The Max Engine Run Timer is the time at which the Max Engine RPM occurred, not the duration.Yeah,I couldn't figure out some of the readings that seem puzzling but I've read other posts on the forum about ECU dumps generating some garbage data sometimes. The max engine run timers add up to far more than the total engine time at the bottom. Car has ~ 20,000 miles.
The estimate of ~ dozen or so track days is consistent with the seller's description of the car's history.
As long as there are no show stoppers .....
Thanks for the offer. I live in Austin and traveled to Detroit to buy the 2006 chrome orange Elise. My car definitely had a few track days, so maybe that is why AutoEurope (authorized Lotus dealer) was coy about providing the dump.@chester, if you are local to Auto Europe, then you're local to me too. if you have a 2005 model year can help you with an ECU dump for sure. if you have a different model year, 2006 or 2007, there's a good chance that my obd tool can read that too, but I've never tried.
i wrote a java program that works with a cheap vag com cable to send the appropriate messages to read the performance data. if you want an in person demo, and are amenable to respecting mask and social distancing etiquette, then I'd be willing to meet up.
of course, I'm still highly skeptical of the quality of stored data, but it's interesting to read for the sake of curiosity.
If this car was originally from Michigan much like mine it's difficult to find tracks that can support an NA Elise/Exige to get 210+... Mid-O straight(kink) never came close to tagging those numbers. I'm sure the supercharged versions could reach this or a very competent driver. Waterford, grattan, gingerman sure as hell don't have places where we can tap those figures.Only 16 Sek above 210km/h ?! Start racing and stop going grocery shopping in a lotus
Clutch dumps on sticky tires that may not have the parts to handle it much less the clutch/transmission shock. Maybe it's just me but I find no enjoyment of dumping the clutch on a 178whp NA elise/exige for the risk you take putting it through those riggers. That was always the words of warning I've received from my lotus dealer as well as other owners.What is meant by a "launch" or a "standing start" and whay is it bad ? Is that when you pull away from a stoplight with full acceleration ?
Apparently not since I do that all the time with my wife's SUV and so does all the other traffic I'm with.