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Sundaydriver

New Elise S1 - A Few Small Issues

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Picked up my S1 Elise at the weekend.

A couple of things I need advice on please ...

 

Stack unit has condensation in, any easy fix ,

and possible to install an S2 unit maybe ?

 

The two clippies either side that hold the rear screen in are past their best, are they easily changed please ?

 

Anyone changed the door top to window seals,

these are looking pretty ropey.

 

Cheers , Dave C

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Hi Dave C,

Regarding the window seals, the OE replacements are expensive but there are cheaper alternatives - Woolies-trim and Elise-Shop, although I have no experience of either so can't really comment on them. There is a guide on how to change them on Scottish Elises:-

http://www.scottishelises.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=24468

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Picked up my S1 Elise at the weekend.

A couple of things I need advice on please ...

 

Stack unit has condensation in, any easy fix ,

and possible to install an S2 unit maybe ?

 

I think the condensation issue is quite common.

 

I get it sometimes, and I also got it in my Westfield - and the gauges in my boat currently suffer from it. I think its to do with them not being adequately sealed and as they're more exposed to the elements than (say) other models. a little moisture is bound to creep in somehow. I believe its to do with the amount of moisture in the air, dew point and the temperature of the glass... or something like that. 

 

Don't worry about it.

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Hi, thanks both, on condensation issue, I think Sunday night was the right weather for it, a 'perfect storm' to create speedo misting , yes,

You're right , no issue really . Tonight after being out all evening it's just fine :-)

I'll check out the door seals , cheers !!

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I think the condensation issue is quite common.

 

I get it sometimes, and I also got it in my Westfield - and the gauges in my boat currently suffer from it. I think its to do with them not being adequately sealed and as they're more exposed to the elements than (say) other models. a little moisture is bound to creep in somehow. I believe its to do with the amount of moisture in the air, dew point and the temperature of the glass... or something like that.

 

Don't worry about it.

I get it on my helicopter (beats your boat...very SELOC ;0P)

 

Seriously, I get the misting sometimes if I do not have the roof on??

 

Re the clips, I just painted mine

 

Outer seal, Elise-shop do the ones that look like to oe ones, nb the inner ones are no longer available

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Thanks Dennis ,

 

On checking more thoroughly the clips them selves are fine, it's the clip retainers fixed to the

car that need sorting, like you say, maybe a quick

wire brush and paint :-)

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I have the Elise-shop window seals fitted to my S160, and can vouch for the fit and quality.

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Hi Dave C,

Regarding the window seals, the OE replacements are expensive but there are cheaper alternatives - Woolies-trim and Elise-Shop, although I have no experience of either so can't really comment on them. There is a guide on how to change them on Scottish Elises:-

http://www.scottishelises.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=24468

Or here...

 

http://www.midlandslotus.co.uk/forum/blog/32/entry-128-window-weather-seals-replacement/

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Cheer. Think I'll go for the eliseshop version , take it. I'll still need some sticky backed Velcro aswell !

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Well I have to say it only happened that one night, so only issue to sort is the seals, sometime .... I'm too busy driving it to worry at the moment :-D

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x2 for mambosasa's mod. I've installed this and it's a cost effective way of solving the problem. If you're planning to come to Chatsworth this weekend you can have a butchers at mine.

Hope to catch up on Sunday then :-)

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