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Whats the sponge for?

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Hi

i was asked this question recently....

What is the rubber/sponge for that sits upon the rear crossmember? ie Eclat S1 rot area.

Is it to stop vibration?

To just sit the chassis on?

For sound deadening?

And i was not really sure......

Any definative answers ?

Nick Harrison

www.nickslotuseclat.com

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Guest saraphee

I don't know - but I've replaced mine with neoprene. That should keep the water out.

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In order to meet strict British motor vehicle corrosion standards all GRP bodied cars must employ a rust encouraging device, lest they fail to rot away as all "real" European cars must. After much research, Lotus determined that a sponge located directly over an untreated steel frame would yield the desired affect.

...or may be they just were trying to dampen noise.

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Apparently the solution is to replace it with 'closed cell' foam.............but I'm only a Lotus beginner, ain't even got the car home yet.

Warren

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In order to meet strict British motor vehicle corrosion standards all GRP bodied cars must employ a rust encouraging device, lest they fail to rot away as all "real" European cars must. After much research, Lotus determined that a sponge located directly over an untreated steel frame would yield the desired affect.

...or may be they just were trying to dampen noise.

:up:

Land Rover did the same on the Defender, built it from aluminium alloy and then put a nice untreated steel chasis on it. Ideal for Mud.


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