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  1. Hi all Anyone had to change this. I've changed mine as it was leaking causing a major splatter pattern. More of a mini explosion. However the same is still happening. These valves are rated at 175 psi and very rarely fail apparantly. Gauge on accusump never goes beyond 100 so am struggling to find out why this is happening. Anyone got any ideas. Cheers
  2. Mike 711 - let me know what they find as im sure whats causing yours to stick is probably the same cause on mine, or was i should say. Took car to garage today so hopefully soon i should know whats failed. Thx for you thoughts Scotty and Ads
  3. Scotty ,is this the first set of jubu gears or have you had to have them replaced as well and if so how long did they last and which ones did you go for, helical cut or straight or helical with grounded flanks. did you take any other precautionary measures as regards to the gearbox. What was the most common failure. I hope I dont have to have mine rebuilt that many times. If there is no sensible solution I can see myself selling the car ( with the gearbox rebuit ) and buying a xbow or atom. Any info. / advice you have would be greatly appreciated Thanks Amer
  4. I wouldnt worry too much about it sticking in 1st. mines done it for ages in 1st and 2nd. I have to give it a good yank to get it out. It didnt happen all the time though and it didnt seem to make it worse after i'd been on track. Regards Amer
  5. I very rarely do more than 10 to 12 laps. This is what is usually recommended by trackday organisers. Since April 09 when I bought the car I've done around 20 trackdays. I have a funny feeling that I'm going to have a rebuild on a yearly basis with one part or another of the standard gearbox going bang. My car is the standard 260. From what I can gather though ( after asking Lotus themselves sometime ago as I was thinking of upping the power) its not to do with oil temps. I cant remember what was actually said though. i think it was Rowland that I spoke to but am not sure. I will try them again now that it has actually failed in a major way. gearbox will be out hopefully sometime in the coming week or next, but am pretty sure its going to need the 3rd & 4th gears at least. Cheers Amer
  6. gearbox went bang in 4th at oulton a few days ago. am looking at the jubu gearset. anyone tried it? Regards Amer
  7. Anymore news on this conversion. an update would be nice. Amer
  8. Hi Mark Its been pouring down all day so we were damn lucky yesterday. am doing oulton next wednesday with msv ( need more practice to try and keep up with you) and will definately be at the next circuit days one. its on the 21st July by the way. hope u can make it Regards Amer
  9. Nice to meet u today Mark. You pedal your car very well, certainly better than me. Hope u get home ok. glad to see you didnt have any issues with your car. Post up next time ur at oulton. I will be going back several times this year will post on here dates. Regards Amer
  10. I,m at Oulton next tuesday as well look forward to meeting u Mark Hope we have good weather. Regards Amer
  11. Bloodyhell mate truly gutted for you. I dont think there are any words that could describe how you must be feeling. The only people who will truly be able to appreciate your misfortune are the ones that have been through a similar incident whatever car they own of which there are probably none with similar circumstances. My commiserations. Regards Amer
  12. A write up of the day would be great. Have spoke to Colin at length about a days training 1 on 1 a couple of months ago but not had the time to arrange anything definate with him. Enjoy & I hope the weather is on your side Regards Amer
  13. Hi Bibs, Am in Merseyside, Liverpool to be exact. Luckily for me Oulton Park is only a 45 min drive so will be able to get plenty of practice before venturing to other circuits further afield. Regards Amer
  14. Ads green - cheers m8 will bear that in mind. I fully intend for my instructor to show me the ropes before I allow myself to take the wheel. Cowardly but sensible under the circumstances. Will let u know how I get on. Took it out yesterday & today around 100 mile jouneys each time - just keeps stalling but sometimes I can catch it myself before it goes. Regards Amer
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