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S1 Elite Spoiler with Aircon

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Dear Friends:

Can anyone tell me how to remove an S1 Elite front spoiler on a car with aircon? It looks as is the two outside conderser mounts are part of the spoiler mount. I'm trying to remove the condenser, but it looks like it does not have bolts separate from the condenser bracket.

Sincerely,

Algirdas

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The spoiler is connected with two bolts which are part of the front radiator. Mine was also glued and screwed to the body. It's a bloody sod to remove, I found a jagged edged long thin knife to cut through the bonding compound, then removed the bolts and screws and it simply came off.

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Dear Charlie:

Mine looks that way too, but I can't get off the front spoiler to get at the underside of the condenser unit.

Sincerely,

Algirdas

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Dear Friends:

This is going to sound like a sick joke, but here is how to remove a condensing unit on a S1 Elite:

Step 0: soak the a/c fittings on the condensing unit with the best penetrating oil you have.

Step 1: remove the headlamps.

Step 2: disconnect the turn signals.

Step 3: remove the front bumper.

Step 4: remove the front spoiler.

Step 5: disconnect a/c lines from the condenser.

Step 6: remove the nuts holding the condenser in place.

Step 7: lift out condenser.

My parents always used to joke that whenever a German product was poorly designed it was due to its being designed after lunch. I think the engineers who designed this did so after the pubs were open.

Sincerely,

Algirdas

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The joys of owning a Lotus, well done at least you did it, any photos of your project?

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