Lotus advise revised recommended cam belt change interval for 340R and Exige and S1


We reproduce below the text of recent correspondence sent to owner Justin Pressland :

Dear Mr. Pressland,

The recommended cam belt replacement interval for the 340R, is now 4 years
or 36,000 miles (60,000 km), whichever first occurs. The reduced time
interval is in line with all K-series powertrain Elise and Rover products.

Hope this helps.

Yours sincerely,

Dave Massey - Technical Service
Senior Technical Author
Lotus Cars Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0) 1953 608247
Fax: +44 (0) 1953 608253
e-mail: dmassey@lotuscars.co.uk
The information in this correspondence is confidential and intended for only
the addressee. Copying of the content or transmission in whole or in part
to a third party is strictly forbidden.

The implications for 340R owners are :

1. All 340R's (irrespective of date of registration) were manufactured in February 2000.

2. Therefore all 340R's are now due a cam belt change.

3. Cam belt change means body off to do the job properly.

4. Add at least £250 for body off to the dealer's cost of replacing the cam belt (Lotus Dealers quote 4 hours for body off and on)

5.As an example, the Lotus Service Department price for cam belt inc body off is £476.00 plus £48.04 for the belt = £524.08 plus VAT. Labour charge rate is £70 per hour.





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