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  1. I have no idea what Lotus recommend for the NA. Either fuel will be safe though. For the supercharged car 95 is the minimum but 98 is better for maximum performance. This is the LOTUS web site E5 %26 E10 – A mixture,use 95 RON unleaded petrol.
  2. Its only a car. If you have no use for it and you do have a use for the cash it can realise, then sell it.
  3. Lower octane fuel will reduce performance. The engine is modified by Lotus to give more power by using the octane level recommended. The modifications will have included compression ratio, valve timing and lift, as well as spark timing. To avoid flame front detonation Lotus also use over-fuelling to quench the flame front - all standard practice in performance engines. The lower octane fuel may operate safely but there will be a performance hit as well as a lower mpg (the engine will be running less efficiently). Whether it will be noticeable on the road is another question. At what point the ecu learns and keeps the reduced settings and then needs to be reset when you go back to higher octane fuel, only Lotus knows.
  4. Lol at the last post. I’m starting to work on a plan to substitute an AMG Emira for the Evora without it being noticed. 🤣
  5. I wont be swapping the Evora for a ‘yota Emira, but once the amg is available I could be tempted.
  6. If that is an insurance write off, please do not post it on here. We don't need it.
  7. The offending croc clip. This should be attached to something! Once power supplied to the fusebox main input again, boot is open. The Evora lack of battery power was due to the li-ion protection cut off operating at low voltage. Reset and all is well.
  8. LOL, it’s always the last thing I think of. 🤣
  9. Indeed. I may have found the problem though. The positive crocodile clip on my leads has just broken. Pics later but it's the end of one side of the clip itself that has come off in me 'ands guv. Always check your crocs. 🙂 Having a coffee and back out to repair it and try again.
  10. @exeter jeep. Thanks for that. The diagram showing cables and posts is interesting. I don't think it is going to help me though as I can connect a positive to the cable coming from the from the font positive post at 11, and can get a good earth connection. The problem seems to be at the front fuse box itself. Power is going in but not coming out to anything at all. I think that opening the boot may only give me access to the boot but not to any power.I think I need to try and trace where the power goes within the front fuse box. I have a multi meter somewhere so if I can find it I may be able to trace a route and a failed component. I was wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and knows where to look first.
  11. Started the Evora as usual to run it round the block. Moved it a few feet in the barn and turned it off. Opened the boot and re connected the charger while going in for a coffee. Came out to go for a run and no power anywhere. Door was unlocked so opened it and no coutesy light. Tried opening the boot on the key, nothing. No power to anything. I have tried my usual trick of connecting a spare battery to the front pax fuse board, still nothing. Checked all fuses here and at the fuse board behind the seats. Nothing. Where to go from here? Not had anything like this before. Any suggestions welcome but bare in mind I can’t get the boot open as the hand cable is bust. Also the battery is a li-ion type with a cut out.
  12. Interesting. Bill mentions 3 Evoras. I wonder which iteration he now has that gave the problem?
  13. That seems a lot. Have you tried Hofmanns over in Henley?
  14. Bruss

    TLF GT430 Club

    Yes, I get the corporate background, not a fan but its OK. Its the lack of detail and lighting on the car that seems pointless as an ad. It s not a moody lifestyle item they are advertising or is it?
  15. Bruss

    TLF GT430 Club

    Shame they can't photograph it properly.
  16. Lots of good work here. I've done many of those things on separate occasions but the one thing you've done and I missed is the cloth tape. Great idea. Nice work and a nice write up all in one place.
  17. It’s all on here somewhere, and my great age means even I can’t remember what I’ve done without the search function. 😀
  18. It could be the alarm module but I’d suspect a faulty sensor first. Try the rear boot lock sensor and connections.
  19. Stereo and Sat Nav change. Many kg of add on bits and wiring. Nitrons Exhaust Seats Brake discs. oh diet 🙂
  20. Interesting figures. I have mine down to 1400kg with stock 19/20 forged wheels and Nitrons. I think I could lose another 20-30 kg with aftermarket forged wheels and a little more if I changed to Ohlins. That includes 74 kg of driver plus half tank of fuel.
  21. Nice job. Have you now corner weighted your car? I'd be interested in the total weights.
  22. Cable adjust first. Slave unlikely unless you find it moves more than usual when you first start it up.
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