Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
I had both the oil line and ecu recalls done last week.
As a part of the oil line work, the dealer replaced both oil coolers due to concerns about corrosion on the existing coolers.
It looks like I made a mistake in having the ECU recall done. I have the Lotus Sport supercharger kit and I think my ECU has been reflashed with the N/A map. (The cam switchover is no longer happening just above 4000 RPM, the car almost stalls when coming to a stop, and it feels like the ECU is pulling a lot of timing as you give the car gas. )
I called the dealer and let them know that the car is not running correctly and the dealer is supposed to be contacting Lotus about the problem. I still waiting for word from the dealer and in the meantime I'm leaving the car parked (don't want to risk a hole it a piston etc).
When I asked the dealer to perform the ECU recall I did have the thought in the back of my mind that they might not give the car the correct flash to go with the SC, but I decided to trust them to get it right.
I wish Dietsh's post had come a couple of days sooner. Based on my experience I would heed his advice and only have the recall done if you have a completely stock factory ECU.
2005 Arctic Silver Elise (Ohlins, Factory SC)
Thousand Oaks, CA