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Hey all,
I am looking to get into a SC'd Elise or Exige. I just got an ECU dump back from a private party selling his car, and I was just wondering how it looked to you guys. The car has under 5,000 miles and the owner has said he has babied the heck out of it.

How does this ECU dump look to those experienced in this? I think it looks pretty good, I just want to make sure. TIA

Throttle Position: 0-1.5% - 8:47:23
Throttle Position: 1.5-15% - 75:11:3
Throttle Position: 15-25% - 4:15:1
Throttle Position: 25-35% - 0:34:18
Throttle Position: 35-50% - 0:15:35
Throttle Position: 50-65% - 0:5:59
Throttle Position: 65-80% - 0:9:22
Throttle Position: 80-100% - 0:0:0

Engine Speed: 500-1500RPM - 30:25:16
Engine Speed: 1500-2500RPM - 15:26:7
Engine Speed: 2500-3500RPM - 36:2:49
Engine Speed: 3500-4500RPM - 6:52:13
Engine Speed: 4500-5500RPM - 0:25:51
Engine Speed: 5500-6500RPM - 0:2:52
Engine Speed: 6500-700RPM - 0:0:11
Engine Speed: 7000-7500RPM - 0:0:3

Wheel Speed: 0-30 KMH - 37:4:18
Wheel Speed: 30-60 KMH - 23:26:15
Wheel Speed: 60-90 KMH - 17:56:10
Wheel Speed: 90-120 KMH - 9:57:14
Wheel Speed: 120-150 KMH - 0:53:48
Wheel Speed: 150-180 KMH - 0:0:19
Wheel Speed: 180-210 KMH - 0:0:0
Wheel Speed: 210-240 KMH - 0:0:0

Coolant Temperature: 105-110 Deg C - 0:0:0
Coolant Temperature: 110-115 Deg C - 0:0:0
Coolant Temperature: 115-120 Deg C - 0:0:0
Coolant Temperature: > 120 Deg C - 0:0:0

Max Engine Speeds: Max RPM 1 - 8645
Max Engine Speeds: Max RPM 2 - 7828
Max Engine Speeds: Max RPM 3 - 7720
Max Engine Speeds: Max RPM 4 - 7716
Max Engine Speeds: Max RPM 5 - 7668

Max Engine Speeds: Coolant Temp 1 - 86.67
Max Engine Speeds: Coolant Temp 2 - 86.67
Max Engine Speeds: Coolant Temp 3 - 87.92
Max Engine Speeds: Coolant Temp 4 - 86.05
Max Engine Speeds: Coolant Temp 5 - 87.30

Max Engine Speeds: Max RPM Engine Hours 1 - 61:58:49
Max Engine Speeds: Max RPM Engine Hours 2 - 89:8:42
Max Engine Speeds: Max RPM Engine Hours 3 - 9:18:32
Max Engine Speeds: Max RPM Engine Hours 4 - 89:10:27
Max Engine Speeds: Max RPM Engine Hours 5 - 46:31:52

Max Vehicle Speeds: Max KMH 1 - 159
Max Vehicle Speeds: Max KMH 2 - 151
Max Vehicle Speeds: Max KMH 3 - 148
Max Vehicle Speeds: Max KMH 4 - 144
Max Vehicle Speeds: Max KMH 5 - 142

Max Vehicle Speeds: Fastest 0-100 KMH - 25.5
Max Vehicle Speeds: Fastest 0-160 KMH - 25.5
Max Vehicle Speeds: Last 0-100 KMH - No Data Available
Max Vehicle Speeds: Last 0-160 KMH - No Data Available
Max Vehicle Speeds: Total Engine Running - 89:18:44
Max Vehicle Speeds: Number of Standing Starts - No Data Available.
 

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Seems pretty good to me. Looks like it's spent a lot of time idling and also driving at slow speeds, was this a daily driver? Seems like it's had a pretty easy life so far. Zero time at 80-100% throttle seems downright strange though, who buys a car like this and NEVER floors it?
 

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Looks pretty normal to me. Looks like it has maybe been redlined once or twice based on the 3 seconds above 7500 rpm. And the engine temp. has been maintained around 186F which is the normal temp. Not a lot of sitting in traffic, because trust me, the SC Elise and Exige need to breathe! When it sits that temperature shoots up.
 

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The car looks like it has been owned by a CAFE POSER :p :nanner2: :rolleyes:
Those cars are built to go fast,
pampering those cars is nonsense,
there are things that are relevant for a good engine/car life:
Always check the oil level, oil temperature,
coolant level, coolant temperature,
before and after track days or ambitioned street driving :)

And of course keeping up the service intervals ;)

Enjoy the car to its limits, that is why LOTUS built it for :D
 

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...babied, quite - someone needs to show her how to live life to its fullest...
 

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I think it looks pretty good, I just want to make sure.
+1 :up:

Babied with at least 1 mis-shift. Time spent (only 19 sec) at the Max speed range (top end of 98mph) is a good sign, as well as 84% of the engine's running hours has been spent with the throttle in the 1.5-15% range.

Was this from a 2007 or newer?
 

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Looks fake to me. LOL. No car can be babied that much!

2262.07 minutes total driving time and only 53 mins over 75.

Only 19 seconds over 90mph?


I'm impressed.

This car has probably been driven harder on test drives than it was by its previous owner!
 

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Looks fake to me. LOL. No car can be babied that much!

2262.07 minutes total driving time and only 53 mins over 75.

Only 19 seconds over 90mph?


I'm impressed.

This car has probably been driven harder on test drives than it was by its previous owner!
I agree it sounds almost too good. Luckily it's easy to prove. Take the car in and have them dump the ecu and get the print off.
Have to remember that sometimes the ECU has weird spikes too, hence the weird stories of the 13,000 rpm reads from ECU dump. I've seen this at least twice on this forum. :shrug:
 

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what equipment do you need to take a ECU dump? i got curious about this in my own car.

andt tbh i rarely drive it below 4k rpm :p
 

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Odd about the fastese 0-100KMH and 0-160 KMH. They are both 25.5. I assume that is seconds? How could they be the same then? Also, if so, 25.5 second 0-100 (roughhly 60MPH) seems odd. Maybe I am misunderstanding the metric?
 

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That part of your ECU Dump is really ODD :rolleyes:

Max Vehicle Speeds: Fastest 0-100 KMH - 25.5
Max Vehicle Speeds: Fastest 0-160 KMH - 25.5
Max Vehicle Speeds: Last 0-100 KMH - No Data Available
Max Vehicle Speeds: Last 0-160 KMH - No Data Available
Max Vehicle Speeds: Total Engine Running - 89:18:44
Max Vehicle Speeds: Number of Standing Starts - No Data Available.
 

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Since 1 mph = 1.609344 kph, the 0-100 must be MPH and 0-160 must be KPH, thus the same time (25.5 sec). Still pretty slow for a 0-100 mph time.
 

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Since 1 mph = 1.609344 kph, the 0-100 must be MPH and 0-160 must be KPH, thus the same time (25.5 sec). Still pretty slow for a 0-100 mph time.
But in the ECU Dump you can only read metric units - KMH (Kilometer per Hour) and C (Celsius),
i can't read an MPH (Miles per Hour) or F (Fahrenheit) Statement!

Regardless, a 0-100 KMH or 0-100 MPH acceleration in 25.5 sec is really slow,
pretty far from being real, could be that the Dump was manipulated or . . . :confused:
even a 1970 Mini Cooper is faster than that :)
 

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Of course we're assuming that the 1-160 KPH time was recording while the driver was actually trying to achieve a good time. I have no clue how the ECU records its data, but perhaps the previous driver could have been accelerating to get on the highway (for example) and after a steady acceleration, he/she gunned it up to 160 KPH to get around a semi and at that moment, the ECU recorded the data. Just a theory.
 

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Those are pretty good numbers. I would buy it. I guess the additional torque from the SC might be the reason for lower numbers overall. No need the rev the heck out of the engine to produce power.
 
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