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Can't seem to find one that fits the V6 - anyone know of one?

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Suprised the V6 part is different to the S2, but yes Deroure shows the standard silver ones as different P/Ns from S2>V6.

I had previously assumed the S2 black surrounds on the market would have fitted.

 

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Apparently the V6 has a wider filler neck.

is it possible to paint or re-anodise the existing one?

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Yes, I was considering doing that to the fuel and cutoff surrounds on my Cup but ended up liking the contrast. Should be a relatively cheap process too.

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Hi Rancid / Arun D

This is my black filler cap surround

on my V6 brought from the Elise shop which is an S2 surround had one on my previous S2 did not realise they are different? 

Had B&C fit it from new they never

said they had a problem fitting it

also fitted the black screws which are a must in my opinion got these 

from pro-bolt

Richard

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Well, bugger me.

It was Elise shop who told me they were different sizes!

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Eliseparts also told me they were unsure of the s2/s3 compatibility because of different part numbers. 

If it were suitable though, I thought maybe the silver bolts would look good against the black surround. 

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I have 6 of the genuine Lotus black filler caps along with the black stainless steel screws here on the shelf for £60 inc VAT (including the screws)

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Just now, Matthew Haskins said:

I have 6 of the genuine Lotus black filler caps along with the black stainless steel screws here on the shelf for £60 inc VAT (including the screws)

Caps or surrounds Matthew? (Def fit the V6?)

If the surround, I'll have one off you. (With the screws)

Cheers

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The filler surrounds, we've fitted 4 to V6 Exige already - we've also got a good company for doing the struts black on the spoiler to match

I'm here until 5, give me a call on 01327 320242

Cheers

Edited by Matthew Haskins

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I bought the black filler surround from Elise parts and it never fitted ended up rounding off the alan bolts and had to cut it off. Rather scary getting my dremel out and cutting millimetres away from my nice new paint and lots of heat right next to my fuel tank. :devil:

I ended up getting my original one colour coded and refitted that. I also found it makes the job much easier if you reach inside the neck and pull the tank up into position and hold it there as you tighten the bolts. when the bolts are out mine was on a bit of an angle and the Lotus bolts are made of cheese. :lol:

 

17837865533_cc74f6d262_b.jpgCoded filler cap - gold bolts. by Thomas Cunningham, on Flickr

 

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Shame to hear about the fit. Was it out

by much?

Colour-coded one looks good!-where did you get the gold bolts from?

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I'm just about to go and fit mine - I'll report back later......

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Done.

No dramas.... no rounded off bolts ( ;) )

Perfect fit.

 

 

 

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Having now had the car out in daylight, it seems the fuel cap is somewhat faded compared to the new surround...

Can I buy a new cap and put my lock barrel in it?

 

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On 5 March 2016 at 11:32, Matthew Haskins said:

The filler surrounds, we've fitted 4 to V6 Exige already - we've also got a good company for doing the struts black on the spoiler to match

I'm here until 5, give me a call on 01327 320242

Cheers

Matt, assuming you've not sold them all, please can you put one by for me for the 1st April when my car comes in for the soft top conversion?

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On 05/03/2016 at 11:28, Matthew Haskins said:

I have 6 of the genuine Lotus black filler caps along with the black stainless steel screws here on the shelf for £60 inc VAT (including the screws)

Do you still have any left?

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Get in touch with Aimee at Silverstone Lotus (Matt is there too). Great service!

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