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by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Nov 16, 2020 14:18
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 2118

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

Rang Adrian Flux this morning. Trying to beat Peter James' £575 (inc European breakdown). First quote was without any breakdown cover - £475 Then, additional breakdown cover to be added for EACH car! £42 for the Clan, £100 for the Camper, £100 Lotus! Policy Excess more - £300 v £200 Windscreen Exces...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Nov 14, 2020 19:38
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: RIP Oliver Winterbottom
Replies: 37
Views: 3102

Re: RIP Oliver Winterbottom

BTW. on the point of the right time, how about early spring?
In my book there is something even more special about respect served cold.
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Nov 14, 2020 19:35
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: RIP Oliver Winterbottom
Replies: 37
Views: 3102

Re: RIP Oliver Winterbottom

Likewise I would also up for some form of send off at the right time. I have a fond memory of him signing his book for me. He asked me what I wanted written with the autograph at donnington festival. I replied “I am just a simple man write what you wish” Oliver proceeded to sign the book with dedic...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Nov 08, 2020 16:17
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: RIP Oliver Winterbottom
Replies: 37
Views: 3102

Re: RIP Oliver Winterbottom

bash wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 14:47
..........................If Covid wasn't an issue we could have travelled to his funeral and given him a 'sound off' exhaust blast as he went past on his last drive, I bet he would have liked that.
Bash
+1

RIP
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:52
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 2118

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

Ive had a look, they should only fail a car if its near the fuel system or there is a risk of fire.......... Which means it open to interpretation by the tester, again !!!! Another interpretation is depending how much business the tester wants to drum up (dealer ?). I bet you can still pass a landr...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Nov 04, 2020 15:59
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 2118

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

Things got worse for me today! Still no head space to ring around insurance companies. :( My 30yo son rang early this morning to say he has put £60 of Diesel in the VW Camper and the fuel gauge still reads low... Turns out the numpty has filled the DRINKING water tank with DIESEL! How do I divorce m...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:43
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 2118

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

It really depends on what you call a heat shield - the Excel has three as far as I remember - one on the body just behind the exhaust manifold and one above each silencer. Not sure when those above the silencers were first fitted, but I think all had the forward one. The Elite has one on the nearsi...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Nov 03, 2020 23:00
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 2118

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

Never go to a dealer for an mot, Ive heard this story so many times. Plus, Ive never heard of the heat shield one ? Bash Yeah my old school MOT chaps told me last year that any missing heat shield is now a FAIL 2020 onwards rather than advisory. So that's exhaust, CAT shields etc. BUT the MOT man h...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Nov 03, 2020 18:33
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 2118

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

Didn't have the head space to ring around for insurance today! :roll: Replaced one front disc/pads on the daughters Prius. Too cold to do the other side...tomorrow it's set to be sunny..so it can wait. She was quoted by the Toyota main dealer (where she has a service plan) that it would cost £1600 t...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:48
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 2118

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

Im also offended, surely ex police officers should be on the list. I worked extremely hard at being a professional knob for over 29 years. Could you please edit your list and include me. Bash Ps, Im enjoying the sillyness here, its been sadly lacking of late and we have all been letting the club do...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:34
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 2118

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

Peter, I have to say how offended I am by your remark. I used to be a journalist before I opened my estate agency and I can tell you I currently have many satisfied clients. I also intend to stand for Parliament at the next general election in 2024. Last year my wife left a successful career in ban...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Nov 02, 2020 20:45
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 2118

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

Thanks for the advice. Going to ring round all recommendations tomorrow and report back here. Insurance folk are in the same league as journalists, estate agents, politicians, bankers, lawyers, vampires and parasites in my book, so I guess there will be quite a lot of variation in blood loss ... dep...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Nov 02, 2020 15:36
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 2118

Re: Peter James Insurance price hike

I use Routen Chaplin for my Elite restoration project - might be worth giving them a call. I was given their details by a fellow Lotus owner who worked for them. Pete Thanks Pete. They a a new one on me (which is good). Will call them tomorrow. Right now I have to to go into the garden to lay turf ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Nov 02, 2020 15:10
Forum: General
Topic: Peter James Insurance price hike
Replies: 35
Views: 2118

Peter James Insurance price hike

Just got a renewal quote from PeterJames with near £200 uplift on last year for a 3 vehicle policy as they changed the underwriter! Phoned them and they can't improve it. Point is they want nearly £600 for 3 vehicles (Lotus Clan and Camper) compared to £460 for FOUR vehicles last year when the Smart...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Nov 01, 2020 18:03
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Automatic transmission hesitation
Replies: 17
Views: 1712

Re: Automatic transmission hesitation

So...it's been almost three years since I visited this topic. Ultimately, the hesitation problem (fade out at start-off - low speed acceleration) returned. In late 2019, I took the car down to a carburettor specialist near Winchester on the recommendation of another owner. These guys definitely kno...