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  1. Load Lugga

    General Discussion (Lotus related)
    Apologies if previously posted: http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-2006-Lotus-Elise-Load-Lugga.htm
  2. Get those headlights aimed!

    Maintenance and Repairs.
    This may be of some use to you DIY owners.
  3. Get those headlights aimed!

    Maintenance and Repairs.
    ?? Seems like the Lotus factory would know how to adjust the headlights... can't see why they would move during shipping.
  4. fastest recorded 1/4 time with Forcefed's turbo kit?

    Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)
    Ah, gotcha, thanks very much. :)
  5. fastest recorded 1/4 time with Forcefed's turbo kit?

    Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)
    "In this dyno plot they are using different scales for torque and HP" ? Plot is labeled in lb-ft on the torque scale, hp on the hp scale, and revs/minute on the rev scale. HP is lb-ft (or ft-lb)/minute, right? So how are the scales for torque and hp different? (Or are they measured referenced...
  6. Elise breeding like rabbits in Irvine, CA!!

    General Discussion (Lotus related)
    :shrug: "1742 cars out of every 10 driven in Irvine is a Camry..." Hey, the Miata was born in Irvine!
  7. Air Filters - Interesting Read

    Maintenance and Repairs.
    Stan, "Well that is a decent sized percentage drop and over a wide RPM range." No, not over a wide rpm range. The pressure drop across any filter increases with rpm (i.e. airflow). Obviously at zero rpm there is no pressure drop, at idle there is also very little, and it increases as airflow...
  8. Air Filters - Interesting Read

    Maintenance and Repairs.
    I have read that at high rpm (where highest flow rates and maximum pressure drops exist), a 90° elbow in an intake tract will drop more pressure than the change from no air filter to an OEM paper filter. If you look at the numbers in the referenced link, the "maximum flow restriction" cutoff is...
  9. Got my Christmas wish!

    Lotus Elise
    "I've just found that I get some nasty understeer when I overcook it into a corner..." Didn't Jeremy Clarkson find the same effect on the track? IIRC, the Lotus chassis engineer gave JC a ride and showed him how. He also mentioned that this was deliberate on Lotus' part, but could be "cured"...
  10. Real World MPG for the Elise?

    Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)
    Surferjer, "On a trip to Tennessee in August, averaging 90 MPH..." You drove from PA to TN and averaged 90 mph? :bow:
  11. Interesting Thread on the PSC Forum

    Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)
    2ZZ-GE discussion of mods and sources of aftermarket parts.
  12. Weak brakes when cold

    Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)
    Any possibility Cosmoline was sprayed on the brakes? I had this problem in 1983 with a new Mazda GLC. Symptoms roughly the same, with the addition that light application of brakes at very low speed (5 mph or so) would cause a slight squeal.
  13. waivering

    Lotus Elise
    kusheen, "Waivering" is what Lotus does. You are "wavering." :D
  14. it didn't take Long, a Camry hit my Liz!

    Lotus Elise
    Paraphrasing Captain Rex in Star Tours: "BUMPERS! BUMPERS!! WHERE ARE THE BUMPERS?!!" :eek:
  15. Driving Lights>>>

    Lotus Elise
    This discussion reminds me of one of Lucas Electric's famous slogans... "Get Home Before Dark." :p (Kidding, folks... but now you know why Lotus needed a DOT waiver.)
  16. 32+ mpg on tankful

    Lotus Elise
    zvezdah1, Good mileage... matches my '90 Miata B.T. (before turbo). :cool:
  17. Help!!! Seats are to narrow!!!

    Interior/Exterior
    2000 lbs/190 hp = 10.5263 lbs/hp 1995 lbs/190 hp = 10.500 lbs/hp 2000 lbs/(10.500 lbs/hp) = 190.4762 hp So 5 lbs loss (in an Elise) = +0.4762 hp
  18. Odd Idle

    Lotus Elise
    zvezdah1, You are a Miata owner and no doubt know about the "open loop" (TEN jumpered to GND) idle speed adjustment. If there is a similar process to zero the loop stress in the idle control system of the Toyota 2ZZ-GE engine, it sounds like that procedure could cure this problem. Forgive me...
  19. Another alternative???

    Lotus Elise
    I made the mistake of clicking on the "Scientists Successfully Clone Penisaurus Rex" link at the right of that article.:huh:
  20. Symbolic's cars visited today

    Lotus Elise
    IMHO the worst thing about buying/driving the Elise in California is not the $10K markup... my Miata was difficult to get without a markup in Aug '89... it's the TRAFFIC. Unless you can get away from that, all the greatness of this car is essentially wasted here. 5 - 10 mph bumper-to-bumper on...
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