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I have a 2010 Evora with 37k miles. It’s been running fine until 2 days ago at the bank.  I went to start it, turns over and attempts to fire, but the ECU clicks several times shutting in off. There are no codes or lights lit up. I had it towed to my house.  I pulled the interstate battery and had it tested. The battery showed to be good! After connecting the battery back up, the car had the same starting issue on the first 2 attempts then fired right up on the third attempt. The car has been starting fine the last couple days.  I now have trust issues.  Any thoughts on what could cause this?

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Hi and welcome Scott. I'd perhaps get a 2nd opinion on the battery or just buy a new one. They don't last long on the Evora and your symptoms do sound like a dead battery to me. 

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I've recently had to replace my fuel pump. A couple of times the car cut out but started again. Then eventually would turn over but not start. Strangely it didn't show any codes til after I replaced it then the dash lit up like a Christmas tree. 😁! 

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9 hours ago, Bibs said:

Hi and welcome Scott. I'd perhaps get a 2nd opinion on the battery or just buy a new one. They don't last long on the Evora and your symptoms do sound like a dead battery to me. 

Thanks guys! I’ve heard the Evora goes through batteries!  I’ll start there, then look at fuel pump.

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I went to start my NA this morning not started drove it last night to cinema parked up fine but then this morning tried to start but then nothing 

had to leave it as I needed to take daughter to riding lesson so when home will call AA to test battery 

hopefully it’s battery ?🙏

any recommendations on battery type I need to get which will be likely from Halfords given the time ? 

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1 minute ago, Cdm2018 said:

any recommendations on battery type I need to get which will be likely from Halfords given the time ? 

Worth a mention - FFM members get a 10% discount voucher from Halfords don’t they @Bibs

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AA man tried to boost battery, tested it  but there’s nothing firing , all lights come on and doors open no problem 

he said it’s most likely to be starter motor so I am now stuck until Tuesday and my weekend plans with enjoying the car are blown away ! Truely gutted 

I need to get car into a low loader to garage next Tuesday I am hoping that my warranty with Snows will cover it ????

3 months of ownership and annoying series of issues  

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59 minutes ago, Cdm2018 said:

3 months of ownership and annoying series of issues  

Try buying the sorts of Esprits I do

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yes should count my blessings !

Still hopefully warranty should cover the replacement starter motor ?  

Just spoke to PJS who will hopefully pick the car up on thurs morning as their low loader is out today.

only issue is locating the starter motor part as lotus saying 10 days !!!!! ☹️

Snows will cover it under warranty thank goodness 👍🏻

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Waiting for AA man to arrive this morning to load Evora into transporter to take to PJS in burton 

snows have agreed to cover the car under its warranty if the starter motor is to replaced however they wouldn’t cover the cost of transport which I find little confused ? If your car has a issue where it can’t be driven surely you need to get it to garage ? Anyway thankfully AA cover sorts it 

nexf issue is likely to be waiting for part as snows /pjs want to use lotus part to ensure warranty is sustained ?

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Just quick update

PJS have obtained a starter motor from lotus who happen to be coming over so it should arrive on Wednesday 

I asked PjS to look at my boot leaks still isssue will post separate update 

asked to give car full look over ? 

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Yes PJS been lovely people they seem genuinely concerned and attentive so can’t ask any more

have to say even Snows have reacted quickly to accept warranty covers ! 

I just need to sort out how I can get to PJS to pick car up or try and arrange something which will fit into my work schedule etc 🤔

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