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Forum: Lotus Elise   06-10-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By mavster
Thanks guys, all good feedback and advice, much...

Thanks guys, all good feedback and advice, much appreciated. If the test drive is the deal breaker and somebody seems serious enough and trustworthy enough I'll probably allow a test drive within...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-09-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By mavster
I have a stated value policy but of course...

I have a stated value policy but of course there's a deductible and of course I don't want to deal with the headaches. I'm leaning towards no test drives except as passenger but would like to hear...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-09-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By mavster
Advice on Private Sale of Elise

15 great years with my Elise but alas the time has come to part ways. For those of you who have purchased from a private party or have sold your car, what is the protocol with test drives? Do I...
Forum: Lighting   03-14-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By mavster
Single element Dorman replacement

I ordered the single element Dorman replacement off Amazon 85869. It definitely does not just pop right in. It had the one fat tab and two skinny but the shapes were off and it didn't line up...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   03-14-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,396
Posted By mavster
Socket replacement with Dorman 85869

the Dorman 85869 is typically not available in Autozone etc but can be ordered on Amazon. It will work, but requires a fair bit of dremel work on the tabs and I even had to shave just a bit on the...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-22-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By mavster
Solution

Hey guys, thanks for all the input. So here's where I ended up. My car is an '05 and yes I also had some thick foam, as you can see in the pics, between the firewall and panel. I had removed some...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-09-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By mavster
3 Car Monte. Thanks for the ideas, I will use...

3 Car Monte. Thanks for the ideas, I will use this. Was also thinking of installing some small lengths of bent steel or aluminum, 1 on each side of each speaker, expoxied to the rear firewall and...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-07-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By mavster
Securing Rear Panel

In a rare Elise moment I found a rattle that I actually identified. I upped the rear speakers to some nice JL C2 650's, I knew they were deeper so I bought some of the 3/4" thick speaker rings and...
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   08-14-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,545
Posted By mavster
Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I updated post 21...

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I updated post 21 with feedback from others where I had a part number wrong initially. As far as I know they are all good now but if you have any trouble let me know.
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   07-31-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 33,030
Posted By mavster
....dont forget to pressure test

Oh and I strongly suggest you pressure test the high-side up to 150/160psi before vacuuming and recharging and putting the clam back on, just a vacuum test is not sufficient. Ask me how I know...
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   07-31-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 33,030
Posted By mavster
Yes, requires a discharge of A/C system, remove...

Yes, requires a discharge of A/C system, remove the lines going to the receiver/dryer and the HVAC box. When you replace you need new O-rings and recharge system. A considerably involved project, I...
Forum: Audio, Video, GPS, Radar Detectors & Other Accessories   04-29-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,127
Posted By mavster
Yeah, the rear seat bolts are a perfect ground...

Yeah, the rear seat bolts are a perfect ground for that. I ended up running a separate ground from those bolts to my stereo because I was getting an alternator whine with the stock ground. Just...
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   07-30-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,043
Posted By mavster
Thanks, I try to give back where possible, I've...

Thanks, I try to give back where possible, I've gotten so much information from this site, has saved me countless $$$$.

For the mounting: it was a fairly compact case and fit nicely, with some...
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   07-28-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,043
Posted By mavster
more pics:

more pics:
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   07-28-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,043
Posted By mavster
Well, I didn't give up and finally got it all...

Well, I didn't give up and finally got it all worked out. I don't recommend this to anybody but in case someone is hell bent as I was to make this work I will provide some info. With this...
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-18-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,213
Posted By mavster
Thanks. Don't really want to make major...

Thanks. Don't really want to make major modifications right now, just want to get it filled back up and on the road. FYI... Easier to get oil into the cooler than the sandwich plate once you have...
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-17-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,213
Posted By mavster
Sorry to drag up an old thread but for...

Sorry to drag up an old thread but for completeness of information it seemed to make sense to address the question here:

So I have the manual, which, to refill the oil cooler states:

1. Attach...
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   07-14-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,043
Posted By mavster
So here's where I landed on the DC controller. ...

So here's where I landed on the DC controller. Since I couldn't get proper output on the controller, I went back to the original setup and OEM potentiometer with high setting running direct to the...
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   07-13-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,043
Posted By mavster
Thanks for the tip. I very rarely listen to...

Thanks for the tip. I very rarely listen to radio, but I did check this last night and it seemed ok although I got considerable noise when changing the speed of the controller with the radio on,...
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   07-13-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,043
Posted By mavster
Just read through your other thread. Really good...

Just read through your other thread. Really good work and good info. I hadn't seen anyone convert the condenser. Had I known you made that work, I probably would have just went for that instead of...
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   07-13-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,043
Posted By mavster
Looks about the same as what I have except rated...

Looks about the same as what I have except rated for less watts.

Found this one too:
New 10 50V 60A 3000W DC Motor Speed Control PWM HHO RC Controller with Case | eBay...
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   07-12-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,043
Posted By mavster
I received my digital anemometer the other day...

I received my digital anemometer the other day and while I wait for the repair of my condenser I wired in the DC controller for airflow testing. The official results are in and they are not what I...
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   07-12-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,043
Posted By mavster
I don't think he did the work yet so I could...

I don't think he did the work yet so I could probably still have that done but as you mention, then I have to switch to some custom fit hoses. Not familiar with the issue there, you're saying the...
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-12-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By mavster
The change to the electronic thermostat did not...

The change to the electronic thermostat did not happen until somewhere mid-production 2007. The 2006 only difference appears to be the airflow flaps for heat are actuated from a single point rather...
Forum: A/C, Heating and Ventilation   07-11-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,043
Posted By mavster
Alumiweld Results

I think the Alumiweld is a good product for certain applications, however, repairing a condenser may not be one of them. The repaired area began leaking as soon as I started pressure testing the...
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