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by tlracer
Tue May 18, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: MG Trophy Championship 190 engines
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: MG Trophy Championship 190 engines

I'm assuming the idea of a lack of longevity for the Exige/Elise K-series stems from the occurrences of head gasket failure? Bear in mind the engine was designed for use in front-wheel drive saloons like those used in the MG Championship and there is the basic answer: engine location. The K-series w...
by tlracer
Sun May 09, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Non Lotus Talk
Topic: Raising the exiges.com level
Replies: 36
Views: 708

Re: Raising the exiges.com level

@Fonzey - point taken, more Exige owners with input would be much better than simply more members @MrBean - like you I didn't get much S1 mileage over the last year, but then Coronavirus put paid to that (along with work, which was pretty much non-stop...no furlough for me!) Taking both of these int...
by tlracer
Sun May 09, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Non Lotus Talk
Topic: Raising the exiges.com level
Replies: 36
Views: 708

Re: Raising the exiges.com level

Does the audience need widening? Exiges are, by the nature of the car, not a mass-market (mass-interest?) thing; so the audience will always be limited. As it's a model rather than a manufacturer, it's not as if the site can increase its scope to include 'enthusiasts of...' and, in any case, that wo...
by tlracer
Sat May 08, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Non Lotus Talk
Topic: Raising the exiges.com level
Replies: 36
Views: 708

Re: Raising the exiges.com level

Question: Is exiges.com broke? If not, don't try to fix it. Let's be honest, these days the propensity of people to complain (like a rash all over social media) means any dissatisfaction with the, site would be up there in lights. It's always going to be a niche site simply because that the nature o...
by tlracer
Tue May 04, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Collecting cars S1 Exige
Replies: 61
Views: 2728

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

The K-series engine never was a bad engine for the purpose originally intended, ie. to power front-wheel drive cars. It's only once it was applied to other installations that problems arose, mainly because it wasn't intended for them :shock:
by tlracer
Sun May 02, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Carbon S1
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Carbon S1

thommo wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 8:10 pm How much do you reckon it weighs?
Weight depends on the method of manufacture - if it's wet-lay there will be no significant difference from fibreglass, but if it is pre-preg it would be a lot lighter. Cost is inversely-proportional to weight... ;)
by tlracer
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non Lotus Talk
Topic: New Garage Build
Replies: 49
Views: 5129

Re: New Garage Build

Looking good..you can't beat a proper double skin with insulation! Mine is the same - probably better build quality than a lot of new houses (sometimes I think I might just move into it....)
by tlracer
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: S2 Specific Topics
Topic: Bump steer
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: Bump steer

You might want to read this article from exiges.com, especially the remarks from Lotus about why a certain amount of bump steer was designed into the geometry:

viewtopic.php?t=20763
by tlracer
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: S2 Specific Topics
Topic: Bump steer
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: Bump steer

It's the cure I don't get. How can that be done at the front on an Exige? If I shorten it I will change my toe setting, no? Whatever adjustment you make on the track rod, you need to do the opposite at the rack, hub or split between both to maintain the correct toe setting. Essentially what you are...
by tlracer
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: S2 Specific Topics
Topic: Bump steer
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: Bump steer

Shorten or lengthen depends on rack position - in front or behind the axle line.