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Martin R

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About Martin R

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    S2 Sport 190 # 25
  • Birthday 18/05/1957

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    Northfield Birmingham.
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    Aston Villa, golf, driving the beast and her indoors. Messing with old Lotus in my garage. Not always in that order. Oh and the odd pint or three.

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    Stripey 190
  • Car Colour
    Yellow and Green
  • Car Modifications
    Toyo R888

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  1. Stick with OE bushes IMO. Re the plating it depends what you want to spend. Shot blast and a few coats of POR ( cheap option ) Shot balst, Re- passivate and clear POR so you can see whats going on in future ( dearer but what i would do when doing it again ). It soon adds up with new bushes, ball joints etc etc. If only doing the odd trackday just stick with OE ARB bushes.
  2. Sheldon, i may well have a part (front) or full (both front and back) cl5 if you want to try those first in my garage. Let me know. I have never had a set fail and its all i used for years. Not quite as good as cl6 but still more than good enough for the odd trackday.
  3. Interesting. What discs are you running? I have never had a problem with Rc6+ and EP ally belled with squealing. However i do a lot more sprints than trackdays so they probably dont get that hot normally.
  4. Sheldon, i did Le Mans it was 36c and the EWP worked a treat. A no brainer on a K IMO. You may have to butcher the N/S wheel arch liner at the front if you fit it there. I did but it does not bother me. https://forums.seloc.org/viewthread.php?tid=353170&page=1 I cant remember if you have Spitfire toelinks? Another must do IMO for trackdays. The only thing with CL6 is they do produce a fair bit of dust. It sticks like you know what to a blanket if not removed quickish. I was going to upgrade to the BBK till i tried them with EP ally bells (288m). I have never felt the need to since. I wrapped my exhaust after going through a couple of alternators. No trouble after that. I will be doing a trackday in March at sometime and will give you a shout. Let me know if i can help with anything?
  5. If its just for road use, stick to Bilsteins no question. Not surprisingly Lotus do know a bit about ride and handling. New Bilsteins and a decent road geo when funds allow would be my advice.
  6. Oh i see. A quick look at the prices suggested they were a LOT more
  7. Im not surprised looking at the price of the 625 Jesus wept
  8. After a bit of trial and error i have settled on using an Odyseey 680. Lithium are ok if you are racing. For a road or sprint car i would not bother as they need leaving on charge all the time for them to work when you want them too.
  9. You might find this interesting?
  10. A bit of a story. I did a survey for the MSA. I won an event pass for the Wales rally GB along with a car park pass and a voucher for a program. As it happens i cannot go but dont want to waste this. The pass gives free access to all the stages etc. Its probaly worth about £100. Its going free to a good home for the first one to reply to this thread. Please only reply if you intend to use it. We can then PM and i will pop it in the post.

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    Pair of this years Elise / Exige R888R rear tyres for sale part worn. New they have 5mm. These have between 3.6 to 3.9mm left. A bargain at £80 as i am sick of tripping over them in the conservatory. Collection prefered but will meet half way for the cost of the petrol if not too far.



  12. Im just going to pretend i have never seen it.
  13. Nicked from elsewhere The system is charged with 0.55 kg of refrigerant HFC R134a. Filling points on Elise are located in the front services compartment, and on the Exige ahead of the RH rear wheel, accessible after removal of the front most part of the wheel-arch liner. (This depends on the year!) Standard R134a 'quick fit' connectors are used in the compressor suction & discharge pipes at the right side closest to the firewall of the engine bay; the low pressure vapour line is fitted in the pipe between the evaporator & compressor. the high pressure liquid line is fitted in the pipe between the compressor & condenser. There is a "Lotus Service Notes," "Section PL," that goes into great detail including torque setting for all the pipe work, diagrams, part numbers. All of the pipes are aluminium, they have a lip on each end, this makes the nuts captive. There are "O" rings these should be replaced if the joint is opened, not all the "O" rings are the same size. HTH
  14. If i had some money i would have a cup 250 tomorrow. Would i let my S2 rattley old 190 go. Never lol. More modern Lotus are almost too good at what they do as daft as that sounds. I like trying to wring as much out of the old un as possible. It would be nice to relax occasionally though
  15. Only thing i can suggest is to get someone to repeately pull and release the cable whilst waggling the boot side to side by the lock? Good luck.
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