I have a 400 with 10,400 miles and started noticing the snapping twigs some time ago. I have the forged wheels and check the torque on the bolts regularly, keeping approx at spec (though they don’t loosen). I brought to my dealer who serviced as follows: “Installed A138G6012F: Wheel bolt with collar - 57M Qty:20. Installed updated wheel bolts per aftersales” and they covered under warranty. I am wondering if this is not common on 400s as most have not seen a ton of miles yet but from conversation with my dealer this is well known to them and they knew just what to do. No noise post replacement but it has only been a few days too.
My 400 has 8,000 miles currently. They have replaced the bolts twice now for this issue under warranty. After each replacement the noise did stay away for about a week then slowly started coming back. Just had the lubricant applied to the hub surface per Lotus recs two days ago. So far so good....let's see how it goes over the next couple of weeks
Tried the copper grease on the bolts. No luck for me. I must admit the stock wheels never did it (to my knowledge anyway), only the aftermarket. Oh well, I’ll pull em off and clean the hub / wheel faces next.
As long as the wheels aren’t going to fall of it’s no big deal really.
Other forums do this and it's fun and informative. The rules: Simply tell us what you did to your ride today. Modifications, fixed something or just took a drive. Post it up. Pics are welcome.
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I had a 2006 Lotus Elise a couple of years ago and loved it. Very fun car to drive. I’m back in the market and looking to spend $70-75k. I’ve seen a few 2017 Evora 400’s with low mileage and a manual tranny around that price point.
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Okay, I know a lot of you have had your dash replaced under warranty and a lot have had it re-covered with new leather.
Is it just the leather that shrinks and lifts the damned thing up out of its mounting hardware or does the cover itself warp?
I ask because I'm sick of waiting for our...
I have read some comments that the larini (with the valve) has packing which deteriorates with track use? any actual experience with that. I like the idea of an exhaust with valve to lower volume in the neighborhood but need once that will hold up to track use. Also the 2bular exhaust, who...