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Hello from France - Exige sport 380


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Hi all

I own a 2017 Exige Sport 380 for one year now, and enjoying every kilometer on french roads and tracks with this fantastic machine, but only when there is no glitches that only Lotuses have the secret 😓 Anyway, everything should be fixed now, thanks to Thierry Verhiest who diagnosed and fixed the main problem, and the other little ones. He's a remarkable Lotus dealer, really competent and accomodating.

To tell you the whole story, I bought the car as a second hand car in his garage,  but I tried to fix the problem in France with another Lotus dealer closer to my location. In the end, I had to bring it back to Belgium to fix a difficult problem to diagnose : a defective pin in the engine harness was causing random engine problems, especially when driving at stabilized speed or low charge. My symptoms were really weird : sometimes MIL with code P0366 (Camshaft Position Sensor), sometimes a "ghost" rev limiter (with LEDs) at 3500 rev/min. And sometimes both of them, but for example I never had a problem when driving at full load on tracks... I had the camshaft position sensor and the brake pedal sensor changed in France, but the symptoms were still here. So after a deep diagnosis by T. Verhiest (12 hours !!!), they finally found it.

I have read TLF for a long time as it is one of the best source of information for technical topics on the Exige V6 in particular compared to french forums, and I desperately browsed the forum for months trying to find a similar case...

Previously, I have driven an Opel Speedster turbo for 12 years, which I still own. It is almost full stock, so I really enjoy the gap with the Exige 😀

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Congratulations and welcome. Some pics of the 380 and Speedster would be welcome too! 👍

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Welcome to TLF! :welcome:

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Welcome to TLF Franck. :welcome: 

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