2006 Exige S

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Fonzey
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Oil Pressure gauge I think is fixed, but will see how it gets on. Wiring was definitely pinched somewhere, so may have pulled some connections out internally... but we'll see.

At Blyton it was just flashing and alternating between:
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and...
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I rerouted the wiring, patched up a couple of exposed areas and it's now reading correctly.... for now.

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Mine did this when the sensor was failing
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Fonzey
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andybond wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:18 pm Mine did this when the sensor was failing
Very unnerving when it starts blinking on the way to a trackday...! Also typical that the pressure one fails, it's the most critical one AND the most expensive to replace :roll:
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Indeed.

Imagine test driving your new exige and it reads correctly on the test drive but when on the motorway the blinking light comes on and FL appears.

Clench time.
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andybond wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:24 pm Indeed.

Imagine test driving your new exige and it reads correctly on the test drive but when on the motorway the blinking light comes on and FL appears.

Clench time.
:lol:
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Fonzey
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Small update, probably in vain... but we can only try.

I mentioned from the TD Report that the intake noise was a little grating by the end of the day, so I've made an effort to try and mitigate it. I don't have high hopes for it, but the intake kit 'design' that I ripped off (ITG do an all inclusive kit for this car, rebadged and sold by a few retailers like BOE) includes a 100mm flexi duct feeding the airbox from the side scoop. Whether this is for acoustics, airflow or both/neither(?) I really don't have a clue - but it's worth a go.

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My first job was to shorten the TB to filter silicone joiner as it was pushing the airbox too far into the clam, not leaving enough space for the 100mm feed duct.

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With it shuffled back towards the engine a couple of inches, this allowed me room to fit a short length of ducting.

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If it just moves the noise a foot to the left, then I'll consider it a success... in fact, providing it doesn't make anything worse I'll still consider it a success - as at least I have the 'complete' kit now.

Aside from that, I've finally got off my backside and started setting up something I've been wanting to do for years... which is setup a redneck alignment rig in my garage.

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I've got a pretty fresh geo on my car from Seriously Lotus with known figures for toe and camber, so I thought now would be a good time to get the rig setup and compare. If my measurements are a match for the measurements I got from Dave... then we can consider the rig a success!

So far so good, my toe angles all check out and I need to do a bit more work to make sure my camber measurements are properly calibrated (might need to make some small platforms to make sure the car is completely level) but I'm feeling pretty good about it. I'll probably not make any big changes as I'm happy with the car, but knowing I have a setup at home which I can trust will help me later when I inevitably start replacing parts or taking stuff apart. I'd really like to try running some more camber up at the front, so that might be my next job (shims are maxed, so will need to make a steering arm change or do some machining).
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Alignment rig is looking great! Hope the fishing line is straight ;) :lol:
Have you bought all the bits or made the wheel mounts and added a magnetic camber gauge?

The ducting might make a slight difference to noise, but I would think if it was thicker (i.e. silicone) you'd notice greater noise suppression. But like you, I haven't a clue! Worth a go, and looks neat :thumbup:
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I've actually upgraded my fishing line already :lol:

Started with some 8lbs mono I had lying around in the garage, it's fine but it's stretchy by design and very hard to see... may have tripped over it once or eight times.

I've now got some bright yellow fluro braided line, no give in this one so easier to hang tight and measure up against. It's the small things that count :mrgreen:

I did 40 or 50 miles on Friday lunchtime with the new airbox setup, it certainly is no worse and has moved the sound. Whether it's any quieter or less annoying is hard to say, my gut says yes but there's always the danger of confirmation bias. If it doesn't hurt my head by the end of my next trackday, I'll call it a success.
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Oh, and as for the camber gauge they're both Gunson items, magnetic gauge plus camber arm. You could take measurements from the brake disk in theory but with lips/grooves/etc it's hard to be accurate.
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Kyle if you need more camber the machined upright is the way to go
No need for spending on alloy arms etc etc, My elise, and Exige 360 both had machined uprights,
Very happy with on track performance etc etc
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