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If you mean it is slow to start and if you have Weber carburettors, have you tried priming the carbs.
If you remove the brass jet cover and pour a little petrol in to about half fill the float chamber, then the accelerator pumps will work and the engine should start and run long enough on the contents of the float chamber for petrol to arrive from the tank.
Best of luck
Eric in Burnley
1967 S3SE DHC ( the sun`s come out, I`m off)
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I had the same issues .
Restored my plus 2. Drove it every day for 3+ years on a London commute !
Never missed a beat
Changed jobs so couldn't commute by car anymore....
Lotus sulked for weeks
Then when it came to play time it would always have something wrong !
One time... fuel pump just stopped..... then a week later came alive !
Then wiring problems. .. poor earth stopped reliable spark... no lights.... dead battery.... stuck door lock...
It went on and on.
But as soon as I drove it once a week it healed itself !
I agree. LOTUS cars sulk.. they need to warm up and drive a bit to stay healthy....
Never had the same problem with any MG. Triumph TVR.... only one other marque needed weekly attention.... ferrari !!
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