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  1. Wow, what a crackin' event.
    TBH we should all try and make a bit more of a showing at next years. There were big Porche clubs, Ferrari clubs and in fact pretty much every sports car club other than Lotus. There was a smattering of Lotus in the car park and a historic car but other than that Lotus was not in the limelight at all.
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  2. Ohhhh never posted in the Elise bit....I like what you have done here!

     

    Sad economic times have backed me into a corner with my freshly revitalised Esprit and I may be forced to sell it. Life without a Lotus may prove too much though and I have been looking at an Elise as a more cost effective option.

    Bearing in mind I have been in one about 4 times and driven one only once, what should I be looking for?

    I have to say I much prefer the styling of the s2 but what are the benefits of the Toyota engine over the K series? (if there are any)  presumably the horror stories of heads needing replacing etc etc even if true would have been sorted out now bearing in mind that I will be looking at cars about 12 years old? 

    Tips and advice from Elise peeps would be appreciated.

  3. Thanks for that...i may well be in touch. I am waiting to know if the "fix" he has done has worked....

    I visited today and it starts!!! I am only a day or so away from driving it away. I have to say it sounds like a different engine now and having all new pipes, jubilee clips, bolts and a clean engine has got me excited all over again....like getting a new car.

     

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  4. Its a TV program, its also the BBC's biggest export and would not be recommissioned if it was not hugely popular. It ceased being a consumer advice show ages ago and was about to be canned when it was. I think some of the youtube channel shows are far more aimed at the ACTUAL motoring enthusiast than what Auntie makes.

  5. I mentioned this a few weeks ago...

    Devon & Cornwall police have got an Evora in police livery as a tool for use accross the summer in the 2 counties to promote road safety and engage with the motoring community.

    They finally saw sense and brought it to an event I was at this weekend, and you can see the pics below.
    The officer with the keys was very impressed with it althogh he did say that on the lanes of D&C an Impreza would leave it standing as the surface is too rough. I think Ronin likened them to goat tracks a couple of years ago!

    He went on to say that on the track it is one of the most outstanding vehicles he had driven though.

    The program was sponsored by Sainsbury's so didnt cost the tax payer anything and has apparently been a huge success.

    It certainly drew the crouds in Newton Abbot on Sunday

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  6. Looks great. I don't know how you ended up with your AC issue, but FWIW and for anyone interested, I have one of the Sanden SD508 compressors on the shelf from a salvage S4 that I got for a build-up. I can't speak to the condition other than that it turns freely and quietly. It's free to anyone who wants to pay shipping, but, not knowing what they're worth, may or may not be worth shipping across the pond from the States. :huh:

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    Thanks for that...I don't know how much the shipping would be...but it may well be worth doing. I think the compressor is about £250, but I will look into it.

     

    Thanks for all the supportive comments. I am pretty sure that I will get the car back at the exact moment the summer heat wave goes......At least not having a working ac wont be quite so uncomfortable for the thousand or so miles I am likely to do as soon as I get it.

  7. Well the engine is back in now so it won't be long till its back up and running. Looks like my dream of AC may be over though. Sounds like the threads on the in and out of the pump are beyond re-threading. Does anyone know if the compressor is from anything else that will cost a fraction of the price of the lotus part?

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