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So my lad turned 17 yesterday, (yes I know I don't look old enough ), and here we are facing those first tentative steps into driving.
I plan on getting him professional lessons, but I'm a big believer in augmenting lessons with practice. To that end, I needed a car he could actually drive to practice in, so we bought him a Skoda CitiGo. (The Lotus is the only manual in the household, and that would have been stupid )
I took the first few steps today, taking the lad out for some basic clutch control, steering, gear changes etc, all on some nice quiet industrial estate roads. Eventually we even ventured out for some quiet back roads, and actually it all went rather well.
In my spare time I have taught many, many people to scuba dive (as a PADI instructor) so a lot of the teaching skills of being patient, praising as appropriate, correcting through suggestion, and most importantly staying calm in what can be a high stress environment have been somewhat transferable. I think if I hadn't done the diving instructor thing in the past I would have been a bag of nerves
Anyone else been through the trials of teaching a family member to drive? If so any tips ?
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I need to change my arb bushes and generally tidy up the arb with some paint.
I tried to remove the bolts holding the front Undertray but they are either seized/rounded or just spinning. I have no problem with cutting them off but just wondered what's best to replace them with? I'm assuming whatever they screw into will need replacing too, especially the ones that are spinning. Are there any kits out there for this purpose etc?
Thanks in advance.
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After ten years of happy Lotus ownership, I've decided to sell my Exige as I've not been finding the time to use is in recent years. This morning I dropped it off at Central Lotus and noticed the proud MLOC sticker in the window.
I just thought I'd thank you all for all your advice and insight contained in the MLOC forum. I've found it invaluable.
PS For anyone looking for a great S2 Exige take a look here
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