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Forum: Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)   07-11-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By cyow5
Fuelling only depends on the pre-cat sensor. The...

Fuelling only depends on the pre-cat sensor. The post-cat sensor only is there to check for the cat, so engine operation is unchanged.

OP, ten imaginary bucks says the cat originally melted and...
Forum: Lotus Evora   07-10-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By cyow5
It could be integrator windup (idle speed is too...

It could be integrator windup (idle speed is too low for a long time then the throttle overcompensates), but my wager would be on operator error/floormats. Even the software I worked on almost a...
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-02-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,426
Posted By cyow5
Tires have two low temperature limits - cold...

Tires have two low temperature limits - cold storage and cold use. Cold use will be a higher temperature. When a maker says "don't run below 45F" you can bet that storage below that is perfectly fine...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-25-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By cyow5
Sounds like a job for zipties to be honest.

Sounds like a job for zipties to be honest.
Forum: New Member Introductions   06-25-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By cyow5
Eldon and I are both right about half an hour...

Eldon and I are both right about half an hour from you! If you come across a local car, I'll be more than happy to look over it with you or give you pointers. I'm sure Eldon will do the same, but I...
Forum: New Member Introductions   06-23-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By cyow5
Welcome! I just moved back to Lake Norman after...

Welcome! I just moved back to Lake Norman after being gone for several years. I had considered a SV650 but went with an FZ-07. Both bikes are very much the two-wheel equivalent of the Elise in my...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-18-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By cyow5
Yeah, I'd go with the WinAce front end. I've not...

Yeah, I'd go with the WinAce front end. I've not seen his work in person other than fender flares, but he tends to have good reviews on here. I went with Greg's '11 Exige conversion, and it still...
Forum: Parts Wanted   06-17-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By cyow5
I actually meant to list mine but got busy with a...

I actually meant to list mine but got busy with a house move. If I can find, I'll post it up on here.
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   06-03-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By cyow5
Maybe try bypassing the inertia switch? The...

Maybe try bypassing the inertia switch? The inertia switch is a major safety feature though and should be put back to functioning order immediately after you know if it made a difference or not. You...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-03-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By cyow5
I was referring to the TallRails that net you "3...

I was referring to the TallRails that net you "3 inches" of headroom that someone mentioned earlier. It is an aftermarket seat rail that leans the seat back a tad for taller drivers. You need to be...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-02-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By cyow5
It is all by changing the angle of the seat. I...

It is all by changing the angle of the seat. I can't even fit my hand under the lowest part of the seat, and I have very skinny hands.
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   06-01-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By cyow5
They are required for the Elise, because the...

They are required for the Elise, because the Elise clams come from separate pieces from a mold (basically a mixture of fiberglass and resin is pushed into a mold and cured). The Exige is handlaid...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   05-31-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By cyow5
Who peed in your cheerios this morning? It was a...

Who peed in your cheerios this morning? It was a word of caution. If you get a good paint guy to look at an OE CO, he'll be able to point out where even Lotus did not match all the panels well....
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   05-31-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By cyow5
Mine looked perfect, too, until I parked it next...

Mine looked perfect, too, until I parked it next to a factory one in bright sunlight. It also needed a metric sh!t-ton of wax or else it fell flat. When I picked it up fresh though in the shop, I...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   05-31-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By cyow5
I tried going with CO and hated it. The shop...

I tried going with CO and hated it. The shop didn't know what they were doing and picked the wrong primer. Ask your shop what color of primer is needed - if they say anything other than white/light...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   05-28-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By cyow5
Yeah, the engine won't have nearly the response...

Yeah, the engine won't have nearly the response you need.

If you listen in the engine bay with the engine off though, you can hear a hum coming from the throttle body. This frequency can be...
Forum: Lotus Elise   05-25-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By cyow5
I've done it in situ; it isn't fun though. If you...

I've done it in situ; it isn't fun though. If you already have half the bolts missing, removing the other half of them and lifting a couple inches would save you some gray hairs.
Forum: Lotus Evora   05-24-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,749
Posted By cyow5
Instructors tend to see "Lotus" on the sign-up...

Instructors tend to see "Lotus" on the sign-up sheet and automatically send you a skinny one, haha
Forum: Lotus Elise   05-22-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By cyow5
A critical detail though is that those production...

A critical detail though is that those production vehicles have aerodynamically horrible undersides. It isn't that the air dams create downforce so much as they reduce lift. In effect, there's no...
Forum: Lotus Elise   05-22-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By cyow5
Fuel pump prime is only for 3 seconds. 6 seconds...

Fuel pump prime is only for 3 seconds. 6 seconds would be something else.
Forum: Lotus Elise   05-22-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By cyow5
Yes, they both do. It just keeps it from...

Yes, they both do. It just keeps it from automatically arming when you turn it off.
Forum: Lotus Elise   05-22-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By cyow5
Which fob button? The small one is for valet mode...

Which fob button? The small one is for valet mode and will beep, the larger one is for the full disarm and does not beep.
Forum: Interior/Exterior   05-20-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By cyow5
It was Dupont, but Dupont no longer makes...

It was Dupont, but Dupont no longer makes automotive paints by that brand

Edit: I believe it is Axalta now, but any color match database should be able to help you out. Lotus technical is also...
Forum: Lotus Elise   05-17-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 972
Posted By cyow5
Yeah, the diffuser bolts to it and ramps upward...

Yeah, the diffuser bolts to it and ramps upward with some vertical slats. It acts like an inverted wing. Diffusers really only work well when the underbody is smooth, so there's a rear undertray that...
Forum: Lotus Elise   05-17-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 972
Posted By cyow5
The undertay is a metal panel that bolts under...

The undertay is a metal panel that bolts under the engine. If you look below the car, you'll see it plain as day.
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