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Evora clutch change poll...

Has your Evora had a new clutch (based on wear or age related failure)  

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Let's put this to bed. Do you have an Evora and if so, has the clutch been changed? I'm pretty confident that the resounding majority will be a 'no' but let's see for sure :)

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Yes, but not because of failure. I had it changed as part of my purchase deal on the grounds that I wasn't convinced that it wasn't a bit tired and it meant that the car had a thorough 'going over' before I took delivery. It was, quite simply, part of the deal that we agreed. Peace of mind all round and costs shared.

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No, and same as C8RKH, 2010 car and 18.5k miles

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Does the manual box get fitted to this engine in any other applications, or is it Lotus specific?

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It's the Toyota EA60 and is used in tonnes of cars as you can imagine.

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Apart from the Lotus specific mounting plate that no one else uses, between the engine and gearbox.

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No, April registered 2010 NA with 20,000 miles

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No, 2011 S 19k

No, 2013 S SR 6k

No, 2015 400...........er................1.2k. :D

 

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Just me then! ....and I didn't start any rumours!

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No, 2009 LE N/A 10K (I think for all mileages from memory as offshore at the mo)

No, 2010 N/A 15K 

No 2010 N/A 18K

No, 2011 S currently at 19K

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No. Mines one of the first to come off the line, chassis number 0748 and they start at 0721 and mine's done 32500.

In fact it's been a very reliable Lotus indeed, I was expecting some gremlins being such an earlier car but so far only minor ones which have either cost nothing to fix or very little. Up to now it's looking like it's even more reliable than my Audi A5!

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@Superdavelotus it's a shame you almost (to my eyes) sound surprised that your Evora is more reliable than your A5. Audi is consistently near the bottom of reliability surveys yet everyone still believes they are as good as the Audi 80, 90 and 100s of the 1980s and early 1990s. 

I think this survey (nice idea bibs) is showing that the Evora from a clutch perspective is fairly solid. 

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No, not because of wear or failure. The gearbox failed and a new clutch was fitted  as a matter of course during the work.

2009 LE 26k miles

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I was wondering just the other day why it was that most Esprits for sale where at 60k miles or thereabouts. Seems like a lot of early NA's out there at just under 20k! ;)

The general consensus seems to be that whilst a new clutch might not be cheap, it's not a  common occurence.

In fact it's cheaper to get the clutch done than to get two new headlamps fitted!!!

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2010 N/A 31k miles.  I'm voting yes as it'll be going in for a new clutch very shortly.

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Does it need one?.....don't understand why it's in the future?

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4 hours ago, theelanman said:

Does it need one?.....don't understand why it's in the future?

I believe so.  Clutch is heavy and bite point is very high (circa 80% of pedal travel).  Car has been looked at and I've been told there's nothing else that can be done to improve those symptoms.

It's still in the future as I am currently getting quotes, and deciding whether to swap to the clutch & flywheel from the Evora S as part of the work.

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