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Forum: Lotus Exige   Today, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By me73
Many years ago, I wrote here...

Many years ago, I wrote here (https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f221/new-elise-owner-first-impressions-119911/) that the Elise makes the Porsche feel like you're wearing a suit and gloves of padding. ...
Forum: Lotus Elise   Today, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 341
Posted By me73
I've had my Elise since 3500 miles. It always...

I've had my Elise since 3500 miles. It always had squeaks and rattles, there are alot of plastics that rub against each other. The windows tend to rattle too. It takes some effort, but most of the...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   Yesterday, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By me73
Don't hit things.

Don't hit things.
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   07-13-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 468
Posted By me73
along the lines of my original question... i...

along the lines of my original question... i hear downshifting costs more to replace than brake pads. (time, money and energy)[/QUOTE]

Downshifting for the appropriate acceleration-good
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Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   07-13-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 468
Posted By me73
Revving the engine to warm the oil kind of...

Revving the engine to warm the oil kind of defeats the purpose of warming the oil. Just be gentle until the oul is warm and then do what you want.
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   07-13-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 468
Posted By me73
Shift where ever you're comfortable with as long...

Shift where ever you're comfortable with as long as you don't lug the engine. If you're under 2500 RPM or so and try to accelerate or push up a hill by opening the throttle alot, you will put very...
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-11-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,183
  Sticky: ELISE PHOTOS
Views: 378,106
Posted By me73
I believe it is. I've seen the open console used...

I believe it is. I've seen the open console used with the ShiftR111 before. But between the shifter and console, you're in it for probably about $3k. The new shift mechanism is separate from the...
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-09-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By me73
It's cute to try to take petty pot shots. I'm...

It's cute to try to take petty pot shots. I'm not interested in that.

Now hopefully we have the definitive answer, which is exactly the answer that I originally gave and I don't have to argue...
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-04-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By me73
Not exactly, they say that they recommend that...

Not exactly, they say that they recommend that you not to store them at cold temperatures, but if you do, don't let them flex and inspect them afterwards.
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-04-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By me73
I'm not sure how you see what I wrote as anything...

I'm not sure how you see what I wrote as anything different from the tire rack site that I also posted, but whatever.

Cracking occurs because, as I said, the cold temperature transitions the...
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-02-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By me73
And as I've told you before, there is no chemical...

And as I've told you before, there is no chemical change to tires at cold temperature. Where's your information? I've yet to see it posted anywhere. I am simply going by the manufacturer's and...
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-02-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By me73
You should do what makes you comfortable, but...

You should do what makes you comfortable, but I've never seen any legitimate source that states anything about chemical changes to a tire when freezing. In fact, every manufacturer who has a warning...
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-01-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By me73
I wouldn't just replace the tires because it gets...

I wouldn't just replace the tires because it gets cold where you live. If they are old, that's a different story.

The risk to summer tires at cold temperatures is that they become brittle. If...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-27-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By me73
The stickiness is a rubbery coating that they...

The stickiness is a rubbery coating that they apply to plastic. The alcohol takes the coating off so it isn't going to get sticky again.
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-27-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By me73
You can still arm the alarm/immobilizer with the...

You can still arm the alarm/immobilizer with the button when you walk away from the car. The suggestion is to disable the auto alarm function so you don't have to sit there and press buttons on the...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-27-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By me73
It won't come back. They have a rubberized spray...

It won't come back. They have a rubberized spray on the airbag cover that absorbs oils and becomes sticky. The alcohol is removing the rubberized coating permanently.

This is the same junk...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-24-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,740
Posted By me73
I didn't see that J-Son said he had a tune.

I didn't see that J-Son said he had a tune.
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-23-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,740
Posted By me73
The standard P0630 code is a VIN error. I expect...

The standard P0630 code is a VIN error. I expect the dealer would have to address that. There's a recall on our cars for replacing a generic VIN with the specific VIN so you could get that done...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-17-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,183
  Sticky: ELISE PHOTOS
Views: 378,106
Posted By me73
The best of the group IMHO

The best of the group IMHO
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   06-16-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By me73
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3dJciP5yP8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3dJciP5yP8
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-16-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,183
  Sticky: ELISE PHOTOS
Views: 378,106
Posted By me73
This is our breakfast club. Every Sunday, all...

This is our breakfast club. Every Sunday, all year around.
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-09-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By me73
I'll take prospective drivers for a drive and...

I'll take prospective drivers for a drive and then if they come back showing interest, I'll allow a test drive. I've also done the same when buying higher end sports cars. But of course, so make...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   06-05-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By me73
We need more people in the industry like Murray: ...

We need more people in the industry like Murray:

"Murray's obsessed with light-weight cars. He estimates he owns 35 cars that weigh in under 1763 lbs (800 kg), including an Austin-Healey Sprite,...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   06-05-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By me73
At so few units, I wonder if it will be sold in...

At so few units, I wonder if it will be sold in the US.

I've never had the pleasure of being in an F1, but I've stood next to one and it's small size and simple shape are absolutely stunning. ...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-05-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By me73
Glad to hear that your problem was simple. The...

Glad to hear that your problem was simple. The first thing I did was change the immobilizer mode to manual as you describe. It's always fun to program by flashing light sequences. No more pressing...
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