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by KevW
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:58
Forum: General
Topic: Headlights (dim-Dip)..
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Headlights (dim-Dip)..

On both the Excel SEs I have owned all I did to get rid of the dim dip function was to remove the dim dip relay. You can then switch on sidelights without the pods rising.

Forgot to mention I pulled the dim dip fuse too.

(Post edited after reading Phantasm's post below)
by KevW
Wed Jan 23, 2019 16:52
Forum: General
Topic: Replacing a Steering Rack
Replies: 24
Views: 1382

Re: Replacing a Steering Rack

I used the over the top of the offside wing route. In addition to removing the bonnet, track rods ends and moving the oil cooler I also removed the oil cooler plinth, taking the opportunity to give it a clean and repaint. When it came to fitting the Lotusbits recon rack it took me and my mate about ...
by KevW
Wed Jan 09, 2019 20:19
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: MotorFest 21st April 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1075

Re: MotorFest 21st April 2019

Jason.goad wrote: "I don't know who you are, get out of my bedroom"
So I take it Michael Fagan will be there Jason? :shock:
by KevW
Mon Jan 07, 2019 13:25
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel or ignition problem
Replies: 18
Views: 792

Re: Fuel or ignition problem

I'm very familiar with the symptoms of a non functioning pump due to my own forgetfulness and your description rings a bell with me Shaun. Maybe you pump is on it's way to failure although I agree a new rotor arm is the obvious first step to take. I bought a very nice quality red arm from Distributo...
by KevW
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:47
Forum: For Sale
Topic: OE Front Fog Lamps on E Bay
Replies: 6
Views: 841

OE Front Fog Lamps on E Bay

Just spotted these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUDI-VW-SCIR ... SwPA1cLIyo

(Seller has no connection to me)
by KevW
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:26
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Felt/Brush weatherstrip on inside of side window glass
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Felt/Brush weatherstrip on inside of side window glass

The brush trim on my SE was just stuck onto the return edge of the door card Carl. I had to re-attach it with some double sided sticky tape of the sort used for sticking car badges and number plates to bodywork. That stuff you've found on Amazon looks worth a try at that price.
by KevW
Sun Dec 02, 2018 08:30
Forum: General
Topic: Scam aimed at Classic Car sellers.
Replies: 15
Views: 858

Re: Scam aimed at Classic Car sellers.

Thanks for the warning Mark but I don't see why you should feel embarrassed. The buyer may well have been genuine so you co-operated up until the point things became suspect financially then ended communication. I'd have done the same thing.
by KevW
Sat Nov 17, 2018 17:53
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Which Antifreeze?
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: Which Antifreeze?

When I changed my anti-freeze I did so after taking advice from a (very) old school Lotus specialist based near the south coast. Having said that after reading the articles posted here it appears to me the only 100% risk free option is to stick with using the traditional ethylene glycol anti freeze.
by KevW
Thu Nov 15, 2018 06:29
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show: (NEC) 9-11 Nov 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 2157

Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show: (NEC) 9-11 Nov 2

I imagine Alan's modesty has stopped him from mentioning this Lotus-centric video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ9TpJyyO6k presented by today's answer to Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
by KevW
Wed Nov 14, 2018 15:30
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Which Antifreeze?
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: Which Antifreeze?

I've used the modern long life OAT coolant in my Excels for years without any sign of a problem. I just made sure I didn't mix types by giving the cooling system a really good flush with a hosepipe
by KevW
Wed Nov 14, 2018 14:48
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: 2019 International Gathering
Replies: 45
Views: 2429

Re: 2019 International Gathering

Sounds good. I can confirm we'll be up it. I was told just yesterday that my requested leave, after some argy-bargy, has been granted.
by KevW
Tue Oct 30, 2018 18:58
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Carpets - please help :)
Replies: 20
Views: 1624

Re: Carpets - please help :)

It looks like your efforts have paid off Alan. It's nice to see Coverdale being interested in their product enough to work with a customer to make improvements. I'm looking forward to ordering a new carpet set from Coverdale in the spring. I might as well keep my current carpets in place for this wi...
by KevW
Thu Oct 25, 2018 16:54
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rear pad Clip.
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Rear pad Clip.

I've only recently realised that my Excel does not have the full pad fitting kit. I tried to buy a full kit from SJ Sportscars who have them listed for 16 quid but they are out of stock at the moment. I've not been able to trace another supply so far- the rattling is pretty irritating. All the new ...
by KevW
Thu Oct 25, 2018 09:58
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: 215/50r15 back in production
Replies: 32
Views: 2307

Re: 215/50r15 back in production

At over £200 for a 15" tyre I suspect they are taking the mickey. I'd love to know what their profit margin would be at that price. It's not a question of whether an owner can afford it rather do we object to be ripped off? It's a bit like if I was asked to pay a tenner for a Mars Bar, can I afford ...
by KevW
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:06
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Getting round to sorting interior quandary
Replies: 33
Views: 1624

Re: Getting round to sorting interior quandary

Looks like a neat job Jerry. The interior is going to look as smart as the exterior now