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MrWill last won the day on December 5 2018

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    Elise S2

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  1. MrWill

    Honda conversion

    Hi! And welcome onboard
  2. MrWill

    Winter work.

    That's what all the boys say. 😆
  3. MrWill

    Winter work.

    Stick with the Velcro. I found quite bad corrosion on the floor pan where it had chemically reacted with the washers. Cleaned, treated and covered with duralac. Refitting with plastic washers Front rebuild finished!
  4. MrWill

    Winter work.

    @Broadside... Mines got four threads riveted into the footrest and bolted through the floor pan. ... Velcro would be easier😋
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    Winter work.

    Happy New Year! Despite being cold in the man cave. Winter work has been progressing Decided to colour match the centre tunnel and the footrest Finish the front suspension off tomorrow with new ali belled discs and mintex 1155's. New throttle and hand brake cables next before racking the rear suspension. That OEM 5 speed gate sticker cost £13!
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    Winter work.

    I replaced the track rod end after it snapped midway through the Buxton run at LitP...which has quickly escalated into the well-known 'full suspension refresh' over Winter. Sticking with standard bilsteins, uprated toe link kit and super pro bushes. Everything has been either replaced or vapour blasted and given the por15 treatment (it was very very rusty). starting to put the front back together now. My only question is about whether it is worthwhile taking the driveshafts out and re-greasing and re-booting them, before I start on the back. Or is it a case of it it ain't broke... MrWill
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    Lotus Elise S2 (01), K series - Gearbox

    Hi. All of the above i.e check the clips on the "abutment" near the linkage but also there is a limit screw at the front of the gear stick housing which needs to be set correctly. The c clip under the gear lever can also foul on the left cable if its fitted incorrectly. A bit of tinkering may well save you the cost of a gearbox so worth it if you're that way inclined. And if it is a limit srew or some other part on the linkage is out or catching, a new box isnt going to work either so worth eliminating first. Cheers
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    Hello from over here
  9. MrWill

    Could you video the LITP Route starts

    Hi Ray I ended up on the Ashbourne Run (group 5 with Duncan). Filmed the first 50 or so miles until a snapped toe link forced an early an retirement. there's a couple of decent snippets & You're quite welcome to the footage if you want me to put it on a flash drive and post it out. Just pm me your address. Filmed at 1080x60fps Cheers Will
  10. MrWill

    Exige V6 - Engine oil choice..

    If you feed the lotus fuchs or millers as per opie oils advice your car will be very happy. Manual should have viscosity range? The rover for example says anything in the range of 10 and 60. 10-40 normal motoring. Brisk weekend blat. All perfectly fine 10-50 spirited driving and perfectly fine for normal track days. 10-60 hardcore trackdays races sprints etc The higher Oil pressure modern engines run makes a zero or 5 rating less of an imperative IMO.
  11. MrWill

    gear box oil

    Not sure about your yota but for the rover s2 There 's no special requirements in the workshop manual. You need a funnel, some flexible tubing and a plentiful supply of gravity.
  12. MrWill

    Insurance Write off

    I'm gutted for you. So sorry. If you have an idea of damage can you do your own fag packet cost for repair - parts and labour - so you have a ball park starting point by which to judge the assessor. He or she might know all about family run arounds but nothing on elises - worth asking how much experience they have on elise assessments and maybe request from the assessor company up front that they send someone who knows elises. That's what I'd do. Good luck
  13. MrWill

    gear box oil

    I think you're right and now you've said it i can feel the OCD setting in so I'm going to do exactly that. I'm on 27k and 17 years old so wasn't expecting holy water but i didn't think it would be slurry. The OEM mg rover stuff is the cheapest so it'll be some good stuff followed by some more good stuff
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    gear box oil

    Drained the gearbox last night Ian and it came out as thick dirty sludge with what looked like a few slightly congealed lumps more than justifies the oil change
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    New Lotus Owner

    Tradition has it Kev that it's the car which is meant to cause lots of trouble, not the driver! Glad you're sorted and welcome on-board MrWill

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