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  1. What a fantastic weekend we have just witnessed for F1 and in particular for Lewis Hamilton, yes he is not everyone’s favourite for what ever reason usually the wrong ones. What he achieved this weekend was a true masterclass in driving ability. One of the most epic comebacks you will ever witness.
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  2. Lotus in the Peak 2022 takes place over the weekend of 8th to 10th July 2022. We are very proud to announce that this year’s event is in aid of Rainbows Hospice for children and young people with life limiting illnesses. Have a look at rainbows.co.uk/about-rainbows to see the incredible work they do. All profits will be passed on to this very deserving charity. The event has a similar format to previous years but with the main event on Sunday 10th returning to Chatsworth House, as one of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s chosen supported charities for 2022. The best way to enjo
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  3. I’ll never forget saying to Joanne in early 2007, “watch this boy” when Hamilton was being featured in the run up to his infamous rookie season alongside Alonso at McLaren. Prior to that season I hadn’t watched F1 since the late 90’s. Since that year started I haven’t missed a race. Says it all 👍🏻
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  4. Back home now after a 200 mile round trip to pick up new Elise, visit and stay at my aunts place near Oxford, then home. What a great car, quick, less noisy than I was expecting, more comfy than I thought it would be. Turns heads. Needs a dam deep clean and polish everywhere, and some TLC to some of the trim. Now I think this is a keeper instead of my black Elise, so will look to sell that one in January. Badg settled in straight away when I got home
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  5. Couldn’t agree more, love him or hate him (personally it’s the racing I want to see, I don’t care what the drivers are like as people!) Lewis has just driven the wheels off the Merc all weekend - a cut above every other driver. Absolutely incredible performance. I personally hope he wins the next two to set up an amazing finale.
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  6. Accommodation booked in Matlock Bath. Looking forward to it.
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  7. Yep a great race to watch, its the racing and overtaking we have been wanting all season!
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  8. I'm donating money to offset the CO² from the petrol i use. It funds CO²-saving projects in countries that need it most. At 8 euros per 1000 miles, it's affordable (based on 35mpg). It's not the solution to all problems, but hopefully it helps until sustainable petrol is in the pumps. You could do it too. Www.atmosfair.de
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  9. Collected from Central Lotus on Saturday lunchtime after some quite horrendous driving conditions to get there! The sun came out whilst completing paperwork and handover so managed to get these on the way back home.
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  10. Sorry for late reply. Been a hectic week! Was planning to get the car cleaned and looking fresh but its currently dirty (a little) and defrosting!
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  12. That’s a lovely thing to have. Look forward to seeing it on a run. Welcome to the best club in the world.
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  14. Thanks for that and yeah the colour is one of the things that drew me to the car. Better picture attached under garage lighting. Diamond and goats come to mind 😉
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  15. Feels proper now, had the 1000-mile service carried out at Central Lotus today. Then when got home finally got round to going into the dash preferences to set time to 24hr, its the little things, right? Now to fully explore the power delivery 😀
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  16. Agree, great race. Even forced Jane to watch some highlights- which she did gladly. Verstappen is too aggressive I think. To hear the cheer that went up when Hamilton gained the lead says it all.
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  17. Be great to see you there, Rick. Look forward to seeing the caravan hitched onto the Elise!
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  18. Accommodation booked 😁 http://www.lickpennycaravanpark.co.uk/
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  19. Bottas, who was considered to be lightning fast at Williams, was also driving a Mercedes yesterday; he started on pole and still couldn't get near Verstappen. Lewis started 10th and won.
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  21. I was going to post a v. nice comment about the type49 but the revelation about a further beautiful black S2 has pushed me over the edge. I'm too riven with envy to continue... 😁👍
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  22. Two of my 3 my fave colour schemes in that photo, JPS and Type 49 (Gold Leaf). My other one is Gulf Racing (blue and orange). I saw a Gulf colour Evora @ Lotus in the Peak earlier this year. Apparently Lotus offered it as a standard paint scheme, they did something like 10 off them worldwide, looked amazing. Tried to persuade the owner to sell, but he wasn't having it. Have to say I am also very fortunate to also own a black Elise that I've had painted with gold wheels.
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  23. Making a weekend of it is the ultimate way to enjoy your Lotus in the stunning scenery of the Peak District. With this in mind, the team are pleased to announce another great new venue for next year's 10th Anniversary Lotus in the Peak, taking place from Friday 8th - Sunday 10th July 2022. Oakhill, a stunning Georgian Hotel in historic Cromford, have agreed to host our traditional and very enjoyable Friday night BBQ, as well as providing accommodation options for the weekend. They have 10 spacious Kingsize or Double rooms and 4 luxurious suites, and all the rooms are currently being re
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  24. You guys move quick - accommodation in the area is being booked up fast. Managed to get somewhere in Matlock Bath booked, so I have no excuses. New to Lotus ownership (1 week 😂) so really looking forward to this.
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  25. I would be very wary of using axle stands under the wishbones. As already mentioned I always used to place them under the rear end of each side rail with a pad to spread the load across the full width of the box section and protect the alloy. Again, as mentioned it's easiest to place these once the wheels are off. At the front I used concrete blocks with wooden blocks on top to support the front end of each side rail. A popular safe option that many people use is boxes of A4 paper placed under the side rail at either end. And another trick for extra safety is to chock the jack with blocks of w
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  26. Me too! Be great to see you there Pete 😊
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  27. Thanks all for posting and contributing to the thread. Offsetting the carbon impact of petrol used in my Lotus, which is driven purely for pleasure as opposed to a necessary journey, is something I have been thinking about recently. I have just signed up to a £10 monthly donation to The Woodland Trust. Every little helps.
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  28. I'm in. Thanks for the discussion. I really like what they do here in the UK so I've made the woodlands trust the place I can make a monthly DD to cover 6 tonnes CO2 / year. I know that does not absolve me from making more lifestyle changes but it's a good underpinning to other decisions and actions. 👍
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  29. I'm doing a similar thing through the Shell Club, you pay an increased amount per litre (a few pence) which goes to projects theoretically making your fuel net zero................................... It's great, and those who can spare the cash (and let's be honest, that's all lotus drivers) should consider it. However, I don't think it gets us off scot-free! Trouble is, there's no way of knowing whether the projects being funded would have happened anyway without the funding. My original thought was I'd have guilt free enjoyment of the car, but I am not sure carbon trading/offsett
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  30. Thats Great Ian, I already give £10 a month to the Woodland Trust tree planting Scheme, But I will look in to this also
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  31. I reckon that would be my spec, although I'd have to have the wheels painted gold which isn't a Lotus option currently.
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  32. It's the best part of owning an Elise, worrying about the head gasket! 😂 It's probably been done and just not recorded, if it hasn't and needs to be done it's easy. I've got 2 spare heads in my workshop from donor engines so there's no shortage there. If you buy a Toyota engined one the gearbox will eventually go anyway 🤣 If it's good underneath buy it and enjoy it!
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  33. £1300 is on the very high/extortionate side for replacing a head gasket!! Keep an eye on the temp gauge and filler a cap and at the first sign of suspected HGF, ask us for recommendations on replacement. If its 'nipped in the bud , you shouldn't need a re-skim.
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  34. Ditto all of the above. Your piston rings are as likely to go from normal wear and tear as sudden HGF. My understanding is that the k series weakpoint was often humans (of the bean counter, mechanic and driver variety) not the engine. There is a basic flaw in that the engine was designed to be in the front of a rover not the back of an Elise. As a result the thermostat is fundamentally on the wrong side of the engine and does not respond in timely manner to rises in engine temp: Your remote thermostat system will definitely mitigate that. I would also advise slightly larger alloy radiator
    1 point
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