Does any past Lotus owners have any idea what maintenance costs might be for the Elise, such as oil changes, engine tune ups? How often? Are these sort of things included under the Lotus warranty?
Service C used to be at 60k miles but I believe Lotus have brought it forwards to 48k miles - I know they have reduced the time interval for this from 6 years. This is the most expensive service and generally costs about £500-£600 in the UK assuming nothing else needs doing.dechien said:Thanks Arno for the input. Just to clarify, is it every 10K miles for service A, then another 10K miles for service A again, and then another 10K miles for service B? Which means that you do not complete service C until 60K miles?
Ball joints are less than £20. The most expensive bit is getting the geometry reset after changing them.amcmahon said:Out of curiosity what's the cost in replacing the ball joints?
As Bill wrote, the balljoints themselves are not that expensive.. The labor costs are usually the killer here.amcmahon said:Out of curiosity what's the cost in replacing the ball joints?
for the timing belt too? Man, I don't know if I'd trust a belt for 100K miles.Snowphun said:IIRC since 93 or so USDM vehicles need to go 100k miles for plugs and t belt in CA. As such, most cars tend to do the same for all states (my Miata and a number of Subaru's come to mind).
Improvements in belt materials and driveline stress make this a simple enough feat. The 100k+ mile belts I've swap out over the last couple years from a variety of cars have all looked great.BrianK said:for the timing belt too? Man, I don't know if I'd trust a belt for 100K miles.