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hda
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Hello everyone, I just imported a Titanium Silver 2001 Exige S1 from France to Italy.

Currently undergoing some maintenance as it has been neglected for some time. And dealing with a limp mode.

I have never had a Lotus and was originally looking for a clean S1 135 - it is hard to resist the fascinating crazy concept of the Exige S1 and who am I to resist?

It has around 30,000km, a larini exhaust (not correct) and Nitron suspensions.

I am hoping to be able to share some driving impressions soon when we will get rid of the ecu problem
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Rob999
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I look forward to reading about the journey…oh and pics 👌
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hda
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Rob999 wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:54 am I look forward to reading about the journey…oh and pics 👌
Thanks! I was trying to upload them unsuccessfully
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andybond
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As above! Looking forward to the trials and tribulations of your journey
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hda wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:24 am Image
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Rob999 wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:54 am I look forward to reading about the journey…oh and pics 👌
Thanks! I was trying to upload them unsuccessfully
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thommo
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Welcome! Can't wait to hear more of your S1 experiences. What's the history of the car?
Exige S1 No: 139
hda
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thommo wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 11:38 am Welcome! Can't wait to hear more of your S1 experiences. What's the history of the car?
Thanks! Found it last summer in the south of France, it has maintenance receipts for the past 10 years for maintenance mainly, distribution updated 4000kms ago and 2 years ago, they also did the head at that time.

Since I got it I replaced all 4 rotors and pads, spark plugs, radiator and hoses, cooling fan (preventative) and did the fluids.

The ridiculous thing is that I have not driven it yet! A friend of mine tested it last year for me and apparently it was running fine that time.

I guess it’s my luck…
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thommo
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Thanks for the update. Hoping for a run out in mine tonight in the sunshine.
Exige S1 No: 139
hda
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How do you find the production number of my Exige?
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thommo
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Lift the "bonnet" and its the last three digits on the long VIN number on the sticker mounted to the right as you look at the car from the front (at least on right hand drive cars it is). With LHD it might be on the left as you look at the car from the front?
Exige S1 No: 139
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