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by thesurfbus
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 Elise Light Upgrades
Replies: 18
Views: 738

Re: S3 Elise Light Upgrades

Fitted the Osram Lasers last night, they were certainly brighter and whiter in the garage than the OEM candles, whats the best way to modify the rubber covers so they fit over the right angled connectors?
How do the bulbs come out of the driving lights, do I have to remove them first?
by thesurfbus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 Elise Light Upgrades
Replies: 18
Views: 738

Re: S3 Elise Light Upgrades

So i bought a pair of LED HB3 bulbs, however the heatsink and fan sticks out the rear of the light too far and touches the wheel arch liner, so have bought a Pair of Osram Laser bulbs to try instead, will report back on what they are like.
by thesurfbus
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 Elise Light Upgrades
Replies: 18
Views: 738

Re: S3 Elise Light Upgrades

I fitted LED bulbs to my previous VW Transporter, they were amazing at night, but the beam seemed to lose their shape, was forever getting flashed as well, passed MOT fine. My current T6 has Night Breakers. Probably going to try some LEDs. although I can only find one person selling H9Bs. I think th...
by thesurfbus
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 Elise Light Upgrades
Replies: 18
Views: 738

S3 Elise Light Upgrades

Has anyone upgraded their S3 Elise/Exige Headlights? Driving my S3 Elise this morning reminded me how bad the headlights are, on my S1 I replaced them with Osram Nightbreakers, but there appears to be less choice for the S3. Headlight (Dipped Beam) HB3A Headlight (Main Beam) H9B Driving Lights ????
by thesurfbus
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Car Care
Topic: Fabsil water proofer
Replies: 6
Views: 1490

Re: Fabsil water proofer

I did it with my S1 and it was really good, keep on meaning to do my S3.
by thesurfbus
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Back in an Elise
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: Back in an Elise

Porsche was a good car, but too sensible and had no soul.
Also a lot of Porsche haters out there...
by thesurfbus
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Just joined up...
Replies: 32
Views: 2119

Re: Just joined up...

Where about are you, I am in Rosewell, got an S3 now but had an S1 for 4 years.

Doug
by thesurfbus
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 Elise S engine mods
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Re: S3 Elise S engine mods

I am sure I read somewhere that PB Racing do a 300bhp kit for the S3.
My S3 came with the power pack which has a TRD Airbox and a Sports Exhaust.
by thesurfbus
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Was it you ?
Topic: Silver S1 **AOK Penicuik Leisure Centre
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Silver S1 **AOK Penicuik Leisure Centre

Looked like you were mopping up the interior after the torrential downpour
by thesurfbus
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Traction Control Light S3 Elise
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Traction Control Light S3 Elise

3rd party warranty, probably not worth the paper it's printed on
by thesurfbus
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Traction Control Light S3 Elise
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Traction Control Light S3 Elise

Think the Traction/ABS/Cruise are all related and a warning lamp is shown on the dash.
Drove 30 miles this morning and the light didn't come on.
by thesurfbus
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Traction Control Light S3 Elise
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Traction Control Light S3 Elise

The Traction Control Light has been coming on occasionally on my S3 Elise, but yesterday it was coming on just by pressing the brake pedal in my driveway. Suggestions on google are that its the brake pedal switch, but further reading suggests that was for the Evora. Anyone have any suggestions befor...
by thesurfbus
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: carwow
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: carwow

Was going to 2 years ago when the wife bought a new Merc A Class, but I said to the salesman (Willowbrae) that we could get a 15% discount through Carwow and they knocked that off the price of the car, makes a good negotiating tool. Was back in the Merc garage looking at a C Class estate, and they k...
by thesurfbus
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hardtops
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Hardtops

I did see that Silver hardtop on PH, but by the time I add shipping, painting and the buying the bits that appear to be missing, I may as well wait for one in the correct colour. Other option is to buy the lotushardtops version and put a matt black wrap on it then matt wrap my boomerang (roll bar co...
by thesurfbus
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hardtops
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Hardtops

Looking for a hardtop for my Elise S3, just want to confirm that its the same as an S2 (Short Tail).
Should I be looking for a genuine Lotus hardtop or are the aftermarket versions just as good e.g. LotusHardTops.
And finally does anyone have one for sale, ideally in Starlight Black?