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Waaaaaaaaaaah

Waiting for months for lotus to get the web site back up and running is frustrating.

I was wondering If I promise to pay for the one day access once the site is back up, would someone be willing to send me the pdf's now?

I know that being virtually unkown here my promise isn't worth much, but I have to ask.
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That's pretty much my experience...
I wish I knew why it wasn't working for you. I tested my process twice with different e-mail addresses. Worked both times. =(
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according to lotus today, the server is down. so it shouldn't be working.
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Lotus refunded my $25 too.

I should have done it loooong ago.
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This thing still isn't working! I've emailed them four times and never got an answer. All I want is a freaking manual!!!!!!!! Is this to much to ask for?????

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I wish they would let us handle this. Simple zip file for all the PDFs. Easy shopping cart that allows you to download for 24 hours. Transfer funds to LCU less handling fee. Everyone wins.

I could have this online in 15 minutes.

Oh well....

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I wish they would let us handle this. Simple zip file for all the PDFs. Easy
Talk them into the parts manual too!!!

The reality is that the on-line manual is a convenience. Not all manufacturers do this. Most would rather sell us a couple hundred bucks worth of paper copies.

But it would be nice if it worked again.

Now if I could get the Toyota Engine manual - it disappeared from the European site...




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Now if I could get the Toyota Engine manual - it disappeared from the European site...
You can download the US Celica GTS 2ZZ and C60 transaxle stuff off the US site for $10/day. It's not great but it's something and it's only $10. It's a PITA to download because everything is in a separate pdf and you have to sort through all of it to find what you want.

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Got an email this morning from Lotus. I called the dealer they don't have them either.
Dear Mr. Brennan

Unfortunately we are experiencing problems with the server that controls
the emissions website at this time.

Although Lotus Cars USA is not currently in a position to offer the
manual in electronic format, it can be ordered in hard copy from any
authorized Lotus Dealership

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2236 Northmont Parkway, Duluth, GA 30096
Phone (770) 476- 6564, Fax (770) 476-6541

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You can download the US Celica GTS 2ZZ and C60 transaxle stuff off the US site for $10/day.
What's that web address? At Toyota.com, under "do-it-yourself" you can only order printed copies of a few manuals. Thanks.

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What's that web address? At Toyota.com, under "do-it-yourself" you can only order printed copies of a few manuals. Thanks.
http://techinfo.toyota.com/index.html

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You can download the US Celica GTS 2ZZ and C60 transaxle stuff off the US site for $10/day. It's not great but it's something and it's only $10. It's a PITA to download because everything is in a separate pdf and you have to sort through all of it to find what you want.
I did that, but it was a major pain in the neck. It also has the 1ZZ and the 2ZZ engine mixed in together, so you have to "skip" various sections (make sure you are reading the right one ). I'd still pay the $25 or so to get the ones off the European site if I still could...




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I knew I shouldn't have waited to get the manuals online.

dang

It's Delux son, Delux. It's not that hard.

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I knew I shouldn't have waited to get the manuals online.
Me too...I kept putting it off, putting it off, and now this. As soon as it's back online, will someone please post to this thread so we all know? Thanks!

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Me too...I kept putting it off, putting it off, and now this. As soon as it's back online, will someone please post to this thread so we all know? Thanks!
or how about someone making us a copy and we send Lotus a check for the 25 bucks?!?

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or how about someone making us a copy and we send Lotus a check for the 25 bucks?!?
Someone else mentioned this. It's a great idea. Someone on this board must have a contact at Lotus that could ok the deal.

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Anybody have the Toyota manuals? I'll happily sign up on the Euro web site and prove I spent my money if some on wants to send my a copy...




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Talk them into the parts manual too!!!

The reality is that the on-line manual is a convenience. Not all manufacturers do this. Most would rather sell us a couple hundred bucks worth of paper copies.
Not so.. they do it because they are required to by EPA regulation [Federal Register: June 8, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 111)].
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This came in force during 2003 and requires that Automotive Manufacturers make available emission related service and repair information for online viewing along with information concerning training, special tools, and certain diagnostic and reprogramming aids.
This is most easily addressed by simply making the service manuals available. There is also a cap on the fees, though I can't find a reference. I think that $25/day is the maximum.

In any case, for every time Lotus declines a sale, someone somewhere slips a ZIP file by email quietly through the night..
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In any case, for every time Lotus declines a sale, someone somewhere slips a ZIP file by email quietly through the night..

You'd think, wouldn't you? But I haven't been privy to any evidence of that happening. (hint)
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