Thursday, 28 February 2008

MOT Time again

The Elise has been pretty reliable for the past few months (touch wood!) but it failed the MOT on a few bits and bobs...

ball joint
steering arm
front pads
leaky damper
drop link on arb
reg plate

I decided to get the whole lot done along with a few upgrades. Its come back from the garage with...

Fresh MOT and 'A' service (although I will still need to change the oil shortly)
Fit the CAT i bought a few months ago (decided to leave it on too)
Fit the S2 suspension bought a few months ago (car now about 20mm lower)
Stainless steel braided clutch hose (yay, no more red clutch syndrome!)
Steering rack fully reconditioned
RH ARB drop link
New EBC pads
New undertray fittings
Bonnet hinge re-threaded (thanks to the bodyshop who stripped them when it had the new clam!)
New front plate for MOT time (its going in the shed till next year!)
Fresh tracking for the new suspension (might need a geo soon i think)

Its driving much firmer now so doesnt bounce as much over rough surfaces. The steering is loads better, the rack must of really needed a refurb.

Only probs at the moment are..

Spongy brakes (should be ok when theyve worn in)
Minor understeer and a bit 'floaty' at speed, could need a geo or could be me not used to the new suspension
Bloody exhaust heatshield bracket is rattling again!!
New cant rail gasket needed to stop the softtop squeaking
Heater knob thing needs adjusting.
Fit locking nuts (forgot again!)

Anyway, cant wait for the summer ":-D"