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  1. Very interesting...... I didn't see any of these on my runners, at £40 a set I'm sure these can be made if you can find some suitable material, I may have a go next time I have some free time over a weekend.

    Thanks for sharing :cheers:

  2. Play in the runners is common, I had mine replaced under warranty in my V6 but within a few months the new one was the same, In the end I took the seats out and squeezed the runners and described in the link above, they didn't need doing again before I sold the car, I've also done the same in my Elise Cup about 12 months ago and so far they are still OK, even doing 6 track days :tup:

  3. Sorry to hear of your problem Mark, I would try some of the simple things 1st -

    • Check engine/transmissions mounts are OK with no excessive movement
    • Check linkages all look OK, you may need to adjust but this is best done by a specialist
    • Check oil level, some other car manufacturers suffer from jumping out of gear when the oil level is low or oil is old

    If none of the above don't sort it then the gearbox will need to come apart and investigated, Fingers crossed hopefully not 🤞



  4. Hi Andy,

    Are you sure both runners are fully engaging when in the locked position....

    If they are then you probably need to carry out some adjustments, I've had to tweak my seat runners in my previous V6 Exige and my current S3 Elise, Info on what to do can be found <HERE>


  5. Hi Paul,

    First of all welcome to MLOC :tup:

    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......


  6. On 14/04/2019 at 19:17, winthattt said:

    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. 

    Absolutely stunning car Jonny but I agree with Keith, Use it and enjoy it :drive:

    Life's too short........


  7. 11 hours ago, DeanB said:

    I haven't tried either, but worry that running 205s on the front might upset the balance and make the steering a bit heavy?  Is this not so?

    I didn't notice any issues running on my S2 Exige and many owners are running this setup, However part of the reason not running them on my Elise is I wanted to keep the tyre size as Lotus intended not to alter and of the feel / handling.

  8. I'm currently running ZZS on the Elise and as Jonny says they are great tyre on track and I find they more than adequate on the road even in the wet if you respect the conditions.

    I've also run AD08R's and can highly recommend them, If my car was used on the road only I would go AD08's, you wont be disappointed and they come with more tread than the ZZS

  9. 19 hours ago, Carmel1940 said:

    Car needs to come out of hibernation during the week, will hopefully make it!  Is there an A49 north convoy?  Cheers, hopefully see you!

    Hope you can make it...... I'll add you to the list 👍

    I'm in Telford so cant comment on the convoy question.

  10. On 11/03/2019 at 20:45, 111rdw said:

    Hi all. Just moved to Ludlow. So well within driving distance 👍


    On 11/03/2019 at 22:05, timloy said:

    Hi I'm from Ludlow, can I join in.


    On 12/03/2019 at 00:54, Carmel1940 said:

    I’m between Craven Arms and Church Stretton. Elise S2 should be up and running in April.  Cheers

    Are you guys able to join us for the meet this Saturday, ref post in event section < HERE >

  11. 4 minutes ago, Jonathan E said:

    I visited the place I had in mind yesterday Andy and the car park was rammed🙄, perhaps we’re better off sticking with your original suggestion?. 

    Hopefully on a Sunday morning the service are will be quiet..... If it doesn't work out we can look for another location for the next meet.

  12. 7 hours ago, Jonathan E said:

    Sunday’s are better for me too, but also happy to go with the majority, it’s always difficult to arrange these things as there is always someone who will be disappointed 😞 

    Any joy finding a better location Jon ?

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