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richbk last won the day on April 27 2017

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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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    s2 exige
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    Riviera blue
  • Car Modifications
    Paint, ecu, brakes, suspension, sump, weight

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  1. jean marc gales moved on

    Hi Mark yes I saw this just after, was just wondering what people’s thoughts and hopes were for the brand, as things seemed to be moving in the fight direction finance and product wise with new Elise and esprits being mooted. It seems lotus has a tendency to shoot itself in the foot on a regular basis with its management decisions
  2. Onlins set up exige

    So 9 weeks after sending my ohlins to cornering force in Harrogate for re furbishment, they are back, but alas the company did not note down the amount of compression my springs were under using the 2 nuts on the threaded collar at the top of the unit. I assume in my numpty lack of knowledge position this also impacts the ride height ? The impact of this is that having set them to equal ish levels all around, my front is riding about 25/30mm higher than before and the rears are "chattering" as though the springs are some how loose to move up and down. is anyone else running ohlins on an early s2 exige or a lowered yota Elise (dr h ??)who could measure in mm from the top of the thread to the top of the locking nut on the fronts and rears so I can compare mine .? on the plus side the car is so much more supple and damped on our horrid roads, and in my advancing years I have softened off the suspension a few clicks so save my aging back ,, as as ever advice, direction or banter all great fully received. I have it on good authority that an orange Jack and 3mm Allan key are possibly required so Scatty you can come and help ?
  3. Gav Unit 4. Totally Lotus Content.

    so seriously jonny are you saying your not going to drive it ???? i know it will be worth a very pretty penny, but i can only imagine you have spent lots on it to get to this amazing stage already ? i am with kurt, but to a much lesser degree with my S2 as values obviously no where near an S1. but i havent driven mine nearly enough to keep the miles off it, but have deceided this year to just drive it. unless this is a pension pot type thing, then far enough.
  4. jean marc gales moved on

    just spotted this on evo website. hadnt seen anything on here about his departure. "personal reasons" quoted, but that could cover a myriad of things, seems to close to the geeley take over to me Anyone got the inside track, or thoughts on where it leaves lotus ? in my mind he was a shrewd business man and a "car" guy with some clear ideas for lotus, no idea who or what the new guys mission will be ? richbk
  5. If you didn't drive a lotus......

    As possionate lotus fans it's hard to imagine not driving one of norfolks finest. But if the brand didn't exist what car do you think you would be driving
  6. Vibrations at high speed?!

    Hi Darren . What tyres are you running on ? track focused tyres can move on the rim causing vibration and endless rebalancing ? you are fairly close to oak mere at Northwich, maybe pop over and see Paul in servicing. Mention MLOC as they know a lot of the members here and he may offer some advice or simple diagnostic. I sure wouldn't be traveling at those speeds( on track of course) with vibration from 1 wheel. Final thought, have you checked the wheel bolts for correct torque , simple but obvious.....
  7. Suspension removal

    Cheers Jonathan, part ordered and on route. although £10 for standard delivery is just rude and money making , and makes me inclined not to purchase more parts in the future. suspension has gone to cornering force in Harrogate, as they responded to email and answered the phone. Basic customer service but sadly lacking it seems at other specialists, I just don't get it. Anyway, moan over. Role on the return so I can drive the car again, although I have been having fun in the topless boxster and recently purchased gtv spider. So I can't complain too much,
  8. Suspension removal

    So the suspension is off and away for refurb, 1 leaking damper and 3 non working adjusters to fix. The process was pretty straight forward and has given me opportunity to clean things up a bit and replace bits and bobs. i need to source one of these B122B0133F Bracket, clamshell to diffuser, LH Exige If anyone has a spare one floating about in there garage for beer tokens ? Also replacing the under tray bolts with stainless steel. some new exhaust heat wrap as the previous has gone brittle And some scrubbing and cleaning on the wishbones and general mechanicals. wheels are off for a shot blast and new powder oat in Matt black too. if no one has a spare bracket, any suggestions for purchasing an oem.part Thanks rich
  9. Suspension removal

    So having a go at this tomorrow, alas I can't see any of the images on the threads due to photobucket shenanigans. But it looks like car up on stands ( where is best position to place these under car for weight distribution ) wheels off 4 bolts off 4 jubilee clips holding remote reservoirs off. what could possibly go wrong richbk
  10. Suspension removal

    lol. it will be ready for LITP dont worry, particularly if any of the mechanical gurus can point me in the direction .......
  11. Suspension removal

    My onlins require some tlc, so will be going off to BG Motorsport for a re build. because this takes a few weeks I have the offer of a friends garage to store the car sans suspension and wheels. we figured on removing and re fitting the suspension our selves. Does anyone have or suggest an idiots guide to this. I will look to spruce up any areas that need some work but do not think I will have the time or know how to get into a whole refresh . Gav checked everything over at last service and gave it a clean bill of health as I wanted to ensure the car was fit and well for at least 1 or 2 track days this year. as always any advice gratefully recieved richbk
  12. damned MOT

    So. In need of Mloc help again to pass the mot. tyres sourced, sent and fitted, now to what thought was a minor problem of rear fog light.... replaced bulb..no joy, check switch-works,checked wiring-works... any thoughts ..?. Does it have some sort of module like the central locking that could have given up the ghost?. thanks Richard
  13. Selling up...

    olly. No........ cant believe you are selling, your car is awesome. whats next on the tick list ??
  14. damned MOT

    Cheers for the comments guys. I think I may look at the zzs when I change a full set as they sound ideal. For now I have put a new set of 888's on the back to match the fronts. This is my second set so figure when these die the fronts will be nearly ready for a change so will go Avon to see how they fair. Was tempted by the ad08 but not over keen on the wider front , roll on on sunshine and a few trips to my north wales hide away, the roads are just exige perfect around there rich
  15. damned MOT

    cheers martin. quick search throwing up £227. per corner, i was hoping they would be cheaper than the r888 !!

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