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Good luck with your recovery. Here's to all clear scans, windy roads & sunny skies!

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Good luck with your recovery. Here's to all clear scans, windy roads & sunny skies!
Thanks lobuzz! I've really been blessed with family and friends who have kept me going. Ironically I work in the field of oncology bio-pharma, so I'm now experiencing this from a new and personal perspective.

Can't wait to pull the cover off my Lotus and drive to the races at Road America this year!
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Installed US spec power adapter, replaced soft top cant rail cover, had local upholstery shop add a bit more padding to stock seats, replaced start button bulb (went with blue), took delivery of a new set of Yokohama's (waiting for just before LOG 37 to install, and last week, TOOK HER OUT OF STORAGE!
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I have only had my Elise for 21/2 month, so still getting used to it. One thing I had trouble with was Heel & Toe downshifts, so I decided to modify the gas pedal to suit me better. Just went for a spin, and it works like a charm.
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I was getting CEL codes of P0638 and the infamous limp mode of P2140.

Recent steps:
1) Clean MAF
2) Remove and clean the Throttle Body (was a lot easier than I thought it would be).
3) Ordered and applied Stabilant 22 on the Throttle Body connector after cleaning the contacts with CRC QD connector cleaner.
4) Started the Elise and the codes cleared themselves.



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Lots of good things happening

It all started with pulling the front clam to install the factory blower motor update; while I had the clam off I did a bunch of other stuff... Today I finished relocating the battery to the front of the car under the front crash structure. This should help my weight distribution and reduction since Lotus inexplicably included about 7 or 8 feet of extra battery cable in the engine bay harness on my very early production 2005.
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added some massive downforce to the elise today - i think i need something to match up front as to not unbalance the car, haha!

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added some massive downforce to the elise today - i think i need something to match up front as to not unbalance the car, haha!

Where did you get that?! I saw one on a M4 also. Been looking for one.

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Where did you get that?! I saw one on a M4 also. Been looking for one.
got it on ebay for a whopping 3 dollars! let me know if this link works:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F252665699551
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got it on ebay for a whopping 3 dollars! let me know if this link works:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F252665699551
It works. Thanks! Be awesome if there is one made from real carbon fiber. Haha
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Gave her a little bit of detailing. She hadn't been washed (or driven sadly) since summer '16. Was nice to pull her out of the garage and give some TLC.

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I changed the tranny fluid a few weeks ago. Since i had no real lift it was really tough to get the bottom panel off and back on after i finished. Another challenge was finding the fill plug since looking at a photo from online just didnt do it justice. Instead of using a pump i just used a plastic hose and snaked it down through the engine. All you need is like 5 feet of tubing.
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I've removed the audio system. Because why not? You can't hear it anyway and it makes for more focus on the road. Plus, projects are fun. Replaced the single din head unit with a nicely rubber-matted Porsche storage cubby, and replaced the rear speakers with some dummy panels I made out of hobby-store ABS. Left wiring intact so it's all reversible.

I also put a bunch of Second Skin Audio sound deadener and a layer of Luxury Liner sound mat on the floor under the seats -- cleans up the random buzzes and makes for a more solid feeling ride over noisy roads.
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Drove her 3 times today! Haven't driven the car in 2yrs! Forgot how fun the Elise is.

Was picking up my Evora from the shop after a 2nd failed MC and set an appointment to have all fluids refreshed and a leak taken care of. Dropping her off on Thursday so I can enjoy the car for the rest of summer.

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I've removed the audio system. Because why not? You can't hear it anyway and it makes for more focus on the road. Plus, projects are fun. Replaced the single din head unit with a nicely rubber-matted Porsche storage cubby, and replaced the rear speakers with some dummy panels I made out of hobby-store ABS. Left wiring intact so it's all reversible.

I also put a bunch of Second Skin Audio sound deadener and a layer of Luxury Liner sound mat on the floor under the seats -- cleans up the random buzzes and makes for a more solid feeling ride over noisy roads.
might just be a small sample size, but you have the most spotless interior i've ever seen... looks like some of it just rolled off the production line

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I've removed the audio system. Because why not? You can't hear it anyway and it makes for more focus on the road. Plus, projects are fun. Replaced the single din head unit with a nicely rubber-matted Porsche storage cubby, and replaced the rear speakers with some dummy panels I made out of hobby-store ABS. Left wiring intact so it's all reversible.

I also put a bunch of Second Skin Audio sound deadener and a layer of Luxury Liner sound mat on the floor under the seats -- cleans up the random buzzes and makes for a more solid feeling ride over noisy roads.
Did you by chance weigh all the stuff you removed?

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might just be a small sample size, but you have the most spotless interior i've ever seen... looks like some of it just rolled off the production line
Actually just bought the car, from an owner who is as OCD as I am (one of the things I love about the car is that it's so simple you can make every detail nearly perfect).
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Did you by chance weigh all the stuff you removed?
Not yet, but I will once I take the front speakers out as well. "Not that heavy" is my no-scale measurement.
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Had my center console and ac surround painted by a body shop...graphite grey to match. Came out nice I think!
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