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MrWill

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MrWill last won the day on December 5 2018

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    Greater Manchester

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    Elise S2

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  1. MrWill

    Plunging Clevis very distracting

    Those disasters smart for ages don't they... sorry for bringing it up again!
  2. MrWill

    Plunging Clevis very distracting

    Cheers ears
  3. Hello there. Quick post in case this gumption trap presents itself to anyone else and this may be of help as the manuals are strangely poor on detail on the rear mounts. So I took off the rear damper mounting points or 'clevis' as part of the suspension refresh. When I came back to refit, the inner thread had dropped 3mm and I couldn't refit the bolts. 🤨 Hope you can see that in first pic. Tried all sorts of jacking various parts of the main and rear sub frame to no avail. The threads are a triangular ali block inside a triangular section. The answer was to fashion a pole to bypass the brake lines, fit inside the recess which can then be jacked up to realign the subframe hole with the threads of the block behind. Couldn't see anyone else had this issue when searching the forum. Hope this helps save someone else some head scratching 🤔. MrWill
  4. MrWill

    Duraline on mmc disk backs?

    No sign of duralac (or copper-ease etc) according to Lotus; they do insist the mating surfaces need to be "scrupulously clean" 😷 time to get the marigolds on...
  5. MrWill

    Meta Alarm System

    ... Front clam off I'm afraid 😒
  6. MrWill

    Meta Alarm System

    Ditto all of the above . Its the M99 alarm so the siren has its own back up battery to meet Thatcham 1 - so says the manual. If its not the fob the next most likely culprit is the battery in the siren 🚨 failing (12K... wow 😎)
  7. MrWill

    Newbie says thanks for the tyres...

    I know what you mean. I got rid of all 4 original pirellis from my 2001 car in 2017. Transformative. 😎 Driver training aside you've made the most (cost) effective performance mod to your car... Its the law of dimishing returns from here on in. 😜 Happy driving
  8. MrWill

    Refurbished Parts for sale

    THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Hello I've been refurbishing several items taken from my car during the Winter (snippets of which are on the Winter Work thread). Thought I'd put them on here for first perusal before going on general release via e-bizzle etc in Feb. I've not taken account of P&P which would need to be added to the price if not being collected in person. Rear Grill set - cleaned then 3 layers each of POR15 undercoat and Topcoat comes with original reflectors and unusually all mounting pins are intact - £130 111s exhaust - I think its got circa 5k miles on it - £50 pair of Steering arms - chemically cleaned then treated with POR15 metal prep and 3 coats each of POR15 undercoat and Topcoat (very fine single layer of spray onto mating surfaces to keep rust free prior to fitting) - £60 Pair of toe link arms - chemically cleaned then treated with POR15 metal prep and 3 coats each of POR15 undercoat and Topcoat - £25 Pair Top ball joint mounts - chemically cleaned then treated with POR15 metal prep and 3 coats each of POR15 undercoat and Topcoat £45 1x outer toe link - been test fitted to car then removed - £10 4 x wheel bearings and assemblies - all good. 27K miles on them - £50 Pair rear hub carriers - professionally vapour blasted clean then treated with POR15 metal prep and 3 coats each of POR15 clear undercoat. Duralac on the mating surfaces to keep rust free and then taken off prior to fitting. Can be painted to colour of choice or left as 'au naturale' - £265 Pair front hub carriers - professionally vapour blasted clean then treated with POR15 metal prep and 3 coats each of POR15 clear undercoat. Duralac on the mating surfaces to keep rust free and then taken off prior to fitting. Can be painted to colour of choice or left as 'au naturale' - £255 I will be in for collection in person but wont be in a position to post out items until second weekend in Feb as currently house bound - long story. A few pictures uploaded of most of the aforementioned items. PM me if your interested in anything. Cheers MrWill

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    Manchester

  9. MrWill

    Honda conversion

    Hi! And welcome onboard
  10. MrWill

    Winter work.

    That's what all the boys say. 😆
  11. 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!
  12. MrWill

    Winter work.

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

    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!
  14. MrWill

    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
  15. MrWill

    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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