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So I just passed the 1,000 mile mark on my 2013 NA IPS 2+2 after owning her for a little more than a month. Yes I am having fun!

The dealer has offered me a free service at 1,000 miles but I'm guessing this isn't much more than an overall check of the car (i.e. fluids, leaks, etc.) and am just wondering if its even worth bringing it in at this point unless maybe there is something more that I might be missing?

The car is running great. The only issue is the heating system is not great but I beginning to think that it's not a malfunction but rather typical of this car. When i say the heats not great, I am referring to the intermittent draft in the footwell and how it can't blow air out of two different vents at the same time with any force (ex: footwell and face or footwell and windshield)

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So I just passed the 1,000 mile mark on my 2013 NA IPS 2+2 after owning her for a little more than a month. Yes I am having fun!

The dealer has offered me a free service at 1,000 miles but I'm guessing this isn't much more than an overall check of the car (i.e. fluids, leaks, etc.) and am just wondering if its even worth bringing it in at this point unless maybe there is something more that I might be missing?

The car is running great. The only issue is the heating system is not great but I beginning to think that it's not a malfunction but rather typical of this car. When i say the heats not great, I am referring to the intermittent draft in the footwell and how it can't blow air out of two different vents at the same time with any force (ex: footwell and face or footwell and windshield)

Thoughts?
I believe they will also do a oil change (my dealer wanted $400, but a easy DIY) and a ECU dump.
If your close and it is free, might as well take advantage of it. :UK:
Unfortunately I do not trust my dealer so I use this forum as my service advisor:D
 

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Do bring it in, this service is essential for warranty and also includes a full ECU dump and oil change.

You already know the solution to the footwell draft, so have them fix that at the same time.
 

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+1 on what tdb Evora said.. Also, they will switch from a semi-synthetic oil to a fully synthetic oil during that oil change.
Yep, do it. Have them look at the HVAC issue. They will also find anything else to be fixed under warranty. And you can evaluate their service dept on their dime this time.
 

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+1 on what tdb Evora said.. Also, they will switch from a semi-synthetic oil to a fully synthetic oil during that oil change.
Was this from Lotus? My dealer said I would be charged for the oil change ($400).
they did do the ECU dump, but I did the oil change
 

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Was this from Lotus? My dealer said I would be charged for the oil change ($400).
they did do the ECU dump, but I did the oil change
Those are excerpts from the Lotus Service Notes, Section OK, Maintenance & Lubrication, pages 2 and 4.

However, I did not know about this when I purchased my car and was charged by my dealer for the service. I also do not know if the “no charge to the vehicle owner for the labour content of the After Sales Service” is still valid or not as the Service Notes that I have are from 01/05/2010.
 

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Yep, do it. Have them look at the HVAC issue. They will also find anything else to be fixed under warranty. And you can evaluate their service dept on their dime this time.
Excellent advice! I don't think it could be said any better!
 

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That "free" labor note was revised in later editions.
 

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Some feedback for all. I had the 1,000 mile service done and the dealer who I can't say enough positive things about (Secor Lotus in New London, CT) came and picked up my car and left me with a BMW X3.

They did the oil change and looked into my concerns over the venting. While they couldn't find anything blocking the vents or any flaps stuck, they did dig around and also readjusted the steering column a little and I have to tell you that the cold air draft from the footwell is completely gone and the venting system works 10x better than before they took it in. The air blows strong from all the vents the way it should.

We all go different places for service but if you are anywhere near New London, CT, there Lotus mechanic's know their stuff.
 
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