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nickashton last won the day on August 14 2017

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  1. K series starting problem

    Thanks Jonny. I have heard the fuel pump every time since and all appears to be fine. The slope on my drive isn't massive and it has never happened before. I am putting it down as a one off. Thanks. Nick
  2. K series starting problem

    Morning. Last night I came to start my Elise (early s2) and it refused to start. I had been out in it during the day and parked it on the drive in the afternoon. My drive has a slope to it. Last night I came to start the engine and it cranked fine but didn't ignite. I tried this twice then turned it off. On the third time of trying it fired up fine. I took it for a spin and it drove fine. I did restart the engine twice without issues. Would I be correct in thinking that this could have been due to fuel starvation due to being left on a slope? I haven't had this before whilst parking on the drive. Many thanks. Nick
  3. jean marc gales moved on

    Saw this in Automotive Management this week. There is a Geely man taking over from China. Jean Marc Gales will remain as an advisor but leaves to manage a classic car specialist based in London
  4. Respray?

    The £800 I was indicating was for the front clam only.
  5. Respray?

    I had my clam repaired and repainted a couple of years ago. The repair was a stitch repair to a crack on the underneath side which required a lot of Labour. The cost of the repair and repaint came to £1000. Seemed a lot at the time but it has held with no subsequent cracking. I guess for a straight repaint without repair the price would be around the £800 mark. My car is flat red but a 2 stage metallic might be slightly more. Hope this helps?
  6. Garage to Service 111R

    I recommend Gav at unit 4. Been taking my car there the last 4 years. I live in Congleton and travel there. He definitely knows his stuff
  7. Poor idle

    Thanks Martin. Ill give that a go this week.
  8. Poor idle

    Good evening all. I am turning to you all for some desperately needed help with regard to poor idle on my k series elise s2. The engine hovers around 900 rpm for a while then momentarily dips before settling back to 900 rpm. So far I have replaced the throttle body,TPS, IACV (stepper motor) all to no avail. I've read various posts regarding a similar issue, just wondering what to do now to finally resolve it. Cheers. Nick
  9. The One That Got Away

    It also appears on YouTube https://youtu.be/RyccX1Tef3Q
  10. The One That Got Away

    The car in mention was at LITP last year and did appear in a magazine around that time
  11. Dab Aerial Cabling

    The dabonwheels aeriel fitted to my car works perfectly well. Well worth doing for less than sixty quid! Worth mentioning I have a Sony DAB radio which works well. More than happy for anyone to come over to Congleton to look at the install. Nick
  12. S2 Splitter - black or body coloured?

    I've just had a black splitter fitted. Had considered having it painted red but decided against it. Glad I left it black.
  13. Dab Aerial Cabling

  14. Dab Aerial Cabling

    I did look at a number of options but settled for replacing the antenna with a proper DAB unit. I utilised the existing RF lead so it was only the routing of the DAB lead which proved tricky. For the cost of £45 it was well worth doing. I really didn't want a stick on antenna on my windscreen hence researching suitable options. The new mast looks virtually identical to the Lotus unit. I plan to be at LITP so will be more than glad to show the installation.
  15. Dab Aerial Cabling

    A quick update. I followed Jon's advice and ran the DAB cable through the tunnel into the engine bay. Cable all secured and tight in situ within the tunnel. I also used aluminium tape on the underside of the engine cover to give the aerial a better chance. Glad to report that I have perfect DAB signal without signal loss. The aerial I bought was from Dabonwheels. Cost £45. Thanks for the advice Jon.

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