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  2. maxj0

    Evora tpms replacement

    Thanks everyone. I think the autel route beckons.
  3. Don262

    Evora tpms replacement

    Another source is from the following, but I think this could be a couple of years old and I haven't needed to use then as my sensors are still ok on my 2010 Evora : TYR- S002-T-Pro Clamp – In Sensor Part No: HTS-A122B, 72-20-364 Tel: 0116 2001020 Unit C Whiteacres, Cambridge Rd, Whetstone, Leicester, LE8 6ZG £36 approx I think the actual make is: Schrader TPMS Part No. 13227143
  4. Don262

    Evora tpms replacement

    You can buy individual ones from lotus via Deroure but they are not cheap, or from ebay. There was a recent thread on The Lotus Forum and here is one response: Much cheaper to buy a set of Autel sensors and programmer pad. The Lotus system on the Evora uses 433Mhz and the sensors need to be programmed with an ID number and system will detect the sensors and learn which sensor is where after driving for a few miles. The sensors do need an ID programmed in the first place so you can't use the Autel sensors straight of the shelf. The Autel programmer should be able to clone your existing sensors if you want to keep the ID the same but as long as the sensor is programmed with an ID the system will self learn. Set of 4 sensors are available for around £80-90 and the USB programming pad is available for around £40-60. Here are just one link out of many from Ebay also many sellers on Amazon selling both Autel sensors and programmers. Autel MX sensor 433Mhx £80 for 4: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/X4-Original-Autel-MX-Sensor-433MHz-Programmable-Universal-TPMS-Sensor-Most-Cars/183264912039?epid=1342402954&hash=item2aab70a2a7:g:d38AAOSwi3tbIjHt Autel programming pad £40: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Autel-MaxiTPMS-PAD-TPMS-Sensor-Programming-Programmer-Accessory-Device/233134236958?hash=item3647e2251e:g:a3AAAOSw1vxcZo7N
  5. pa28pilot

    Evora tpms replacement

    All In-tyre TPMS sensors, with an integral battery, have a finite service life - and should be periodically changed as a complete assembly. Outside of changing a single sensor due to unexpected failure, it follows that they would be routinely changed, as a set, when changing worn tyres. Doesn’t your owners handbook offer any guidance as to the anticipated service life prior to expected replacement? If your sensors are the original fit, they’ll now be over ten years old - and likely well past their expected lifespan. As for sourcing a non-Lotus component, you may need to consider that the sensor/transmitter is paired with the corresponding in-car receiver module. You might expect to find the OEM Manufacturer part number marked on the sensor - if so, armed with this information, you might be able to source via an alternative supplier or motor factor.
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  7. Martin R

    New Member, coolant loss

    Welcome to MLOC. Easy way to check for a blow across the fire ring on a K series. Take it out for a spirited drive lol. Leave it to cool for a couple of hours or so. Slowly remove the coolant cap. If you have pressure still in the system, it will either hiss loudly and or water will rush back into the coolant bottle. If you only get a small hiss breath a sigh of relief. Another symptom when it gets worse is the temp will dodge about as the coolant cap releases the pressure in the system and reseals when its gone. Dont panic as i drove home from Le Mans once slowly when i had this. Changing a head gasket is far easier than an engine swop. Pop the rear boot lid off and crack on if needed Best to phone Gav if you need him. Have fun.
  8. Broadside

    New Member, coolant loss

    Hi Paul, I'm based at Kingstone near Uttoxeter, I have pressure test equipment, if you want to call round one day I'll happily check it for you Graham
  9. Simon Brough

    New Member, coolant loss

    Paul at PJS has seen most things Lotus related and I've used PJS quite a few times
  10. maxj0

    Evora tpms replacement

    Hi, I need to replace one of the TPMS sensors on one of my 2009 evora wheels after a major corrosion issue meant it fell apart during a routine tyre change. In fact I’m wondering if it might be time to replace all of them. Has anyone found a realistic alternative to the standard Lotus items or a cheaper place to source them? thanks, Max
  11. Caligarinet

    New Member, coolant loss

    Yup, hope so. Taken her out for a half hour spirited run, no coolant loss and still nice and pink. Just have to keep an eye on it for next week or so.
  12. @ndy

    New Member, coolant loss

    Fingers crossed it was a combination of the cap and air in the system 🤞
  13. Elisemadray

    'Lotus in the Peak' film

    Thanks Dunc That's Better, that was what I was trying to do I've only gone n blinkin done it
  14. Caligarinet

    New Member, coolant loss

    Thanks for welcome, mate. Flushed coolant, replaced with OAT, replaced cap. Seems to holding its level for now, but not taken it for a decent run yet. Think next step is sniffer test, if problem persists.
  15. duncx

    'Lotus in the Peak' film

    Great film, love it! Well done for arranging this Ray EDIT: embedded video removed, no point in doubling up
  16. @ndy

    New Member, coolant loss

    Hi Paul, First of all welcome to MLOC I'm pretty sure you have HGF, Mine only should on my S1 when on track with continuous high rev's, similar symptoms to what you describe but nothing evident when driving on the road, No oil/water mix or emulsification in the header tank. As you say, to be sure get it to someone who can pressure test, Gav is still in business, probably best to call him, there's also PJS in Burton and Top Gear automotive in Wolves, All Lotus specialist and well known & respected in the Midlands area. If you decide to do the head gasket at least you know it will be done, The risk with the engine swap is you could end up with the same or /& other problems...... Andy.
  17. Winners

    'Lotus in the Peak' film

    Love it. Glad they didn't use my interview, saved me the embarrassment
  18. Caligarinet

    New Member, coolant loss

    Hi, 6 years after selling my S1 and regretting it ever since, I’ve managed to pick up an early S2, with 96k on the clock. So with that kind of mileage, kind of expect a few issues. First issue is it seems to be losing coolant, and getting a froth in the expansion tank (as though it’s got fairy liquid in there, no emulsion). Was initially a hissing from cap, so replaced this. No sign of coolant loss anywhere Exhaust gas to coolant compromise? no issue with overheating as yet. Any recommendations of who could look over the car? Anyone who could pressure test the coolant system, or test for exhaust gases? Seen mention of Gav in Burton, tried emailing, is he still in business? If going down the line of HGF...repair or just swap the engine out. Swapped the engine on the S1 without too much difficulty, certainly easier than doing the head gasket. Based in Stafford. Thanks in advance Paul W
  19. The Cakes

    'Lotus in the Peak' film

    Enjoyed that, thanks.
  20. Elisemadray

    'Lotus in the Peak' film

    If you had the pleasure of being at LitP 2018 this is a Must see, and even more of a must see if your thinking about going this year the short film gives a great insight to the event. kindly produced by 'Derby Movie Maker' for your enjoyment did you spot your car? please add to thread
  21. DeanB

    S2 Exige vs Elise 111S

    I keep thinking about this. What repeats is how the s2 Exige looks. It's a fantastic looking thing. Who wouldn't want one in their garage?
  22. Alex B

    S2 Exige vs Elise 111S

    I'd try for a supercharged car if you can because that charger whine is mega.
  23. Introducing the Lotus Type 130 View the full article
  24. Charlied85

    My Lotus Esprit s4 gets new paint!

    Hi Dave, It was done by Porsche Cambridge. If you need a contact let me know! It wasn't cheap though!! 😅
  25. Daveb99

    S2 Exige vs Elise 111S

    Different cars here, as I have an S1 Elise Sport 160 (well......co-owned), and an Exige V6. The S160 is peaky with hot cams and needs to be revved to 6500+ to deliver full satisfaction (which I love), with no brake servos etc of course either. The Exige, being supercharged, is totally different with tonnes of torque, and can be too much for the road - so you have to keep an eye on your speed far more often. I haven't driven an S2 Exige but I'd imagine the comparison with an S2 111S is not that dissimilar in terms of supercharged vs NA. There's something about extracting the power from an NA engine, working hard, overall it probably puts a bigger smile on my face...
  26. Daveb99

    My Lotus Esprit s4 gets new paint!

    Looks great - who did the work Charlie?
  27. jonnyfox

    S2 Exige vs Elise 111S

    Fun while it lasted 🤷‍♂️
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