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  1. Any oversteer can be dialled out with a decent geo - personally I've never experienced it in mine. Now with nearly 20,000 miles on the clock, and some 60 odd track days, there is generally very little that goes wrong. I've had a sensor fail which brought the rev limiter in too early as the car thought it was running hot, and it needed a new accelerator linkage which was done under warranty, as was the radiator which showed signs of seepage before the car was a year old. I've heard of one car with a slight oil leak from the supercharger. Mine had a slight leak from the Accusump filter which I believe was a recall issue and sorted on all cars. The cars don't really have service intervals as they are rarely used as road cars. Instead they have regular track checks. Mine gets looked over after every day, checked properly at the dealer after every three days including twice yearlyclutch/brake fluid changes, sometimes more frequent if I do a lot of days, oil changes after every 3 or 4 days dependent on how hard I drove and the circuit, gearbox oil changed annually. The book says the shocks should be serviced every 2yrs or 10k miles iirc - I had mine completely rebuilt at 3yrs, though they weren't leaking or anything. If you have a search through you'll find other points people say to look out for. I also had a Moroso sump fitted and uprated the engine mounts with polyeurathane (sp?) inserts, plus a Letsla linkage to improve the gear change. Make sure it's had the ECU reflash too. Great cars.
  2. I know that car quite well - it's a really well looked after example - and we took the roundels off ours too - or rather Scott did it for us
  3. Never had the issue. My arb is always on the stiffest setting - where have you got yours?
  4. Hi Paul Wasn't me asking but I'm glad to hear it. Haven't seen you on track for ages - what have you been doing with it?
  5. Somewhat disappointed that Lotus have done an almost exact replica - I wonder if they asked Scotts premission, seeing as it was him that designed it.
  6. Just had a look through the consultation. What a poorly written and badly phrased piece of crap. Fwiw, I have completed it and stated my objections, but frankly it's probably pointless. It brings to mind Ken Livingstones so called referendum on the western congestion charge extension. He has already said it was going ahead regardless of the outcome - this smacks of the same to me.
  7. Washington Coachworks down in Washington funnily enough. Very nice people and high standards of work.
  8. Alan is completely aware so that puzzles me as we did him a link for his members. Will email you - thanks Bibs.
  9. No mention of the LOT track day on the Friday
  10. Port is located under the front bulkhead, roughy in the middle under the lights . There was a problem on some cars with malfunctioning throttle pedal assemblies - mine was replaced under warranty. How old is your car?
  11. Ta Bibs - I really need to learn to use the search function! Stirling - if you go the FAQ section on www.lotus-on-track.com there is lots of advice on how to prep your car, what to expect on the day etc etc
  12. Hi Al No afraid not - while I don't use it I have had it painted and decaled to match the car, so should I ever sell the car I would sell it with it as a package, if you see what I mean. Sorry, jo
  13. http://www.lotus-on-track.com/novicetlf.html We set this page up for TLF members earlier this year - there was a thread but I can't find it for the life of me
  14. Sorry to hear about your woes Hopefully you'll have it back before too long.
  15. Shame that no one from seloc were invited/attended? /edited for shockingly poor grammar
  16. Yep. Very nicely set up - though he isn't trying to be (or wanting to be) a dealer.
  17. Just to let you know we have opened up bookings for the day. If you are a member of Lotus on Track it is in our shop, if not the Club Lotus chaps have the booking details
  18. It's a long time since you've posted (unless I've missed something?) How is the Honda install going?
  19. Ta. I know, I know............ it was staring me on the face..............
  20. I cannot, for the life of me, find the bloody thing. Bibs where have you hidden it please?
  21. What happens when they run out of engines Guy? I know how many they had a couple of weeks ago and it certainly isn't enough to take them "into beyond"??
  22. 211s are being discontinued once the current supply of engines runs out. There was talk of a 311 but I believe that was based on the Evora chassis, but it was all smoke and mirrors and difficult to get anything definite. Essentially the factory have a few engines left over and once they're gone, that's it. Options wise, depends on your budget really. I would say the supercharged version is a necessity, plus the two way Ohlins. The upgraded brakes imo aren't needed - the car has plenty stopping power, and even Nick Adams who designed the car will tell you upgrading the brakes is overkill. Variable traction control is a nice toy and the car wouldn't sell well without it if you were to move it on. Not sure if it's an option or not. Get the leather seats not the cloth ones as they dry out better when you get wet. Essentially, if you ordered what they called the Launch Edition spec you'd have a car that comes with everything. Dealers wise - no idea in Ireland, but if you want a UK based Murrays are well thought of as mentioned already, but personally I deal with B&C in Surrey who have sold more 211s than any other UK dealer I believe - ask for Jamie if you call them. They've also exported plenty so will know their way around that side of things. Depending on how tall you are you might want to also order the higher screen, its only an extra inch or so but makes a bit of difference to buffeting I'm told. You will also need the standard one though as it won't pass the sva or an MOT with the higher one. Make sure you also buy the shower cape for the car, it's an excellent design and has kept mine dry when parked in monsoon like conditions. Get the lightweight five spoke wheels too - much the easiest to keep clean. And if you're a tart (like me) get the calipers painted yellow.
  23. Personally I prefer the look of the Cup wheels. And they're easier to clean
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