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    Tom Edwards
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    Evora S, Sport 110 Bike
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    Surrey

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  1. Time for another Sunday breakfast gathering for some of the finest bacon rolls around. In collaboration with the "little cars" this is our regular third Sunday of the month event, a chance to gather with like-minded enthusiasts and a cross section of Lotus models. An informal gathering with no particular runs in or out organised, just a chance to chat, look at cars and take in the view. Join from 9.00 when the café opens for bacon rolls. We'll probably be around until 10.00/10.30. Location map for Newlands Corner here Note that there is a charge for parking. First 20 mins are free (but you still need to get a ticket) then £1.30 an hour. Payment by credit/debit card or mobile phone (extra fees apply) but not cash. To get the free 20 mins press the green button on the ticket machine before entering any payment.
  2. TomE

    Mileage

    Ashamed/not ashamed that my 2011 S has done 23,000 miles. Commuting by train, a fair amount of business travel taking me out of the country over the last 5 years and spending more time on the bikes over the last 2-3 years. But every mile in the Evora has been special. Looking forward to a long weekend hooning about on the Isle of Man in September.
  3. The Lotus part A132E6503F is the NGK ILFR7B8 and they cost the same from Lotus or NGK, about £120 for a set in the UK. There have been some discussions on here about nearly-equivalents, as you've found. NGK say the LFR7AIX is their closest equivalent and is dimensionally identical but has a shorter recommended life of 40-50K miles compared to the ILFR7B8 at 80-100K. But note the Lotus service schedule recommends replacing the ILFR7B8 at 54K miles, so if you use the LFR7AIX you may need to replace sooner than their 40-50K. You'll find LFR7AIX for about £90-100 a set, so not sure the saving is worthwhile compared to the Lotus recommended one and shorter life.
  4. And these things usually come in threes. I hope the next problem is a minor one.
  5. Alex was at our Newlands Corner breakfast meeting today with the car - it looks stunning in real life and the wheels are a great colour combination with the dark green and the tan interior
  6. Time for another Sunday breakfast gathering for some of the finest bacon rolls around. In collaboration with the "little cars" this is our regular third Sunday of the month event, a chance to gather with like-minded enthusiasts and a cross section of Lotus models. An informal gathering with no particular runs in or out organised, just a chance to chat, look at cars and take in the view. Join from 9.00 when the café opens for bacon rolls. We'll probably be around until 10.00/10.30. Location map for Newlands Corner here Note that there is a charge for parking. First 20 mins are free (but you still need to get a ticket) then £1.30 an hour. Payment by credit/debit card or mobile phone (extra fees apply) but not cash. To get the free 20 mins press the green button on the ticket machine before entering any payment.
  7. Time for another Sunday breakfast gathering for some of the finest bacon rolls around. In collaboration with the "little cars" this is our regular third Sunday of the month event, a chance to gather with like-minded enthusiasts and a cross section of Lotus models. An informal gathering with no particular runs in or out organised, just a chance to chat, look at cars and take in the view. Join from 9.00 when the café opens for bacon rolls. We'll probably be around until 10.00/10.30. Location map for Newlands Corner here Note that there is a charge for parking. First 20 mins are free (but you still need to get a ticket) then £1.30 an hour. Payment by credit/debit card or mobile phone (extra fees apply) but not cash. To get the free 20 mins press the green button on the ticket machine before entering any payment.
  8. From the book by Stephenie Meyer, author of fantasy romance saga "Twilight" - which may help you decide whether to bother with the film!
  9. My starter motor failed suddenly like that with no warning. The car was in the garage and had been put away with wet brakes which had welded to the pads, so the RAC had to jack it onto dolly wheels and drag it out! If you've got an auto electrical specialist nearby see if they do alternator and starter motor refurbishment. It may not need replacement of the whole part.
  10. Failure of the yokes on the starter motor is often the issue. There’s a thread on LotusTalk if your skills are up to DIY
  11. Check the battery. Weird electrical behaviour is usually a warning sign that it's about to die, particularly the windows which seem to be the most sensitive to this. Often it's the battery capacity that's degraded rather than the voltage appearing to be low.
  12. A rather select gathering of just 5 braving the rain today:
  13. You could put 10p in a jar for every mile you drive. If you're unlucky and the clutch goes at 30,000 miles you'll have £3k of 10ps. If you're lucky then after 30,000 miles you can hang on to the £3k and start spending the 10ps on something else
  14. Time for another Sunday breakfast gathering for some of the finest bacon rolls around. In collaboration with the "little cars" this is our regular third Sunday of the month event, a chance to gather with like-minded enthusiasts and a cross section of Lotus models. An informal gathering with no particular runs in or out organised, just a chance to chat, look at cars and take in the view. Join from 9.00 when the café opens for bacon rolls. We'll probably be around until 10.00/10.30. Location map for Newlands Corner here Note that with effect from July 2018 Surrey County Council have introduced parking charges. First 20 mins are free (but you still need to get a ticket) then £1.30 an hour. Payment by credit/debit card or mobile phone (extra fees apply) but not cash. To get the free 20 mins press the green button on the ticket machine before entering any payment. Having said all that, repeated vandalism means the machines are often not working.
  15. Talk to Lucy Quinnell at Fire & Iron Gallery in Leatherhead in Surrey. They have ready-made things in the shop, exhibit pieces from specialist jewellers and metalworkers plus accept commissions. May be too far for you but worth a chat. http://www.fireandiron.co.uk/ http://www.fireandiron.co.uk/weddings-and-anniversaries http://www.fireandiron.co.uk/jewellery
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