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  1. Hi all,

    I know that the service intervals are every 6000 miles and a C service is every 36000 miles.

    Is there a time limit on when a C sevice should be carried out.

    Im thinking that belts may loose their flexibility over time and start to crack etc.

    Any thoughts?



    1999 GT3

  2. And then, the fight started

    My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping channels. She

    asked, 'What's on TV?'

    I said, 'Dust.'

    And then the fight started...


    My wife and I are watching "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" while we were

    in bed. I turned to her and said,

    "Do you want to have sex?"

    "No," she answered.

    I then said, "Is that your final answer?"

    She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying, "Yes."

    So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend."

    And then the fight started....


    Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my lunch, grabbed

    the dog, and slipped quietly into the garage. I hooked up the boat up to

    the truck, and proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour. The

    wind was blowing 50 mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the

    radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad all day.

    I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into

    bed. I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation,

    and whispered, "The weather out there is terrible."

    My loving wife of 10 years replied, "Can you believe my stupid husband

    is out fishing in that?"

    And that's how the fight started...


    I rear-ended a car this morning. So, there we were alongside the road

    and slowly the other driver got out of his car.. You know how sometimes

    you just get soooo stressed and little things just seem funny? Yeah,

    well I couldn't believe it.... He was a DWARF!!!

    He stormed over to my car, looked up at me, and shouted, "I AM NOT


    So, I looked down at him and said, "Well, then which one are you?"

    And then the fight started.....


    My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary.

    She said, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3


    I bought her a scale.

    And then the fight started...


    When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her someplace


    so, I took her to a gas station.

    And then the fight started...


    After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social

    Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's license

    to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my

    wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have

    to go home and come back later.

    The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'. So I opened my shirt revealing my

    curly silver hair. She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof

    enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application

    When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the

    Social Security office.

    She said, 'You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten

    disability, too.'

    And then the fight started...


    My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion, and I

    kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a

    nearby table.

    My wife asked, 'Do you know her?'

    'Yes,' I sighed, 'She's my old girlfriend. I understand she took to

    drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she

    hasn't been sober since.'

    'My God!' says my wife, 'who would think a person could go on

    celebrating that long?'

    And then the fight started...


    I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my

    order first.

    "I'll have the strip steak, medium rare, please."

    He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?""

    Nah, she can order for herself."

    And then the fight started...


    A woman is standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror.

    She is not happy with what she sees and says to her husband, 'I feel

    horrible; I look old, fat and ugly.

    I really need you to pay me a compliment..'

    The husband replies, 'Your eyesight's damn near perfect.'

    And then the fight started.....

  3. It wasnt mine (thank god).

    There's a garage in Whitley Bay ( ) with an S4s in for engine repair.

    I spoke to the owner of the garage (at the NEEG meet) and he said he was repairing one

    that had valve damage and was fitting a new fuel tank.

    The owner of the car lives in Chester-le-Street I think.

    I cant remember what colour it was though.


    99 GT3 (blue)

  4. Ive got a Sky HD box with a 1080p/i Panasonic plasma tele and the quality is superb.

    The SKY HD box is excellent. (and you can record to the hard disk - which I dont think is available yet on freestat)

    I havent subscribed to the SKY HD service yet and I only get the free stations - BBC, Channel 4 but I do recommend HD.

  5. Just a few questions regarding the V8 valance (A082B5327J)

    Im toying with the idea of fitting a twin exit Larini exhaust and I dont want to modify my existing valance.

    Does the above fit a GT3 without any modification (straight swap in other words)?

    Has anyone fitted a SJ Sportcars "moulded" version?

    Has anyone got a proper Lotus valance for sale?

    Has anyone got any sound/video files of the Larini twin exit exhaust (at idle and at revs)


    99 GT3

  6. Ive since found out that you must remove the frame to remove/replace the door glass.

    Also the manual says that to replace the door wipe seal you have to "position" the

    door glass to loosen the M3 fixing nuts.

    Well in practice you'll find out that you need a deep socket as the studs are too long.

    Then you find out that the socket fouls the glass on certain studs and you cant

    connect an extension to turn the socket.

    My plan is to loosen the glass lift mechanism an then see if I can then "position" the door

    glass, then see if I can loosen the retaining nuts without removing the door frame.

    Looking at the attached jpg its impossible to get a socket on the nuts anyway.

    Thanks for your comments and I'll keep you all posted.



    1999 GT3


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