...for the record, I am using Willwood EXP 600, mainly 'cause that's what my local shop had on hand. It was ~$20/bottle but you only really need one (I got two just in case, but didn't use the second).
Currently running Advan Neovas. I refilled them at the gas station and wow, what a difference! It was totally my fault for being lazy/busy to not fill them up after purchasing the car. The car feels like night and day! The struggle with no power steering that I just accepted entirely went away. Feels like I revamped the suspension and wheel set up. Moral of the story, don't be lazy. rotfl
I use ATE in my last track car - worked fine for me but Jack is right about the boiling points. You can get Motul, Castrol SRF, Wilwood EXP, etc for a couple dollars more. The blue dye in ATE is nice for doing a flush, but then some folks don't like it because you never quite get the blue stain out. All are better than "regular" DOT4 stuff though.
I will be doing my first track day in a few months (coming from Auto X) with R1R Toyos. I am assuming that I will have to upgrade the brake fluid? If so I usually refresh the fluid myself and pump the ABS like crazy which has worked previously. For the track do I have to utilize a shop with an ABS tool? I am concerned about leaving standard Dot 4 in the ABS and possibly some air.
I would not advise flushing fluid on these cars without a speed / motive bleeder and assistance from someone who has done it before. If you get air in the ABS pump, the car is basically undrivable and you'll need to take it to a dealer or another shop that has the Lotus Scan Tool (which is the only thing that can actuate the ABS pump).
Also, take a good look at your fluid reservoir. There's a divider in the middle that splits the res into two chambers. If you're not paying attention, you can trick yourself into pumping one chamber completely empty because the level on the other side stops dropping . One guess how I know all this...
No need to upgrade, but you do want to have fresh fluid...you can bleed them yourself and that will refresh most of the fluid. These cars are fairly easy on brakes, just use the cooldown lap to cool down.
I really want a new set of rims for my ride and a set that isn’t found on every other Elise. Seems that he Elise bolt pattern and size has seriously limited the wheel options.
HRE = nope
Forgeline = nope
Your thoughts welcomed.
pictures from the jdm civic type r k20 I installed into my fathers Elise. Im having trouble getting a lot of the photos to upload. It only wants to take some of them and resize them, while saying the others are too large.
He wanted me to do it the way I would for myself, so I rewired the entire...
I remember reading (probably in these forums) that Lotus was officially involved in the preliminary design of the Alfa Romeo 4C based on the Elise. Then Alfa Romeo and Lotus decided to split apart and Alfa Romeo continued on their own to production. Is this true? I cannot find this information...
The starter motor of my Elise S1 sometimes stalls and I have noticed it is more pronounced when the engine is warm. The starter will turn over and then stop but when you keep the key turned, it will pick up again. So it looks like the starter motor is not powerful enough to turn the engine over...