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  1. Thanks Brian. I'll give Craig a call next week.
  2. Has anyone else experienced a low coolant temperature showing on the gauge in day to day traffic; I'm wondering if I've got the 'stat which is stuck open. Other symptoms include tepid air blowing from the heater when turned up high, and taking a while to record any temp from start up. This is after a jounrey of some time / distance and at a reasonalbe speed. I'd normally seek advice from the ever helpful team at Murray's (thanks guys) but I'm away a lot at the moment, so throwing myself to the mercy of TLF / LEGS.
  3. Version H has made a massive improvement to the car, and remember I was already running with Version G. Pick-up is much quicker and the car feels more alive. Craig was busy when I collected the car last week, and I wasn't aware it had received the update until I passed on my thanks for a quick and efficient job (again ), and jokingly asked what magic dust had been sprinked on the engine. Craig confirmed the Version H reflash. Sorry mate; I fear you'll have a the ususal suspects beating a path to your door again The difference, at least on my car, was amazing, and it's also improved sports mode too. Another very happy MMC customer.
  4. What a great way to spend a Sunday morning, and a breakfast which was more akin to a feast. Not sure when I'll need to eat again. Some super shorts there Brian; you even managed to capture the sunshine. Looking forward to June already.
  5. Mine has gone too Paul. Apparently it's a trait of the car The condenser is a common failure, and I'm getting mine replaced when it goes in for a service next month.
  6. To pick this up again, like brian, I've also had the software upgrade, and firstly the flat spot has gone, but the throttle response is enhanced, and much more responsive on a light throttle. A big from me, and thanks again to Craig, Calum and the team for sorting out a couple of niggles at the same time.
  7. Brian, I've just had this same 1st gear issue. It's a huge hole in the throttle map which only appeared at the weekend. Thankfully the car is off to MMC tomorrow, and they'll have it for 10 days. All being well it'll be fixed when I get it back. It seems to be something else every week just now, however it they are all known problems, which I guess is reassuring that it's not just me that's jinxed. Derek PS sorry for the hijack
  8. Sorry we can't join you this time; we'll be away on holiday. Have a good one, and see you on the 1st Sunday in April. Derek
  9. When I did the Type-49 wrap on my krypton green Elise s/c, I advised the insurer, who noted it, but there was no change in premium. I also understand that there is no requirement to advise DVLA, as it's not a permanent colour change. Caveat: Past insurer and Government agency advise can not be used as a guide to current / future advice.
  10. Justin, When the hatch is open, you will see 2 rubber grommets / stoppers. Remove these, and a 10mm (I think - may be 12 mm) bolt head is underneath. Adjust the height of these bolts to make the hatch sit flush. Replace the grommet(s), and close the hatch. Measure with a straight edge to ensure all is level. It's not even a 1/2 spanner job. Derek
  11. The car looked great as it came around the roundabout. I was actually wondering what was coming towards me when the penny dropped. Once I've finished browsing here I'll get organised and start washing the muck off mine.
  12. That's a very kind offer, however, I'll keep an eye out locally in the short term. You never know, I may well be in touch. Thanks again - it is much appreciated, Derek
  13. Gents, Thank you for the various options. Hegg - I much prefer what you have achieved, and it's similar to what I was looking for. I'll keep an eye out for something similar this sid of the pond. In the short term, I bought a couple of universal mats which cut to fit, and they are good enough to see me through the next few weeks, keeping the carpets for the better weather. Thanks again, and best wishes to all for 2011. Derek
  14. I'm somewhat precious of the interior of my Evora, and always try to source a set of rubber floor mats for winter use, to keep the carpets in good condition - especially gien the slushy mess our pavements are car parks etc are in the this time of year. Has anyone sourced suitable rubber mats for the Evora, or can recommend some alternatives which have been made to fit? Derek
  15. Thanks to the sterling effort of Graeme, Caig and Alan at Murray Motor Company I picked up my Evora earlier today. A big thank you to all concerned for getting everything ready in a few short days, including having the alloys done in satin black, which really suits the storm titanium, and getting the winter tyres fitted - certainly money well spent there - I think I was the most nervous man in the country as I made my way to Edinburgh in the Exige on 48s. I may have only driven the car the 25 miles from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy, but can already confirm all that has previously been said about the excellent ride, steering and brakes. Oh, and the sound of the v6 through the sports exhaust - fantastic. The c/r gearbox also suits the car. In summary, my new Lotus is not only Lotus, but also a proper car, and I'm not sure I can pay it any greater tribute than that. Derek
  16. Derek

    Lotus Evora

    Thanks for the good wishes guys. Christmas certainly can't come quick enough here! And a big thank you to Graeme at Murray Motor Co for making the whole process so smooth and straight forward.
  17. Count me in too guys; keen to get involved. It also sounds like Jason is volunteering to organised a fish and chip run which will batter (sorry ) Anstruther.
  18. Derek

    Lotus Evora

    Gentlemen, This is all music to my ears as I've just bought a 2+0 with sports pack and the C/R box, with delivery planned for Christmas Eve. The car also benefits from the 2010 revisions and the new gear change. It's been the Murray Motor Co demo car, and replaces my Type 72 Exige. Graeme at MMC worked a deal which was impossible to refuse (the 10th car we've bought from him), so I'm in an Evora about a year earlier than imagined, and so looking forward to Friday. Derek
  19. Hi Brian, I'm afraid we are a late cancellation due to dog sitters preferring to go and watch Raith Rovers tomorrow afternoon. I'm afraid Ted & Dougal are not big fans for getting squashed into a plastic car and watching the scenery pass by in a blur. Sorry for the short notice; hope you all have a great afternoon. Derek & Karen
  20. Here's a couple of my new T-72 Exige, which I collected last week. Still running it in, but it seems to have more precise steering and gearchange than my '08 Elise S/C. looking forward to adding the miles and seeing what it is really capable of. ETA - A big thank you to Graeme and all the team at Murray Motor Co in Edinburgh for being so easy to deal with. Thanks guys
  21. Hi Brian, Looking forward to the car car. I handed the Elise over to MMC on Tuesday, and pick the new one up early next month. Kermit has re-located to Karen's Mini in the meantime, but is busy looking at the Classic Team Lotus webstore for the JPS overalls. Looking forward to catching up again on the 11th, if not before. Derek
  22. Hi Brian, Just spotted this. Hopefully you wont mind a couple of interlopers with a mere 4 cylinders? We're collecting a new Type 72 Exige 240 in a couple of weeks, so subject to having the running-in service completed, we'd be delighted to join you. Derek 1 & 2 Brian & Jackie 3 & 4 Mark and Jane (including munchies) 5 & 6 Allan & Debbie (including munchies) 7 & 8 Gordon & Linda � Preliminary yes� will depend on timings - Will need to confirm later 9 & 10 Derek & Karen - Provisionally, subject to running in being done, and dog sitters!
  23. Seventy, Seventy-one, Seventy-two

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