Please add me to cylinder #3 Intake cam, high lobe failure. I bought the car in Denver and experienced a misfire code that shut me down on a very ugly stretch of highway in Wyoming. Of course turning the key off, and a restart allowed me to continue on my trip, and I didn't experience another event, but made an effort to stay off the high cam. Car is 2005, has 23K, car is very clean, but I have no idea how enthusiastically it was driven in the past.
There are certainly a lot of theories as per what causes these failures, and those that pattern to cylinder number three make me wish there was an on line database we could make entries in. One thing I wonder, do elise owners have more dry starts than others? The other day I started my off road RZR1K, and the dry clatter caused me to cringe, I will be sure to run it at least once a month from now on, and of course the Elise will be run monthly or more often as well.