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by Esprit
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Immobiliser bypass
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Immobiliser bypass

Hi All, My immobiliser has done the thing everyone's seems to do after a certain age and has packed up leaving the car permanently immobilised. I'll get a new META system installed at some point in the next few months but want to use the car in the meantime. I understand it's a pretty straightforwar...
by Esprit
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: Jonny's S1 Exige Thread. Again!
Replies: 285
Views: 49109

Re: Jonny's S1 Exige Thread. Again!

Looking Amazing Jonny, just caught up with recent progress after being out of the loop for a while. Job very well done!
by Esprit
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: S1 Sales values
Replies: 15
Views: 6142

Re: S1 Sales values

I did point out to them that the cheapest one for sale at the moment is significantly more expensive (to me in NZ) than they would pay me if mine was a total loss. Their argument was that "Our research shows that these cars sit on the market for several months, ergo we believe that they're likely se...
by Esprit
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: S1 Sales values
Replies: 15
Views: 6142

S1 Sales values

Hi All, I was wondering whether people knew of pricing on what S1s have actually been selling for recently around the world. I know what their current asking prices are, and I also know that the days of good cars commanding £30,000 are long gone. Thing is, my car was last valued for insurance a numb...
by Esprit
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: The Future:Chassis No, Miles, Number of Owners, When Bought.
Replies: 10
Views: 3337

Re: The Future:Chassis No, Miles, Number of Owners, When Bou

Perhaps a thread with a publicly editable google docs spreadsheet linked in? I guess someone still has to maintain it regardless as cars change hands.... mind you with most owners now buying for the long haul, there is far less churn in the market and hence why they never come up for sale any more. ...
by Esprit
Tue May 12, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: S1 Exige Wheel centre caps
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

Re: S1 Exige Wheel centre caps

EP sell originals. Be warned though, the OEM ones are now a slightly different yellow (more lemony, less goldy) than the original Exige ones.
by Esprit
Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Oil temp and pressure gauge sensor plumbing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Oil temp and pressure gauge sensor plumbing?

Yeah that's pretty common. I mounted my temp sensor in the oil filter housing (and also a second one in the sump plug, just out of interest), and I've installed the pressure sensor along with the OEM oil pressure switch in a remote-mounted tee-piece connected to the engine via a small length of brai...
by Esprit
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Oil cooler pipes.
Replies: 13
Views: 3182

Re: Oil cooler pipes.

John, just pulled my new hose through with the old hose (cut the fitting off the end of the old hose first. Used aeroquip socketless hose for mine. Job's a carrot :)
by Esprit
Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Suspension Refresh
Replies: 51
Views: 20488

Re: Suspension Refresh

Well, you could keep the bearings and hubs together and just wire brush them all up, but doing wheel bearings is a good move if you're replacing everything else. My one regret with my car is not replacing the (rear) hubs when I was doing all the suspension. In the above picture, I was trying to trac...
by Esprit
Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Suspension Refresh
Replies: 51
Views: 20488

Re: Suspension Refresh

Excellent write up! Just FYI, here's a quick snap I took a couple of months back when replacing a CV joint of my LR suspension. This is what the Zinc passivated/Clear-POR'd wishbones look like after 4 years or so on the road, still like new. Granted mine's a bit pampered, but other than the odd dry ...