Hi all,

New kid in town ? Say hello to the Exiges.com massive.. Do you have an Exige ? Looking to buy one ? Sold one or just a fan ?
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Welcome to Exiges.

I have had 3 x S1 Exiges and cant recall any issues with any of them.

Be great to see some pics
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tlracer wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:16 pm
thommo wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:34 pm
Welcome aboard, keep us posted .I'm lucky that so far, after 13 years, I have never suffered the apparently perenial problem of fuel smell. And I love the smell of petrol.
Hopefully that should say 'perennial'...cos a smell of petrol from the perineum would be most concerning, no matter how much you like it :shock:
Oops, sorry, I had two Rs but missed the fact that I should have two Ns. Sad for a former national newspaper sub-editor. Although perennial was not much used in the Daily Express, Daily Sport or the Daily Star
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Yes... more akin to Grauniad vocab? :roll:
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Buster wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:21 pm
johnfishcurtis wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:57 pm
Fuel smell will be either the filter neck that has perished or the breather. Both easy and worthwhile to sort. In did mine as part of ongoing maintenance.

I think the speed sensor is on the near side rear hub.

Put some pics up please :thumbup:
Hi JCF, I think I might know you, either from insuring you at Routen Chaplin or the LDC breakfast meets at Hill Top?

Haven't yet worked out how to post photos on this forum but will put up some pics when I can. Thanks for all the replies, working my way through the car so hopefully these can all get sorted.

Hi Kim,

You are correct, we met at Donington with LDC.

Get the car sorted ready for when we can drive again.

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Welcome, it’s hard to beat an S1 👌
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deggles wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:34 pm
:thumbup: Hi and welcome.

The smell of fuel is all part of the experience :lol: Although if it's bad yeah it's probably the hoses, as above. There's a chap on SELOC (lotusandy) makes/sells replacement filler and breather hoses: https://classifieds.seloc.org/ads/s1-an ... hoses-new/

Or I think @junks has original breather hoses, per the recall: https://classifieds.seloc.org/ads/s1-el ... -bulletin/

Prepare for swearing at rusted jubilee clips and trying to prise off the originals though! :lol:

There are two wheelspeed sensors on the Exige, just to confuse things. As @johnfishcurtis says, the one on the nearside rear hub drives the speedo, the offside one is for the ECU, and they're slightly different parts.
https://www.deroure.com/partinfo.asp?MA ... PBID=46080
Thanks Deggles! Yes have plenty of the S1 Elise/Exige recall breather hoses :)
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Welcome and hope you get to use your Exige soon and the rest of us!

Regarding strong fuel smell depending how the car is running could be a few things but from personal experience mine developed a strong smell on fuel which I tracked down to the fuel cap. Swapped it and problem sorted. However prior to that there was rich running issue which ultimately was due to the exhaust leaking near the lambda, sorted with a 2bular system :D

Good luck!
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As requested a couple of photos of the new beast, sits along the Elise nicely!

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Flipping brilliant.
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Ooooof, that looks well 8-)
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