Just wanted to poll for feedback from owners of 1.6 Elises (Elisii) and possibly latest 1.8 S.
I'm experiencing a reluctance to select 6th gear about, very roughly, 1 shift out of maybe 10.
But on the other hand, I've also noticed that there isn't sufficient clearance for the gearlever to move freely from 5th to 6th, and it's caused by the elliptical surround that provides the mounting for the leather gear level gaiter.
Here's a diagram I prepared earlier that illustrates this very simple lack of mechanical clearance,,,,
I've told the dealer about this and they've checked the shift cables twice - saying that the adjustment is spot on and they've informed Lotus about my concerns. Still not overly happy with it though!!
The Exige had a similar clearance problem but that was in the 5th gear position. Fixed that by taking the centre console off and creating more space within the elliptical surround (its only moulded plastic so easily done).
Anyone else having (or had) similar problems (remember I'm primarily interested in hearing from 1.6 and latest 1.8S owners).
Edited by Eric, 11 July 2014 - 8:04 PM.