Just purchased Evora S, CEL next day...
So just traded in my 15’ Z51 Stingray for a Chrome Orange 14’ Evora S 2+2 IPS with 5500 miles and a build date of March 2014. I did all of my research on this forum (been on a ton of car forums, know the drill), found out about the wiring harness issues, etc. common stuff, found out the history of the car by calling all dealers it’s been to for service, got full history, Carfax, etc. According to a thread here, Lotus dropped the bad supplier and used a new harness as of late 2013 builds and on... So I was semi confident buying a 3/2014 build. Only thing I didn’t do was get an inspection done but something came up that limited my time and with 5500 miles and my research I took the chance. The car was about 900 miles away so I drove my Stingray up, looked it over with a fine toothed comb, and test drove. All was well.
Drove the Evora home straight barely stopping the entire 13+ hours. No issues whatsoever until I pulled into my driveway and the CEL popped on. I turned it off for a minute then tried to turn it back on and nothing, not even a click but had full battery. I was pissed... Came back 30 min later and she cranked no problem. That night I researched code readers on here and whether AutoZones little Actrons would work. Well, the proprietary AZ reader wouldn’t push the codes out to their computers, but I read them. Then I tried a cheap little Actron pocket they had and boom, got this:
Maybe not in that order. Researched again and found “very small Evap leak”. My first thought: gas cap. Took off and tightened and erased codes and drove home. Here I sit and I’ll see if they come back.
Am I the right path? Anything related to these codes that I should know or any others with experience with them? Praying it’s a gas cap. She’s also out of warranty as of 9/17. I knew this prior and know I have to pay to play if i have issues.
TIA for the helps guys.