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by Evoman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: sorting VHPD drivability issues
Replies: 76
Views: 88338

Re: sorting VHPD drivability issues

Cars running rich, it's running well but definitely rich. First thing I'm going to try is putting the cat back on, it's a bit old and came off the car as not on when I bought it. Any of you know if this is the correct one? Also is it worth changing the lambda sensor at the same time? https://i.imgu...
by Evoman
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Suspension Refresh
Replies: 51
Views: 51284

Re: Suspension Refresh

This is all very impressive seeing the efforts that go into a full suspension strip down and refresh however I just don't have the time nor the tools to tackle a job like this so what do you folks reckon cost might be for a good garage to take this on? I would be looking at keeping the stuts as they...
by Evoman
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: sorting VHPD drivability issues
Replies: 76
Views: 88338

Re: sorting VHPD drivability issues

These Exiges seem to very sensitive to electrical system being in absolutely of the highest order - I replaced my the HT leads with a set of leads previously used on the car (both Magnecor). The spare set had been stored in a warm roof space of the house. I fitted the new leads after spraying a smal...
by Evoman
Mon May 27, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: One less S1.
Replies: 24
Views: 22515

Re: One less S1.

That really is impressive the Exige protected your parents so well. I hope they both make a full recovery from the accident and continue to enjoy driving Lotus which it sounds like they will!
by Evoman
Tue May 07, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: sorting VHPD drivability issues
Replies: 76
Views: 88338

Re: sorting VHPD drivability issues

Another update for info purposes, as trackrod suspected my MAP reading now has also similarly dropped from around 68-69KPa to 61-62kPa.
by Evoman
Mon May 06, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: sorting VHPD drivability issues
Replies: 76
Views: 88338

Re: sorting VHPD drivability issues

winthattt wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 12:30 pm
If that’s the OEM exhaust it is amazingly heavy. I had a new spare which I chucked in the skip.
Yep that was the OEM bit of kit, 2Bular on the car now which I like a lot although I do slightly miss that hornet's nest zing that the old system had however I now have a lovely burble sound.
by Evoman
Mon May 06, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: sorting VHPD drivability issues
Replies: 76
Views: 88338

Re: sorting VHPD drivability issues

Good news that you finally found the reason for the rich running, thanks for sharing :thumbup: What do you think, how did the exhaust leak messed up the mixture? Could be that the missing back pressure had an influence on the MAP values or maybe some air has been sucked in to the exhaust system and...
by Evoman
Thu May 02, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: sorting VHPD drivability issues
Replies: 76
Views: 88338

Re: sorting VHPD drivability issues

Excellent chaps, they are sweet when running properly 8-) Pottering along with no hesitation just blip through the gears effortlessly, like a different car it is and the mid range pull up to 5k is almost disturbing. But on my test drive I noticed a strong fuel smell when pulling up at a junction. No...
by Evoman
Wed May 01, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: sorting VHPD drivability issues
Replies: 76
Views: 88338

Re: sorting VHPD drivability issues

So by way of update I have resolved my running issues were mainly a rich running condition. Vac lines replaced and t-pieces, coolant temperature sensor and air temperature sensor. Result, seemed to be slightly improved but in reality still very rich. Next step was to go with a hunch and treat the ca...
by Evoman
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: misfire detection kit
Replies: 7
Views: 10998

Re: misfire detection kit

Thanks chaps.