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by winthattt
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Wing mirror screw blanking decals
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Wing mirror screw blanking decals

Stick on cycle puncture patches are perfect. Available at cycle shops. Choice of colours but black works.
by winthattt
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Meets + Track Day Reports
Topic: Stelvio 2020 | Lotus Elise 25th Anniversary Tour
Replies: 18
Views: 914

Re: Stelvio 2020 | Lotus Elise 25th Anniversary Tour

The Hornet wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:26 pm We cancelled our trip this year too - just not worth the risk... move to late July for us too
I cancelled my LoT to Zolder and Zandvoort for the same reason. I swapped it for sloshing rain in Anglesey which was...Great fun.
by winthattt
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2004 Exige S2...
Replies: 178
Views: 5019

Re: 2004 Exige S2...

If it’s any use, when I used to produce controllers for production cars we used to start (from key on), with a conservative knock setting and then trim towards knock and back off when it arose. After that there was a very slow dithering into and away from knock to get the best performance with envir...
by winthattt
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: 2004 Exige S2...
Replies: 178
Views: 5019

Re: 2004 Exige S2...

Pleased you have a potential cure. If the knock sensor was isolation mounted they Ecu would drive the ignition harder and harder into knock, even it it is knocking. What octane fuel did you use? Higher octane gives less knock.
by winthattt
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: North coast 500
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: North coast 500

That’s because I drive slowly!

Actually, I have nice bit of video following a slow car at Anglesey, I was so bored I forgot to brake. Caught it.
by winthattt
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: North coast 500
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: North coast 500

Really, brake fade on the road! That’s not great. I’d be ok, I never use the brakes.
by winthattt
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Non Lotus Talk
Topic: Track day car for tall son...
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: Track day car for tall son...

Boxster or Cayman not reliable??? Not sure about that. Older ones, which I can afford to have trashed on track, have a reputation for the IMS bearing and cylinder liners failing. It’s a 10k engine fix, probably 2/3 the car value. There are a few with the Hartek rebuild which a supposed to be good. ...
by winthattt
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: S2 Specific Topics
Topic: C64 box killers - post in here
Replies: 32
Views: 1369

Re: C64 box killers - post in here

cSt is the units for the viscosity, centi Stokes. It shows the oil is much less viscose as it gets hot. They are not limits, just points on the curve. I think good synthetic oils can go to 150C before they start to break down. At about -40C they are like treacle so starting an engine is tricky. True...
by winthattt
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Free £3000 !!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Free £3000 !!!!!!!!

Fix the head gasket!
by winthattt
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Crankcase breather return to airbox - needed?
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Crankcase breather return to airbox - needed?

At high rpm you want the air fuel mixture to be right, running lean is hotter and not good. Other than air, crankcase gases are predominantly unburnt hydrocarbons and combustion products from blowby, plus the more volatile oil fractions, so the Lambda sensor should adjust within acceptable limits t...