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by Redexcel
Thu May 08, 2008 14:51
Forum: General
Topic: How long did it take?
Replies: 3
Views: 681

I've heard back from the archivist at Lotus, apparently the build date for my car is in October 1987. The build date being when the car is handed to Sales from Production. I guess there was not a huge demand for Excels back then, as my car was therefore sitting around for almost three months before ...
by Redexcel
Mon Apr 28, 2008 21:13
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Castle Combe May 24th
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Castle Combe May 24th

The Club Lotus track day at Castle Combe is on May 24 this year.
Anybody going ?
by Redexcel
Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:03
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Cam belt life
Replies: 16
Views: 2429

Aren't Lotus belts made by Gates ?
by Redexcel
Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:03
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Cam belt life
Replies: 16
Views: 2429

Depends exactly which belt you have fitted. If you have the B-prefix California spec genuine Lotus belt, (assuming you have HTD belt/sprockets), then Lotus have said 4yrs/24000 miles in an email to someone from this forum. Any other belt, and its the standard 2 yrs/24000 miles I'm afraid. Have a rea...
by Redexcel
Sun Apr 20, 2008 08:40
Forum: General
Topic: How long did it take?
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Paul, Get in touch with Chris Brown at the factory - one of his roles is keeper of the archives and he can check and see when your car was started. I would guess you car was probably started in December 87, if it was registered on 29th Jan 88, you have to allow time for PDI etc. at the dealer, ship...
by Redexcel
Sat Apr 19, 2008 14:24
Forum: General
Topic: How long did it take?
Replies: 3
Views: 681

How long did it take?

Does anyone know how long it took Lotus to build an Excel ? I need to know if mine was built in 1987 or 1988. It was first registered on 29th January 1988 and it has the J in the VIN which means it is '88 MY. The engine number indicates that the engine was built in October 1987. Can anyone shed any ...
by Redexcel
Sat Apr 19, 2008 00:05
Forum: General
Topic: Oil Pressure Problem.
Replies: 56
Views: 6958

Another thought on the oil pressure thing, do you park on a slope at work?
by Redexcel
Thu Apr 17, 2008 14:01
Forum: General
Topic: Stop that Wagon!
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Stop that Wagon!

Never have been too happy with the brakes and it appears the calipers need to be replaced - I see Paul Matty quote £335 each - eek!!!. I'm trying to keep things original so what tips/ideas are there on changing the calipers and improving braking? All help appreciated - Graham :roll: Try Classicar A...
by Redexcel
Sat Apr 12, 2008 18:28
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Lotus Diamond Anniversary
Replies: 24
Views: 2307

BL**DY LOTUS! I've just received the invitation - maximum of 2 cars on show and we need to provide evidence of Public Liability Cover to exhibit. Anyone fancy an alternative competing event ? :evil: Do we have to have cars on display? Can we not just have an area of the car park for excels? Or does...
by Redexcel
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:20
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Lotus Diamond Anniversary
Replies: 24
Views: 2307

Wingnut wrote:I will be on my own I would suspect (not SWMBO's cup of tea unfortunatly :roll: ) So a single would be fine.
Tell her there will be others there in a similar position. That sometimes helps. They like having other women to chat with.
by Redexcel
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:37
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Lotus Diamond Anniversary
Replies: 24
Views: 2307

I'd like to tag along please. Just got permission from t'other 'alf. :D
She wants to come (correction, is willing to come), so a double room needed also.
by Redexcel
Fri Apr 04, 2008 09:22
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Genuine oil filter
Replies: 25
Views: 3500

There is a filter on ebay that I have bid on (please no one out bid me now I have drawn attention to it :roll: ). Just happened to notice that the part number is A907E600... rather than the C907E6000W that SJS state. Does anyone know if there is a difference between A and C? Cheers, Yes there is, b...
by Redexcel
Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:14
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Flippin Dunlops
Replies: 5
Views: 1265

Re: Flippin Dunlops

When I bought the car last September I called up my friendly tyre fitter to get a quote on 215/50/15s not because I was in need of them but just because I was interested. He initially said the usual £120 but then said he had found a supplier that meant he could sell them to me fitted for £87 :) Now...
by Redexcel
Thu Mar 27, 2008 16:42
Forum: General
Topic: ignition timing
Replies: 2
Views: 527

I take it you are getting the +2 from the heading at the top of the table? I think that should be + or _ 2, its just the underlining of the sentence has obliterated the '_' . This is confirmed under the heading 'Centrifugal Advance Characteristics' in the table. Assuming your distributor centrifugal...
by Redexcel
Thu Mar 27, 2008 02:04
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Air Filter
Replies: 20
Views: 2814

I've given it the prod too, no issues yet, to be honest it must be a pretty rare thing to happen, an awful lot of owners and dealers use the pump of the throttle method In truth, the risk is probably pretty small. But why risk it at all? I've found it takes no time at all to adjust to using the cho...