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by trackrod
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Exige Talk
Topic: New daily driver: Up GTI
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: New daily driver: Up GTI

Thanks for all the friendly comments. Very different to the German Lotus forum where a similar posting received lots of negative comments like: 'crap, not a proper GTI, too expensive, the downsized engine will blow soon, ugly, don't buy from those VW cheaters, etc.' Whereas the Britisch people reall...
by trackrod
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Exige Talk
Topic: New daily driver: Up GTI
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: New daily driver: Up GTI

... I had a Lupo GTi and loved the roller skate feel of it. Well done, fancy one of them myself. Purely out of interest, does the rear seat x3? I've never driven a Lupo GTI but the Up should be very similar. The biggest difference is probably the engine with its torque low down in the rev range. 'r...
by trackrod
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Exige Talk
Topic: New daily driver: Up GTI
Replies: 8
Views: 167

New daily driver: Up GTI

Having spent too much money on Lotus cars I couldn't afford a proper midlife car anymore :D So I choose to buy an Up GTI as my new daily driver. It's a tiny, little car that weights in just over 1000 kg. The 1 litre 3-pot turbo charged engine has lots of torque and the six speed gearbox is short gea...
by trackrod
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale / Wanted
Topic: SOLD: Lotus jacket M
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Lotus jacket M

I'm interested if you think it will fit my size of 1,80 m. Please let me known what the price is. I'm located in Germany.
Klaus
by trackrod
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General Exige Talk
Topic: Merry Christmas Exiges.com
Replies: 13
Views: 737

Re: Merry Christmas Exiges.com

Merry Christmas and a happy new year 2019 to all of you. I hope I'll be able to meet one or two of you the next year :-)
I must admit I'm one of the heathens who has his car 'abgemeldet'.

Klaus
by trackrod
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Front bumpsteer
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Front bumpsteer

The measurements you've made seems to be normal. Although I did not measured it myself I've got a VX220 related document that shows the same results. The verdict is to change the angle of the steering arm by installing an adjustable steering arm. I can sent you the document via PM if you like. At le...
by trackrod
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Re: Jonny's S1 Exige for sale (190)
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: Re: Jonny's S1 Exige for sale (190)

Hi Jonny, sorry to hear that you are selling your Exige. I had the hope that our Chrome Orange twins will meet one day. It looks like you got carried away with that restoration process and the car is in such perfect condition now that it's not useable anymore :lol: I do enjoy a nice project just lik...
by trackrod
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Where can I get a rear grill like this from?
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Where can I get a rear grill like this from?

My car came with a similar grille. The edge has been covered with some standard edging stuff and the grill is fixed using screws.

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by trackrod
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Vacuum readings
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Vacuum readings

In my VHPD engined Exige the vacuum reads about 60kPa when idling. Compared to a standard Rover K enige this is quite high and may be caused by the high-overlap camshafts.
by trackrod
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale / Wanted
Topic: S1 Injector
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: S1 Injector

Are you sure the injector is broken? You might consider to get all of them cleaned by a company like ASNU injector service. They did a good job on my Exige S1 injectors. And they told me that my set of injectors were matched for equal fuel delivery as the deviation between them were nearly zero. If ...