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But I'm also worried about the hole in the side for the set screw - I have a problem with finding "imperfections" like that with my finger tips, and then become obsessed with it. I might end up constantly rubbing the set screw hole with my finger...
Just put some joint compound in there and you won't feel it anymore (or see it, unless you're really looking).
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I might end up constantly rubbing the set screw hole with my finger...
is rubbing the screw hole with your finger necessarily a bad thing???
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is rubbing the screw hole with your finger necessarily a bad thing???
but you can't actually get your finger inside, that's the problem!



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National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Site :http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/pr...ls/results.cfm. All recalls and TSP's for all makes of cars.

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OCD like Monk? Fill the hole...or add a second one? WIPE!
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The link doesn't have any info. Was there a recall listed?




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The link doesn't have any info. Was there a recall listed?

Yes, there is as recall listed. Just do a search on the site.

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The link doesn't have any info. Was there a recall listed?
The recall hasn't officially started yet - it's just Lotus notifying the government that they are inviting one. They will be sending out recall notices...

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If your car is going into the dealership, it seems that they are doing the replacement now. Mine was just done, when my car was in for an oil change.

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If your car is going into the dealership, it seems that they are doing the replacement now. Mine was just done, when my car was in for an oil change.
Randy yours had a defect in the shift lever and we had a new shaft in stock.
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Thanks Don for giving me the shaft!

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Not quite yet. I've spoken to my service manager about this twice already. I have a bit of work to be done and I'm delaying it until the recall starts so I don't have to go back twice.


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Yes, there is as recall listed. Just do a search on the site.
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Report Date : January 22, 2006 at 10:42 PM
SEARCH TYPE : VEHICLE
YEAR : 2005
Make : LOTUS
Model : ELISE
Type : PASSENGER CAR

Results : 1 | All records displayed
Make : LOTUS Model : ELISE Year : 2005
Manufacturer : GROUP LOTUS PLC
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V571000 Mfg's Report Date : DEC 21, 2005
Component: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1740
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, THE GEAR LEVER MAY BREAK.
Consequence:
THIS COULD RESULT IN THE INABILITY TO CHANGE GEARS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
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DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE GEAR LEVERS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LOTUS CARS USA AT 1-678-417-9073.
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LOTUS RECALL NO. 2006 / 1R. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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Report Date : January 22, 2006 at 10:42 PM
SEARCH TYPE : VEHICLE
YEAR : 2005
Make : LOTUS
Model : ELISE
Type : PASSENGER CAR

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Make : LOTUS Model : ELISE Year : 2005
Manufacturer : GROUP LOTUS PLC
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V571000 Mfg's Report Date : DEC 21, 2005
Astonishing! Sounds just like the direct reference that started this thread.

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Old shifter = new paperweight

Well, I for one will be asking for that old shifter as a souvenir - might make a nice paperweight/conversation piece.....
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Thanks Don for giving me the shaft!
uhhhhh....ummmmmm...ahhhhhh...ok.

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Well, I for one will be asking for that old shifter as a souvenir - might make a nice paperweight/conversation piece.....
I can speak for our Lotus Department only, all warranty parts are held for 90 days and many are returned to L.C.U.S.A. for inspection the same day.
I would think one of the clutch or brake pedals would make for a better looking
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I'm hearing three weeks from my dealer before they get the replacement parts.
He said approx 1700 cars affected.

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I can speak for our Lotus Department only, all warranty parts are held for 90 days and many are returned to L.C.U.S.A. for inspection the same day.
I would think one of the clutch or brake petals would make for a better looking
paper weight.
All the best, Don
Since I already replaced my shifter with the B&M, can I just hand in the old one for the new shifter in case I ever want to go back to stock?
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