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Old 01-14-2013, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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While the clam is off for recall, what should I replace?

I figured I could save some money while the front clam is off while they fix the oil cooler issue. What should I replace or upgrade? I've read about the radiator and the ac. Should I get those replaced even though they are working fine?
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You can upgrade the exhaust, fuel rail


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Old 01-14-2013, 09:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The radiator for sure.
Wouln't worry about the AC condensor though.

Braided stainless brake lines are the other one - but not critical, just if you want them.

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You can... but having the front clam is off won't help
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Wrong end of the car. Oil coolers are up front, unless you have the special "Momo edition".

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What r u talking about my special Momo edition has the oil coolers in the front, back, in the glove box and maybe a few other places, I am not sure if I got all of the places. Also it came with a red panda that lets me drive it in the carpool lane.
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If some of the vents inside the car don't work (defrost or face or foot) now is the time to examine or fix the heater related items which reside under the front clam.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Radiator, Resistor Pack for AC/heater blower.
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Yep folks..........the oil coolers are in the FRONT clam !
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You should just remove them completely and run a Setrab


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brake lines
roll bar - if you have a base, non adjustable.
remove AC, if you have ever dreamed to do so...
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roll bar - if you have a base, non adjustable.
You mean the front anti-roll bar, or sway bar? You do not need to pull a clam for that.

I'll have to look at the brake lines...
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The radiator for sure.
Because you fear the plastic parts in the radiator will fail, eh?

What all-metal radiator do you recommend?
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Not to hijack the thread, but would the oil line recall imply that we get a free oil change? Do we just need to provide the filter?
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Because you fear the plastic parts in the radiator will fail, eh?
Correct - and from personal experience

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What all-metal radiator do you recommend?
I selected this one - Elise Parts - Engine & Gearbox - Cooling - Aluminium Upgraded Radiator

but I suspect you will get this one cheaper in the US - proRAD for the Lotus Elise and Exige-Sector111

I don't see the benefit of the triple pass ones.
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I was looking at the sector 111.
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I was looking at the sector 111.
The tripple-pass would seem to put more resistance to the flow, making the water pump work harder. Maybe that does not matter.
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You mean the front anti-roll bar, or sway bar? You do not need to pull a clam for that.

I'll have to look at the brake lines...
yea, sorry - anti roll bar... or sway bar - shorted the verbiage there! on the formula car we always talk about the "roll" set-up.
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