Took the Elise to BT Tyres in Rugby on Monday morning. They had a look at the nail and concluded it was worth trying to repair the tyre, as the only other option was a new replacement, which they said was dealer only.
So, out came the pliers and..... it turned out to be a half inch screw which had gone sideways into the tread block. End result, no air leaking and no puncture and I'm on my way . Three days on and all is well.
Quite impressed with BT Tyres, the blokes there were very helpful, the place was clean and tidy and the stock all neatly racked up. Got the feel they knew their stuff.
The Elise was going really well today. It does seem to have "moods", which is ridiculous, but sometimes, like today, it just goes so well and makes such a fantastic noise. I guess a bit of sun and some dry country roads help!