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post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2019, 03:56 PM
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Had an ECU dump on my 06 Exige done and it showed 13K+ as top rev. I told the Lotus service manager that wasn't possible, as the only way to get that overrev was to miss a shift, and the math was easy enough, would've had to put it in 1st at about 90 miles an hour. Chaos would've ensued.

He said it didn't matter, the ECU couldn't be wrong, so engine warranty was void. Elevated to Lotus USA Service manager, who got in touch with Hethel, and the factory indeed said it was an ECU problem, and they sent an email communication verifying that at that point in time, there was no over rev. All documentation conveyed when I sold the car.

They attributed it to a hiccup in the first year moving to drive by wire. Your 08 S240 was 2 years after that. Have heard of 06's with this problem, not an 08.

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