Since July I've been having an issue with the clutch on my 2014 Evora, after being stood in the garage for a few days the clutch pedal would sometimes be half way down and consequently make it difficult to engage gears. I could resolve it by lifting the pedal up with my foot and pumping it a few times. It would then be fine for maybe a week or so before happening again. These exact symptoms occurred on early (pre 2013) Evoras and Lotus seemingly fixed it at the time by replacing the original metal master cylinder with a plastic version. Being a 2014 car mine already had the plastic version and yet I was having the same problem. I took it to PJS Sportscars who initially tried bleeding the system to see if that might improve things but whilst trying to bleed the system it soon became obvious to them that the master cylinder was indeed at fault so we ordered a new one. Whilst the master cylinder is relatively cheap fitting it would entail removal of the front clam so I was looking at a bill in excess of £600! Although my car is out of warranty by more than a year now it has only done 13,000 miles so having to replace a part like the master cylinder was more than a little disappointing for me. Paul Shipley thought so too and kindly offered to plead my case with Lotus to see if they might offer some goodwill towards the cost of repair. He came up trumps because not only did they cover the cost of the master cylinder, hoses and fluid they also covered 2/3 of the labour costs as well! Thanks Paul!
I picked it back up from PJS yesterday, just in time for Lotus 70 so I'm more than happy with that
Thanks again Paul and all at PJS, we'll no doubt see you on Saturday