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Forum: Lotus Elise   07-28-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Yeah, it seems there is a small cylinder of...

Yeah, it seems there is a small cylinder of compressed gas involved and it can lose its pressure over time.
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-26-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Belt Tensioner Failure, ‘05 Elise Supercharged

Had problems with serpentine belt slip and wear, looks like the belt tensioner has failed and is getting replaced along with the belt. Is this something I should expect to keep happening with the...
Forum: Engine Control (ECU)   10-06-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,797
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Thanks a lot for the responses, all of them...

Thanks a lot for the responses, all of them helpful! I love this forum.

AS AN UPDATE:
I emailed Jerome from Vision Function about the situation and he was back to me within an hour or so by...
Forum: Engine Control (ECU)   10-05-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,797
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Update on Vision Function Stage II feat. Charlie X on ECU vs. Oregon DEQ VIN/ECU req?

I just had it happen to me right here in Portland, OR.
Same car, tune, supercharger, and emissions that they passed twice before as-is, but now it's "a thing" that the VIN information is...
Forum: Front Page News   10-06-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,060
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Monkeywrench Racing mated the Evora V6 engine to...

Monkeywrench Racing mated the Evora V6 engine to an S2 Elise within a year from when the Evora hit the market. Check out their page (just add the .com at the end) to check it out. It's a monster.
Forum: Aftermarket Suppliers   09-13-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 42,105
Posted By MCdougieFresh
It is SO worth it! Unbelievable acceleration. ...

It is SO worth it!
Unbelievable acceleration.
Had mine installed by a professional race-mechanic (also a friend, track buddy, professional BMW and Porsche champion driver, team owner... he knows...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   11-14-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,030
Posted By MCdougieFresh
PM sent. Mine will need to be stored in the...

PM sent.
Mine will need to be stored in the garage, thankfully don't need it (yet) but want it on-hand.
Is there a good way to hang it on a wall? Heard it referenced as such before, but how...
Forum: Lotus Elise   05-21-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,489
Posted By MCdougieFresh
What is the OEM-range price we're talking about...

What is the OEM-range price we're talking about here?
I would almost certainly be up for pre-ordering as I want at least one spare in my garage.

We'd have to all nail down some terms and...
Forum: Lotus Elise   05-21-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,489
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Lotus of Portland is an authorized direct...

Lotus of Portland is an authorized direct seller/installer of Sector111 equipment and also told me they have installed VF Stage 2 kits.
So I think the dealer thing can fly.


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Forum: Northwest Region   12-20-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,427
Posted By MCdougieFresh
328650 The car is wet because I just drove...

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The car is wet because I just drove it home in the rain from the body shop (Europa motors LTD) but you can see that the fiberglass work is top notch. You can also see in other circumstances...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   12-20-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,380
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Just picked up my car from getting the rockers...

Just picked up my car from getting the rockers redone with new paint protective film and man, what a difference! I have never seen my car looks so good. Even when I bought it, with only 18,000 miles...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   12-18-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,380
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Looks like it works pretty well... ...

Looks like it works pretty well...
https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f314/3m-90000-paint-defender-spray-film-149122/

So I finally hit the point where I had to replace the rocker panel starshield....
Forum: Northwest Region   11-18-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,427
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Just to close the thread, Lotus of Portland...

Just to close the thread, Lotus of Portland directed me to Nick at Europa Motors, Ltd.
He does the bodywork for their shop.
(503) 254-0297
10455 SE Division St.
Portland, OR
97266-1236
Forum: Northwest Region   11-13-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,427
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Thanks! Sent from AutoGuide.com App...

Thanks!


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Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   11-13-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,380
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Bump Same question as in the post above. ...

Bump

Same question as in the post above.

If you have had your starshield removed and/or replaced, did you have any underlying paint damage? Do you have any tips on how is the best way to...
Forum: Northwest Region   11-13-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,427
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Portland Oregon bodyshop recommendation needed

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Yep, so that happened…
It's not even an exciting story, it was dark and I was turning into my driveway. A decorative stone at the edge of the driveway that I had never noticed before...
Forum: Lotus Elise   10-13-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,235
Posted By MCdougieFresh
So I decided that the best immediate plan of...

So I decided that the best immediate plan of action would be to purchase a replacement fuel door from Backpain, while I decide if I'm going to refinish the original. I love opportunities to...
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-30-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,915
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Right on, thanks for joining us for a while and...

Right on, thanks for joining us for a while and I'm sure you'll enjoy the new Porsche. Also, thanks for returning such a beautiful and pure Elise back into circulation, these cars beg to be driven,...
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-18-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,235
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Dunno... It started to appear when I lived in...

Dunno... It started to appear when I lived in NC, characteristics being HOT summers, occasional showers, strong sun exposure in summer, but not often. Car has always been garage kept, where I...
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-18-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,235
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Glad I posted, as always, alot of very good input...

Glad I posted, as always, alot of very good input to consider.
I think I will try to find a place to either re-alodine it after cleaning, or have it re-anodized relatively clear as I like the...
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-13-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,235
Posted By MCdougieFresh
286810 Another angle perhaps shows it better......

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Another angle perhaps shows it better...


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Forum: Lotus Elise   09-12-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,235
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Oxidization Of Elise Aluminum Fuel Door

Any suggestion for the best way to get rid of this?
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I was thinking of removing it and either sanding it off with fine grit 550 sandpaper versus using some other commercial chemical product...
Forum: Northwest Region   08-04-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Oh, and yeah, exactly re: 3 hours plus sweat,...

Oh, and yeah, exactly re: 3 hours plus sweat, grime etc. is why I've personally found it worthwhile to hire that out.


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Forum: Northwest Region   08-04-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Yes, they offer full detailing including clay...

Yes, they offer full detailing including clay bar, polishing, scratch removal, all the customary offerings you would expect. He used to work at "Details by Mark"- A very quirky but expensive detail...
Forum: Northwest Region   08-04-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By MCdougieFresh
Very Good Mobile Detail Outfit In Portland, OR

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I had these guys come and do a hand wash and hand wax of my Elise, and they did a really good job. I called them at 10 AM on a busy day and the fit me in by 3 PM, arriving on time...
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