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richbk last won the day on May 8 2019

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About richbk

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    Straights for fast cars, bends for fast drivers
  • Birthday 10/08/1970

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    staffordshire

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  • Car Type
    Exige,Boxster,Cooper
  • Car Colour
    Riviera blue
  • Car Modifications
    Paint, ecu, brakes, suspension, sump, weight

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  1. Hey mr will. despite my best efforts and much rummaging I haven’t located the lever sorry ... it will no doubt turn up when I am not looking for it !!
  2. Thx for the heads up. One of my ctek’s has died and could do with another so I don’t have to keep swooping between the loti and the Porsche . 1st world problems ehh
  3. Will have a rummage in the garage tomorrow, sure I have my old s2 Elise one somewhere. I swopped it for a short shift and tbh it was a great improvement, what’s not working on yours ? . Sure mine came from billy 5### or similar on here or seloc. Not sure if he still does them. Might be worth a search and message if your having problems ?? richbk
  4. i drive mine up onto 2 pieces of decking to get my low profile jack underneath, and even then its a bit close . i use a cut up old rubber exhaust mount on top of my jack cup to soften the impact on the jacking point.
  5. I think Kieron owned that one back in 2016 😂. my 1st Elise was bought on the proviso that the car seat fitted perfectly, daily child minding commute aged 18 months onwards for my lad has made him a petrolhead. cant believe he will be driving in 6 months on his own !!
  6. Thanks for the write up Jon. With your past cars and years of experience, its good to get a clear view of where the elise is today. i often think of swopping back to the elise from my exige, but can never see a modern incarnation that i like more to look at as they seem a little sanitised, and find myself wishing i had bought your yellow S1 when you sold it, as that is proberbly the car i would want, with a few comfort upgrades for my aging bones. that orange car seems to be riding quite high, i assume this also helps the ride comfort, but detracts from its looks, and i am not a fan of the led running lights. it will be interesting to see what happens with the new model range that follows the 130 hypercar, hybrid and pricey or internal combustion and lightweight trickery. I think i will keep mine for another 4/5 years and see what exciting route lotus takes, if Geeleys efforts at Volvo are a signpost it could be good richbk
  7. why no track days monkey.....they are great fun, and you can go as fast or slow as you like. if your sympathetic like me the car will suffer no ill effects at all, and you will enjoy the car on a whole new level ? What suspension are you currently running on ? best upgrade (of the many) on my car was a set of ohlins , pricey, but sooo good. others may be along to speak of nitrons who also make some great kit, always worth a look around the classifieds as folk upgrade too;
  8. As ever with cars, it is worth slightly less than you hope, but a lot more than the dealers and internet sharks want to pay.!! I would clean and polish it to a high standard, take some good pics in a nice location, be honest and extensive with info in your advert and advertise on autotrader or pistonheads for £15995 if you want to sell before summer, or £16500/750 if you dont mind it hanging about on the sales sites for a couple of months whilst the "right " buyer comes along. The elise is well sort after, but a niche market. folks just wanting a summer sports car can buy a decent boxster S for 9k (i did last summer and love it btw) but lotus enthusiasts are a bit more of a rare breed (thankfully!) so might sell in a day or 3/4 months. Good luck with the sale, what are you replacing it with ?? richbk
  9. Thanks for the info 👍. blown bulbs proberbly due to lack of use, I think I may of surprised my car by starting it up the other day, it's been resting under its car cover on trickle charge since November 😳
  10. Some great cars Alex, real eclectic mix. Love the Rivera blue porker and the 911R, but those Lancias get better with age. Nice too see the exige in pride of place on the plinth
  11. And now Spurs do the impossible !!, i think I am too fatigued to care about Chelsea and Arsenal tomorrow !
  12. So, as described, a super easy job, I love MLOC Many thanks. LED's ordered from amazon prime, but little old 501 popped in to get it through its MOT tomorrow. Cheers Richbk
  13. As a life long Liverpool fan I have to say last night was just fantastic. i had to travel to snowdonia last night after work and had the pleasure of listening to the whole match on a slightly fuzzy am radio in the boxster with the roof down and had to stop a couple of times to just listen to the atmosphere created in the ground. i know many folk aren't bothered about the beautiful game but to hear the crowd, and feel the collective desire from players, fans etc to succeed was just awesome. lets hope they life this trophy at least this season as it looks like man city will pip us to the premiership richbk
  14. Thanks for the info. I will have a good look this morning. might look at updating to led if it's an easy fix, as I am sure my 06 exige is on standard lamps ? then off to the testers just in time for the sunshine ...... Oh or maybe the rain 😩
  15. Evening all. About time i got the exige on the road for this summer. Car is due to go for its MOT on wednesday. As i managed a heady 787 miles last year, i am sure it shouldnt need too much to get it through its MOT apart from pumping the handbrake a thousand times !!. however 1 of the bulbs in the rear clam brake light has given up the ghost. I believe this is a sealed unit and can not be fixed just by changing a bulb ?, happy to be corrected if this can indeed be done. My question is..... if 1 bulb has failed does that mean the car will fail its MOT, and if this is the case, can i disconnect the whole fitting and just use the normal rear brake lights in the light cluster as the only brake lights for the purposes of the MOT ?? I could theoretically then re connect post MOT, although my OCD might give me a nervous twitch knowing 1 bulb is out !! cheers Richard
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