If you are a potential rival Manufacturer that is outsourcing parts, you will not get the best/newest.shay2nak said:if the Elise is mechanical and the 2003 and on 2zz engines are drive-by-wire, why do we have the old engines then?
Well you know the Exhaust manifold is different and I'd guess the intake manifold is specific to the elise too. Does anyone know?AuburnSpyder said:I'm not aware of any differences between the engines other than the ECU and how the throttle is controlled.
I guess I should have specified internally. If I had to guess, I would say the Lotus engine is the current Toyota 2ZZ with a mechanical throttle, new ECU, and Elise specific manifolds. Maybe someone else knows for sure.Craigy said:Well you know the Exhaust manifold is different and I'd guess the intake manifold is specific to the elise too. Does anyone know?
Part of that is the throttle body....
There are a number of clear pictures of the engine in this thread:Craigy said:I was hoping for pictures, but if you have checked then I'll believe you....