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Forum: Lotus Elise   07-21-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By sturgeongeneral
I used to flush twice a year and before and after...

I used to flush twice a year and before and after a track day. Easy as pie.
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-21-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By sturgeongeneral
Pricing used parts?

I have some OEM used parts left over for a 2005 Elise. All have less than 2000 miles. I have OEM brake discs, calipers, pads, intake, and some extra stuff. I have not been able to find appropriate...
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-16-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By sturgeongeneral
A rebuild is out of the question. He grenade his...

A rebuild is out of the question. He grenade his when he missed a gear and over revved. Both block and head are toast.
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-13-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By sturgeongeneral
New engine?

I have heard stories of being able to get a new shortblock from Lotus for about $1800 for years. Is there any truth to this? A buddy grenade his engine and need a new one. Any sources for a...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   09-12-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,050
Posted By sturgeongeneral
CRAAAASH!

Some of you have heard but I figured that I would let everyone else know. I was hit in my Elise and it is totaled! I can't say much due to pending litigation but she is gone! My heart is broken...
Forum: Parts For Sale   09-12-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By sturgeongeneral
Soft top Touring edition with ribs

I have a soft top that is a touring edition from my 2005 Elise for sale. It comes with the 2 rib bars. $750.00. I can send pics if interested. I think I may have the storage bag but have to look for...
Forum: Parts For Sale   08-17-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By sturgeongeneral
Elise Hard top for sale

I have a Nightfall Blue hardtop in perfect condition for sale. Has dual yellow stripes that are part of the Lotus stripe decal kit and are removable. Has OEM storage bag and all 3 trim pieces....
Forum: Lotus Cars Wanted   07-31-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By sturgeongeneral
WTB Elise with a Rev 400

Anyone with an Elise with a Rev 400 for sale? Please give me a call. Rick 916-206-7157.
Forum: Maintenance and Repairs.   11-30-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By sturgeongeneral
I would flush brake and clutch fluid AND change...

I would flush brake and clutch fluid AND change tranny fluid.
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   07-03-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By sturgeongeneral
Great answer above! It's about finding the car...

Great answer above! It's about finding the car that best fits what you are looking for. Color, options, upgrades, and maintenance are the best factors to consider.
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   06-28-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By sturgeongeneral
Going on group drives is a fun, SAFE venue to...

Going on group drives is a fun, SAFE venue to share your passion with other owners! From what I understand is that particular group had video of them exceeding 120+ mph on the streets! They paid the...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   06-22-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By sturgeongeneral
Wait until 2020 when they are supposed to...

Wait until 2020 when they are supposed to re-release the Elise back to the states. And are you saying that they weren't profitable when they sold Elise in the states in 05 when they couldn't keep up...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   06-19-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By sturgeongeneral
That is a fair price for the car. Any maintenance...

That is a fair price for the car. Any maintenance records or carfax?
Forum: New Member Introductions   06-17-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,800
Posted By sturgeongeneral
Wirewheel is in Florida.

Wirewheel is in Florida.
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-15-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,836
Posted By sturgeongeneral
One of the recalls would be an ecu reflash due to...

One of the recalls would be an ecu reflash due to some dropping the VIN. If you have an aftermarket tune pass on the reflash as it is a stock tune reflash and you will lose your upgraded tune. If no...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-15-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,836
Posted By sturgeongeneral
Congratulations! Give the dealer your VIN and he...

Congratulations! Give the dealer your VIN and he can give you the fob pin code.
Forum: New Member Introductions   06-07-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,503
Posted By sturgeongeneral
So sorry for your loss. If I was closer I would...

So sorry for your loss. If I was closer I would do all maintenance for free. Anyone in the area can you help her out?
Forum: New Member Introductions   06-06-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By sturgeongeneral
Prices do drop in the winter. However it's really...

Prices do drop in the winter. However it's really about finding the right car to fit your needs and desires. Watch and buy the one that makes you want to peek into the garage at night just to see it...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   06-02-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,511
Posted By sturgeongeneral
It will still show up on a carfax report as an...

It will still show up on a carfax report as an accident and diminish value.
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-31-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By sturgeongeneral
Welcome and congratulations!

Welcome and congratulations!
Forum: Forced Induction   05-30-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,254
Posted By sturgeongeneral
How much and what type of oil did you put into...

How much and what type of oil did you put into the supercharger?
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-25-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By sturgeongeneral
You can change the exhaust but is easier if you...

You can change the exhaust but is easier if you jack it up for more room. And by the way, I am Rick!
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-23-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By sturgeongeneral
Don't be afraid to expand your search area. I...

Don't be afraid to expand your search area. I bought mine 3000 miles from home. The seller sent a couple hundred pictures, a few videos, copies of receipts, and the number of the dealer and...
Forum: Lotus Elise   05-22-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,199
Posted By sturgeongeneral
A buddy had the same thing recently....

A buddy had the same thing recently. Unfortunately the high speed cam was wiped.
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-18-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By sturgeongeneral
Welcome and congratulations! You got a steal on...

Welcome and congratulations! You got a steal on that car!
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