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  5. NeilGC

    My S2 has conked out

    Yup, I know them well, and I like them a lot. I’m just trying to minimise the financial implications ATM! But I’ll be off to Allon White in Cranfield in due course, I’m guessing.
  6. A7ESK

    My S2 has conked out

    Give Allon white sports cars a call great to deal with.
  7. I also had a problem with the engine warning light coming on some years ago, same engine as yours. I took the car to an independent lotus specialist, they checked the software, contacted Lotus and found that there was an updated version which they obtained. Since then I've not had a problem. Might be worth exploring that idea before anything else. Hope you get sorted as i know how frustrating something like that can be.
  8. Don’t forget book your seats for Farmers Fayre Christmas lunch 8th plus more Christmas dinners 14th in the main events .
  9. NeilGC

    My S2 has conked out

    Thanks Eddie. South West Lotus serves Milton Keynes??
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  11. A7ESK

    My S2 has conked out

    Might be the alternator on its way out . Give James a call South West lotus .
  12. SkyBlue

    My S2 has conked out

    Just re-read your post and noticed you said Toyota engine. Not sure if the Toyota engine has a TPS so my info may not be relevant.
  13. SkyBlue

    My S2 has conked out

    Hi Neil, Probably best to get the fault codes read first, as this may give the answer to your problem straight away. If it is the throttle position sensor (TPS) that is at fault it will probably give you one of the following codes: P0121 Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch “A” Circuit Range/Performance P0122 Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch “A” Circuit Low P0123 Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch “A” Circuit High Performing a TPS reset may sort your problem. The TPS can fail and isn't repairable, so if it is faulty you will need to buy a replacement.
  14. My Elise S (Toyota 1ZZ engine) hadn’t been driven for 2-3 months, but it had been sat happily in the garage on a CTEK battery conditioner the whole time. I took it out yesterday, and after starting perfectly, 400m down the road it misfired once, the engine light came on, and then it staggered home increasingly slowly, misfiring all the way. Towards the end it stalled, and whilst it reluctantly restarted a couple of times, it ultimately refused to go at all. My lovely wife and our friend (also female) pushed the car the last 50m while I sat in it and steered (or at least claimed that I had to )Once on the driveway, I noticed that when I turn the ignition on I can hear a whiring (which I think is the fuel pump) but also a frenetic, rapid clicking of a relay. It’s as if the relay is hunting, trying again and again to stay closed (or open) against some condition or other.I measured the battery voltage. It’s 12.4V in the car with no load, and 11.7V with all lights and heater fan on. 12.6V out of the car. The Lotus driver’s manual says it should be 12.4V. I don’t believe the problem is the battery because:1. The engine cranks perfectly vigorously, but as soon as it catches it misfires and stops.2. The little indicator on the battery shows green with a red dot, which it says means “fully charged”. It also looks pretty new, although the ‘fitted on’ date isn’t filled in; I’ve owned the car for 2.5 years. 3. The relay ‘hunting’ carries on even with the CTEK connected. 4. A friendly passing mechanic (my neighbour’s brother in law as it happens) has traced the clicking to the throttle body. He’s suggested (I) reading/resetting the MIL codes, then (II) carrying out a throttle body reset. Any thoughts? Many thanks.
  15. Great evening, very entertaining presentation, big thank you to June, Karen & Sarah! Chris, Lynn, Adrian & Marie.
  16. Midlands 1 Christmas dinner as last year have a very small breakfast as it’s very filling still tables available.
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  18. This Thursday's meeting, 12th September at The Stag, Redhill, Alcester B49 6NQ at 7pm, as well as the usual fish, chips and beer for £10 we have invited a trio of lady hill climb racing drivers, June Matty, Sarah Thorne and Karen Buffet to talk about their various experiences of racing Lotus. Their experiences are quite different with June being the longest standing driver amongst them, Sarah winning at Chateau Impney, with Karen in her second season all running in the Paul Matty Championship. June now drives a Lotus 69, Sarah a Lotus 20-22 and Karen a Lotus Elan. We only have 13 seats left, so please reply to reserve your seat, as it is "first come first served”. Chris, Lynn, Adrian & Marie
  19. Great meet up good to see some new cars http://a66.tinypic.com/1oab1h.jpg http://a65.tinypic.com/2w3uaf5.jpg
  20. Hi there fellow LDCer’s...date for you diary... Due to popular demand...we’ll be meeting up at the Cotswold Food Store https://www.cotswoldfoodstore.com/ again for another breakfast meet. All members and non welcome...always nice to see a few new faces! From 10 o’clock. Hope to see a few there! Andy.
  21. Morning, Just a quick message for all you car lovers, we've posted an interesting article about Lotus becoming official partners with Norwich City. Read more below: https://www.aib-insurance.co.uk/news/lotus-become-official-partners-of-norwich-city: Have a good weekend! Leah Burt AIB Insurance 02380 268351
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