204 views · 5 replies ( Last reply by rocketian )
Firstly, it's soooo faaaaab to be here with all my fellow lotus fans...it took me a whopping 14years to get my baby..and it's my dream car!!
Okay a little question please ladies and gents!!
Now I've been reading about this problem which I'm aware is quite common!! Back early in January we had quite a severe frost and I noticed on my drivers door that the paint work had blistered and then flaked off!! Now the undercoat and door are totally unaffected!!
Now as a former vx220 owner, I'm aware that moisture builds in the fibreglass, expands from the cold and then causes the bubbling of the paint!!
Since this problem I did touch up with some touch up paint but it looks not quite as good as it should!! These areas are very small, but here's the thing..Ive been emailing and contacting some body shops and these mobile car body repair firms and they either huff and puff and say the whole door needs doing, quoting ridiculous amounts of money, or sating that they can't help in any way!!
I soooo really am getting frustrated here guys!! I just need the areas affected, repaired...not the whole door as this seems over the top for just such small areas that need repaired!! I live in surrey and I would be so so so grateful if someone here knows of anywhere that can help or guide me to the right places!! I know it's going to cost...but I just don't think its viable to pay silly sums of money when I just need very small areas to be repaired!! I have an Elise s2 02 reg. massive thanks you guys it's really appreciated!!!!
186 views · 3 replies ( Last reply by John FISH Curtis )
Brand new to the forum and looking for a bit of help with my Lotus Elan se that I have recently bought.
The main issues are the seals around the windows. These are pretty worn and when it rains the water kind of pours in.. The roof itself needs waterproofing but I have read a few posts on here that reccommend Autoglym? So I'll be grabbing a bottle or two of that ASAP.
The car did come with a few spare seals for directly over the passenger and driver windows but none that go down the windscreen struts or the rear of the windows. I replaced the ones I had, however it is very difficult to get a perfect fit and a nice seal around to prevent any leakage. Does anyone know anything I can do myself to sort this or know of anyone in the Yorkshire/North area that could do it for me for a relatively reasonable price?
Its the first Lotus I've owned so I'm a bit new to tinkering with them so I'm grateful for all the help I can get! Looking forward to becoming a member of the community!
230 views · 3 replies ( Last reply by retroboltsuk )
I have blue seats...and blue door cards, but my steering wheel centre is grey (and a little scruffy). Any suggestions on the best place for a refurb?
Also, on a similar note, what are people doing about the centre console around the handbrake? Again, looking a little tired. I'm not sure whether to wrap it, paint it or replace it?
405 views · 13 replies ( Last reply by Jonathan E )
Well actually it is about suspension and what's worse, I am now on my second bottle of red.
Best road suspension pour va voir?
forget track days - if I do them I'll hustle it around don't you worry. In the real world I drive on 'the road'. And its quite bumpy out there in real world, I tell thee.
I'm running on old bilsteins - who knows they may be original 15 years after she left the factory? So basically anything is going to feel 'amazables' by comparison, But what is actually going to be the best road set up? I have no experience running anything else so here's where you may be able to help me?
Here's what I know:
Having talked to Ollie at Phoenix motorsport he recommended another set of the Bilsteins - Option 1, or NTR street series (don't like them, no reason just not on my list).
My other two options are the quantum 2000 or ATR damper both on road set up; obviously.
These two bad boys appear to need regular servicing every two years so that makes me think that they better be appreciably better than the fire and forget Billy's to warrant faffing about every 24 months and spending even more on servicing.
Does the marketing hype and servicing cost and faff warrant me getting anything other than the standard S2 Bilsteins which have just become available on Eliseparts?
So does anyone out there have any experience of any of these three options as road set up and an idea of service costs? I'd very much appreciate your thoughts
Todays serving suggestion is Apothic Californian red. It's VERY nice.
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