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Everest Chip S2

Postby V8vroom » Wed 09.09.2015, 15:34

Hi all, did a search but didn't come up with anything... anyone put a stock V4 Everst Chip in their otherwise standard S2? If so can you report on the subjective difference in acceleration / torque---- I have a 360 Modena so I know what fast acceleration is and at present the Elan S2 feels more like my daily driver a Suzuki Swift Sport (0-60 8 secs??) - it would be nice for it to feel quick rather than 'warm'
Anyone want to admit what the increase in insurance has been? (currently for me paying around £150 with a well known Norfolk insurer!!)

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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby Fredjohn » Wed 09.09.2015, 16:49

V8vroom wrote:Anyone want to admit what the increase in insurance has been? (currently for me paying around £150 with a well known Norfolk insurer!!)

all best

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Hi
Can't comment on first part fully as I have an SE, but have driven it with and without the Everest Chip and I could definitely tell the difference: much brighter, more responsive and a much more get up and go feeling. BUT I don't drive a Modena, so my benchmarks are slightly different.

With regards to the insurance, mine is on a classic policy and the Everest chip made no difference: I asked them to quote with or without it: same price.
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby Rambo » Wed 09.09.2015, 17:20

What's happening on the boost gauge when you floor it ? And is the turbo working OK ? I know when I picked up my 1st M100 I was a bit disappointed compared to my Golf GTi but it was soon confirmed by the garage that the wastegate actuator was sticky. A quick "wastegate wiggle" with pliers sorted that out in seconds and the car was transformed . No problems since but an Everest chip does make huge difference in performance adding a reputed extra 35 bhp, taking it from 165bhp in the SE to 200bhp. Not sure of figures for the S2 though

The Everest chip has made no difference to either of my premiums. I am also on a limited miles, classic car insurance scheme
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby V8vroom » Wed 09.09.2015, 19:37

Great - sounds like a no brainer!

It does feel quick on boost although I believe it's a well known fact that although it's only 10bhp down on the SE its noticeably slower esp to 100 mph (where legal :wink: )
The 360 has 400 bhp so is clearly in a different league but the Élan holds its own in the smile factor driving to work on a sunny day on some twisties! The 360 doesn't get to commute!!!!
Sounds like I need to get myself a chip and with the instructions online should be a fairly straightforward fit once the glove box is open?
I just need to see if Kelvedon can work out where my oil leak is coming from as they couldn't find a cause a few weeks ago! Happy Lotus Days :) :)
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby HJ2 » Wed 09.09.2015, 19:41

If you empty the pre-cat, (or ditch the main cat) figures should approx. be the same for the S2 as well.
You definitely should notice the difference, even when your S2 is completely stock!

If you want a more snappy ride:

Bigger exhaust
Downpipe without pre-cat
Loose main cat
Everest or switcher chip
Wastegate port
Clean or swap injectors
set proper base timing
+some details...

:porn: :burnout:


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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby steve matthews » Wed 09.09.2015, 20:45

HJ2 wrote:If you want a more snappy ride:

Bigger exhaust
Downpipe without pre-cat
Loose main cat
Everest or switcher chip
Wastegate port
Clean or swap injectors
set proper base timing
+some details...


Don't get me started :cheers:

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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby rip » Wed 09.09.2015, 23:43

Dead easy to fit:
With the ECU out & end cover off, you will see the MEMCAL which can be removed. The MEMCAL plugs into your new chip & then the chip plugs into the board. It will be obvious when you see it.
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby HJ2 » Thu 10.09.2015, 00:52

Oh yeah... Oil leak:
Check CAS and blind plug seals in the head. They tend to leak.
Replace with viton..,
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby Andy C » Thu 10.09.2015, 01:17

I have an Everest chip in my otherwise totally stock S2 .. and whilst I don't have a F360 to compare it too, I can compare it to my track prepared S2 Exige.

The little M100 with the chip is "zippy", it definitely feels initially more lively than the Exige .. however once the Exige hits 5500 rpm, the M100 quickly disappears in the rear view mirror.

.. and it eats Suzuki Swift's for breakfast :burnout:
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby bingoking » Thu 10.09.2015, 08:27

Sounds like I need to chip my S2.
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby Fredjohn » Thu 10.09.2015, 09:22

bingoking wrote:Sounds like I need to chip my S2.
By the way what's Elysium


It's the top version of mountain chips. Check it out on link at top under v4&v5 switcher kit.
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby V8vroom » Thu 10.09.2015, 11:22

Thanks guys!

Definitely going to Chip now!!

Will check out Viton things.....it's going in for MOT next week with Kelvedon so they can have another sniff around!!

Will keep you posted..... I don't know what it is with the Lotus but you just want to cherish it like an old pet!!! I wonder how much money I'll throw at it over the next few years !?!?!?!?!

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PS anyone go the the Cambs Lotus meet in Nassington????????????? Could do with knowing a friendly local M100 person in South Lincs / Cambs who knows a bit about mechanics etc
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby V8vroom » Thu 10.09.2015, 11:26

They are out of stock!!!! :( :( :(
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby V8vroom » Thu 10.09.2015, 11:28

Andy C wrote:I have an Everest chip in my otherwise totally stock S2 .. and whilst I don't have a F360 to compare it too, I can compare it to my track prepared S2 Exige.

The little M100 with the chip is "zippy", it definitely feels initially more lively than the Exige .. however once the Exige hits 5500 rpm, the M100 quickly disappears in the rear view mirror.

.. and it eats Suzuki Swift's for breakfast :burnout:


very good Andy! It's a Swift Sport so reasonably nippy - providing you keep revs aboue 5000rpm!! I thought it's FWD handling was excellent - until I drove the Elan S2 which just seems to corner in another world!!!!!!!!
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby Saltire » Thu 10.09.2015, 20:43

V8vroom wrote:They are out of stock!!!! :( :( :(


All of them have apparently been out of stock for some while now :? Don't know if there will be any more any time soon, but those who have them must be laughing :-D
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby HJ2 » Thu 10.09.2015, 21:22

Just send an email and practice some patience :D
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby rip » Thu 10.09.2015, 21:47

Saltire wrote:
V8vroom wrote:They are out of stock!!!! :( :( :(


All of them have apparently been out of stock for some while now :? Don't know if there will be any more any time soon, but those who have them must be laughing :-D

I believe they are made to order therefore always out of stock.
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby bingoking » Fri 11.09.2015, 00:08

Fredjohn wrote:
bingoking wrote:Sounds like I need to chip my S2.
By the way what's Elysium


It's the top version of mountain chips. Check it out on link at top under v4&v5 switcher kit.


Found the link but to be honest it is all double dutch to me.
How do I find out what my ECU PROM id is? Will it get me into the Royal Albert Hall on the last night? :D
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby HJ2 » Fri 11.09.2015, 06:58

Nothing wtong with double dutch....
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Re: Everest Chip S2

Postby rip » Fri 11.09.2015, 08:17

bingoking wrote:How do I find out what my ECU PROM id is?


If you have Elanscan, then this will tell you.
If you have an S2 then you should have a 1499.
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