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    Steve White
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  1. Simple and clever idea that - didn't know about it either.
  2. My NA will do 300 -320 from full to empty, but not on track. That is a mixture of spirited driving and not commuting, so nearly all A and B roads. The S is quite a bit more thirsty though................
  3. I've just done a speaker upgrade on my 2010 Tech pack car using the Focal PS165 kit. Comes with 2 door speakers (perfect fit) and 2 tweeters that just push in. Also replaced the crossovers with the ones from the focal kit and that was the worst bit as you have to take the door sill covers off. Well worth doing though! See Jevansio's earlier thread:
  4. I've seen that, but I thought from the comments on this thread that the first step was to put an empty micro card in the HU to then down load the nav from the 920r to the micro sd card. So I need to download the map update tool on to the sd card as the first step? Thanks,
  5. Hi Andy, just trying to update my maps on the Alpine 920r, and have got stuck! I have updated the firmware successfully to 1.3 via USB. I bought a new micro SD card and inserted it into the device but I can't find anything in the menus which will download the device to the sd card and hope you can help? Cheers Steve
  6. As an update to this, I ground off the old resin and then used an Evo-stik epoxy 2 pack resin which did the job very well. They won't be coming off again
  7. I am partway through a speaker upgrade and refitting the door card, but 2 of the 3 top fixings have come adrift from the panel and I need to re bond them with something - very strong but with a bit of flex would be ideal. Anyone know what is best to use? Also, I may upgrade the door handles to MY12 - are these a straight swap for MY10 and are they much better than the older ones?
  8. Following this guide and have 1 door mounted speaker mounted but 2 of the 3 top door panel fixings were left in the door, rather than being bonded to the door panel to then locate in to the holes on top of the door. So what is the best solution to get round this problem. I am guessing, clean off the original bobbins and re stick them in to their correct locations - any advice on adhesives to use? Thanks. As per normal with a lotus, (speaker upgrade) what started as a little job ends up being a challenge of wits!. I've had many challenges over 30+ years but I need to get this one sorted pdq as I have a few days off now!
  9. Try another set of front wheels / tyres from dealer or friend to rule that out. If that doesn't resolve it and you have correctly mounted new discs and pads, then as above get the hubs checked for run out. Do you ever hit the brakes really hard - as in trackday / sprint type scenario? If not, I would find a deserted road and try that a few times. Brake as hard as you can without the abs kicking in and it may just settle it down.
  10. Whitey

    Radium - CAI

    I have had one on my 2010 NA for 5 years - all been fine. Better throttle response and good sound - not too loud either.
  11. Check in the boot, underneath the carpet and insulation foam - that's where I keep mine most of the time
  12. Hi Paul, I am looking at the speaker upgrade that you recently did. There seems to be a few versions of the Focal PS 165 kit - are their any other specific reference letters /numbers to identify the exact kit you used?

    Also, is there much wire snipping / soldering required or are the terminals the same as he outgoing Alpine speakers.

    Many thanks,




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    2. Whitey


      I had no new wires for the new door speakers but the tweeters came with wires attached so that should make the tweeters easy to do.

    3. Whitey


      Hi Paul - hopefully last question as I have nearly done 1 side! Did you use the same crossover settings as Wozza?  

      Gain -3db and Frequency position 3?


    4. sellman


      Oh yes forgot about that. Yes I did cos wasn't sure what to choose and was in a bit of a rush lol.

      Could be worth giving them a test in the other positions to see what difference it makes though. 



  13. My 2010 boot leaked a little when I got it. Easily sorted by adjusting the boot seal and the 2 adjuster stops. Did it myself in about 10 mins. It's not difficult for a dealer to sort this. It sounds like just a simple alignment issue.
  14. Whitey

    Evora GT430

    interesting view points. Had Lotus cars for 35 years, from when I was 22, so probably more than most. I love them for the way they drive. Never bought one thinking it's a ltd number and will make money / hold value. First one was a Europa Special big valve twink. Had it 16 Years, bought, sold for A good £ profit, but not my aim. Elan plus 2 bought alongside as kids appeared. Running resto, bought for £7k just at the classic peak in early 90s. Spent £7k had it for 7 years and sold it for £7k. Regrets, no, it was fun! QED 420 head, Tt driveshafts etc - it was a great car. Had 3 Elises, first in 97. 10 month wait then, and people were selling them after a few months for profit - kept mine for 2 years as I liked it :) Sold Europa, Plus 2 and Elise to move house and ran an Excel SE as wifes car. Went back to a 2 seater Lotus as we never really used the Excel as a family car- so S1 111S followed by Tweaked early 111R, which would be worth more now than 6.5 years ago when I p/x'd it for my current 2010 Evora. Bothered- No! I would love a 430 of any description just for what it is, whether there are 2 or 2000. Doesn't matter to me as I would buy it as my ultimate Lotus. If I thought I was buying a ltd number one, and more were produced, I really wouldn't be bothered if I bought it purely as my dream Lotus. If I bought it after being told it was 1 of X and I had plans of moving it on, then, yes I may be peeved. Just enjoy them :) ps the more there are, the better chance I have of getting one some day :)
  15. Whitey

    Evora Picture & Video Thread

    Nice vid and good plate!