Lotus Elan

Bluing on bumper above exhaust

PostPost by: david.g.chapman » Sun May 15, 2022 1:56 pm

On my +2, there is some bluing on the chrome bumper above the exhaust after a 50 mile run. The exhaust sticks out from the bumper by about 50mm. It's easily removed with polish, but is it a symptom of anything amiss?
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PostPost by: elans3 » Sun May 15, 2022 6:26 pm

Seriously doubt it, purely heat from the exhaust.
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PostPost by: elan_fan » Sun May 15, 2022 7:35 pm

Its oil and unburnt fuel. My Plus 2 had this (without any problems) when it was young and is normal

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PostPost by: david.g.chapman » Mon May 16, 2022 1:13 pm

Ok. Thanks for your replies.

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