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Hi all

I wonder if any of you can help me i had quite a poor gear shift in my 88 turbo so bought a translator re furb kit, things are a lot better but i now encounter resistance when stationary and trying to select first gear if I put it into second first i can then select first gear easily, I have checked the adjustment of the translator and cables as per the workshop manual and all seems well, all other gears select easily. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers Ric

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Hi all

I wonder if any of you can help me i had quite a poor gear shift in my 88 turbo so bought a translator re furb kit, things are a lot better but i now encounter resistance when stationary and trying to select first gear if I put it into second first i can then select first gear easily, I have checked the adjustment of the translator and cables as per the workshop manual and all seems well, all other gears select easily. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers Ric

Hi Ric,

I have heard that some people have needed to adjust the position of the reverse inhibitor block after fitting the gearshift improvment kits. In one case, I heard that selecting 1st was as good as impossible without doing this. Not sure why this should be, I haven't realy contemplated it at length!

On my SE the translator to exhaust bracket tie rod length needed to be adjusted away from the Lotus recomended dimensions in order to get 1st easily (so the gearstick leans more to the RHS when no gear is selected). This may be worth trying before adjusting the inhibitor block (since the latter involves removing interior trim).

Good Luck

Malc Holmes

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