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How long to drop the tranny and replace?
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Craig, you are not that far away, give me a call for help to do stuff. I was just down at PL Seafoods.

P.S. My exhaust changes are about 60 minutes.

Diffuser off in 4 minutes.

Top on or off in 25 seconds.

All four tires swapped in 10 minutes 20 seconds

Removing rear clam 2 hours

Removing front clam 2 hours

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Installing LSD into tranny 10 hours once tranny is out.

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How long to drop the tranny and replace?
The factory pays 6hrs. carl
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post #24 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-15-2007, 08:28 AM
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Quick disconnect type steering wheel:

Start to finish according to supplied instructions: 0.75 hours actually sitting there doing the work, plus 0.5 hours for time spent reading the instructions, inventory the hardware/fasteners, getting out and putting away tools, etc.

Total time spent 1.25 hours.

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How about a Sector111 SC kit for the Elise?

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Check torque on rear toe links (with rear panel and heat shield removed): 30 minutes, including getting the car up and down from ramps and having the socket roll just out of reach once under the car.

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How about a Sector111 SC kit for the Elise?
First time install, give yourself 10-12 hours to be on the safe side. Some of our certified installers have gotten proficient enough to do it in 6, but I believe 8 hours is pretty standard.
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First time install, give yourself 10-12 hours to be on the safe side. Some of our certified installers have gotten proficient enough to do it in 6, but I believe 8 hours is pretty standard.
Great info. carl
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Washing the Lotus with Tutoiral #1, clay bar the entire car (dirty spots), Zaino, buff: 3 hours.

Damn, I just realized that I forgot to detail.

Going to clean the interior leather tomorrow, then put on protectant. Will probably take another hour.
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remove rear grill and trim heatshield and install Von Hep brace 2 1/2hrs. this includes the time it took to stop the bleeding . that stuff is sharp! carl
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hi, i had to jump start my 2002 elise s2 and now my speedo and rev counter needles are out of alignment, have you a quick fix solution please.
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hi, i had to jump start my 2002 elise s2 and now my speedo and rev counter needles are out of alignment, have you a quick fix solution please.
Your owner's manual outlines the guage cluster reset procedure. It is something simple like open the door, hold down the trip odometer reset button, turn on the key. I said something simple LIKE that. I don't know it by heart, so check your manual.

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thanx xtn, all sorted now, i appreciate your help and advice.
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Your owner's manual outlines the guage cluster reset procedure. It is something simple like open the door, hold down the trip odometer reset button, turn on the key. I said something simple LIKE that. I don't know it by heart, so check your manual.

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Replacing or tinting side markers ....
10 minutes job each one but you have to remove wheels , so totally 1 hour job ...

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reinstall stock exhaust and all orginal factory heatshielding plus rear grill on a S 2 1/2hrs. carl
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