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Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   09-26-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,974
Views: 278,367
Posted By TimMullen
Actually, it's not unreasonable for someone to...

Actually, it's not unreasonable for someone to think that Ford has something to do with the car. Back in the '60s and into the early '70s Lotus was commonly associated with Ford, and not just for...
Forum: Other   08-28-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,669
Posted By TimMullen
One of my old friends parents emigrated to this...

One of my old friends parents emigrated to this country and managed too get jobs as janitors. After years of hard work, they owned a janitor company and had contracts to clean many businesses and...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   03-30-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,872
Posted By TimMullen
Pretty limited list of cars/types. Nothing...

Pretty limited list of cars/types.

Nothing about old British cars (Triumph, MG, etc.).

Nothing about previous Lotus cars....
Forum: Lubricating System   03-30-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,005
Posted By TimMullen
:wallbang: Did you not notice that he's talking...

:wallbang: Did you not notice that he's talking about AFTER MARKET oil lines???? :rolleyes:
Forum: Other   03-30-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,629
Posted By TimMullen
Actually... Back around 10-15 years ago,...

Actually...

Back around 10-15 years ago, there was an organization that pretty much did just that here on the East Coast. When the VA lottery amount got large enough, they sent out a large number...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   01-30-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By TimMullen
Sorry, but your memory is a bit fuzzy. The...

Sorry, but your memory is a bit fuzzy.

The VIN has no information as to what options are included in the car. One of the digits indicates that it is a Federal Elise or Federal Exige (or other...
Forum: Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)   01-29-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,999
Posted By TimMullen
Not a good idea. The coolant hose needs to be...

Not a good idea. The coolant hose needs to be there. You can certainly remove the U-tube and hoses, and replace it with a new hose that connects to the two places where the old hoses were. The...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-29-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,840
Posted By TimMullen
Actually... The Touring Package included the...

Actually...

The Touring Package included the leather seats. The Basic Package (car?) came with the "cloth seats".

The Touring package had nothing to do with suspension, wheels, or tires. It...
Forum: Engine Cooling   01-29-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,076
Posted By TimMullen
No, color is an indication, but not definite. ...

No, color is an indication, but not definite. The same coolant can be colored differently depending on the vendor, and the same color coolant can be entirely different from different vendors.
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-29-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By TimMullen
Yes. You may have not noticed it because there...

Yes. You may have not noticed it because there is a delay before it starts functioning.

Turn on the alarm, and stick you hand into the cockpit, and nothing happens. Wait a couple of minutes,...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-28-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,297
Posted By TimMullen
One other thing. Having the lift points on the...

One other thing. Having the lift points on the car, even if you don't have a lift, can be a very good thing if you are on a trip and you car has problems. Then a garage can use their lift on the...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-28-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,840
Posted By TimMullen
Same padding, just leather seat inserts .vs....

Same padding, just leather seat inserts .vs. Cloth insert. Even the cloth seats have leather on the sides of both the seat back and seat bottom, just cloth in the middle.
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   01-28-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By TimMullen
One more suggestion. Put the stock air box on...

One more suggestion. Put the stock air box on it, instead of an after market red cone filter...
Forum: Lighting   01-27-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,443
Posted By TimMullen
I think they were posted a long time ago (maybe...

I think they were posted a long time ago (maybe in the install the driving lights in the non-pre-wired cars thread?). But basically, it tells you how to mount the lights, change the panel, and plug...
Forum: Lotus "Track" and Racing Cars   01-27-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,194
Posted By TimMullen
Boy, this is an old thread... Thanks for the...

Boy, this is an old thread...

Thanks for the respect, but I was not talking about re-wiring the car so you don't need the key, but about the links to the "wireless ignition" in the links.
...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-27-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,297
Posted By TimMullen
To add to these comments. My old process...

To add to these comments.

My old process used to be back up on ramps, remove the belly pan, drive off the ramps, lift one side of the car and place a jack stand set low, go to the other side of...
Forum: Lighting   01-27-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,443
Posted By TimMullen
NO!!! They are DRIVING LIGHTS, not fog lights. ...

NO!!! They are DRIVING LIGHTS, not fog lights. They are concentrated very bright HIGH BEAMS - they should never be on with the low beams unless you want to blind other drivers!. :wallbang:

No,...
Forum: Official Recalls   01-18-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 160,868
Posted By TimMullen
No, you have oil coolers lines on both sides of...

No, you have oil coolers lines on both sides of your car. The lines run up the passenger side, through an oil cooler, across the front of the car, thought the second oil cooler, and back along the...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-18-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,840
Posted By TimMullen
Just for the record, the Probax seats are not...

Just for the record, the Probax seats are not necessarily better - it's a matter of personal choice. For me, I like the '05 seats simply because they have an adjustable lumbar support bladder that...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   01-13-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,974
Views: 278,367
Posted By TimMullen
I've told this story before, but here it is...

I've told this story before, but here it is again...

Many years ago, I imported a Maserrati Mistral from Italy. My kid brother (much younger) was arguing with the kid down the street as to which...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-12-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,136
Posted By TimMullen
Yes it does. Lotus added the LSD and TC to about...

Yes it does. Lotus added the LSD and TC to about the last 50 cars they shipped to the US so that it would be a legal "modification" for racers. The LSD requires the TC, but the TC can be separate. ...
Forum: Maintenance and Repairs.   01-08-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,383
Posted By TimMullen
$9 quart bottle is way too expensive. You can...

$9 quart bottle is way too expensive. You can get Mobil 1 for $5-6 a quart lots of places. Cheaper if you buy a case or a gallon (or 5 quart) jug. Mobil 1 5W40 Diesel oil is a bit more difficult...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-08-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,136
Posted By TimMullen
You have part of the idea. When the ECU is first...

You have part of the idea. When the ECU is first activated it looks for the TC switch. If it's not there a couple of times, the TC feature of the ECU is disabled.

If you add the switch (and...
Forum: Maintenance and Repairs.   09-09-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,213
Posted By TimMullen
Yes. The other option is to drive the front...

Yes.

The other option is to drive the front up on a pair of RhinoRamps - that will allow you to get under the front of the car, but you have to leave it on the wheels (so it isn't a good method...
Forum: Lotus Exige   09-08-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,581
Posted By TimMullen
The proper way is with "tire bonnets" - the...

The proper way is with "tire bonnets" - the straps the go over and around the tops of the tires to hole the tires down. Although some people just put the straps through the tires. The bonnets are...
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