Lotus of the month
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I'm after a part number for the plastic cover that sits over the electrics on the front end of the Elise/EXige
Its covers important bits like the abs Unit. It sits higher than the radiator. I've had a look at pictures etc but no luck. Any help would be great.
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I'm amazed it has lasted this long to be honest, but my 12 year old trusty clutch looks like it is due for replacement. What are my options here if any?
For those that don't know, I have 2001 S2 K-series beefed up by DVA from 119 to 148 brake. Occasional track use but mainly commute and fast road.
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Special Delivery sent on Friday due for delivery yesterday by 1pm. Check in the afternoon and it was showing:
Special Delivery Guaranteed™ items are first tracked when they have reached our mail centre. This may be late in the evening on the day the item was sent. Information on your Special Delivery Guaranteed™ item is not yet available.
Called the PO and they got me to look at another tracking page showing this:
07/12/13 14:02 ON DELIVERY
07/12/13 14:01 UNDELIVERED07/12/13
07/12/13 13:42 DELIVERED07/12/13
07/12/13 12:28 UNDELIVERED07/12/13
07/12/13 07:31 ON DELIVERY
07/12/13 07:24 RECEIVED AT PDOCHEADLE PDO (ST)
07/12/13 03:47 RECEIVED ATNORTH WEST MIDLANDS MC
07/12/13 02:33 DESPATCHABLE TOCHEADLE PDO (ST)
06/12/13 21:18 DESPATCHABLE TOSTOKE MAIL CENTRE
06/12/13 19:36 COLLECTED SOUTH MIDLANDS MAIL CENTR
06/12/13 12:57 ACCEPTED AT POL 19 - 21 Market St
So they attempted delivery at 12:28 on Saturday and failed. Then tried again 45 mins later and succeeded. But by 14:01 it was 'undelivered' again.....
PO bloke on phone told me it was signed for by 'Clarke'. Called the company today and they have no-one of that name working for them.
They are going to look for the parcel but what are the chances of ever seeing it again? Contents worth £1k. Have £1k worth of cover as I upped it when posting.
If some pikey bastard has stolen it.........
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Lotus and Police across East Anglia join together this Christmas to present a united front against drink driving.
It’s a sad fact that over the Christmas period more lives are lost on British roads due to drunk drivers than at any other time of the year. This serious issue deserves a strong approach, and to that end, Lotus is working with the region’s police by providing a fully liveried Lotus Evora S to help officers engage with drivers and spread the word about the ‘Fatal Four’ driving behaviours*, which includes drink driving. The principal purpose of the Battenberg clad Evora is to enhance the work of the Lotus driving simulator already in use across the region to engage and educate drivers and road users of all ages.
During December officers from Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire constabularies are taking part in national and European-wide campaigns The activity of stopping and breathalysing drivers at all times of day will be increased in an effort to reinforce the message that firm action will be taken on drink drivers and promote safer road use.
Aslam Farikullah, Chief Operating Officer for Group Lotus plc, said, “Lotus recognises its responsibility to safety, that relates to the safeguarding of our people, our products, our racing pursuits and the wider community. We build cars for people to enjoy driving safely so we are happy to be part of this initiative and hope that strong action like this saves lives and keeps our roads safe for everyone.”
The six forces have reinforced their joint stance by coming together with campaign partner Lotus Cars at its HQ in Hethel, to launch the initiative.
Chief Inspector Chris Spinks, Head of the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit, said: “I would like to express my gratitude to Lotus for the provision of the Lotus Evora police vehicle. This vehicle will be a huge asset in our efforts to deliver road safety messages to our target groups, particularly to young drivers who are disproportionately represented among casualties. I can speak for my colleagues in Roads Policing across the 6 counties of East Anglia when I say that the use of the car across the region will ensure that we maximise our chances of saving lives and protecting road users through education. We already know from our experience of using the Lotus ‘driver simulator’ that the interest generated by a vehicle such as the Evora when it is liveried in police markings is irresistible to a huge cross section of road users, and that in turn affords us the chance to start that conversation around behaviour behind the wheel.“
*Fatal Four driving behaviours are drink driving; speeding; not wearing a seatbelt; and driving whilst using a mobile phone
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I hope you're all wearing the winter well. It's all go in our house as Amy (almost 4 months already) takes up all out time. The Exige is on blocks of wood in the garage waiting for remedial work like the exhaust flexi joint, solving an oil and coolant leak and a suspension strip and paint.
While I look fondly on at the Exige, I'm leaving the RAF to look after Amy and will be a full time dad from June next year. As part of my leaving I will get a gratuity pay off and Mrs B has sanctioned the purchase of a daily drive to replace the Panda 100hp. That car is a fantastic amount of fun and cheap as chips to run, but it's not the kind of car I thought I'd have at the end of 23 years service. My thoughts turn to the following as a replacement:
Lancia Delta Integrale 16v (I owned and loved an 8v, so a known qty)
Porsche 968 Sport. (I've driven a 944 8v and loved the handling balance.
VW Scirocco FSI.
RS Megane 230 F1 Tea....
So all a bit different. My only requirements are a £10K ceiling, and it must have 4 seats as I have to fit in a buggy, a small dog, and potentially 2 daughters (1 will be only coming along infrequently). Oh and it can't cost the earth to run, so M3's are out!
Can anyone give me any top tips about the above cars, or recommend others (or why I shouldn't have the above choices). Please no diesels, I won't do the mileage to justify one and if truth be told they leave me a little cold.
See you in the spring!
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