Engine Cover - LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community
 
LotusTalk.com is the premier Lotus Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-13-2011, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Julian73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 2,656
Garage
Engine Cover

We have choices of standard plastic, red highlighted plastic and CF.

At the factory I saw the perfect cover, none. The Exige S V6 is using our engine & supercharger but instead of a cover the SC is painted black and has a cast aluminum plate (also black) screwed on to it with Lotus performance in raised letters. I told them I want that built into my car but was told no can’t do that engine angle is different, blah, blah, blah. Even the GTE where they tried to save hundreds of pounds has the Evora cover but in CF, go figure. While it could be for air flow management I think its just because they don’t want to clean up the wires and hoses.

Now I at least answered whether to spend $1500 on CF engine cover. I will paint the SC with some black thermal dispersant ceramic paint and wait to find the PN for that cast plate.
__________________
'12 Evora S GP Special Edition #1/14 with BOE-KomoTec Stage 1++ (BOE CAI, Custom BOE Tune and Larini Sport on top of KomoTec Stage 1), MS Oil Sump
Lotus Driving Academy Level 3 School 1:1 w/ Ed Morris @ Hethel
New to piston power, my track toys have Rotaries

Last edited by Julian73; 10-14-2011 at 04:04 AM.
Julian73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-13-2011, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
AMD_Fusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 35
Mine came with the CF cover, looks pretty cool, but I wouldnt have spent the $$ for it (I bought a 2010)
AMD_Fusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 11:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Julian73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 2,656
Garage
Update, I painted SC with red crackle paint. And while still trying for exige V6 parts, or reasonable price on a used CF cover, will produce my own cylinder bank covers in CF/ Red Twill Kevlar that I have left over from making intake ducts on my RX-7
__________________
'12 Evora S GP Special Edition #1/14 with BOE-KomoTec Stage 1++ (BOE CAI, Custom BOE Tune and Larini Sport on top of KomoTec Stage 1), MS Oil Sump
Lotus Driving Academy Level 3 School 1:1 w/ Ed Morris @ Hethel
New to piston power, my track toys have Rotaries

Last edited by Julian73; 02-04-2013 at 02:14 PM.
Julian73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 01:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
invictusmaneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,872
I'm pretty sure it was somewhere on here...but the engine cover was functional and helped reduce iat on a dyno...someone had done runs with and without and there was a difference.


Can't remember who..Ramtin was that uou?
invictusmaneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 05:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 61
I have always felt the engine should be dolled up with no cover needed. I think people want to see the engine when they look through the glass and not a cover, I know I do!!

I would love to see photos of dolled up covers or someone that dressed up there engine compartment.
Orcas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 05:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
ramtin1000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Irvine,CA
Posts: 1,026
Re: Engine Cover

No it wasn't me but I don't put my cover on. Since I replaced the hatch glass with the vented cover I actually want the heat to rise and get out if the engine bay through the hatch vents.

Sent from my Nexus 4
ramtin1000 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 07:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
gasupraman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 65
I would love to see some pics if anyone has some. I thought about getting a CF wet wrap on mine just because it was around $125, which was cheaper then painting it
gasupraman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Julian73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 2,656
Garage
Rethinking, who needs a cover?
Attached Images
 
__________________
'12 Evora S GP Special Edition #1/14 with BOE-KomoTec Stage 1++ (BOE CAI, Custom BOE Tune and Larini Sport on top of KomoTec Stage 1), MS Oil Sump
Lotus Driving Academy Level 3 School 1:1 w/ Ed Morris @ Hethel
New to piston power, my track toys have Rotaries
Julian73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 61
I am still working on ways to make the engine or engine cover look better for a low cost. I just removed the performance sticker off the engine cover. LOTUS is all it needs to say! Looks better.
Orcas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 12:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
squidward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: .
Posts: 5,438
Images: 19
i had my cover off for a time.. I never got used to the rear view without it.. it just seemed strange. It was bothersome to see a gaping darkness taking up the lower half of the rear view mirror. Putting it back on was much better, framing up the rear view of the car cleanly.
squidward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 05:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Julian73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 2,656
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by squidward View Post
i had my cover off for a time.. I never got used to the rear view without it.. it just seemed strange. It was bothersome to see a gaping darkness taking up the lower half of the rear view mirror. Putting it back on was much better, framing up the rear view of the car cleanly.
I had the same issue, now the red SC does come into the lower edge of vison and draws your eye away from the gaping darkness.

I dont like the trash forward of the engine and wonder about the Exige V6 cover plates, at least the forward one although it looks cheap for a 100k car.
Attached Images
 
__________________
'12 Evora S GP Special Edition #1/14 with BOE-KomoTec Stage 1++ (BOE CAI, Custom BOE Tune and Larini Sport on top of KomoTec Stage 1), MS Oil Sump
Lotus Driving Academy Level 3 School 1:1 w/ Ed Morris @ Hethel
New to piston power, my track toys have Rotaries

Last edited by Julian73; 02-05-2013 at 05:26 AM.
Julian73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 05:27 AM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
invictusmaneo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,872
they did a much better job dressing up the exige v6 engine bay than the Evora...I don't mind the plastic much-if you look at a base r8 it is all plastic too.

I agree-it would be nice if they would implement the nameplate on the other cars.
invictusmaneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 05:32 AM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Julian73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 2,656
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by invictusmaneo View Post
... I agree-it would be nice if they would implement the nameplate on the other cars.
Some day the parts list will come out on the Exige and I will at least purchase the Lotus Performace plate

Exige S Engine cover
__________________
'12 Evora S GP Special Edition #1/14 with BOE-KomoTec Stage 1++ (BOE CAI, Custom BOE Tune and Larini Sport on top of KomoTec Stage 1), MS Oil Sump
Lotus Driving Academy Level 3 School 1:1 w/ Ed Morris @ Hethel
New to piston power, my track toys have Rotaries

Last edited by Julian73; 02-15-2013 at 09:47 PM.
Julian73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 06:04 AM   #14 (permalink)
Supporting Vendor
 
HKFEVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 4,799
Quote:
Originally Posted by Julian73 View Post
I had the same issue, now the red SC does come into the lower edge of vison and draws your eye away from the gaping darkness.

I dont like the trash forward of the engine and wonder about the Exige V6 cover plates, at least the forward one although it looks cheap for a 100k car.
Your supercharger is different from the factory 400HP version.

Plus, factory has a very nice big engine cover that is in red and black with all the logos on it that cover almost the whole engine bay.

SORRY, type in wrong thread.
__________________
S240 Exige S with Blade300 + over 40 mods
HKFEVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 06:06 AM   #15 (permalink)
Supporting Vendor
 
HKFEVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 4,799
Quote:
Originally Posted by Julian73 View Post
Rethinking, who needs a cover?
Your supercharger is different from the factory 400HP version.

Plus, factory has a very nice big engine cover that is in red and black with all the logos on it that cover almost the whole engine bay.
__________________
S240 Exige S with Blade300 + over 40 mods
HKFEVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 06:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Julian73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 2,656
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by HKFEVER View Post
Your supercharger is different from the factory 400HP version.

Plus, factory has a very nice big engine cover that is in red and black with all the logos on it that cover almost the whole engine bay.

Factory 400 Hp version, are you talking of the GTE? The SC's are one and the same between the Exige V6 and the Evora S .. the big cover on the is one of three options i) big grey/silver plastic, ii) optional red/black plastic, or iii) optional CF .. they are all the same size, although teh CF version is real and thinner and does weight less.

As you have an Exige V6 in hand, do you want to pull an impression of the black plastic covers so as to make CF versions? The SC belt cover is not needed on the Evora as that pulley is tucked under the body work.
__________________
'12 Evora S GP Special Edition #1/14 with BOE-KomoTec Stage 1++ (BOE CAI, Custom BOE Tune and Larini Sport on top of KomoTec Stage 1), MS Oil Sump
Lotus Driving Academy Level 3 School 1:1 w/ Ed Morris @ Hethel
New to piston power, my track toys have Rotaries
Julian73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 06:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
Supporting Vendor
 
HKFEVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 4,799
Quote:
Originally Posted by Julian73 View Post
Factory 400 Hp version, are you talking of the GTE? The SC's are one and the same between the Exige V6 and the Evora S .. the big cover on the is one of three options i) big grey/silver plastic, ii) optional red/black plastic, or iii) optional CF .. they are all the same size, although teh CF version is real and thinner and does weight less.

As you have an Exige V6 in hand, do you want to pull an impression of the black plastic covers so as to make CF versions? The SC belt cover is not needed on the Evora as that pulley is tucked under the body work.
I don't have Exige V6. The market is too small, not worth to make it.
__________________
S240 Exige S with Blade300 + over 40 mods
HKFEVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 06:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Julian73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 2,656
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by HKFEVER View Post
I don't have Exige V6. The market is too small, not worth to make it.
Could be a hit in European market
__________________
'12 Evora S GP Special Edition #1/14 with BOE-KomoTec Stage 1++ (BOE CAI, Custom BOE Tune and Larini Sport on top of KomoTec Stage 1), MS Oil Sump
Lotus Driving Academy Level 3 School 1:1 w/ Ed Morris @ Hethel
New to piston power, my track toys have Rotaries
Julian73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 04:36 AM   #19 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Julian73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 2,656
Garage
Addressing again w/ Exige V6 back cover in place hatch open and closed; plus old Priming, painting, bare painted SC.

Refer to: http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f92/...finish-120969/
Attached Images
     
__________________
'12 Evora S GP Special Edition #1/14 with BOE-KomoTec Stage 1++ (BOE CAI, Custom BOE Tune and Larini Sport on top of KomoTec Stage 1), MS Oil Sump
Lotus Driving Academy Level 3 School 1:1 w/ Ed Morris @ Hethel
New to piston power, my track toys have Rotaries

Last edited by Julian73; 09-21-2013 at 05:00 AM.
Julian73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 04:44 AM   #20 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Julian73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 2,656
Garage
Final configuration with only Front Exige V6 cover in place. You can see that with hatch cover down the rear cylinder bank is out of view regardless of covering, as this is the heaviest part of the Exige V6 covers (2 steel brackets are used) and most expensive part, I would recommend not using. Elsewhere in this forum I have listed the part numbers for the Exige stuff.
Attached Images
   
__________________
'12 Evora S GP Special Edition #1/14 with BOE-KomoTec Stage 1++ (BOE CAI, Custom BOE Tune and Larini Sport on top of KomoTec Stage 1), MS Oil Sump
Lotus Driving Academy Level 3 School 1:1 w/ Ed Morris @ Hethel
New to piston power, my track toys have Rotaries

Last edited by Julian73; 09-21-2013 at 04:50 AM.
Julian73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community > Lotus Discussions > Lotus Evora



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.