf here if you need one Pierre @series_one? It's not a Denso one, but we've fitted a few of these and no problems to date. £430 +shipping +vat. Dave
  7. The 175 was introduced to promote some understeer in the car - or rather reduce oversteer / number of S1s written off in ditches. I would absolutely not go down to 165. Factory recommended replacement for the AD07 is Yokohama V105, with 195 on the front. With ensuring your suspension geometry is setup correctly also. Dave
  8. At the age (and your mileage) of these cars - these sorts of issues are becoming more common as the hoses and clips get perished and tired. A look up the back end of the chassis where that sill hose joins the pipe should determine if that is the problem. If not, it will be tracking down from somewhere. The aluminium pipe across the rear bulkhead (unless you have the earlier up-and-over) is another culprit, as it corrodes against the bulkhead heatshield. Minimum in the coolant tank when cold is perfect and normal. Dave
  9. We have 100% fitted a normal harness bar to a 250 Cup FE. But maybe Lotus did something different in the non-Cup cars - it certainly wouldn't be the first time, trust me! Dave
  10. We might actually be taking one out of a car in the near future - not sure what the customer has decided yet - I will try to find out. It would be the front part of the cage only, but it is a factory item, you would still need the A-frame and potentially roll over bar (depending on what Lotus have fitted to your car). Dave
  11. Sill hose (or clip thereon) likely culprit in that area. Dave
  12. We've got one in bits at the moment, but it has been rebuilt as standard (not verniers and ECU). But we've done that job to plenty of other Lotus Dave (of H111)
  13. You don't need canbus type - Evora isn't that clever, thankfully.
  14. The reflector ones barely reflect - we've had them fail.
  15. Don't forget you will need some reflectors for MOT legality.
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