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It seems that my Lotus days are over :)

For this year :(

Forecast for next week is about -5 to -10celsius and small possibility of snow :D

Took the car out today. We made some last fixes, I have now spare cables for opening the engine bay (in case original brokes). Washed the car, checked fluids, put leather cream for interior.

Feel very sad now, it's like selling the car. Next time driving it would be some april 2007 :rolleyes:

Goodbye

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It seems that my Lotus days are over :(

For this year :(

Forecast for next week is about -5 to -10celsius and small possibility of snow :D

Took the car out today. We made some last fixes, I have now spare cables for opening the engine bay (in case original brokes). Washed the car, checked fluids, put leather cream for interior.

Feel very sad now, it's like selling the car. Next time driving it would be some april 2007 :rolleyes:

Goodbye

autumn06.jpg

Photo taken today.

Jussi :(

Happy Hibernation Jussu,

Stay on Forum and we look forward to you coming over next year if possible.

Mike :)

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Thanks Mat and Mike :)

Really looking forward next meeting :(

I guess it's time to hang around here a bit more then :D

Just show me some photos from your meetings, it might warm me up a bit, at the moment we have -5celsius here :rolleyes:

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You rotten sod! :)

My heart sank there for a minute - I thought you had crashed or something!!! :D

Sorry for the hibernaiton but thank god THAT was what you meant! :rolleyes:

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Jussi -- I always enjoy how clean your car always looks in photos, like this one. Beautiful!

Less time to drive means more time to . . . spend on the forum! :rolleyes:

(oh, and yes, you had me scared for a minute, too! :D)

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Thought you were going to top yourself Jussi you silly bugger! :rolleyes:

Put the snow tyres on the Buick and wifes van this week. :)

100 kph winds and rain today. :(:(

No chance of driving the Esprit till next April (unless I want to do a Roger Moore) B) :D

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Don't do that, Jussi! Thought you had to sell the Esprit.

You need to migrate south for the winter.

What special things do you do to your car to get ir ready for its sleep?

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hmmm ^^^^^^^

Old Roge's car needs its exhaust adjusting! :D

:rolleyes:

"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked him to forgive me."

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Jussi

Dont do it.... :D

Just have it shipped to the UK and we can look after it for you over the winter. Any Volunteers ( We can work out a driving rota B) ).

Promise to only take it out on Dry Sunny Days............. :rolleyes:

Cliff :)

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wwwoohhooo SNOWWWW!!!!!

im comin to finland then, snowboard in hand. i say roll on the snow in europe (especially 2nd week in jan on swiss/french border lol)

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Thanks guys for your help :rolleyes: I think my Lotus stays in Finland :(

My timing was absolutely perfect, or what you think about this photo (taken today) :D

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Trevor: no big arrangement for winter. Just washed the car, put some leather conditioner for leather. Empty all CD's etc. Put some more pressure on tyres, check all fluids are ok, taking the battery out and charging it couple of times during hibernation. And silent moment :( Called to incurance company that my car stays at garage on winter time. Tomorrow going to put cover on my car, so there's no dust all over it B)

Last saturday I changed winter tyres for Heli's car, mine still has summer tyres on (better borrow her car for tomorrow :) ). And yes winter sucks...and yes more time (hopefully) on forum :(

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i say roll on the snow in europe (especially 2nd week in jan on swiss/french border lol)

where you going Portes du Solei ?

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how did you guess howard, off to morzine /avoriaz (im thinking your a skier then)

^^^cant belive you have snow already, thats nuts, i suppose it can get annoying though, we just look at it as a gimmick over here really. if we had just that much on the ground the uk would stop lol

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So you like snow, here's the photo taken today :) Same place...

It's a bad photo, there's heavy wind and snowstorm.

Actually there aren't so much snow because it's a pretty sheltered place (near house).

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We had today about 20-30cm. snow (that's 8-12inches) and more is coming. Still some idiots have summer tyres on their cars (including me :) ). Lot's of crashes even here in our town :(

So my Lotus hibernation-time was just perfect :)

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WOW!!!!!!!!

you have proper seasons over there then, unlike the uk. i do remember when dec meant lots of snow, but as things in the world change we get snow (if any) in feb now.

i assume you ski/board then jussi

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So you like snow, here's the photo taken today :( Same place...

It's a bad photo, there's heavy wind and snowstorm.

Actually there aren't so much snow because it's a pretty sheltered place (near house).

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We had today about 20-30cm. snow (that's 8-12inches) and more is coming. Still some idiots have summer tyres on their cars (including me :) ). Lot's of crashes even here in our town :(

So my Lotus hibernation-time was just perfect :)

Hi Jussi

It looks like winter also coming to Copenhargen this week !

So, I just swap to winter tyres yesterday :)

And finally I managed to upgrade Carb. to ECU (S4 type) this weekend, So I hope no more work done this season !

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It seems that my Lotus days are over :o

For this year :o

Forecast for next week is about -5 to -10celsius and small possibility of snow :D

Took the car out today. We made some last fixes, I have now spare cables for opening the engine bay (in case original brokes). Washed the car, checked fluids, put leather cream for interior.

Feel very sad now, it's like selling the car. Next time driving it would be some april 2007 :(

Goodbye

autumn06.jpg

Photo taken today.

Jussi :(

Well, my car's been in garage since April. Tranny rebuild to a motor rebuild. I didn't get a chance to drive it for the most part of this year. It won't be drivable until February or March. This has been a painful hibernation for me. However, like everyone says.. Have something ot look forward to. Come on SPRING!!

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Yasuo do you have winter tyres on your Esprit :) ,nice photo, you can clearly see there's snow on your car hood B)

Nathan, spring comes quickly when hanging here on the forum :(

So what have I been doing last few days :) Shovelling snow and shovelling snow after work, actually I was shovelling snow even on tuesday night :(

Here are couple (bad photos cause all that snowstorm...):

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That's Heli's car, it was quite a job to drive it to home :( but it oversteers nicely :)

Our street on tuesday night:

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And here's today's photo from our backyard, right after I came from work:

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So if anyone likes about snow, welcome here's plenty of it :)

Hmm. does this mean I have to change winter tyres on my car now :)

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I dunno Jussi, I think I prefer your winter to ours. We just get miserable rain most of the time, when it does snow it rains shortly after and then freezes into black ice, Even wintertyres won't stop you crashing on that (I know I put my old Ford Sierra Cosworth in the ditch one winter about 12 years ago).

Your winter looks alot "cleaner" than ours. All that slush and rain, mixed with Sugar beet tractors and lorries makes for a muddy mess. I don't mind the snow so much.

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