New arrival. Exige 410 Sport

New arrival. Exige 410 Sport

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ecain63

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10,091 posts

131 months

Tuesday 25th February
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First track day of 2020 in the bag..... and survived.




MarkM3Evoplus

512 posts

156 months

Wednesday 26th February
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Love the national silverstone circuit!

Any noise restrictions there?

ecain63

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10,091 posts

131 months

Wednesday 26th February
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MarkM3Evoplus said:
Love the national silverstone circuit!

Any noise restrictions there?
Was a 102 driveby day. I blipped it a couple of times and the guy came out with his microphone to catch me out. Just shortshift past pits

HokumPokum

1,756 posts

161 months

Wednesday 26th February
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dun you have the 2bular quiet exhaust?

ecain63

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10,091 posts

131 months

Wednesday 26th February
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HokumPokum said:
dun you have the 2bular quiet exhaust?
No. Not fitted currently. Maybe if I end up at Thruxton again later in the year.

ChrisW.

3,565 posts

211 months

Tuesday 24th March
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I've just bought a 410 Sport in time to be locked down ... so spent a bit of time today going around the car and finding out how it all works.

Unfortunately I don't have the remote control for the Clarion radio ... is that essential ?

I was also surprised to find some of the trim fixings were less than tight, so I sounded out a few and then tightened up the rest to a similar torque.

The whole car has GTechniq PPF ... surely they wouldn't have needed to loosen trim to fit the PPG ?

As an example the fuel filler had three allen bolts loose out of the eight ?

Or is this Lotus QC ?? Let's just say I'm really glad having found a loose washer that I checked it out ??

Maybe I should get spanner check done on at --- at 1200 miles !

Edited by ChrisW. on Tuesday 24th March 20:41

gareth h

2,328 posts

186 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Nope, you don’t need the remote, and nothing has dropped off mine in 6000 miles!

ChrisW.

3,565 posts

211 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Thanks Gareth, I will explore the instruction manual ... It's a Clarion FZ502E system ...

And thanks for the re-assurance.

I once had a moment at an airport in my Elise 111 because my luggage was stuck in the boot which had jammed ... The locking mechanism had vibrated loose and with the help of another traveller we managed to open the boot and re-affix the locking plunger which had been hanging on diagonally ...

And9s

174 posts

154 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Annoying not to have the remote. I’d get one as much easier to use with it for station presets and just using the thing.

My fuel cap surround was the same just needed a few tightened. I then changed the surround to
Black metal as looks much better and torqued them myself and they’ve stayed tight ever since, over 15 months.

You’ll have a sticky drivers or passenger door latch push next. Warranty replacement rather than a garage tweek is my suggestion.

All in all great cars though just need a wee bit of attention to detail.


gareth h

2,328 posts

186 months

Wednesday 25th March
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ChrisW. said:
Thanks Gareth, I will explore the instruction manual ... It's a Clarion FZ502E system ...

And thanks for the re-assurance.

I once had a moment at an airport in my Elise 111 because my luggage was stuck in the boot which had jammed ... The locking mechanism had vibrated loose and with the help of another traveller we managed to open the boot and re-affix the locking plunger which had been hanging on diagonally ...
Same head unit as mine, a small sub woofer in the passenger footwell makes all the difference to sound quality as the small dash speakers struggle with low frequencies.

ChrisW.

3,565 posts

211 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Thanks All,

Having downloaded the radio manual and memorised it last night, I spent an hour today putting the reading into practice. It was not easy ...but 'getting there.

The car has had so little use everything was on defaults and no radio presets had been set. So I am guessing that the radio code will still be on 0000 ... at least I hope it is because I don't have that either !

I tried to buy a replacement remote control from the Clarion website but couldn't go to buy ... anybody have an email address for Lotus ?

I then tried emailing Bell and Colville but I was being told that it couldn't be delivered ... we shall see smile

Now virtually locked-down of course ...

gareth h

2,328 posts

186 months

Wednesday 25th March
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Chris, don’t get your hopes up with the radio, they are pretty poor in most Loti, be prepared to use your phone as the Bluetooth source.

ecain63

Original Poster:

10,091 posts

131 months

Saturday 28th March
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The pioneer system in my original 410 was very frustrating to use. The big circular dial doesn't cope well with adjustments while driving and generally it's a bit pants. The remote does help with avoiding that sensitivity but in reality none of it is easy on the move.

The Sony in my current one is more basic but easier to use. Radio 2 is a new fine. I miss dab but it'll do.

ChrisW.

3,565 posts

211 months

Sunday 29th March
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Another question ...sorry.

I believe my car had full carpets and carpet mats.

It says in the instruction manual to remove the carpets when the car is washed.

But my carpets appear to be screwed down, and I don't have any over-mats.

Do these exist from Lotus ? And what about removing the carpets when the car is washed so that the floor can be dried ??


gareth h

2,328 posts

186 months

Monday 30th March
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Only if you pressure wash it with the roof off!

CTE

1,351 posts

196 months

Monday 30th March
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As above!

ChrisW.

3,565 posts

211 months

Monday 30th March
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That makes sense !

And are the mats screwed to the floor the carpet mats ? Or are these the carpets and there are Lotus over-mats as well ?

Tnx !


gareth h

2,328 posts

186 months

Monday 30th March
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The carpets are more like mats, secured by screwed fixings.

ChrisW.

3,565 posts

211 months

Monday 30th March
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Thanks Gareth.

I'd like also to say thanks to all for your help, really useful .... and also a mention for Jamie at Bell and Colville who gave me some essential codes from their records should I ever need them ... now a part of the history of the car smile

I am soooo looking forward to being able to drive the Exige again !!!



If anybody can tell me how to stop Photobucket doing this when my account has been paid and updated ? Sorted, thank you !!




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ecain63

Original Poster:

10,091 posts

131 months

Tuesday 7th April
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Afternoon, hope you are all well.

With nothing better to do here I thought I'd add some colour to my car. Tape was ordered direct from Hexis and is the 6mm cardinal red pinstripe.