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Forum: Lotus Elise   05-01-2019, 05:13 AM
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Posted By driftwood
they always put patch notes in a text file when...

they always put patch notes in a text file when you download for future reference.
Forum: Lotus Elise   04-30-2019, 06:16 AM
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Posted By driftwood
thanks for laying this out with visuals David......

thanks for laying this out with visuals David... this will definitely help when i get to installing my oil sensors
Forum: Lotus Elise   04-23-2019, 09:15 AM
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Posted By driftwood
i did get an email today from them detailing some...

i did get an email today from them detailing some info that I think will hopefully ease some worries from people here.

they're shooting for the next batch by end of Month (late April)

they seem...
Forum: Lotus Elise   04-22-2019, 06:18 AM
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Posted By driftwood
yeah, obviously the lack of communication is a...

yeah, obviously the lack of communication is a bit worrisome... i tend to expect communication hurdles with smaller companies like this so i dont hold too high of a standard out of...
Forum: Lotus Elise   04-20-2019, 10:48 AM
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Posted By driftwood
so I updated to the most recent firmware & my...

so I updated to the most recent firmware & my speedo doesnt work & stays @ 0 (all other gauges are fine)

anyone have this issue?

also, does anyone else have past versions saved? i wouldn't mind...
Forum: Lotus Elise   04-17-2019, 12:33 PM
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Posted By driftwood
havnt heard back from support on this yet... but...

havnt heard back from support on this yet... but does anyone here know if they are making/building anymore units?
Forum: Lotus Elise   04-16-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,980
Posted By driftwood
i guess thats part of my question then... I have...

i guess thats part of my question then... I have an unservicable exhuast setup (vibrant stainless straight through resonated muffler capped by stainless piping) thats gone through 8 summer seasons &...
Forum: Lotus Elise   04-15-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,980
Posted By driftwood
is a repackable aftermarket muffler a big deal...

is a repackable aftermarket muffler a big deal for this community?

coming from other communities, I've never noticed it being anything of serious interest until i started posting on this forum......
Forum: Lotus Elise   03-27-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,965
Posted By driftwood
25k with 5 days left... yeah its going up lol ...

25k with 5 days left... yeah its going up lol

probably 34-36ish? hopefully higher for our sake (but BaT can tend to throw curveballs too & hasnt really been kind to lotus values)
Forum: Lotus Elise   03-26-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By driftwood
yeah this is nice alternative if you can...

yeah this is nice alternative if you can establish a trust with another owner/community member in an area close to where a car is being sold (obviously not always an option though)

for example, I...
Forum: Lotus Elise   03-26-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,965
Posted By driftwood
let me give you a perspective from someone who...

let me give you a perspective from someone who did that (autotrader) & why...

so, initially not many owners/sellers of a sports/exotics want to hand out test drives for obvious reasons (that alone...
Forum: Lotus Elise   02-28-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,011
Posted By driftwood
yeah its not a world i'm super familiar with...

yeah its not a world i'm super familiar with personally... but as a self proclaimed 'car guy' that didnt grow up in a wealthy environment i just couldn't bring myself to shell out stupid money for...
Forum: Lotus Elise   02-21-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,011
Posted By driftwood
in all fairness after watching that video (& I...

in all fairness after watching that video (& I believe everything he said on a cost/story standpoint)... but $ aside, i wouldn't deal with the dealer/service network to maintain that car like they...
Forum: New Member Introductions   02-18-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,387
Posted By driftwood
lucky for you that's basically one of the most...

lucky for you that's basically one of the most common combinations of Elise (especially '05)...

just be patient... you're also looking in the middle of winter so there are a lot of cars that are...
Forum: Lotus Exige   02-08-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By driftwood
if i recall correctly, BOE's oil pan...

if i recall correctly, BOE's oil pan (https://www.boefab.com/products/toc-wet-sump-oil-pan-v1-1) is also modified to give extra clearance for control arm removal... i dont have that pan personally...
Forum: Lotus Elise   02-06-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 239,970
Posted By driftwood
this may have already be answered (i haven't dug...

this may have already be answered (i haven't dug back far enough)... but has anyone sent the first gen dash unit back for new version replacement?

i know myself & many others had some...
Forum: Lotus Elise   11-05-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By driftwood
on a dimensions standpoint they should... but on...

on a dimensions standpoint they should... but on a mounting standpoint im unsure if Tesla made any changes to brackets :shrug:
Forum: Lotus Elise   10-11-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,796
Posted By driftwood
I've never had it freeze on me during driving......

I've never had it freeze on me during driving... its only done it 2-3 times during startup & I was able to cycle it out by unplugging the harness or recycling the ignition/switch... I've had mine...
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-24-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,173
Posted By driftwood
personally, southbend or clutchmaster would be...

personally, southbend or clutchmaster would be where I would look when it comes time for me to replace...


https://www.southbendclutch.com/clutches/2894/...
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-24-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,173
Posted By driftwood
i feel like this has happened too many times...

i feel like this has happened too many times recently to raise some questions about the quality of ACT moving forward...

not good for what was the go-to clutch of choice around here
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-24-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By driftwood
not sure there is an upgraded part offered...

not sure there is an upgraded part offered (unlike the evora that had some early MY issues)

the factory part for the elise/exige isn't considered a problematic part for what its worth :shrug:
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-19-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 239,970
Posted By driftwood
mine has hung a couple times, but i feel like...

mine has hung a couple times, but i feel like recycling it on & back off has worked for those hangups... or maybe im not sticking around in the cabin long enough after i take the keys out to see if...
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-13-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By driftwood
this one... ...

this one...
https://www.amazon.com/ODYSSEY-PC680-Odyssey-Battery/dp/B0002ILK6I?keywords=PC680&qid=1536894694&s=Automotive&sr=1-2&ref=sr_1_2
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-13-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By driftwood
i have mine mounted on the side with the...

i have mine mounted on the side with the sector111/inokenetic bracket... no issues in 6+ years now

im guessing your 680 became faulty from too many discharges? i wouldn't worry at all about how it...
Forum: Midwest Region   08-14-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By driftwood
pretty cool dealer... never heard of them but...

pretty cool dealer... never heard of them but might have to check them out if im in town for another meet
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