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1,000 mile service

Post by Eric K » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:31 pm

My 1,000 mile service is looming.

The plan had obviously been to have Leven do it.

I'm now faced with a trip to Carlisle. (?)

What are people's thoughts on just getting it done by an Edinburgh based independent?

Might I be leaving myself open to potential warranty headache if something goes wrong?

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Re: 1,000 mile service

Post by rawsco » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:51 pm

Craig Moncrieff, his stamp is worth more than a lotus stamp. David Hayton in Carlisle are a shower!
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Re: 1,000 mile service

Post by ed » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:11 pm

A lot depends on how long your are going to keep it I think.

I would have no issue at all with a CMC stamp, however some buyers are a bit precious when it comes to FLSH etc.
I do not think Lotus is allowed to void a warranty if a service has been completed to their recommendations but I could be wrong. :scratch
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Post by robin » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:08 pm

Nightmare. Maybe you can persuade Lotus to countersign CMC stamp (under the circumstances) if you send the book off to the factory after the service (and the invoice too, maybe) - unreasonable to make you travel to Carlisle, especially as I don't suppose the 1,000 mile service is all that much - probably you can get it done same day and return home again. But I understand the FLSH predicament ...
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Post by campbell » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:09 am

If you’re going as far as Carlisle already, I’d look into other Lotus dealerships with stronger reps.

Then make a weekend of it

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Post by douglasgdmw » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:54 am

campbell wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:09 am
We went to Formula 1 in Newcastle and turned it into a wee holiday!)
Much nicer road and some lovely twisties down in the borders to get there.

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Re: 1,000 mile service

Post by j2 lot » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:43 pm

However Formula 1 in Newcastle is either no more or is no longer a Lotus dealer. Stoneacre in Newcastle got the franchise post Formula 1 but were dropped or pulled the plug, and key staff moved to Carlisle. You would need to travel even further South now for that weekend away!!
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Post by rawsco » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:26 am

I thought haytons got F1 then moved the franchise to Carlisle. I.e. how they got the Lotus Franchise
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Post by scott_e » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:59 am

That really is a bit of a nightmare. Completely understand the FLSH issue, especially on such a new vehicle. Although this is not a problem for me today it will be a problem at some point later this year. Driving to Leeds or Carlisle for a service is just crazy IMO. What I would say is , if I was buying a Lotus and it had a CMC service stamp it would not put me off at all. Heard nothing but great things about the level of service and professionalism.

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Post by Scotty C » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:28 am

Eric

i would contact Lotus and see what they say about using Craig.
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Re: 1,000 mile service

Post by mxvx » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:18 pm

Keep the car for life and use jim king or some other respected and well used by lotus owers locally or travel to Newcastle/other respected main dealer.

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Re: 1,000 mile service

Post by greyrigg » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:23 pm

I have the abs and traction control light on and was going to arrange to take the car to Leven but I have now booked it in at Carlisle. It is a warranty repair or I would have had no hesitation in going to CMC.

I think it is just a wheel speed sensor so no big deal.

Carlisle is only 35 miles away for me any way.

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Re: 1,000 mile service

Post by Eric K » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:04 am

Sorry to post the question and then disappear.

Thanks for all the replies.

I asked the dealer where I bought the car for advice.

The response is; "... it is perfectly acceptable and within the warranty guidelines to use a Lotus specialist, as long as they use genuine Lotus parts and follow the appropriate schedule".

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Re: 1,000 mile service

Post by j2 lot » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:05 pm

:thumbsup Common sense prevails. Now let’s hope the Lotus dealership has been taken over too, although nothing about it in the press. Or if not another one springs up soon.
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