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specifically the noise at low RPM's once the box was warm. Sounds like someone grinding up metal. "

That doesnt sound quite right..   mine whisper quiet ..warm or cold  have your  fluids ever been changed.?  think its the 4 or 5th year service .  simple job, makes a big difference to the 1sr and 2nd gear changing.. .. might help with the noise?   hanger 111 did mine... i can check what they used if you like?

Enjoy your car. they're brilliant..

 

 

 

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Thanks Andy.

I did a search, and it's a well known issue - plenty of people (even those with 400's) mentioning it, so it's not something I'm overly concerned about, just one of those things to get used to. However, I did find your thread about the gearbox oil. It's due its service next month (8th) so it'll be replaced as a matter of course, hopefully that will improve things.

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Congratulations Matt, lovely car you've got there. Sounds very similar to my story, a 150 mile each way drive to an event made me realise that an Elise 111s wasn't a great long distance car and the Evora much better suits my needs. 

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3 hours ago, MattyB said:

 I've no plans for it, other than getting the SR black pack, but otherwise it'll stay as is

NOOOO!

glad you’ve got it at last. Enjoy, I’m sure you will. I still miss it in many ways.

And yes the radio/nav interface is terrible!

The gearbox was never silent, but it was no noisier than any other. Oil was changed at 4or 5 year service I forget which, but it’s in the book and there’ll be an itemised invoice from back on track   

Enjoy 😀

A couple of old pics. 

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8 hours ago, MattyB said:

I've no plans for it, other than getting the SR black pack, but otherwise it'll stay as is.

YESSSS!     :harhar: @Colin P

Laser Blue is the colour to have and the black pack enhances it to the nth degree - looks longer, lower and meaner.

What's not to like about this?.........

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Congratulations on your acquisition and hope you have many years of enjoyment from it. Nearly 4 years with mine and the smile on my face is permanent, :happydance:.

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Congrats mate. Yep, my gearbox makes the same noise. Worried me at first, but been assured it's 'normal'.

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Glad you like it and thanks again for the patience with the bloody air con problems. Enjoy it!

Oh and I think Colin’s cd that he left in it when I bought it is still in the glove box 😂

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13 hours ago, smartonion said:

Glad you like it and thanks again for the patience with the bloody air con problems. Enjoy it!

Oh and I think Colin’s cd that he left in it when I bought it is still in the glove box 😂

It's an unwritten rule that you always leave an unwanted music CD for the new owner :D

I don't suppose you have an info on the dash cam, do you? I can't see a model number, or find anything matching online?

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The CD cost me a new one (was SWMBO’s). The dash cam is a cheapie Chinese job off eBay. If I recall correctly the instructions consisted of some thing like.

”Micro SD card you insert engine on it record and engine stop it terminal” :yes:

The plug for the Radio cost more than the camera. 

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Congratulations!  I've shared the road with that car a few times when Colin had it, including over on the Isle of Man.  Pic below.  Mine has the same transmission noise and had it when I bought it at 6 months old.  A Lotus factory engineer came out to listen to it and agreed it was noticeable but not anything to worry about.  Several thousand miles later and there have been no issues.  I use the uprated gearbox oil (there's a thread on here somewhere with the spec) and that makes it slightly quieter as well as making the gear change 3rd to 2nd a bit less sticky.  Although the Lotus service schedule says change it every 4 years I was advised to change it every 2 years, or annually if tracking it.

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23 hours ago, MattyB said:

I don't suppose you have an info on the dash cam, do you? I can't see a model number, or find anything matching online?

Colin's said about all I know. There's an SD card in it I think so it'll be recording. It doesn't hold the date when you turn the ignition off so if you want footage of a specific time it's a bit of a pain to find.

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