I was wondering the same thing. I really wish someone would fabricate a tow hook for the front like what is/was available for the Elise, Evora, & Exige.How did they put your car on the flatbed? I hope they didn't put the hooks around the lower control arms. Straps need to go through the front subframe near the lower control arm mounts so the subframe takes the load.
He had another guy come out. They decided to use a really big fishing hook looking thing under the passenger front tire control arm.I was wondering the same thing. I really wish someone would fabricate a tow hook for the front like what is/was available for the Elise, Evora, & Exige.
completely my own fault. I had no history on the belt. Visually it looked good. Previous owner had it for seven years and he didn't know if it had ever been changed.Just awful friend.
Perhaps you are too pissed right now to get into it!!
But after the steam subsides -please-I'd like to know why?-
AND everything else about the belt.
Sorry. Really am. What a bummer at this time...Then again you have a LOTUS and I do not.
Some problems are relative..keep that in mind.
I'm a little unsure of the RPMs. I was going down hill slowing down to go over some railroad tracks. May have been in neutral or third gear? I didn't hear any thing at all. I just looked down and RPMs read zero, dash lights were on, and I thought it was an electrical issue. I coasted into a nearby parking lot and tried to restart, but nothing. Then I was like 'oh crap I bet it's the belt' popped the hatch and it was still visually in place. Tried to restart, again nothing. Went back and tugged on the belt and that's when it pulled up broken.Sorry to hear, the question would be why? how old was the belt or when was it last checked? Unfortunately the odds are that some type of internal damage is done, what were the RPM's at the time of failure?
Sorry to hear - this just confirms the importance of having it done if you arent sure. That being said, as long as it gets done fairly reguarly and is installed properly there is no benefit to changing them too often.completely my own fault. I had no history on the belt. Visually it looked good. Previous owner had it for seven years and he didn't know if it had ever been changed.
That sucks for Christmas or anytime for that matter. Bent valves are pretty much a guarantee. The question is how many are bent and if the pistons are not too badly nicked up.I thought bent valves were a guarantee when the belt goes?
true enough, could've been worse. No idea what it will cost though...