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  1. Yes - you can visually check that the exhaust bypass valve is operating. The valve actuator is visible to the left of the main silencer box - as viewed from the rear of the car - through the mesh immediately above the rear diffuser. You should see what looks like an end-on piston that operates the exhaust valve through a crank linkage. The valve should default to "open" against spring pressure; when activated (i.e. "Valve closed"), the piston is pulled-in by applied vacuum. What you can't visually check is operation of the vacuum solenoid valve that (for the Exige S) is located on the rear left of the engine subframe - mounted vertically below the expansion bottle in the engine bay. This valve has been known to fail due to water contamination. This valve is not present on the Exige 350 Sport. Don't be tempted to diagnose solenoid operation by disconnecting it from the wiring harness. If you do disconnect when the engine is running or prior to engine start, the ECU will sense an electrical/exhaust fault and illuminate the Engine Warning lamp - which will likely require reset by a Lotus dealer. Only diagnose potential faults in the vacuum system by selectively disconnecting the vacuum hoses from the solenoid. The upstream side connects to the vacuum reservoir via a t-peice in the vacuum line. The downstream vacuum hose connects to the exhaust valve actuator - and vents to atmosphere via a third (enclosed) port under a cap on the solenoid.
  2. Robin - does this explanation help at all...? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowoff_valve
  3. Robin - that means you'll have to drive it beyond the end of the road... ;-)
  4. HADECS3 camera heads are active at all times; each head uses dual-band radar - and can simultaneously track and distinguish between five lanes of moving traffic. They are reported to be capable of both spot and average speed measurement.
  5. HADECS 3 are the new cameras being deplyed to Smart Motorways. The stretch of M42 in Birmingham was scheduled for installation. More info: http://www.speedcamerasuk.com/hadecs-3.htm http://www.wmsafetycameras.co.uk/cameras_work.php?cameramovie=HADECS http://www.bypass.redflex.com/international/media-centre/redflex-media/home-office-approval-redflex-hadecs-cameras
  6. Surely you're still within the factory warranty? There can't be many that are three years old yet...
  7. Hi Mike You decided to NOT retire then... or Helen decided for you :-) Very nice!
  8. Some information about which model of CTEK charger would be usedul if we are to e able to help you. Dependent upon model, if may indicate either "analysis" or "bulk charge" mode - or something else.
  9. Also known as "speed fasteners"?
  10. OEM Lotus Cruise Control became available with the T6 ECU... so available as an option on S3 Elise onwards (with the exception of the last hoorah for the Toyota 2ZZ), S3 Exige and Evora platforms.
  11. You've not been in Robin's Elise... :-)
  12. http://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/topic/81902-2bular/ I guess many of us are likely to very disappointed if the sale of the 2bular business, by Jim Vallentine, is true.