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I'm in the process of buying a low mileage LE (59 plate) and on test drive, i noticed the clutch pedal to be a bit heavy initially but through the gears not noticeable. My hunch is it could be a hydraulic issue - master/slave seals perhaps but was looking for advice/reassurance etc. Car still has  couple of months left on warranty.

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Clutch weight seems to vary on pre-2012MY Evora NA. Some are very heavy, others appear to be less noticeable. 

Mine has always been heavy...even with a new clutch and lightened flywheel at 68,000 miles. I hardly notice it now, though the Sport 410 I also drive is noticeably lighter. Perhaps I have a hydraulic issue, though main dealer has not suggested that.

So it may be a specific issue or just the way it is on your purchase.

Hangar111 do a 'gearbox in' clutch change, main dealer is engine out. May be worth a chat to Hangar111 as they seem to have useful experience of Evora.

Justin

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My Evora S  (63 plate) had a heavy clutch, when at traffic lights or in a queue situation would take it out of gear rather than sitting for 30 secs or whatever.  The clutch on the gt430 seems lighter as I can hold it down longer at lights or in slightly queuing traffic.  If you live near another evora owner, ask them just to have a quick feel of the pedal or try theirs as well (don't even need to actually drive it...)

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My 2010 NA is heavy and clunky at cold start until warms up after 20 mins then clutch seems a little easier but it might be how I perceive things than reality ?

my car is nearing 60k on original clutch so possibly banking on a clutch replacement in next couple of years ????

not sure if clutch is replaced then cables etc are done I assume it makes a difference Hangar 11 or lotus dealer can advise as well as the very knowledgeable folk on this forum 

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6 hours ago, Hedcat said:

I'm in the process of buying a low mileage LE (59 plate) and on test drive, i noticed the clutch pedal to be a bit heavy initially but through the gears not noticeable. My hunch is it could be a hydraulic issue - master/slave seals perhaps but was looking for advice/reassurance etc. Car still has  couple of months left on warranty.

When I got my Evora this year I thought it was slightly heavy to press the clutch but having been in others they are all the same. I did a test by putting some packing on the seat to lift my position and found it helped as pressing the clutch peddle down as compared to pushing it straight. I also noticed the same issue when I had a VX220 and a Europa Vs normal daily cars. Replacing the master/slave cylinders will not help the heavy peddle feeling.

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On 01/01/2022 at 09:24, Hedcat said:

I'm in the process of buying a low mileage LE (59 plate) and on test drive, i noticed the clutch pedal to be a bit heavy initially but through the gears not noticeable. My hunch is it could be a hydraulic issue - master/slave seals perhaps but was looking for advice/reassurance etc. Car still has  couple of months left on warranty.

Did you buy it?

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