Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: fastradio2 » Thu Oct 23, 2003 8:32 pm


I've got an Elan with a clutch problem....and am curious as to the best way to proceed:

Pull Engine
Pull Gearbox, or
Pull Entire drivetrain

Appreciate the help.

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PostPost by: Elanman99 » Thu Oct 23, 2003 9:01 pm

If its a two seater Elan you need to remove the engine only unless you have a Spyder chassis because the engine/gearbox wont come out in one unit.

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PostPost by: fastradio2 » Fri Oct 24, 2003 2:07 am

It's an S2 roadster...
Engine looks like a snap to remove!

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PostPost by: Bill » Fri Oct 24, 2003 5:06 am

The engine / trans WILL come out as an assembly (tight fit) on a S2.

Done it a time or 2

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PostPost by: raygon » Fri Oct 24, 2003 9:32 am

Can anyone confirm they have removed a engine gearbox togther on a sypder space frame chssi for future reference.Last year I tried doing it but was unsucessful and had to split the engine and gearbox :o
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PostPost by: jrwiseman » Fri Oct 24, 2003 2:13 pm

I replaced the clutch in my S2 last year. Advice I got was about
50/50 for either way. I ended up pulling the engine and tranny
together as a single unit. It is a tight fit and took a bit of fooling
around to get it in and out. If you pull it as one unit, make sure
you get a lift setup that can easily change the angle of the
engine/tranny combo. It needs to go in steep and then level out
as you get further in :)

good luck

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PostPost by: steve » Fri Oct 24, 2003 4:45 pm

you can remove the engine and box together from a spyder chassis ,if your really clever you can remove it from underneath :o :blink: ;)
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