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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-24-2008, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Uh..............check the fuses?

I thought the engine had thrown a piston or something.

It was that bad.
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Larry is the few that drives a Lotus in the rain in Southern California!
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I drive mine every day (otherwise it's a long walk to wherever I need to go).

Rain is to Southern Californians like ice is to everyone else. Fortunately, even the idiot drivers drive more cautiously in heavy rain...well, a lot of them anyway.
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I drive mine every day, and alot of Lotus cars are driven every day here in California, rain or shine.

Hal meant that HE never drives his car in the rain.

And that's ok. He has a Miata for that!

Anyway...there's no way to know if this fuse thing was rain related or not.

Apparently it is not very common.

Hopefully it will not haunt any other Lotus.
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I love driving my Lotus cars in the rain

These cars are even more fun in the wet

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THAT is so cool.
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My dad pulled a McGyver trick when a main fuse blew out on our 1980 Buick station wagon. Main fuse blew on the highway in the middle of nowhere. So, my dad looks around on the shoulder and finds an aluminum gum wrapper. He ties it up and replaces the fuse with it. Started the car and drove to the nearest autoparts store for a proper replacement
should of used the good ole bullet too

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Not surprised to hear this at all. I was there with Allen past midnight one night, sorting out a couple of things on my car before a road trip the next morning.

At midnight, we hear a truck outside. Allen rolls up the door, revealing a flat bed carrying an Elise. The customer had just had a shunt, and was expecting to drop the car by the side of the road. The look of shock on his face when Allen was there at midnight to receive the car was priceless.

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It's a terrible feeling to flatbed your Lotus to a dealer in the middle of the night.

Allen is one-of-a-kind.

I'm glad Lotus Beverly Hills has him for a service manager.
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Hi

i am having the same problem on my exige at the moment except that the fuse keeps blowing.

I have a diagnostic tool on order but i wondered if anyone else had a similar ongoing problem
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I have R6 problem.

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They couldn't tell why it happened. They gave me a spare to keep in my car.

I've had no problems since then...
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Any more problems like this?

Larry- Since it's been over two years I wanted to know if anything like this ever happened again. I just had to have my Elise flatbeded home last night with the same symptoms as yours. This morning I found a blown R6 and after I replaced it the car runs fine. I am just a little reluctant to take it out until I know more about why something like this could happen.

My thread from last night:
https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f259...9/#post1485292
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No, it never happened again.

And no one knew why it happened.

All I can guess is that it happened on a really wet night in the pouring rain...and maybe the fuse box got wet.

Take it out, replace it and keep a spare in your fix-it-kit you have for your Lotus.

Best of luck!

P.S. What used to be Lotus Beverly Hills on Wilshire Blvd. near Doheny Drive is about to be a McLaren dealer.
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I've seen this fuse pop on a few cars... It actually popped on mine this summer at the track in 100+ ambient temps and 140+ track temps. I assume the heat created additional resistance in the chincy Lotus wiring... Enough cars have had the issue, that I think the fuse is just the wrong size. I replace it with a 10amp fuse just for good measure and forget about it...


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I went out and bought a pack of 7.5 amp fuses to keep in the car just in case. It wasn't a wet night but it was warm - 97 degrees in Philadelphia yesterday. My temp was running hot and peaked around 210 soon before the blown fuse. Turbophil I hope you are right that it is simply the chincy wiring because in that case I'll just replace the fuse again if it blows. I just hope this isn't indicative of a more serious problem.
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I hope so too.
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I know I am the only person to ever do this but...
Be careful when you take the cover off. If you drop it, its not fun to get back. Had to take a wheel off, and use a long stick to get it off the under tray.

Like I said, I am the only person to ever do this but....

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BTW: ONLY yellow Elises allowed on this thread.
Yellow is for the people who aren't brave enough to drive Krypton Green
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Yellow is for the people who aren't brave enough to drive Krypton Green
I'd only had my Saffron Yellow car for a few weeks when I discovered a guy in my neighbourhood had a Krypton Green one?! Now my Saffron seems lame.

I know I'm brave enough to drive Krypton for a day but not sure if I'm brave enough to buy one.
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Wow, I just found this thread ... I had the exact same thing happen at an autox on Sunday ... I replaced R6 yesterday and it popped again today on the way home ... no rain and not very hot. Has anyone came up with a solution (I'm a bit afraid to just put a larger fuse in it)

Thanks!!

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