I heard that the Esprit has a bad transmission

Discussion in '2002 Lotus Esprit V8' started by Gamer55, Oct 12, 2002.

  1. I heard that the transmission isnt the best because the oil is bad and the engine and transmission have to be warmed up to the right temp in order to make high rpm shifts. And if it isnt warmed up to the right temp you will destroy the transmission and then you will have to buy a whole new one.
     
  2. Re: I heard that the Esprit has a bad transmission

    Yikes! I read in a magazine some time ago that the shift linkage was sloppy, but I can't say I ever heard that one. I know that the Esprit comes with an open differential. Yuck. I'm pretty sure a limited-slip unit is available though.
     
  3. Re: I heard that the Esprit has a bad transmission

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  4. Re: I heard that the Esprit has a bad transmission

    yup, and that is expensive. they use renault trannys. they, for lack of a better word, suck! sloppy, etc. the guy i know who has one is putting in a 6 speed racing tranny.
     
  5. Re: I heard that the Esprit has a bad transmission

    ya right they suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Re: I heard that the Esprit has a bad transmission

    ya right they suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Re: I heard that the Esprit has a bad transmission

    ya right they suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Re: I heard that the Esprit has a bad transmission

    Ok... to clear a few thins up. No, the temperature thing is not right. The engine and tranny dont have the best partnership, but the tranny can be changed very easily, the gear ratios I mean. this car can be boosted to 10-20 MPH extra of top speed with very little work and tuning. Yes, the limited-slip availibe is a very good addition to put into the car
     
  9. Re: I heard that the Esprit has a bad transmission

    It's not like that. The transmission is just very uneven nad sort of bumpy. It is quite easy to miss a shift ,and it just feels terrible. However, if I got an Esprit, I would just put in a new gearbox. IT would be worth it for 10k to make my 90k car almost perfect.
     
  10. Re: I heard that the Esprit has a bad transmission

    Yeah, the trabsmission is the Esprit weak spot. Everything from the dynamic ability to the styling is perfect, though.
     
  11. Re: I heard that the Esprit has a bad transmission

    ugh, no lsd. how strange. no wonder the guy in pretty woman couldnt shift if it has a bad tranny. u can still change it.
     
  12. Probably true
     

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