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03-07-2018 11:09 AM
zakiu Appears this one is back up for sale, again in Dallas. Again at a dealer.

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ngId=479429147

Anyone know who ended up buying it last time?
11-12-2012 05:07 PM
Doge
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Originally Posted by CosmosMpower View Post
Well for one the listing says magnolia but that interior is biscuit.

$300 for a PPI seems excessive.
Yes, that is on the very very high side.
11-12-2012 02:05 PM
CosmosMpower Well for one the listing says magnolia but that interior is biscuit.

$300 for a PPI seems excessive. Each time I've had one done it's about 1 hour of shop time or $110-$130 bucks.
11-08-2012 09:55 PM
Ked67madison Auto scope is a joke
11-08-2012 05:16 PM
Turbopun FYI the Texas forum may have been a better place for this:

Texas Region - LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community

Hope the PPI thing goes well.
11-08-2012 04:28 PM
kverges
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Originally Posted by bmw330ciandr6 View Post
Disconnect the coils, and pull the fuel pump fuse.

And a compression test on these cars shouldn't take more than 30 minutes at the MOST.
Genius! I still like leakdown better and it takes about the same amount of time.

PS only very slight problem is injectors might still open and let out residual fuel pressure - I don't recall if the fuse also disables the injectors and pump. Plus, a non-Elilse tech will have to take time to find and read the electrical schematics.

Anyway, it is clearly under an hour tech time to do either compression or leak down and I don't think BOTH are necessary.
11-08-2012 12:52 PM
Julian73 Sportscarworld in Dallas
11-08-2012 11:59 AM
cmrodman Hey, thanks!

I'm in the uptown / Oak Lawn area of Dallas, so about a half hour away. I don't find myself up that way too often. But for the chance to see an Elise, I think I could make up an excuse!

Sorry to be taking this thread away from the intedned direction, but how is it driving an Elise around this area? I haven't seen too, too many optimal Lotus Roads. Seems like we have pretty ideal weather for one though.
11-08-2012 11:48 AM
TyMurray
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Originally Posted by cmrodman View Post
DFW Lotus hopeful and also new to the site . Have been considering making the trip up to McKinney to check out the purple Elise - not to buy that particular one, but to try to get a test drive and get a real feel for the car. If any other DFW Elise owners wouldn't mind taking me along for a ride or letting me take a look at their car in person, it would be really helpful for my hunt!
Where about in Dallas do you live? Might be able to meet up with you so you can take a look at mine =)

I'm in Allen, just south of McKinney =P

-Ty-
11-08-2012 11:29 AM
Doge
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Originally Posted by kverges View Post
That is a bit of exaggeration as you have to get the car in the shop all the plugs and coil packs out and figure out how to crank the engine without the injectors and coils firing. The latter point I actually don't know how to easily do without tapping into the wire harness. I actually think a leakdown is easier since you can hand crank to TDC on each cylinder
Disconnect the coils, and pull the fuel pump fuse.

And a compression test on these cars shouldn't take more than 30 minutes at the MOST.
11-08-2012 11:02 AM
cmrodman DFW Lotus hopeful and also new to the site . Have been considering making the trip up to McKinney to check out the purple Elise - not to buy that particular one, but to try to get a test drive and get a real feel for the car. If any other DFW Elise owners wouldn't mind taking me along for a ride or letting me take a look at their car in person, it would be really helpful for my hunt!

Went up to Lotus Plano to look at Evoras. Their Lotus rep was with someone else - despite an appointment - and after 20 minutes sent a more junior guy to give me the test drive. The junior guy was much nicer and seemed more passionate about the cars, pretty sure his name was Justin. After the drive and another 20 minutes, the main salesman came out for a minute and tried to explain what a great deal the car was at ~88k "because any and all of the parts can be bought at your local Autozone, even the seats!" He then had to get back to his other client. Main guy wasn't so great and a bit dismissive, but may just have been really busy. Younger guy was really well-informed about the full Lotus range and seemed to love the brand.
11-08-2012 07:17 AM
kverges
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Originally Posted by bpfergu View Post
Compression check is a 20 minute job tops FWIW. You could easily do this yourself.
That is a bit of exaggeration as you have to get the car in the shop all the plugs and coil packs out and figure out how to crank the engine without the injectors and coils firing. The latter point I actually don't know how to easily do without tapping into the wire harness. I actually think a leakdown is easier since you can hand crank to TDC on each cylinder
11-08-2012 07:13 AM
kverges
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Originally Posted by bmw330ciandr6 View Post
That would be one hell of a PPI.
Other than ECU dump I can do this in 3-4 hours max in a properly equipped shop and even at $120 an hour for a professional mechanic it should be under $500. All 4 wheels and undertray should come off to do it right.

My personal rate would be way higher as I have more projects than time
11-08-2012 03:53 AM
komiko those purple cars seem rare. Really good looking.
11-07-2012 09:20 PM
bpfergu
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Originally Posted by Ji3m View Post
I called Autoscope. Very friendly and polite. The PPI is $300. Compression check and leak-down test are extra. I believe it was $125 for the compression check and $150 for the leak-down if I remember right. I'll have to call back to see if they dump the ECU data.
Compression check is a 20 minute job tops FWIW. You could easily do this yourself.
11-07-2012 01:47 PM
Ji3m I called Autoscope. Very friendly and polite. The PPI is $300. Compression check and leak-down test are extra. I believe it was $125 for the compression check and $150 for the leak-down if I remember right. I'll have to call back to see if they dump the ECU data.
11-07-2012 04:39 AM
Doge
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Originally Posted by kverges View Post
Be sure the PPI includes a visual inspection of the cam lobes, leakdown test, and then other basics like looking for leaks, chafes, damage, signs of previoulsy-repaired damage, and the rest.
That would be one hell of a PPI.
11-06-2012 02:27 PM
kverges In a perfect world, you will want an ECU data dump, as it will give information abotu engine usage, time in rpm bands, that kind of thing and maybe the dealer will at least do that if Autoscope does not have the data. Be sure the PPI includes a visual inspection of the cam lobes, leakdown test, and then other basics like looking for leaks, chafes, damage, signs of previoulsy-repaired damage, and the rest.
11-06-2012 01:12 PM
TyMurray Autoscope would be good to go to, personally I don't like the plano dealership...my dad bought his Elise there and the guy was awesome(until after he bought his elise) Dunno, would think their salesman there would be a little more personable after the sale...guess I was wrong.

Would love to meet up with some of you fellow DFW Lotus owners, we should schedule a meet up! =D

-Ty-
11-05-2012 03:47 PM
jelgin
Another +1 for Auto Scope

I was a noob and needed an objective report on a Lotus I was considering in the Dallas area, they were very easy to deal with, knew the car, very thorough, great report, willing to discuss by phone (I was in Virginia, had never seen the car). Price was very reasonable, I would highly recommend them. Multiple locations in DFW area.
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