Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado Springs
Those Rear Toe-Link Nuts Are Scary
Bought my 06 Elise a month ago and Iíve learned a lot from this board. Just want to say thanks to everyone who stresses the seriousness of the rear toe links and the frequency which the nuts get loose.
I have 22k miles and probably just performed the first transmission fluid change, used MT-90. Everything went fine and I checked the rear toe links since I was there. The driverís side wasnít too bad, about a half turn loose from 39 ft-lbs. But the passenger side was scary. It had 5-10 ft-lbs on it and took 2.5 turns to get it right.
Would have been a mess if it let go. If you are new to Lotus, change the oil and check your toe links.
Also installed the Sector 111 shifter brace and Stanís mod. Shifting is must nicer.
2006 Chrome Orange Elise - 6.3 lbs/hp - MP-62 Supercharger, 3.2" Pulley, BOE Fast-Works Tune, Ported Head, MWR Stage 3 Cams, Penske Suspension, Cup Air Box, PPE Header with Catless Custom Twin Tip Exhaust, Fidanza Flywheel, ACT Clutch, MWR Water Pump + Alternator Pulley, 1900 lbs
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