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This one's confused me for a while, in the "tool kit" (ha ha) that we get with the Evora, there's a T-handle Torx driver. I have yet to divine it's purpose though... anyone?

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It's for tightening or lossening Torx headed screws.

Glad to help. :stuart: 

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As long as you hammer it in with a shifter. (I think you call them an adjustable spanner).

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For removing the front grill.

its held with 4 torx screws.

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:lol: I might try that with some popcorn.....

I was meaning the other front boot. I only found mine the other day. It's a pain to access as I had to undo some torx screws, but it's huge in there. I think I could probably fit a golf bag. It's where lotus place the factory fitted amp, and you can access the track mode for the exhaust.....;)

 

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On 13 October 2016 at 07:19, CocoPops said:

For removing the front grill.

its held with 4 torx screws.

Something else deleted. I've got the towing eye and wheel bolt tool amd that's it. 

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To be honest, I can't think of many situations where I am going to suddenly feel the need to remove the front grill at the roadside.

I have to say, possibly the most self-indulgent thing about some of the old Ferraris, that I absolutely love, is the totally over-the-top tool kit

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Like a Ferrari owner is going to change a fan belt on the side of the road.

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I can. Had it twice now, some :censored: chucking their cigarette out the window as you pass them, goes straight in the grille and the car stinks of fags for an hour afterwards.

particularly galling for a non smoker with an asthmatic wife :realmad:

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I have suggested to Lotus that it should be part of the maintenance schedule to clean out the grilles every service, it doesn't take too long, and the 400 is a magnet for all sorts of crap. With winter coming, salt on the roads, etc... all that with mushed up damp leaves isn't very healthy for the rad

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58 minutes ago, Cypriot said:

can anyone please tell me what size Torx tool I need to remove the front grill (evora 400)? My car didnt come with a "full" toolkit, and the Evora handbook doesnt mention sizes.  I need to get one.  Cheers.

It's T25 size. My 400 didn't come with one either, so I had to buy one.

I've also bought a Hoover extension nozzle for sucking leaves out of the grills, now that autumn is here!

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On 14/10/2016 at 19:10, JayEmm said:

To be honest, I can't think of many situations where I am going to suddenly feel the need to remove the front grill at the roadside.

I have to say, possibly the most self-indulgent thing about some of the old Ferraris, that I absolutely love, is the totally over-the-top tool kit

1532293.jpg

Like a Ferrari owner is going to change a fan belt on the side of the road.

I'm not sure if it's the case with the Evora, but on the Exige you need to remove the grill to use the towing hook. Of course, as Lotus owners, this isn't anything we need to concern ourselves with....

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I can JUST get the towing eye in & out without removing the grille - takes a little effort to get the widest point through the gap in the grille.

I did plan to dremel a bigger hole so that I didn't have to mess about on euro trips before I realised this (even bought a spare grille for the purpose) .   Still, can't have too many spares eh?

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