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MrWill

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MrWill last won the day on December 5 2018

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    Elise S2

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  1. Further details here https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F133116915225
  2. MrWill

    Back with a bang...

    beautiful. Ice blue?
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    Last chance

    I Did make it dunx cheers what a great say. But the replacement cable was also sticking. Not too bad on the go but made for some interesting in traffic kangaroo'ing and compulsory fast get-aways from every set of lights or junction. An overnight engine oil drip and some lithium spray seems to have sorted it out. I didn't like the 340r road geo I had done for LitP. Set back to normal now. Feels much nicer for the road - lighter, delicate and dancing on its toes. I'm pondering whether to change the elise parts main engine mount with vibra technics (Road) kit. It had an annoying nhv peak at 2500 rpm which although I expected an increase it was suffiently spikey for me to wonder if the vibra technics kit might be better option. Anyone have any feedback with these kits. All feedback much appreciated MrWill
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    Last chance

    Just finished fitting....Will find out if it all works tomorrow at 5am. Fingers crossed I might just make it to LitP. Right I'm off to...
  5. MrWill

    Last chance

    I'm currently sitting in the last chance saloon and the fat lady has started singing... Fitted a new throttle cable last week to the elise. Last job before LitP. It was faulty... (Internal fraying of the outer cable) And I'd cut the original perfectly good cable up to save a few mins getting it out. (Aargggh!) Little did I know there is a national shortage of throttle cables for early k series elise S2. (Aargggh!) A company. Called speedy cables made one up for me but an error meant it was too short ( Aargggh! ) They made a new one up today but have then missed todays post so I won't get it until Monday. ( Aargggh! ) I've managed to source 'a' throttle cable and it arrives tomorrow by courier but the sender is not sure if it is for the S1 or the s2. ( Aargggh! ) As my luck is well and truly out at the moment I was wondering if anyone has a spare throttle cable, used or new, for k series s2 which I could a) buy and b) is collectable within a couple hours drive of Manchester should the one arriving tomorrow not fit? Cheers Will Ps. Yes, I know: If it ain't broke...
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    The Lotus Factory

    ... I have no idea: Apparently it's like a server, but it sits on your desk and not 'in the cloud'?
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    The Lotus Factory

    FYI: Just been speaking to a nice bloke called Dave...who happens to make body parts and panels for the Elise S1 and original Elan www.thelotusfactory.co.uk Anyway might be a good one to put in the rollodex if either of those are your ride of choice
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    Plunging Clevis very distracting

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

    Plunging Clevis very distracting

    Cheers ears
  10. 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
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    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...
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    Meta Alarm System

    ... Front clam off I'm afraid 😒
  13. 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 😎)
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    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
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    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

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