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I'll pass on the $840.. 1/2 price? - I'll take one!
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the weight savings would justify the ducting..

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the weight savings would justify the ducting..
The duct will draw off the inside of the right hand rear 1/4 scoop and with a fan and duct I have a total of $27 invested. I appreciate you offering up the idea but $800+ is just way wrong....
I am guilty of spending stupid $$ on things like a Dry carbon undertrayand titanium wheel bolts, etc.(@Sector111) but they do have at least some trick/bling factor. An alternator for four times the price of the OE unit is not happening for me..
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Alternate cooling solution for the alternator

I was inspired by Perry and others to add a cooling hose to keep my
alternator & its regulator from over-heating after adding the VF SC kit.

After a track day at Laguna Seca (daytime temps maxed out at 65 F),
i could feel that the striped, black hose (see pic 3) was cool in front
of the orange cooling hose but warmer closer to the engine block. This was verified
by another Lotus driver, Jerry. I could even put my fingers on the alternator
regulator and it wasn't hot.

Below are pics of
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<li>Exterior of the passenger side grill (pic #1),
<li>Inside of the passenger wheel well (pic #2),
<li>Pic above the alternator where the hose was compressed to a rough oval shape to fit below the black hose with the reddish stripe (pic #3),
<li>ABS plastic sheet used to form a shroud to limit air movement (preventing air from going behind or above the hose on the left, but allowing air to flow thru the hose and to the right of the hose (pic #4)
<li>Shroud installed after bending it to fit. (pic #5)
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i blew my alt a few weeks ago.

not sure why, but i have placed new heat shielding around the new one....
How did you heat shield yours?

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Will having no rear panel help with the heat issue? My Reverie diffuser is being installed now.

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Will having no rear panel help with the heat issue? My Reverie diffuser is being installed now.
Well I have the rear panel delete as well, still had the problem with the alternator.

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Did you wrap the headers?

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Did you wrap the headers?
I'm on stock headers....my setup is 2bular decat, 2bular exhaust....
so headers aren't wrapped...

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Can ANYONE identify the Toyota or other part number for the 2007 Elise alternator?

The genuine lotus part in Canada lists for over $2600!

I have been searching the forums and the net but can’t get a definitive answer.

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Note to new Elise & Exige Owners:


1. These cars have large (i.e. dangerous) blind spots. Multivex mirrors are NLA, but RLS (Really Light Stuff) offers very good tape-on replacements.


2. The horns are way too weak (quiet). There’s an inverse relationship: smaller the car, louder the horn needs to be.

Get something such as a Stebel Nautilus.

Stock: “Excuse me”


Stebel: “HONK! LOOK OUT!”

Remove the stock horn; replace with louder.

(I drive with my finger on the horn button in any traffic. Iffy situations, my headlights are on.

Stay to the left of traffic, i.e. avoid passing on the right if you can.

Stop way behind trucks, SUVs, etc. Some have blindspots >50’. )


3. The early cars came with misaimed and dim headlights. If you drive at night, convert to HIDs. While better than stock halogen bulbs are available, HIDs throw more light. Stay around 5000k. As of this writing LEDs are not as good.


4. Ensure your car has had the work required by the recall for oil line fittings done. You could lose an engine and/or spin in your own oil.

5. Transmission:

The best transmission lube I’ve found is Redline MT-90 plus a little Power Punch Extreme Gear Oil Additive. (Note that it takes two changes to get rid of the previous lube.)

a) Early cars have wobbly shift towers. Look up Stan’s Mod (bolt and spacer; http://www.billswebspace.com/ShifterReinforcement.pdf) and

And, use:
Re-Enforcer long thru bolts that terminate under car and tie down the tower:
https://www.inokinetic.com/lotus/re-...y=Transmission

These (lube, mods) make a huge change in shifting.


6. As per some engine builders on these sites, wait AT LEAST 20 minutes after coolant has reached full operating temp before engaging cam switchover.

For street cars, consider removing one or both oil coolers. Some cover them. Oil doesn’t get hot enough on street, leading to cam wiping.


7. Rear toe-links can loosen and break with disastrous results. You can check tq periodically, or use Nordlock washers. Best is conversion to better engineered brace, such as BOE’s InoKinetic’s for two examples.
8. While under the car with panel off, look around for hoses and wires chafing their way to failure. That’s how this was found:
https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f311...-u-tube-47232/

9. The stock radiators are prone to leaking where the end caps meet the metal part. Keep an eye on this. Most of us use single-pass all-aluminum radiators.

10. When your wheel well liner comes loose, skip the lame plastic rivet and use Well-Nuts instead.

11. Life will be better if you disable the auto-arming alarm function on the earlier cars. You won’t have to press a button to start the car. Instructions:

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f320...ramming-70940/


12. These cars cannot be left off a Battery Tender for weeks at a time. Unless dead batteries are a particular joy of yours. Buy one right away. There are numerous threads here about which ppl use and like.

You NEED a digital multimeter (voltmeter) to work on modern cars. Handy around house too. Get one this week.

13, Some on this site are a bit obsessed with hockey pucks for lifting the car. Don’t use these. Too hard and slippery, generally, and too small a surface area. Use a piece of wood, as your hero does.

14. Visit the Uber Thread

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f3/e...ow-here-25131/

15. Most parts on the car are made by Toyota and others, so buying things like a/c compressors, engine parts, etc. is wildly expensive when purchased thru Lotus.
Toyota dealers, auto parts stores are way less expensive.

16. The soft high-grip tires on most of our cars lose much of that grip when temperatures drop below 50 F. I know of too many ppl who spun their cars when not remembering this. I use hi-performance all-seasons.

Note that many summer tires cannot even be stored in temps below 20 F.

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Plus, “How to bleed brakes”:

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f101...brakes-241138/


How to Search:

For future reference: Don't use the search on this site. Simply use Google and end the search text with "site:lotustalk.com". E.g.
Transmission Fluid change what bolt site:lotustalk.com no space betw site:lotustalk.com
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One example:

Don't know, but if you want to buy one, make sure you order the Celica GT-S manual transmission alternator. It is designed for higher revs.

"Toyota Parts" - OnlineToyota Parts and Accessories.

Choose Toyota Celica, Year 00-05, GT-S, manual transmission

$201.30

It is going to be refurbished. I don't know if you can even buy a new one. A refurbished alternator is just like new, though. I think the only part they don't replace is the casing and that is going to be clean as a whistle.

Make absolutely sure it is for the GT-S manual transmission, no matter where you buy it.

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f12...-toyota-62540/

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Moss Emergency Line-https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f10...cy-line-36631/
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Can ANYONE identify the Toyota or other part number for the 2007 Elise alternator?

The genuine lotus part in Canada lists for over $2600!

I have been searching the forums and the net but can’t get a definitive answer.
I do not own an Elise, just trying to help.... check this old thread. Not sure its for a 2007 but maybe will help??

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f10...ernator-44812/

Good luck!
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You can buy any aftermarket 80amp unit made for the 2ZZ-GE. Searching for a Toyota Celica GTS alternator on RockAuto.com or the like will get you a compatible alternator.

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