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Forum: Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)   08-31-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,048
Posted By miketurbo
Well, I guess the car was just complaining about...

Well, I guess the car was just complaining about me not spending enough time with her. I put the valve cover back on started her up and wola, noise was gone. Just needed some wrenches turned I guess...
Forum: Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)   08-31-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,048
Posted By miketurbo
I also forgot to mention that i checked the oil...

I also forgot to mention that i checked the oil level and it is right in the middle of the dip stick, I'm using Mobile1 5w-40 full synthetic, and a mobile1 oil filter.
Forum: Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)   08-31-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,048
Posted By miketurbo
So my car is making a very similar noise to the...

So my car is making a very similar noise to the one in the video in this thread. Based on all advice given, I decided to pull the cam cover and inspect for damage. Everything looks top notch, no...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   07-09-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,589
Posted By miketurbo
Has anyone ever used stoptech? i like them...

Has anyone ever used stoptech? i like them because the full set is $90 (front and rear), but if they are going to suck then I'd rather spend the money and get some hawks or something at $220ish a set.
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   07-09-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,461
Posted By miketurbo
So I'm looking at replacing the pads, rotors, and...

So I'm looking at replacing the pads, rotors, and fluid in my 50k mile elise. I am fairly sure that it has stock pads, I know the rotors are stock, and the fluid is DOT4, bleed often, but needs it...
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   05-08-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 76,757
Posted By miketurbo
thats just the thing though, it was working when...

thats just the thing though, it was working when i took it apart. so everything works..... just intermittently. could this be a switch issue? even when the blower is not working and the switch is on,...
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   05-08-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,775
Posted By miketurbo
How difficult of a job is this? Is it a clam on...

How difficult of a job is this? Is it a clam on or off job? My clutch howls when not engauged, sounds like the bearings are going out. I already have the system discharged because of resistor pack...
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   05-07-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 76,757
Posted By miketurbo
So my A/C blower began working intermittently...

So my A/C blower began working intermittently recently. It was an all or nothing sort of deal, but I figured since my car sits out side and is now 11 years old it must be this corrosion issue every...
Forum: Lotus Elise   04-28-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By miketurbo
So upon further review with a few highway miles....

So upon further review with a few highway miles. The wandering windy feeling has gone away with new tires, so that's good. Already ordered the DSbrace from Sector 111 and am going to install it...
Forum: Lotus Elise   04-28-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By miketurbo
Thanks for all the responses. I think I'll go...

Thanks for all the responses. I think I'll go ahead and replace the rear toe links, as I've heard they could fail at anytime, which gives me night mares about being in a fast corner near a wall and...
Forum: Lotus Elise   04-28-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By miketurbo
Strange suspension issues. need help

Hey Guys,

I've got an '05 elise that just rolled over to 50k miles. Iv'e had it for the last (wonderful) 10k miles. I just started tracking the car in February. It is completely stock, and I was...
Forum: Parts For Sale   02-10-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By miketurbo
I'm interested. Looking for a set of track wheels...

I'm interested. Looking for a set of track wheels so I stop wrecking my daily tires.
Forum: Texas Region   06-25-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By miketurbo
Autocross this Sunday at COTA. I'll be there,...

Autocross this Sunday at COTA. I'll be there, will you?
Forum: Texas Region   06-21-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By miketurbo
I live in Austin and I'd be happy to have a look...

I live in Austin and I'd be happy to have a look at it.

Cheers,

Mike
Forum: Texas Region   06-10-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By miketurbo
I am planning on going to C&C this Sunday with...

I am planning on going to C&C this Sunday with the Elise. Hopefully the weather holds out.
Forum: Texas Region   06-06-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By miketurbo
Really? 49 views and no one AutoXs?

Really? 49 views and no one AutoXs?
Forum: Texas Region   06-04-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By miketurbo
Austin/San Antonio Autocross

Is there any one else in central Texas that AutoXs their Elise? It would be great to have some competition in my class (SS) other than just my wife. Its fun to race her, but would be a lot more...
Forum: Texas Region   06-02-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 66,313
Posted By miketurbo
Just saw a Yellow Elise with large black numbers...

Just saw a Yellow Elise with large black numbers on the side drive past my house in central Austin. Anyone know the car? He would have spotted mine for sure had my wife not taken it to work today.
Forum: Texas Region   05-20-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By miketurbo
I've been meaning to get my Lotus out to C&C....

I've been meaning to get my Lotus out to C&C. Last time I went (feb) I took the 930, and there was a decent Porsche showing. No Lotus though, will have to bring the Elise next time to represent....
Forum: Lotus Elise   04-06-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By miketurbo
So I ordered a Rover 200 mirror off ebay....

So I ordered a Rover 200 mirror off ebay. Hopefully that solves it. Looks pretty strait forward to change, but in the mean time the car sits idol waiting for parts and it is back to the mazder for a...
Forum: Lotus Elise   04-03-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By miketurbo
Door mirror bracket broken.

So my wife took the Elise to the grocery store tonight. She parked away from the crowds with the driver side mirror toward some greenery, away from parking spots. She came out of the store to fins...
Forum: Lotus Elise   03-25-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,798
Posted By miketurbo
I drove mine from San Diego to Austin in two...

I drove mine from San Diego to Austin in two days. Loved it. You really get to know the car in that time, and get much more confident and aware of your surroundings in a relatively easy environment...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   03-17-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,137
Posted By miketurbo
Did anything ever come of this? Any one ever end...

Did anything ever come of this? Any one ever end up making something awesomer?
Forum: Lotus Elise   03-17-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,678
Posted By miketurbo
Has anyone ever purchased this one off of Ebay? ...

Has anyone ever purchased this one off of Ebay?

Lotus Elise S2 O E Spec Front Splitter Spoiler The Best Available | eBay...
Forum: Parts For Sale   03-13-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,195
Posted By miketurbo
Where can I get one of these splitters? I think...

Where can I get one of these splitters? I think these look great and they seem well built.
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