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Lotus 2011 Easter Queensland

PostPost by: rgh0 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:51 am

Just thought I would get to post the first entry into the new section !!!!
Who is going ?

I will be trailering my Elan up with the family from Melbourne. Though i am tempted to drive the plus 2 up but I dont think my wife would be happy without aircon all that way and its a bit cramped for my son in the back plus luggage

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PostPost by: RedS4 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:49 am

THINKING about it... Just wondering how an S4 would handle the trip from Sydney - especially with the nightmare that is Easter traffic. She doesn't like stop-start stuff very well (read - overheating like a b@#%h)... :?
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PostPost by: gordont » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:42 am

sorry you can count me out.

Evan - fit a bigger radiator and elec fan and you will be sweet.

Hey Rohan - I was worried about your elans and the Brisbane floods, didn't you used to live in Brissy?
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:59 am

No always been in Melbourne though my garage does flood on occassion :cry:
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PostPost by: RedS4 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:41 pm

gordont wrote:Evan - fit a bigger radiator and elec fan and you will be sweet.


Electric fan fitted and is on when the ignition is on - just not enough if not moving. Obviously a bigger rad is the go ($$$$). Why, Colin, did you fit a smaller rad on the S4 than the S3? Was it THAT much cheaper??? :?
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PostPost by: ElliottN » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:24 am

Evan,
I have the smaller, stock rad in my S4 and no electric fan and I NEVER have problems with overheating.
Ordinarily the car runs happily at around 165 degress C (which I have thought may actually be a bit cool?).
In the worst situations (40 deg heat, bumper to bumper traffic) I get up to 190 deg C, but have never gone over that.
I do know the prev. owner had the rad recored (triple) and I have a plastic multi blade fan on the pulley.
As well it has the under rad ducting (well, blocking) and vents on the LHS of the engine bay - but that's standard stuff.
I don't know. Maybe I'm just lucky. Maybe I'm not trying hard enough........
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PostPost by: ElliottN » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:26 am

Oops.
Change those coolant temp references to degrees Fahrenheit - not Centigrade!
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PostPost by: RedS4 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:25 am

Hi Elliott
I think your secret is the triple core (that's 50% more radiator!!). I will reaaly have to investigate that (is there such a thing as quad core?? :roll: ).
That said, I have some corflute ready to form up into ducting when I get two spare moments together :? , and I am thinking seriously about cutting out the vents.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:27 pm

Four core radiators are available but why not just get an ally one?
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