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by Gray14
Wed Aug 03, 2022 17:13
Forum: General
Topic: heater control is stuck on hot, Can I close off the hot supply to the heater in the engine bay,
Replies: 2
Views: 118

heater control is stuck on hot, Can I close off the hot supply to the heater in the engine bay,

My heater control is stuck on hot, making driving in this weather extra uncomfortable in the cabin. Can I close off the hot supply to the heater in the engine bay, without interfering with the engine cooling and causing damage to the engine. Can someone please confirm this is the larger of the 2 pip...
by Gray14
Sun Jul 31, 2022 22:55
Forum: General
Topic: Headlights
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Headlights

What did it fail on. I've recently bought some new Hella Reflectors, plastic backed so they will not rust and fail. Found on ebay, 7" no pilot light holes H4
by Gray14
Wed Jul 20, 2022 23:03
Forum: General
Topic: Endoscopes for mechanical inspection.
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Endoscopes for mechanical inspection.

If you have a smartphone there are cheap endoscopes, £8, on ebay that attach to them and are very handy for viewing impossible to get to places, and you can photograph or video to have a look at on a larger computer screen. Need to check compatibility of phone with scope.
by Gray14
Wed Jul 13, 2022 14:40
Forum: General
Topic: cleaning
Replies: 28
Views: 1110

Re: cleaning

That's what you call a result. I'll be using that system in the future.
by Gray14
Tue Jul 05, 2022 22:32
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Newbie to forum (not to lotus)
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Newbie to forum (not to lotus)

How about this one: 1991 LOTUS EXCEL "HETHEL" CELEBRATION

Ending Thursday 7th Jul 2022 19:55 Current Max Bid £12,000

https://www.carandclassic.com/auctions/ ... ion-n0kk5g
by Gray14
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:16
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Lotus ECLAT 1980 5 speed RHD
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Lotus ECLAT 1980 5 speed RHD

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185483352856?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l3160&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=4475e09a944348738c07aaa66f99902a&bu=43203919680&ut=RU&osub=-1%7E1&crd=20220630034648&segname=11021 To note, there is an ebay bug with the price display for foreign advert, my price is: £15.500 / €18...
by Gray14
Sat Jun 25, 2022 16:56
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Piston Rings
Replies: 17
Views: 784

Re: Piston Rings

I googled "piston ring suppliers uk" and there are pages of mainstream suppliers.

1st supplier boasts 4 million rings in stock.

May have to work off specification rather than Lotus 912 etc
by Gray14
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:09
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1987 Lotus Eclat 2.2
Replies: 4
Views: 435

1987 Lotus Eclat 2.2

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175331085539?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l1120&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=0db4235025034125afaa328f22d996f2&bu=43203919680&ut=RU&osub=-1~1&crd=20220625033644&segname=11021 REASON FOR SALE DUE TO ILL HEALTH. NOT USED FOR THE PAST 9 MONTHS.STARTS AND RUNS WELL.IF YOU LOOKING...
by Gray14
Thu Jun 23, 2022 23:02
Forum: General
Topic: Eclat rear wheel bearing assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Eclat rear wheel bearing assembly

Thanks v much Pete, I feel able to tackle the bearing with that info.

G
by Gray14
Thu Jun 23, 2022 22:50
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Virtual meetings anyone?
Replies: 162
Views: 43491

Re: Virtual meetings anyone?

Thanks v much Pete, I feel able to tackle the bearing with that info.

G
by Gray14
Wed Jun 22, 2022 15:55
Forum: General
Topic: New member - new owner
Replies: 130
Views: 10588

Re: New member - new owner

'Scuse me jumping in Pete, just happen to be browsing: Lots on Ebay, have heard of a few people purchasing them and being happy with the result. G https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=elite+eclat+radiator&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_odkw=elite+radiator and https:...
by Gray14
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:26
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Virtual meetings anyone?
Replies: 162
Views: 43491

Re: Virtual meetings anyone?

Many thanks Pete.

G
by Gray14
Tue Jun 21, 2022 22:47
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Virtual meetings anyone?
Replies: 162
Views: 43491

Re: Virtual meetings anyone?

A couple of weeks ago in a virtual meeting there was a mention that the rear wheel bearings can be removed, dismantled for cleaning and repacked.

Can someone please tell me how the bearing components are taken apart and reassembled.

Many thanks,

G
by Gray14
Sat Jun 18, 2022 14:45
Forum: General
Topic: We know them as Excels - But what does DVLA think?
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: We know them as Excels - But what does DVLA think?

That's the easiest picture I've ever posted, using imgbox. Just click www.imgbox.com Click "upload image" (orange box at top) Navigate to the image on your computer Click "Open" to upload. imgbox provides the location of the image you just uploaded. Cut and paste the BB-Code or Links Only into your ...