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Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   Today, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By darkSol
DRY WEIGHT... add 150-175lbs. for curb weight...

DRY WEIGHT... add 150-175lbs. for curb weight (3516-3541) >:)
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   Today, 06:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 774
Posted By darkSol
For about 30 minutes last night I was actually...

For about 30 minutes last night I was actually considering getting one, especially after seeing the practicality/performance/technology for the price... BUT then I thought that in 18 months you'll be...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   Today, 06:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 774
Posted By darkSol
The quoted 3366 lbs. is DRY weight. Expect...

The quoted 3366 lbs. is DRY weight. Expect another 145 lbs. once you include gas (18.5 gals?) + oil + coolant... I'm guessing 3511 lbs. "curb"
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   Today, 06:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,929
Posted By darkSol
My M3P (performance) is an absolute blast to...

My M3P (performance) is an absolute blast to drive. It's completely tossable and runs 3.1 0-60's all day long. Stoplight assassin. >:)
Forum: Lotus Evora   Yesterday, 06:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,491
Posted By darkSol
This is just insane - I'm modeled the car with...

This is just insane - I'm modeled the car with Cartest2000 and am floored...

Best guessed to make it match 200+ mph and 8.6 seconds 0-300kph (186.5 mph) acceleration :)
Forum: The Salvage Yard   07-16-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By darkSol
All that damage and neither of the airbags went...

All that damage and neither of the airbags went off.

Also looked like someone went to the bathroom in the passenger seat :surprise:
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-15-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By darkSol
:TADTS: (They All Do That Sir) ...

:TADTS:

(They All Do That Sir)

Seriously there will ALWAYS be rattles and noises. It's a sub-ton roadster handmade by a small British company ;)
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-15-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,465
Posted By darkSol
Ok after having these on for a year I've...

Ok after having these on for a year I've completely changed my mind... RAC Monolites FTW :)
Forum: Lotus Exige   07-14-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 41,991
Posted By darkSol
Doing lots of stop-n-go driving in the city (no...

Doing lots of stop-n-go driving in the city (no coolers since January 2013 / added GarW dash + oil temp/pressure display).

So...

Mid 60's leaving home towards work... seven minutes into the...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   07-10-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,522
Posted By darkSol
It's truly an amazing battery - I have NEVER had...

It's truly an amazing battery - I have NEVER had to use the charger. Started right up after sitting for 26 days with the alarm LED just flashing away :)
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-03-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By darkSol
YES! If the B7 line is disconnected (either...

YES!

If the B7 line is disconnected (either by depinning or unplugging the Cobra alarm) and the light STAYS illuminated then it's the cluster.

If the LED goes out then it's either a problem...
Forum: Lotus Evora   07-03-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 11,247
Posted By darkSol
Love this car except for the "Black licorice...

Love this car except for the "Black licorice strip smile" that runs across the lower front grill face. What the hell is that?

Oh and I REALLY wish that the front wheel arch vents were made of...
Forum: Lotus Elise   07-02-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By darkSol
I would unplug the cobra alarm from it's harness...

I would unplug the cobra alarm from it's harness and recheck functionality... there is a dedicated open collector output line that directly drives that LED (pin B7 purple/pink). It's the only...
Forum: Parts For Sale   06-29-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By darkSol
C'mon folks! If I didn't already have one of...

C'mon folks! If I didn't already have one of these on my car (albeit a non-Lotus-part) then I'd be ALL over it.

Matte looks amazing!
Forum: Lotus Exige   06-26-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By darkSol
I love Andy :) I find it hard to believe...

I love Andy :)

I find it hard to believe that there were only 151 Graphite Gray cars (out of 3324 total or 4.5%) produced in 2005 but whatever... >:)
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-13-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By darkSol
Love to see video of it opening/closing. Kudos!

Love to see video of it opening/closing. Kudos!
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-10-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,761
Posted By darkSol
I did this at home in my garage in Feb 2018 -...

I did this at home in my garage in Feb 2018 - installing the BWR ubertranny (and new clutch/flywheel). Taking my sweet-ole-time with lots of breaks it took me about 17 hours. I did pop my BOE...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-03-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,029
Posted By darkSol
THAT ^ is genius!

THAT ^ is genius!
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   05-31-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 840
Posted By darkSol
I don't want to threadjack. Everything's in...

I don't want to threadjack.

Everything's in the timeline: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f93/boe-carbon-fiber-clam-359281/ and on my site: darkSol ShowCase (http://www.darksol.com/)

Back to...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   05-31-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 840
Posted By darkSol
I'm a big fan of Tesla's Midnight Silver Metallic...

I'm a big fan of Tesla's Midnight Silver Metallic but then again that's just me... ;)
Forum: Lotus Elise   05-30-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By darkSol
That's the "C" clip that holds the shift cable to...

That's the "C" clip that holds the shift cable to the bracket - there's two of them...

Part #10 in this diagram...
...
Forum: InoKinetic   05-20-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By darkSol
Absolutely beautiful! What's she weigh? :)

Absolutely beautiful!

What's she weigh? :)
Forum: Lotus Elise   05-14-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 240,177
Posted By darkSol
I noticed the same thing on the drive home...

I noticed the same thing on the drive home yesterday. I installed a normally-closed SPST pushbutton inline with the main battery power (A1) so I can push for two seconds, release and effectively...
Forum: Lotus Elise   05-13-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By darkSol
There is another recent thread on here with ECU's...

There is another recent thread on here with ECU's being fried mysteriously...

It seems that the culprit was a heat-related short in the O2 sensor which caused ECU failure. I'd check connectivity...
Forum: Lotus Elise   05-13-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 240,177
Posted By darkSol
There are additional built-in LEDS on the right...

There are additional built-in LEDS on the right side for seat belt, parking brake and a few other ones (probably ABS, alternator and airbag). The security one is also included at the far bottom but...
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