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Old 01-20-2013, 07:05 PM
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First post here and I'm looking at an 04 with eGear. I'm coming off a 360 with the F1 transmission. A Lamborghini friend of mine says avoid the eGear at all costs, that it's full of problems and expensive fixes. I know the same was true with the early Ferrari F1's, but people have managed to find cheaper sources of hydraulic pumps, etc.

Should I avoid the eGear on an early Gallardo and hold out for a car with 3 pedals?
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Contemplating the same myself. I have owned Porsche cars for the last 22 years. All manuals. I know and understand manual gear box. There is some great knowledge and information here to read through.
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I never looked into an e-gear Gallardo. I've heard that e-gear can cause problems and can be very expensive to fix. I went with the traditional manual because it feels like you are actually driving and controlling the car.
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Op: f360 and gallardo uses the same source for f1 and egear. Made by same supplier. Egear is just a little jerky compare to f1. I have driven both.
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If you want egear spend the extra money and get 06+
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What is a realistic cost for replacement of eGear? And if replaced, would it make it as good as 06+ ?
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I use e-gear on my 06 Gallardo SE and have never had any problem with it.
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I never drove a 04 eGear but have heard that it is a little rough. I had no problems with my 08, but I think it was upgraded a bit from 06 on. It might be worth holding off for an 06.
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What is a realistic cost for replacement of eGear? And if replaced, would it make it as good as 06+ ?
Replacement cost of actuator + "whatever"......$16,000 for "new" (when my 06 Spyder went bad Lambo of Washington, DC quoted me this

Took it to Steve Arena (Arena Motors in NJ) rebuilt it for $5,800!
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From what I understand, e-gear has an actuator ($10k-ish?), pump ($500-ish?), and shift rods (few hundred $$$?). I'm sure there are other parts involved to complete the system, but these 3 parts seem to be areas of most concern.

Most dealer take the replacement route, few dealers suggest the rebuild route. I believe there's a fellow G owner from Oklahoma on fchat that has found sources for these parts or for rebuilding these parts that make owning e-gear more palatable.

For the Porsche guy, e-gear to me is akin to the 996 M96 engine risk. The guys on rennlist will tell you to not worry about it and just enjoy your 996. I dread the day that I encounter e-gear issues, but in the meantime, I'm loving every second of it!
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