Lotus Elan

Play in gear stick and feels a little vague and loose

PostPost by: JasonJ » Tue Mar 28, 2023 6:46 pm

Hi Gents
I’m new to forum as off yesterday, Have enjoyed reading posts, lots of knowledge here I can see, I have purchased a 69 plate +2 which is in pretty good mechanical condition. Could I ask for some advice please, my 4 speed box feels just a little sloppy, I can find all gears positively but float between gears is loose and stick is a little all over the place before I select gear, can someone suggest what I could do to tighten it up, I did consider a quick shift option from Kelvedon but not sure if that help. Any advice is much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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PostPost by: GLB » Wed Mar 29, 2023 3:28 am

check the anti sizzle bushing. Gary
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PostPost by: JasonJ » Wed Mar 29, 2023 5:52 am

Cheers Gary

Will check it out.
Thanks for reply
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PostPost by: jono » Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:50 am

Yes, check out the sizzle bush and also check the nylon cap is not winding it's way out.

A loose nyloc or roll pin on the gearstick is another possibility.
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PostPost by: smo17003 » Wed Mar 29, 2023 12:06 pm

Welcome to the forum Jason.

This topic link might be of help - viewtopic.php?f=37&t=36846

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PostPost by: JasonJ » Wed Mar 29, 2023 1:58 pm

Thanks Gents

It was a split pin in where a roll pin should be just below the nyloc nut, managed to get correct size roll pin. Back to how it should be.
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