Lotus Europa Servicing

The Lotus Europa was the first mass-produced mid-engine road car and was based on a prototype built to compete for the contract to build the Ford GT40 Le Mans race car in the early 1960s. The Europa was designed and built to be an embodiment of Chapman's oft-stated philosophy of automotive design: "Simplify, then add lightness." 

The four-wheel independent suspension was typical of Chapman's thinking; the rear suspension consisted of two relatively large trailing arms, one lower locating link per side, and the axles were used as upper locating links; very similar to Formula racing car designs of that era. Aside from the doors, bonnet, and boot, the body was moulded as a single unit of fibreglass. The car's handling prompted automotive writers to describe the Europa as the nearest thing to a Formula car for the road.

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Model Interim Service Full Service
Lotus Europa £280 £580
Lotus Europa Twin Cam £310 £610
Optional Extras Price
MOT Test £54.85

All prices include parts, labour and VAT.

Whats included in a Lotus Europa service?

Service Item Interim Service Full Service
Fit covers to seats, foot wells, steering wheel and front of body x x
LUBRICATION    
Renew engine oil and filter x x
Inspect engine & transmission for oil leaks x x
Check transmission oil x x
Renew transmission oil   x
Renew differential oil   x
ENGINE    
Renew spark plugs x x
Top up carburettor piston dampers  x x
Check advance/retard mechanism x x
Lubricate carburettor controls   x x
Lubricate distributor  x x
Replace distributor contact points x x
Inspect auxiliary belt condition x x
Clean carburettor suction chambers & pistons    x
Check & adjust valve clearances    x
Renew air cleaner element    x
COOLING SYSTEM    
Inspect radiator, hoses & pipework for damage or leaks. Clean radiator fins x x
Check engine water coolant level x x
Renew engine coolant   x
BRAKING SYSTEM    
Inspect parking brake adjustment x x
Inspect operation of brake tell tales x x
Inspect brake pad thickness & disc condition x x
Inspect brake hoses, pipes & hydraulic units x x
Check brake/clutch fluid level x x
Renew brake/clutch fluid   x
STEERING & SUSPENSION    
Check security and condition of front & rear suspension x x
Lubricate all grease nipples x x
Inspect dampers for leaks and performance x x
Inspect front and rear wheel bearings for play x x
Inspect condition of rubber donuts x x
Inspect steering ball joints and gaiters x x
Inspect free play at steering wheel x x
Lubricate steering rack and pinion x x
WHEELS & TYRES    
Inspect tyre condition and set pressures x x
ELECTRICAL    
Check battery & terminals for security & condition x x
Inspect operation of all lights x x
Inspect operation of all electrical equipment x x
BODY    
Inspect adjustment of hinges and latches x x
Lubricate door locks and hinges x x
Inspect operation & condition of seat belts x x
Inspect wiper operation & top up windscreen washer reservoir x x