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Gutted lost rear centre cap

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Gutted after only 700+ miles and still running the car in I've lost a centre cap off one of the rear wheels.

I'm not particularly impressed its popped out like that, personally think its pretty poor.

 

I know the fronts can melt under track use, but to pop out during normal road use is a bit bad.

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I've not heard of this before, I'm sure the dealer will replace it, or send you one in the post. They are very easy to fit.

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Unfortunately it's not unheard of. As Bibbo says, a small dab of Sikaflex or even clear silicone sealant will prevent it happening again.

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Cheers for the info, I'll have a moan at the 1k service. Do you know if the dealers stock them or is special order?

Not living on the main land the service will end up being a 24 hr flying trip, so I don't want to be waiting for oats etc

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They'll have a forecourt full of them if they need one in an emergency, or they're a standard factory order.

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Well I do not want to tempt fate but 18000 miles and still four caps on my wheels and still rolling along .

Build quality !

Need to buy auto just to keep the miles down.

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Have they changed the design? I've heard of several falling off the V6 Exiges.

Edited by softlips

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I've had centre caps fall out of every lotus I've owned! It has occasionally happened on the road and is almost guaranteed to happen on track.

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Have they changed the design? I've heard of several falling off the V6 Exiges.

Lotus have actually changed them recently. They now incorporate a metal ring spring to give a tighter seal.

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