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  1. I'm not an expert on engine internals or failing engines so i cant comment really on the cause of failure. I'm going to take some pictures of the failed parts and post them here to see what you guys think. Simon I agree with you 100% that i need to find the cause before attempting to go back on track with the setup i have but regardless i need a new engine. To answer your qustions Is the laminova correctly plumbed? I'm not sure but the mechanic claims it was. Before installing I asked him to call Russel Gibbons at Lotus just to make sure he has the right instructions and avoid any pitfalls. He has called him and seems confident he installed it right. Did it have enough oil? I trust the mechanic to have done this as he is highly experienced racing mechanic. I run stock oil sump with standard Yoko tires. The track i use is the Bahrain F1 track it has one long sweeping left then right high speed corner. The car was pulling strong up to the point when it blew. I agree it might be fuel starvation but it blew half way down the main straight does that make sense? Bibs thanks for the suggestion I'll PM Edika to see if hes interested in selling. I'll PM
  2. I'll take some pictures and post them when the engine is apart. In the meantime any suggestions on stronger internals or just a complete new built engine from a reliable source?
  3. Sorry i must have not explained the details of what happened. On the lap of the incident a few turns before I was forced to stop the car kind of stuttered mid corner/corner exit while on throttle . I thought i should come in next lap to check. 2 corners later on the pit straight under heavy acceleration i heard a pop, looked in the mirrors to the site of white smoke from the engine, a few seconds later it was on fire. I parked flicked the electrical cut off switch and went for the extinguisher. Luckily the fire died off immediately before even using the extinguisher. After cooling the car off and using a pressure washer to inspect (mechanic on hand) he found the block cracked and the pin holding the Con Rod to the Piston actually outside the block (it was as clean as a brand new part with not heat stains or abrasions). The Mechanic i use is very reputable in Bahrain and is the mechanic used to support several racing leagues including the Porsche Cup. That off course does not mean hes immune to making mistakes. Since i need to replace the block and good % of the internals i was looking to go the direction of improving the complete package for more reliability. I dont race the car but its strictly a track car which is used at least once a month for open trackdays and timed competitions. Hope this clears things up. Sorry for the misleading first message.
  4. The worst has happened. My engine exploded (caught on fire for a minute) at only 1500 miles on the odometer. Not sure what the cause is but it happened 5 laps after installing the triple bypass radiator and laminova oil cooler. I need a new engine any suggestions on where to source one and if possible any suggestions on stronger internals if available. I found some on but heard of a few horror stories on the lotus forum so im not sure weather to trust them or not. Any other suggestions or options are welcome.
  5. I have been trying to source several lotus parts from B&C and it has taken over a month and half to get proper quotations and shipping quotes to Kuwait. Can anyone recommend another dealer with a higher focus on customer service especially through email. Regards Mohammed
  6. Anyone know what the interface cable for the newer 211 with the new dash?
  7. Hi guys any update about the lotus wheels. Are the out yet? is cost known?
  8. Guys where do you source those slicks from (either the yoko or the hoosier).
  9. Any chance of us getting some sort of summary notes on the technical forum since I have no way of getting there
  10. 229 Mohammed Alsayer Kuwait Chrome Orange
  11. Hi Nick My main concern here in Kuwait is taking care of the car. My family was the lotus dealer back in the day and currently is the Toyota dealer. What i need is the detailed service manual (dealer manual) to understand the services required and how to go about doing them. Is it at all possible to either get a copy or have a copy sent to the ex dealer? Does lotus have or planning on selling a packaged data logger system that is somewhat plug and play showing fuel pressure, oil pressure ...etc. Where can i source slicks for the car and what brand/size do you know of that works with the 211 and what modification are needed if installed? Thanks in advance
  12. Nick Sorry to hear the bad news, hope you get well soon
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