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    LitP Tickets on sale NOW!

    We are delighted to announce that the tickets for LitP are now on sale in the MLOC store You can click on the LitP poster on the MLOC home page, or the LitP tab on the drop down store menu, or just click the link below! https://www.midlandslotus.co.uk/litpbooking/ You will first be taken to an information page that should explain everything that you need to know and from there you link through to the store. There are all-new runs of course and a couple of changes to the run starts but the big news is the addition of a fantastic barbeque and meeting for Friday evening at the Charles Cotton in Hartington - even more reason to make a full weekend of it See you there everyone
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    S2 Elise won’t start

    To me, 'machine gun noise' doesn't sound like the starter motor is turning, more like the pre-engager slamming in and out. If the battery has been flat for 2.5 years it will almost certainly be fooked Just to be sure, have you checked that the engine still turns over by hand?
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    TRD Airfilter/Induction 2ZRFE

    I've got a TRD box/filter on my 250 Cup, no problems with the EML and makes a nice meaty sound on full power + a little bit of SC whine
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    Shes a keeper, at least for now!

    Hi, is this the car with the scratch on the front clam, caused by a bicycle? If so then I remember seeing it advertised (was very tempted to be honest!) and I thought at the time that what the car needed was some black tri-stripes (in vinyl) to cover the scratch However, you can't sell it now as you will be needing it for Lotus in the Peak
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    Windscreen washer not working

    Are you sure it's not the little rubber seal (a fancy shaped rubber grommet) that sits between the motor assembly and the bottle? Mine failed and leaked until nearly empty - funny thing is that you couldn't see the leak underneath the bottle, it dripped onto the undertray and made its way out just behind the drivers door Also, you couldnt tell that the grommet/seal was cracked unless you stretched it a bit to check, otherwise the crack just sort of 'self closed'. I can't remember why I didn't try to buy a genuine Lotus item but I found one of ebay for £2 that was close enough and it fits/works perfectly. Let me know if that's your problem and I will dig out the ebay item for you
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    Thinking of selling my S1 111s

    Peak District resident here If you are looking at traditional cottages in the heart of the Peak District then you are right that properties with drives/garages come at a high price Have you thought about looking in the Rowsley/Darley Dale/Matlock area for your new pad? It's the Peak District in all but name, you get more for your money and has much more mixed housing stock - i.e. houses with drives and garages! Might enable you to keep the Elise
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    LitP 2019 help

    Dean is Mr Cool and not easily flustered In contrast I was momentarily mortified and sobbing into my shaking hands.
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    Need Inspiration... Phone Mounts

    Sorry but I've got no answer, no help, no photo I just wanted to say that's a great photo of a lovely looking S1 interior - makes me want to buy one!
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    Lotus in the Peak - kids?

    Kids are very welcome and quite a few little Lotus enthusiasts come each year. When the tickets go into the MLOC shop there will be a choice of the starting points/distance/speeds for you to choose from so that you can pick something that's appropriate for your mini navigator! EDIT: lol, beaten to it by Dean
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    New Elise Owner - What don't I know?

    Welcome Sorry if I'm teaching granny to suck eggs but remember this is rear wheel drive car with the engine over the rear axle. If you enter a corner too enthusiastically and then lift off the throttle mid corner it's akin to dabbing on the handbrake - possible to lose the back end and snap into a spin. These are fantastic handling cars but as Fish says, take it easy and learn the car
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    2019 Exige Purchase

    philnotts - lots of us on here know this car, it is literally as new. Colin drives like my granny and I bet it has never seen a drop of rain + it's got the open gearchange, forged wheels and 2-part brakes. If Colin is asking sensible money this has got to be worth considering Dunno anything about the LF1 except that it's been for sale for a while and the instant you drive that off the dealers forecourt you've lost at least £3K. Been there done that
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    2019 Exige Purchase

    If a short tenure and then getting your money back are your first priorities then you can't beat a cheaper S2 . Something sub £30K from a private seller would be ideal and help you to sell privately when ready. A £40K S3 is tempting but if you buy from the trade you won't get all your money back, you will probably lose £3-to-4K if you sell back to the trade and private sales are not easy, unless you are quite a bit cheaper than the trade offerings - i.e. £3-to-4K cheaper! If you can find a decent S3 on sale privately and at a good price then that's a different story - that orange CR looks very nice I don't know if you've driven any of these cars but the S2 and S3 are VERY different - you might find that once you've driven them your mind is made up which one you would prefer
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    The MLOC Calendar has landed

    Got mine, nice job, big thanks Can't wait for October!
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    Winter work.

    I'm going to fit a new brake servo, design and build a new air box in stainless steel (to accept a viper induction kit), and maybe design and make some new quarter bumpers 'cos I think the car looks shit without anything fitted. Oh wait, sorry, were you talking Lotus? This is all for my old kit car
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    Full member benefits?

    Dean gives you a big hug every time he sees you
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    Anyone seen Fish

    Got a pm from him just this morning
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    Great day at Donington

    Dont buy that car, it seems to rev uncontrollably when you start it up
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    Great day at Donington

    Sounds like you had a great day chaps I went for a bicycle ride and then dug the garden
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    Mega problem?

    If you have used a second battery to get into the passenger side I assume that your central locking has now 'unlocked' then? Does this mean that in previously attempting to open the driver's door you have in fact locked it with the key and you now cannot unlock using the key? If that's the case then it's just a case of getting a bit of wd40 into the key slot and wiggling the key a bit The keylocks certainly can be a bit temperamental
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    Is The Cat & Fiddle Getting a Makeover.

    It might work ok for summer but what about the 6+ months of terrible weather when there's no bikers of any sort up there? Can't see it happening.

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