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slartibardfarst

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  1. Think of the weight saving, that's probably what was more important. 😀
  2. Does the Elise have a cabin filter? Specifically an s3. I can't seem to find any evidence of one but thought if a car had AC it needed cabin filter also.
  3. There are 2 versions, these are the mk2's that came out in November i believe so hopefully whatever issues have been sorted.
  4. I don't dislike the stock ones but given their cost and inevitable failure, this was a much better solution.
  5. For around a month now i'd been aware that 4 LED's in my rear light had blown. For anyone who doesn't know, it's a seemingly common problem that will eventually see them all fail. https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f259/diy-how-i-fixed-my-burnt-out-led-tail-lights-pics-videos-164321/ Despite my efforts to repair them, it was not doable. In my case the led's weren't the problem, the driver chips were. It may be possible to find replacement chips but after 3 days i'd had enough faffing and decided just to replace them with something nicer. A company in America called GRP makes these GT mk2 rear light for Elise, Exige and Evora. https://www.gregsraceparts.com/ I had them setup so all 4 rings are lit with the running lights. Don't really know why Lotus didn't do that by default, looks much better. Reverse and fog lights are the same as stock. I'm very pleased with them, really modernizes the car plus i won't have to worry about them failing like the stock ones. I'll add some night pics when I get a chance.
  6. They arrived this morning and i'm pretty pleased. The domed resin is slightly harder than the original but you could argue that means it's harder wearing. Not exactly the same as the original but unless you comparing side by side you're not going to see anything out of place. So much better than nothing at all
  7. Haven't received anything yet I'll post a pic when I do.
  8. The ebay member has made a batch of these now in case anyone else was looking. EBAY
  9. Thanks, I've sent them a message.
  10. Does anyone know where to get the little gummy lotus logos for the key fobs? The one from my second key has gone missing. They are 10mm in diameter.
  11. Funny you should bring it up, I've just had to redo the white lettering this evening. Didn't fair to well with the recent frost and rain and just flaked off. The white paint I used was from 2003. I thought it'd be ok but obviously not. I'll probably give it a matt clear coat to protect it afterwards.
  12. I did look into Odyssey AGM batteries thanks to this but as I don't have the car garaged and although can and do run a charger out to it, I really don't want to be doing that every few days. Having decent capacity to me is very important. The larger calcium battery I went for had a weight penalty of 3.8kg. Perfectly acceptable for ~40% extra capacity. To get the same capacity from an Odyssey battery would cost £250+ and added over 8kg.
  13. Thanks timbo. I actually do already have a ctek charger that will trickle charge. If I don't intend to use the car for a week+ then i'll connect it. My battery was failing to start the car after 3 days sitting idle. I think it may well be the original battery so no harm in changing it. For anyone else in this situation, a larger 075 spec (242mmx175mmx175mm) battery will fit. I had to modify the hold down bracket to give more adjustment but i now have 62Ah rather than the old 44Ah. Weight difference seemed negligible really. Calcium batteries seem quite ubiquitous these days and will work and charge just fine. AGM batteries are for start/stop cars. They will work also but not worth the extra cost in an elise really.
  14. Is it better to get a larger capacity battery if a car is sitting a while. Whats the most powerful unit you can get that will fit without changing the mounting bracket? AGM batteries? Calcium batteries?
  15. With the recent cold weather and the car often sitting idle for a number of days, my battery is struggling to hold it's charge and probably needs replacing. Any recommendations for good strong batteries that will fit?
  16. Thanks guys. Came out better than expected. I've had the pressure washer on it a few times now and it's holding up fine so should be good.
  17. Hi all, New Elise S3 owner here. Had my car around 2 months now, already done a few much needed updates like a decent stereo, better headlight bulbs, dashcam, adjustments to the drivers seat rail.... A few weeks ago I decided the engine cover (which can obviously be seen through the rear cover) looked a little plain and in need of something. I quickly ruled out painting the entire thing as I think it would stand out too much so decided the raised moulded lettering was the answer. A few hours and several coats later here's what I ended up with. I'm pretty happy with it. It's a nice visible detail without being over the top.
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