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  1. After starting the engine, mine goes straight to 2.5k and the goes down to 1k all within like 1-2 seconds. And then after a bit longer it'll idle at 800-900 rpm. It's just the initial spike that makes it sound like I'm being a yob and giving it some beans on startup! Yep that's exactly what I mean! Whenever I start the car it sounds like I'm doing it on purpose for attention or something haha
  2. Hey all, just wondering and potentially a daft question - when I start my Elise 220 the RPMs spike up to around 2.5k before settling down to idle. Is it normal to immediately ramp up to 2.5k before settling?
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    Someone at the factory got a bit excited with a machine polisher and hit the windshield trim. As the windshield trim is rubber/plastic it left a permanent mark which isn't great obviously. The passenger side door release button is seized up so you can only open the passenger door from the inside. Neither problem is Oakmere's fault, and they'll be getting them sorted for me so I'm not concerned. Would have no hesitation recommending Oakmere at all! Something that may or may not be an issue is the engine is surprisingly "ticky" (can't be heard from inside the car) and also has a pretty annoying chirping/squeak (which can be heard from the inside) from what seems to be the engine bay alongside the ticking. Anyone else with experience of the S3 Elise w/ Toyota SC care to offer some insight on this? Perhaps it's just normal Lotus noises or something that'll clear up after running in?
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    Ah okay - looking forward to getting this running in malarkey behind me
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    Ah, I just got ~210 miles before the low fuel light came on, obviously with pretty gentle driving seems I'm running it in. When I filled it back up, it only took 30 litres, I thought the fuel tank was 40l and the light came up with ~5l left?
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    Anyone else with an S3 Elise - how many miles do you get from a full tank?
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    Yep that's the one. Hadn't seen the colour in person, so it was a bit of a gamble, but I'm glad I went for it!
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    Collected my new Elise on Friday from Oakmere. Already put 200 miles on it! Couple of issues from the factory but Tom @ Oakmere has been top as always and we'll hopefully be able to get them sorted in time for the 1k service.
  9. Absolutely love the sleeker look of the Exige roadster, especially with the hardtop.
  10. PJS have a service schedule + costs on their website: I went with the 220 purely because I preferred the looks, maybe I'm an old man at heart but the extra aero bits on the Cup don't do it for me so I wouldn't want to drop the extra cash on it (even if the price was the same I wouldn't be particularly eager to go for the Cup - but that's just me)! I should be getting it next week, if all goes to plan then it would have been just over a 3 month wait, so Jan/Feb sounds like a safe bet (providing stricter lockdown rules don't slow things down further).
  11. Personally I prefer the sleeker styling of the 220, I never felt like all the extra bits on the 250 suited the Elise. I ordered mine from Oakmere, I haven't received mine yet (should be due very soon), but they've been great. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!
  12. Got a call from Tom @ Oakmere today - car should be with me in a week!
  13. I guess my wait isn't so bad so far then! Just got an update from Tom @ Oakmere, looking at around the end of October, body has been painted, chassis isn't together yet but Lotus will fire over some photos when it is!
  14. Ah shouldn't be too painful. In my last car I did 3,000 miles in a year, so I'm going to have to go out of my way to get that first 1,000 miles done quickly! (aiming to get it out of the way in the first month)
  15. Thanks guys, another week down. I'm sure the guys at Oakmere are looking forward to seeing the end of my emails haha. How delicate do you have to be with the car during the 1k running in?
  16. I posted here back in July - placed a factory order for an Elise 220 (first time Lotus owner, dream car!) which was originally due this week, but it got delayed back to mid-October! Oakmere updated me with the chassis number a couple of weeks ago and it was in "paint" at that stage. Based on another member's reply to my other thread I had asked if they could get some photo's of it being built, but Lotus haven't sent any over yet. What's 5 more weeks right?.... 😩
  17. Would something like this do the job? https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07QXTWF2Y/
  18. Thanks guys, good to hear. I was worried I wouldn't be able to open the door wide enough to get out without smashing the crap out of the door on the wall haha
  19. Hey all, I've got a fairly small garage, 5.8m long, but only 2.75m wide. Would this be wide enough to park an S3 Elise and be able to get in and out of with the hardtop on?
  20. Just heard back from the dealer - mine will indeed have the engine cover
  21. Oh, cheers guys, that'd be good! Will check in with the dealer
  22. Hey all, As on my other thread, I've got a factory order Elise due in sometime around September. I've seen that the newer Elise's do not have the engine cover anymore which I'm not a fan of, so I wanted to know if I bought this: https://www.eliseparts.com/shop/miscellaneous/2zr-lotus-engine-cover-panel-c120e0167f/ Will that just go right on?
  23. I've quite enjoyed the Z4, but I only had the 2.0L variant (I bought the car when I was 22, and insurance restricted me to the 2.0L unfortunately). The Sport 220 I test drove really was a step up in every regard (except practicality I guess!). Might seem like a daft question - but with the engine being open to the elements, is it OK getting rained on when not in use? Or does it really need to be covered?
  24. Thanks! Bit hesistant to do anything before the car has been run-in, will just be pottering about on a daily basis to get that first service out of the way as quickly as possible. I've had a BMW Z4 for the last 6 years, completely different cars obviously but I've spun the Z4 once in the wet on a roundabout by accident as well so hopefully I've already got that out of my system 😉
  25. Thanks - gave them a ring and they said they'd sort it out for me 👍 Also asked about getting photos of it in production, they asked just to give them a nudge about it in a few weeks time and they can ask a contact at the factory. Would be nice to see! Edit: Tom at Oakmere got everything sent over for me, feels more real seeing it on paper!
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