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  1. winthattt

    Rear lights New or Old

    Keep the originals to aid resale! To me the S1 is an old car and the originals fit the look better.
  2. winthattt

    Trailering to Unit 4

    I’m a member of the RAC and they will send their transporter and move it, it was quite reasonable as a member, obscene if I went to the break down company directly. I used it to get a car from Dony (drive shaft gaiter) and then to send it to be fixed. There are also companies who rent car transporters, truck and flatbed, to drive yourself. £100/day. Never used them but looked useful Don’t drive it with a split gaiter, it can catch fire (mine did as did a 340r at Dony) and it could wreck the internal. http://transporterhire.co.uk/locations/car_transporter_hire_Nottingham.php?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0JCphu-W4wIV7ZTtCh3jnwPHEAAYAiAAEgLUMvD_BwE
  3. winthattt

    Anyone live in Coventry?

    It’s not really a hotel area. There is a double tree or similar at the Ricoh. Ansty hall hotel is good value and like faulty towers for service, good for a giggle. Combe Abbey, is posh and good fun. Neither are very close. There is also a holiday inn at ansty. Keith
  4. I doubt this will effect most of us, a V6 Exige or S Audi is not quiet but passes the noise tests when new. Even with an after market exhaust it’s probably only a problem if you gun it. However, my neighbour has a Harley bike. When he starts it my dog runs for cover and shakes, on a Sunday morning it’s a rude awakening. I’d be quite pleased if he had to put the baffles back in his exhaust. Bigger worry is all the lane tracking and collision avoidance that is to be mandated. It always worries me that the “easier” it is to drive a car the less attention the driver is paying. Mandating these will encourage people like the muppet beside me in a Telsa a few weeks ago, clearly on driver assist and doing email on his laptop, on his lap.
  5. winthattt

    Rear diffuser

    I used superglue, as that was what I had in the workshop.
  6. winthattt

    Lotus in the Peak - Group Leaders needed!

    My improvement is pretty poor, have no chance of even getting into an Exige. I have had to cancel two track days as well. I’ll set next Sunday 16th as a mental deadline but it’s not looking good for attending let alone leading. Must accept my age and stop chucking myself down hills on a bike. Side note: NHS and Derby hospital have been brilliant. They keep calling me back for more tests and prodding so they certainly are being thorough. If you work in the nhs, thanks. Keith
  7. winthattt

    Lotus in the Peak - Group Leaders needed!

    I MAY be able to help. On crutches as the moment from a mountain biking accident, if I am able to get in my Exige in advance I’ll help. Mark me down to “ask if you are desperate”. I have booked Ashbourne/medium.
  8. winthattt

    S2 Exige Big Brake Kit

    Time Left: 18 days and 21 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    My S2 needs to have the front clam removed to fix a minor oil cooler leak (recall done). When the clam is off it’s easy to remove the big brakes and put it back to standard. I believe brakes can be fitted without removing the clam if banjo adapters are used, I don’t know this for sure and did not use them myself. The brakes are Lotus AP kit with adaptors, refurbished less than 10k miles ago, ap discs, newly fitted Brembo sport pads and stainless braided hoses. TBH, they could do with a repaint if you have an immaculate car. I’ve got to get a price that makes it worth swapping than and buying new pads. My car is off to Gavin on the 1st of June so the brakes can be removed then. I can deliver them to a Ltip if required. A new set is over £2k. £1k? Keith


    Derby, Derbyshire

  9. winthattt

    Seats help - Corbeau LE Pro test sit

    I had some years ago. Very good if you are slim but tight otherwise. You sit a bit higher in them as well. Comfortable.
  10. winthattt

    Exige S1 Restoration (images changed).

    John, just use the thing. I got a quote from Option1 to respray mine and decided, what the hell, it would become more of a garage queen. That’s why it’s off to Anglesey for the Exiges day....mind you, last time it went on track a gaitor split, put grease on the exhaust and it caught fire. No damage but a bit scary. The time before that the power cable snapped on the alternator and sent sparks flying... I have renewed my RAC membership.
  11. winthattt

    Motorsport seats

    Same as I have, I like the all cloth version, less slippy.
  12. winthattt

    Thoughts on my new motor - NLC

    They are the most fantastic looking cars, I keep being tempted but have resisted so far.
  13. winthattt

    Thinking of selling my S1 111s

    Try Belper in the Peak District. It used to have a reputation for being rough but it’s not now. Good shops, deli, cinema, railway station, restaurants etc. Prices are still way down on Matlock, Ashbourne, wirksworth. Ripley, just up the hill is not as nice as Belper but still good. Sell the Lotus if you need something different but you still need a garage. If you are retired you will need space for your toys.
  14. winthattt

    Lotus in the Peak - kids?

    Windy passes, steam trains, caves, cable cars, hills to climb, rivers to paddle in, chip shops everywhere.... brought my lad up north when he was 5 and he refuses to go back south, that was 12 years ago. My lad still enjoys the ltip even if he has to get up at an unreasonable hour. If he’s interested, it’s a great place for fossil hunting and you will find some.
  15. winthattt

    Brake fluid change.... clutch as well?

    The easiest way to bleed the brakes and clutch is with an Ezi-bleed kit from Halfords or similar. It uses tyre air pressure to pump new fluid into the reservoir as you bleed it out of the slaves. Clutch is the same process as the brakes. Just attach a length of fish tank air tube to the slave valve and open the valve, catch the fluid in a jam jar. I always bleed the clutch first, then the rears, then the front. That ensures the front brakes have the best fluid, they get hot.

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