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...of the S2 today. Was over at Unit 4 having a new SC belt fitted ready for the new owner to collect the car on Saturday. Not really used it over the last 18 months but driving it a few times over the last week I've come to realise a few things:

1 - I will NEVER own a car this fast ever again. It is insanely quick, but completely docile when running around town and sitting in traffic.

2 - It's an incredibly sorted car. I spent years on upgrades and mods and have got it just right. Almost no noises and rattles, great ride quality and brilliant handling.

3 - I will probably miss it more than I realise, and should have used it more. I put abut 8000 miles on it in 10 odd years.....

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I was a bit worried Gav would have nothing to do now I no longer have a Lotus, but plans are already afoot for the Aston 😀.

Hopefully MLOC will still allow me to post now I'm Lotusless - well by 12pm on Sat I will be! I'll keep the Stratos build thread updated.

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No noises or rattles!!!???? I just took my S2 K for its first outing since I bought it last October and I think it does more rattling and clonking than most the race and rally cars I've driven!! Sounds like I'd better start investigating and remedying........ I just took it they all did that 😣

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With the Exige clam, lowered height and OZ wheels it looks awesome. Hell of a car to let go.

To a fellow SELOC member I assume?

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4 hours ago, Dr H said:

...of the S2 today. Was over at Unit 4 having a new SC belt fitted ready for the new owner to collect the car on Saturday. Not really used it over the last 18 months but driving it a few times over the last week I've come to realise a few things:

1 - I will NEVER own a car this fast ever again. It is insanely quick, but completely docile when running around town and sitting in traffic.

2 - It's an incredibly sorted car. I spent years on upgrades and mods and have got it just right. Almost no noises and rattles, great ride quality and brilliant handling.

3 - I will probably miss it more than I realise, and should have used it more. I put abut 8000 miles on it in 10 odd years.....

26806670208_d7f8258ded_b.jpg

I was a bit worried Gav would have nothing to do now I no longer have a Lotus, but plans are already afoot for the Aston 😀.

Hopefully MLOC will still allow me to post now I'm Lotusless - well by 12pm on Sat I will be! I'll keep the Stratos build thread updated.

You’ll be back in a Lotus, we all come back at some point. Good to hear you’re still supporting Gav, great bloke! We need to support people like him. 

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1 hour ago, MattyB said:

With the Exige clam, lowered height and OZ wheels it looks awesome. Hell of a car to let go.

To a fellow SELOC member I assume?

He is a SELOC member but not a regular poster.

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1 minute ago, Dr H said:

He is a SELOC member but not a regular poster.

Probably a decent bloke then 😂

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8 minutes ago, The Cakes said:

You’ll be back in a Lotus, we all come back at some point. Good to hear you’re still supporting Gav, great bloke! We need to support people like him. 

Never say never. I might be back one day. Just checked and I've had the car a tad over 11 years!

Will always support Gav, not many around can do what he does.

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15 hours ago, Broadside said:

No noises or rattles!!!???? I just took my S2 K for its first outing since I bought it last October and I think it does more rattling and clonking than most the race and rally cars I've driven!! Sounds like I'd better start investigating and remedying........ I just took it they all did that 😣

Lol!  It's time i did the same

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23 hours ago, The Cakes said:

Probably a decent bloke then 😂

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Gav is bloody incredible, I cannot believe someone so knowledgeable and bloody lovely is on our doorstep.   

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Yep. Latest case in point was changing the crank pulley on my car (as part of trying to track down a noise). Considered to be a PITA but doable. Some people talk of loosening engine mounts, other of special tools. Gav got it off with a big ring spanner and something to lock the flywheel. Took him about 10 mins :tup:

 

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Similar stories here Leigh, he makes it look easy. 

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Well it's gone 😪

New owner drove off this afternoon at about 12:45 heading for the car's new home in Woking. I'm always dead nervous when I sell a car and have visions of something going wrong with it almost immediately. But have got a message to say all good and the trip back was uneventful.

So I'm now Lotusless for the first time in about 13 years.

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The end of an era Leigh, it must feel a bit strange I'm sure. Mind you, you've got 2 stonking cars to console yourself with, well 1.9 maybe just now :)

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