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  2. As standard they are 175/55. Wouldn't mind a slightly wider tyre though as long as they fit the standard rims.
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  4. Personal vote for Allon White here. Not cheap, but personal service and very easy to deal with.
  5. Plenty of options for runs. Wales overnighters, Scotland nc500 as well as local runs, Blakey ridge static meets and more. Just needs us to be allowed out and it’s all systems go. Details in the sc:uk website for the runs etc Matt Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I signed up a few days ago , hoping once the vaccine hits the general population life will return to normal ? I don’t get a chance to drive my car much other than doing a couple of school runs a week and as my partner hates the car I don’t use it for weekend aways so if I can get another options maybe looking at joining up on some of the events ?
  7. They'll be 195/50's then, yes?
  8. First, Last and Always For The Drivers View the full article
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  10. Hi I'm in need of a set of front tyres for my 111r, seems almost impossible to get AD07's now. What are the recommended options for a standard 111r? Also are there any recommended garages in the Burntwood area for an MOT and service? Thank you
  11. Last week
  12. Allon white have always been recommended for trimming. I've never used them personally, but worth a try given they are a Lotus approved Service Centre too.
  13. Nice one buddy. Get signed up to some events [emoji106]. Also have a Facebook group under SC:UK if you do an intro on there Matt Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Thanks Matt, i've joined up, any excuse to get out driving.
  15. The foam in the back of both of my seats has disintegrated. The leather and fabric are as new. Has anybody replaced their foam? Suppliers etc? Cheers!
  16. Removing seats isn't too hard. Hard with the roof on! Four socket screws in the base of each seat. Slightly tricky access for some of them but an allen key will do it easily enough. They might be threadlocked so tough to get started. Be very careful putting them back not to cross-thread them. Start them by hand and they should go in fairly easily. Undo the seat belt attachment on the door side and lift the seat out. Or leave the seatbelts attached but you won't get the seats very far. Remember the order of the various washers. Carpets on your car I'm not sure, but OEM ones won't be hard to take out. Mostly velcro and one fastener. Might want to leave any sill carpet in place. There's some variations with the model year.
  17. Cant you buy a dehumidifier instead?
  18. Hi, I need to take the seats and carpets out of my S2 Elise tomorrow to dry it out. Is this a simple job? Anything I need to be aware of?
  19. Hi, I can now confirm our seasonal opening hours, as follows: Up to and inc 23rd: Normal Hours Christmas Eve: 9.00am – 1.00pm Christmas Day: Closed Boxing Day: Closed Sunday 27th December: Closed Monday28th December: Closed Tuesday 29th December: Normal Hours Wednesday 30th December: Normal Hours New Year’s Eve: 9.00am – 1.00pm New Year’s Day: Closed Saturday 2nd January: 9.00am – 1.00pm Sunday 3rd January: 10.00am – 2.00pm Monday 4th January: Normal Hours Regards Dan.
  20. This is where the differences start to appear, the FSE will give repair advice or consent to a return to factory return for remediation. I have stated that the repair process is irrelevant to my rejection, though I can see how it is relevant to resolution between the retailer and Lotus. Once I formalised matters, the retailer has been engaging and communication has been solid. I've had Zero comms from Lotus and I have seen correspondence involving senior Lotus management. It would seem that the noise/creaking from the bulkhead requires a fairly substantial strip and rebuild ( i.e clam, windscreen removal - but I am speculating to an extent here ?if it is the chassis). After two dash removals Lotus would not authorise any further repair without an FSE visit, which is understandable, but not a 4-6week wait. Some of the other issues have no repair agreed, for example there is no part number for one of the items that requires replacing and it will need to be completed in a bodyshop. One aspect that amazes me still, unless a matter is a safety related, Lotus retailers/repairers are to only respond to warranty fixes if the customer raises the matter - so zero ability to be pro-active.
  21. Well that's progress at least Adam - so what is the FSE going to look at exactly, if some of the issues have been rectified?
  22. Hi Pete, It was collected yesterday. The supplying dealer is essentially attempting to back their risk off to Lotus, which isn't unreasonable, but ultimately my contract is with the dealer. So next step is the FSE visit. I do expect a push at some stage to accept a return, but all parties are clear on my expectations and I know Lotus are in receipt of the rejection correspondence which has lots of detail.
  23. PJT

    Evora 3months on

    Hi Adam, How did the return go? What resistance did you get when you asked for a full refund? I hope you can resolve this without too much extra aggravation.
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  25. Project BattCon is a pilot project introducing containerised battery test facilities Designed to help meet increasing demand for new UK-based battery testing to support EV supply chain and OEMs Containers will be in operation at Lotus HQ in Hethel, Norfolk, plus the new Lotus Advanced Technology Centre in Wellesbourne, West Midlands Provides fast, cost-effective and efficient solution for companies developing new batteries (Hethel, UK – 19 November 2020) – Lotus Engineering is launching a pilot containerised battery testing facility to assess energy storage solutions for the booming EV sector. It will allow Lotus Engineering to carry out various battery cell, module and pack characterisation tests, performance evaluations, and component and lifetime testing under controlled conditions. Early feasibility study support and validation of mature designs for implementation into new vehicles will also be available. The project has been named BattCon, an abbreviation of Battery Containerised Test Facility. The ‘containers’ are individual walk-in laboratories and will be in operation at Lotus HQ in Hethel, Norfolk, as well as the new Lotus Advanced Technology Centre in Wellesbourne, West Midlands. Each is the size of a standard 40ft shipping container and so can easily be packed up and transported as a mobile testing unit, available to Lotus Engineering customers wherever they are. Lotus has three operational units as part of the pilot scheme. For clients, Lotus Engineering will offer an EV safety-compliant workshop facility with specialist staff experienced in testing batteries. Companies new to the EV field, and those who would otherwise need to invest in additional test facilities, will have access to a fast, efficient and cost-effective solution to develop new technologies and speed up their route to market. For Lotus itself, the new technology will support ambitious plans to launch a new range of performance vehicles. Lotus Engineering has a wealth of experience in the design and engineering of EVs and other alternative propulsion powertrains dating back two decades. While many of the programmes remain confidential, the consultancy’s work on the Tesla Roadster (2008-12) is the best-known example. Matt Windle, Executive Director, Engineering, Lotus, commented: “As the race intensifies for automotive and other sectors to develop new and novel battery technologies, there will be increased demand for suitable testing facilities. Project BattCon begins to address this problem by evaluating how Lotus Engineering can meet the battery testing opportunities for the UK supply chain and OEMs.” Services available include capacity determination, resistance mapping, current and power mapping, open circuit voltage determination and heat capacity. Lifetime testing is comprised of low-voltage cycling, high-voltage cycling, self-discharge determination, storage ageing, cycle ageing, drive cycle ageing and orientation. One of the three Lotus containers features an ambient chamber, the temperature of which can be raised or lowered to replicate climatic extremes around the world. The pilot project will conclude in spring 2021 and is co-funded by the Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF), part of the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC); Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation; the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for International Trade (DIT). Upon completion, the project will be evaluated and a decision taken about its future. Lotus Engineering is the consultancy division of Lotus and provides a comprehensive range of technical services to many of the world’s best-known automotive manufacturers and suppliers. In 2020 it is celebrating 40 years since it was formally incorporated.
  26. Project BattCon is a pilot project introducing containerised battery test facilities Designed to help meet increasing demand for new UK-based battery testing to support EV supply chain and OEMs Containers will be in operation at Lotus HQ in Hethel, Norfolk, plus the new Lotus Advanced Technology Centre in Wellesbourne, West Midlands Provides fast, cost-effective and efficient solution for companies developing new batteries (Hethel, UK – 19 November 2020) – Lotus Engineering is launching a pilot containerised battery testing facility to assess energy storage solutions for the booming EV sector. It will allow Lotus Engineering to carry out various battery cell, module and pack characterisation tests, performance evaluations, and component and lifetime testing under controlled conditions. Early feasibility study support and validation of mature designs for implementation into new vehicles will also be available. The project has been named BattCon, an abbreviation of Battery Containerised Test Facility. The ‘containers’ are individual walk-in laboratories and will be in operation at Lotus HQ in Hethel, Norfolk, as well as the new Lotus Advanced Technology Centre in Wellesbourne, West Midlands. Each is the size of a standard 40ft shipping container and so can easily be packed up and transported as a mobile testing unit, available to Lotus Engineering customers wherever they are. Lotus has three operational units as part of the pilot scheme. For clients, Lotus Engineering will offer an EV safety-compliant workshop facility with specialist staff experienced in testing batteries. Companies new to the EV field, and those who would otherwise need to invest in additional test facilities, will have access to a fast, efficient and cost-effective solution to develop new technologies and speed up their route to market. For Lotus itself, the new technology will support ambitious plans to launch a new range of performance vehicles. Lotus Engineering has a wealth of experience in the design and engineering of EVs and other alternative propulsion powertrains dating back two decades. While many of the programmes remain confidential, the consultancy’s work on the Tesla Roadster (2008-12) is the best-known example. Matt Windle, Executive Director, Engineering, Lotus, commented: “As the race intensifies for automotive and other sectors to develop new and novel battery technologies, there will be increased demand for suitable testing facilities. Project BattCon begins to address this problem by evaluating how Lotus Engineering can meet the battery testing opportunities for the UK supply chain and OEMs.” Services available include capacity determination, resistance mapping, current and power mapping, open circuit voltage determination and heat capacity. Lifetime testing is comprised of low-voltage cycling, high-voltage cycling, self-discharge determination, storage ageing, cycle ageing, drive cycle ageing and orientation. One of the three Lotus containers features an ambient chamber, the temperature of which can be raised or lowered to replicate climatic extremes around the world. The pilot project will conclude in spring 2021 and is co-funded by the Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF), part of the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC); Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation; the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for International Trade (DIT). Upon completion, the project will be evaluated and a decision taken about its future. Lotus Engineering is the consultancy division of Lotus and provides a comprehensive range of technical services to many of the world’s best-known automotive manufacturers and suppliers. In 2020 it is celebrating 40 years since it was formally incorporated. This post has been promoted to an article
  27. thanks Timbo - im very grateful for your kind assistance
  28. Echo what Dave just said! Gutted to hear your sorry tale, Adam. Good luck 🤞 with getting acceptable resolution tomorrow
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