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    Elise S2

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Could you video the LITP Route starts

    Similarly I'll have gopro footage from the Matlock run which I can put on a flash drive, and post off to you after the event
  7. gear box oil

    Quite the contrary PhilS1: the plugs are identical so the I expect your advice to be just as sage! Many thanks!
  8. gear box oil

    Thanks for the advice PhilS1 I'll make sure I'm careful when tightening. Gone for a Gold Plug so should be okay on the quality side. And don't mind renewing every 3 years for the gearbox. Got an elise parts One on the sump and that's been fine for two oil changes so far but I'm always gentle when re-fitting.
  9. gear box oil

    Just doing this myself. I went down the oem route. I also bought a magnetic drain plug. I'd at least choose a GL rating appropriate to your application most modern cars use Gl4 because the additives and viscosity are purpose built for synchro-mesh gears. I read a lot of posts where people had good results using other ratings (gl5 rated fuchs syn5 for example) or even 50-50 mixes of 4 and 5 but after a lot of reading i went with oem. Using oem and doing 'regular' (3yr) changes is the way to go IMO.
  10. Elise cup holder

    It's the future! Great design looks really well executed - great job Trinket tray divider next ?
  11. I'm back! (well, almost)

    Welcome back! Can't beat that ' done it yourself' satisfaction.
  12. Lotus in the Peak

    So excited! Just like my good lady I've decided to start getting dolled up for LitP 'early' New Sparkly wheels New spark plugs / HT coils and leads / 52mm throttle body / TPS / camshaft sensor / MAP sensor New Billys all round Good job I decided to change the bilsteins as the 16 year old originals were...well see for yourself So fed up of inching one wheel up at a time I made this. I'm sure there's something you can buy but it works pretty well and saved me loads of time. See you all there - I'm the one with the sparkly boots !
  13. Smash!

    By the grace of God go I. Just been out to the garage and given mine a hug. It will be brilliant when you pick it up all shiny and new. We have a red L plate for learner. and green P plate for Probationary : Maybe there's a need for a compulsory high-viz 'DH' plate for those that do something 'that' stupid and cause an accident. Might avoid many accidents if you spot the DH plate and have an opportunity to give a very wide birth to the DH driver?
  14. Elise S2 LED lights retrofitting

    Hello Can't help you with the OEM units but I can tell you that the LED units I bought from Elise parts do look very good (on my 2002 S2 K) and as an alternative they were plug and play into the existing connectors on the wiring loom. They only necessitated taking a couple of mm off part of the aperture for fitting. Cheers Will
  15. Twin Fan Set up - Help

    thats very helpful and (assuming previous owners haven't had work done) suggests we now know: - S2 and 111s wiring looms are different at the front end. - the 111s K series S2 wiring loom is plumbed in for the twin fan upgrade irrespective of whether aircon is fitted or not - the standard K s2 loom ... Only takes a single fan.

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