New(ish) car .. not really Lotus Content and a long wait..

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Post by j2 lot » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:44 pm

:withstupid Keep the updates coming. I don’t know how you can contain the excitement. Although I guess the Jeep,is the maybe the antidote to Stratos excitement. :wink:
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Post by renmure » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:13 pm

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The Jeep... there's a joke in there somewhere about them seeing you coming - with all the lights of course :blackeye
I don't really watch much telly so had never heard of the Queer as Folk connotations with Jeeps. It was only after a ton of comments from mates and things on FB that I twigged that it wasn't anything personal. :blackeye
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Post by Evoman » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:17 am

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Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:02 pm
So another small update for anyone still awake.

Apparently my oil leak wasn't really anything significant and LB sorted it. Oil was dribbling down a threaded plug in the cylinder head when the engine was running but because it was behind the cam wheels it wasn't obvious where it was coming from on the rolling road at the mapping sessions. So.... it goes back to the rolling road next week to be properly set up.

This is a quick video (that I'm not really meant to share yet) taken down at LB a couple of days ago after the leak was sorted. LB say that it's running just on the base map so not ideal, you can hear a flat spot in mid-range and the throttle bodies need balancing... but as a starting point they say it's chuffing awesome!!

Watch on YouTube

More to follow next week I expect :blackeye
That is going to be epic. I have one of those engines in standard guise in my GTA and it is an absolute joy and bloody quick. In this tuned spec with throttle bodies in the back of a Stratos is blowing my mind :shock: 8)

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Post by renmure » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:39 pm

A sneak preview, just for SE at the moment, of a clip of one of the RR sessions.

As I said previously, part of the appeal for me was to have a Pop-Bang-Flame mode in the selectable mapping to get the full-on rally car effect. This is a gentle reving clip they sent to show me what it will be like. Imagine when it's on full chat!!

Whoop Whoop. :blackeye

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Post by Evoman » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:58 pm

Yaaas that's what we need, pops and bangs and flames 😁

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Post by j2 lot » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:19 pm

Love it. Just don’t send the clip to Greta Thunberg, every ‘pop’ is additional polar melting :lol:
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Post by campbell » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:23 pm

Completely awesome, Jim.

My son James is beside himself with excitement over this, after his first rally this weekend (no Stratos sadly) and seeing several at Silverstone Classic in the summer.

Can we be first to come and see it when you get it?!
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Post by renmure » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:45 pm

I'm getting a bit more excited myself at the moment.
They have a video of it on the rollers all the way up to 7000rpm but the bloke with the recording is off at the moment.
Apparently it's quite noisy.
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Post by rossybee » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:02 am

Loving this Jim - your excitedness is wholly justified :mrgreen:

Question - for SVA or whatever the test it'll have to pass, will it just be a case of switching it to a standard map and all will be rosy with noise/emissions etc?
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Post by renmure » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:36 am

There’s no cats fitted so I’m not sure if there’s a Volkswagen-esq MOT map or if it will go through the test with a different IVA compliant quieter exhaust because I guess I’ll have the same issue when it needs a first MOT after 3 years.
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Post by renmure » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:05 am

I got some pics back from the mapping session on the Rolling Road.
I'm taking a run down to Nottinghamshire to see the car during the week so should get a better idea of how it sounds in real life.

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Post by campbell » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:49 pm

Awesome

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Post by chrisdb » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:56 pm

Those wheels :mrgreen: :thumbsup

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Post by renmure » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:14 pm

I guess I'll be unlucky if I find another car in the Tesco carpark with yellow wheels :D
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Post by rossybee » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:46 pm

renmure wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:14 pm
I guess I'll be unlucky if I find another car in the Tesco carpark with yellow wheels :D
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