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Broken Gearbox.. :(

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It would seem my evora didn't want to leave it's birthplace and promptly shat it's gearbox leaving hethel last weekend :(

Makes a horrible noise if you attempt 6th gear and 3rd is very graunchy.. sounds rough when you push the clutch in too..  Limped it home in 4th/5th...

Gonna attempt a DIY as i've had the rear clam off before when doing the body repairs but I'm in search of a gearbox.. I dont mind the standard ratios so was wondering if anyone could point me to some replacement donor EA60 boxes?

Found this one but need someone in the know to confirm it'll fit! Will obviously do the clutch whilst it's all out...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132738991648

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It's not a small undertaking, as the engine/gearbox has to come out to separate them.  Also I would seriously consider rebuilding the one you have, rather than putting a scrapper in, as you don't know how long that will last.  At the least, open up the dead one to check what has failed.

Dave

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Ouch!

Having just done the factory tour, whilst in the engine shop we were told that the Evora gearboxes were spilt from the Toyota engines, moved to the other side of the shop, stripped, and rebuilt using Lotus internals. Indeed, we witnessed that happening. But I don't know whether that applies to the earlier Evora cars, though.

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Are your symptoms similar to these threads?

Although, if you managed to get home in 4th & 5th, I suspect not. 

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yeah I think you are right Dave 'll take it to a gearbox specialist and see what they have to say...

Not very impressed, but thats car ownership i guess, ups and downs...

 

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What a bummer...

This is a pretty unusual failure, especially on a lower powered N/A I would have thought?

As well as a new clutch, you could also maybe fit the lightweight flywheel...

Hope you can get it sorted without too much pain mate. 😳

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Sorry to hear about the failure, hope you get fixed-up soon.

I read somewhere that on the early CR gearboxes, the Lotus components used were not up to or within spec, so these are the ones with possible failure (the was a post on it  on another Lotus forum). I've not heard of failures on the original  LR gearboxes. 

Another post on here, regarding the E4*0 gearboxes, suggested Lotus have done some further internal changes beyond the in-spec CR components / LSD / oil cooler. It seemed to be components to aid shifting quality, in addition to the E4*0 external gearshift  mech. 

Might be worth asking a few deeper questions.... once you open up the failed gearbox, it would be worth getting the latest spec internal components that Lotus use 

 

 

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8 hours ago, pete757 said:

What a bummer...

This is a pretty unusual failure, especially on a lower powered N/A I would have thought?

 

Sadly it is well documented (but not too officially I am afraid) that a number of the early NA cars that had the CR gearbox fitted have potential issues. I believe it was to do with the hardness of the metal, essentially it was not hard enough, and so there can be excessive wear and then failure.  I do believe it only potentially affects 2009/2010 cars with the CR box and whilst a small number of failed only, it is still a major repair if it happens to you.

I hope you manage to get it sorted without a ruinously expensive financial hit @m6rk but if it is caused by the "internal issues" it may well be worth seeking a professional view of the failure and then approaching Lotus to see if they would help, though after 8 years that may be a tad of a stretch. I professional and very well experienced outfit like Hangar111 could really help you there.

Best regards and hopes for an acceptable outcome.

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