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by KevW
Sun Apr 11, 2021 20:36
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: loss of spark ignition
Replies: 27
Views: 1302

Re: loss of spark ignition

Whilst I'd never advocate throwing new parts willy nilly at a problem without diagnosing the fault I wonder how old the ignition coil is? At under £20 for a new one it's easy and cheap to replace and if the coil is old worth doing anyway.
by KevW
Sat Apr 03, 2021 20:41
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: What Front Speaker?
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: What Front Speaker?

I have Pioneer speakers fitted to the front door cards on my Excel, although mine are an older TS model. They fitted without any problem although I was happy to ditch the O.E. grille as it and the speakers fitted by Lotus were pretty crappy. I sprayed the new pioneer grille, including the Pioneer ba...
by KevW
Sat Mar 06, 2021 18:11
Forum: General
Topic: Parts In Motion - buyer beware!
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Parts In Motion - buyer beware!

Yeah, it amazes me why they would lose a customer and tarnish a reputation over the minor cost of rectifying their error. What really amuses me is when they tell me they are sorry they can't help and if I need any further assistance to contact them. The only thing stopping them from helping me is th...
by KevW
Thu Mar 04, 2021 20:53
Forum: General
Topic: Parts In Motion - buyer beware!
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Parts In Motion - buyer beware!

In mid December I ordered a set of Quinton Hazell rear brake pads from Parts In Motion aka. carpartsinmotion via ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233704460544 I didn't try fitting the pads until mid January when I discovered they had supplied the wrong items. I contacted them asking for an exchange f...
by KevW
Sat Feb 20, 2021 08:19
Forum: General
Topic: Excel for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Excel for sale

That's a pretty good example of how not to sell a car. And as we all know the black Lotus badges had nothing to do with the sad demise of Colin Chapman but were in fact fitted to mourn the death of Prince Albert exactly 121 years earlier.
by KevW
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:10
Forum: General
Topic: good old excel
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: good old excel

Good stuff Chris! And armchair experts would still believe old Lotus cars are unreliable
by KevW
Wed Feb 10, 2021 20:20
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Tyre sizes for Excel SE
Replies: 25
Views: 4079

Re: Tyre sizes for Excel SE

Well when you think our cars have bodies that can't rust and galvanised chassis they are great year round cars
by KevW
Mon Feb 08, 2021 22:31
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Tyre sizes for Excel SE
Replies: 25
Views: 4079

Re: Tyre sizes for Excel SE

My area had a half decent sprinkling of snow today which gave me my first opportunity to try the Maxxis AP2 all season tyres I bought in November 2019 and I have to say I'm impressed. My mate reportedly had a very "entertaining" day in his BMW 1 Series whereas my Excel coped without any problem. I w...
by KevW
Fri Jan 01, 2021 17:31
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: LED Headlight Options
Replies: 13
Views: 1553

Re: LED Headlight Options

Bill Phantasm did a lot of research on LED headlamps - have a look at his post viewtopic.php?f=27&t=9605&p=71982&hilit ... hts#p71982
by KevW
Fri Jan 01, 2021 17:16
Forum: General
Topic: Happy new year
Replies: 18
Views: 969

Re: Happy new year

Happy new year to you Bash and the rest of the crew on here too. I'm looking forward to this year's car shows including the Lotus In The Peak weekend
by KevW
Tue Dec 01, 2020 21:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Wing mirror oddity on an excel
Replies: 7
Views: 1065

Re: Wing mirror oddity on an excel

Can't say I'm too keen on those Fiat mirrors. I think mirrors from modern cars tend to look too bulky for the Excel. Then again the O.E. Citroen CX mirrors are a hard act to follow - they have to be the best looking door mirrors ever. It's just a shame they suffer from Citroen build quality. Welcome...
by KevW
Tue Nov 10, 2020 08:00
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Wheel Paint
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: Wheel Paint

Four years ago I repainted my Excel's OZ wheels using an Etech paint kit
See this link viewtopic.php?f=17&t=9333&p=69617&hilit=wheel#p69617
by KevW
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:47
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Wheel Paint
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: Wheel Paint

Were your wheels painted or power coated ?

Personal experience has led me to be no fan of powder coating. I'm sure it's used only because it's a lot easier and cheaper to apply than actual paint.
by KevW
Tue Nov 03, 2020 15:13
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 2603

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:48
BTW Kev. That was so well-written I honestly believed you were going into politics! :shock:
How dare you sir!
by KevW
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:12
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 2603

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

Peter, I have to say how offended I am by your remark. I used to be a journalist before I opened my estate agency and I can tell you I currently have many satisfied clients. I also intend to stand for Parliament at the next general election in 2024. Last year my wife left a successful career in bank...