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1 hour ago, Hughesy83 said:

One thing to bare in mind is the fact you hat car has stand alone management (ecu) which means you can’t read OBD faults as normal

Not true, I’m afraid. My car has also got a Delta ECU and an ODB reader works fine. It can still also communicate with the other modules (I had to clear the airbag light recently). 
 

13 minutes ago, electro_boy said:

As apposed to the Lotus specific diagnostic software which as far as I know costs quite a lot of money so unlikely to find a garage with this thats not a Lotus main dealer or specialist.

FYI, the Lotus Techcentre is only available to authorised dealers or repair centres. Lotus won’t sell it to independent specialists. 

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3 minutes ago, Bravo73 said:

Not true, I’m afraid. My car has also got a Delta ECU and an ODB reader works fine. It can still also communicate with the other modules (I had to clear the airbag light recently). 
 

FYI, the Lotus Techcentre is only available to authorised dealers or repair centres. Lotus won’t sell it to independent specialists. 

Funny because when I enquired about that car he said it wouldn’t.

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Maybe it was the OEM Techcentre that ‘he’ was referring to?

(ES also installed the Delta ECU on my car. My car was the next one done after their yellow car). 

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How do Lotus get away with not selling their Techcentre to independents? I thought that right-to-repair laws would have made that unlawful.

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They do make them available, I believe via a rental agreement. 

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2 hours ago, EGTE said:

How do Lotus get away with not selling their Techcentre to independents? I thought that right-to-repair laws would have made that unlawful.

You are confusing two things surely.

Right to repair will be access to spares and no penalty if not done by an authorised person - in other words warranty still stands (if OEM parts used) etc.

Surely any proprietary technical equipment is up to lotus who they sell it to, let use it. I think you'll find that many companies do not give their jewels like these away. That is why a range of 3rd party companies, including well know brands like SNAP-On amongst others, create their own alternatives to be sold to garages. Some do the job 100%, some have limitations.

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2 hours ago, Bibs said:

They do make them available, I believe via a rental agreement. 

^ That.

Under EU Block Exemption Regulations Lotus let people rent the VFI system by the hour/day/week/year. Not everything is available, eg VIN rewrite, mileage correction etc but enough to be able to diagnose and repair cars.

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8 minutes ago, Dan425 said:

This is my old one wearing a new plate. Used to be C2DGA

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Sold it over the new year. 

It was due a service, needed some new tyres fitting but a set of winters were included, needed a damn good valet, the boot leaked, sail panel was cracked and the reverse camera had a mind of its own. Other than that it was a fantastic car. He has added some black pack detailing to it. The ppf was torn behind the passenger door. It’s also had a new number plate added.

It sold quickly for £25K - I’d say the asking price currently is fair.

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2 hours ago, Bravo73 said:


“there isn't a single mark on it, inside or out.”

Then why wouldn’t you clean it before taking the photos??!? 🤦‍♂️

Do you think his other half has put it up for sale without him knowing?!

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18 hours ago, Bravo73 said:


“there isn't a single mark on it, inside or out.”

Then why wouldn’t you clean it before taking the photos??!? 🤦‍♂️

I absolutely agree @jonny. You're trying to sell a car so you post up pictures of it looking a mess. I agree with the other poster, I think his wife has put it up without him knowing as no one would try to sell a car looking like that surely?

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5 hours ago, C8RKH said:

I absolutely agree @jonny. You're trying to sell a car so you post up pictures of it looking a mess. I agree with the other poster, I think his wife has put it up without him knowing as no one would try to sell a car looking like that surely?

To be fair, if it's being sold for health reasons, we don't know what that might be so he may not be in a position to take nice pictures at this time. I wouldn't write it off for a bit of dirt on it, worth a look surely.

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9 minutes ago, TdM said:

To be fair, if it's being sold for health reasons, we don't know what that might be so he may not be in a position to take nice pictures at this time. I wouldn't write it off for a bit of dirt on it, worth a look surely.

Not writing it off at all (and had not picked up on the reason for sale, sorry) just a comment that you are selling a £35k-£40k item and therefore present it in its best light. That blue is a stunning colour, but being dirty like that you won't see the true colour in the photo's.

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13 minutes ago, TdM said:

worth a look surely

Is it time for a lockdown drive to Oakhampton  in Devon, almost as far as cornwall.

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I'm almost certain it's this exact car:

https://www.lotussilverstone.co.uk/vehicle-details/Lotus-Evora-U110/#tabs-panel604f7b6db1ce3

I spoke to Silverstone when searching for mine last year and they sold this in 2018.  I didn't hear back assuming the owner was not willing to sell at the time (Aug/Sep), but the MOT mileage history matches up.

It sounds to me like the latest owner wanted an IPS, ran out of patience and went for a manual, and after a couple of weeks decided they can't manage day-to-day with it.  Cleaned up I suspect this is a very decent example.

 

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I see the silver  2015 evora 400 which has been for sale at Hendy Lotus for the last 2 yrs has had a £3k price increase 🤔 

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