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Old 12-22-2006, 04:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As a new owner, how do I know if my car has the twin oil coolers?
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Old 12-22-2006, 04:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Look in the lower outside front grill. You will see one on the right (looking at the car) and then look in the left to see if you have the second.
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Old 12-22-2006, 04:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Drop the panel under the engine and look at the plate that holds the oil filter. Cars with coolers will have two black hoses attached to the plate. One goes to the left and the other to the right up through the chassis and on to the coolers. You can also look into the air inlets on the nose (to the left and right of the center inlet for the radiator). On my car (has coolers) you can see the black painted coolers.

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Old 12-22-2006, 04:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What cars come with oil coolers, I mean why is it an option or how are they ordered.
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What cars come with oil coolers, I mean why is it an option or how are they ordered.
All the sport pack cars come with a 2nd oil cooler. The early base cars (those produced before early 2005, I think) also came with 2 coolers.
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The early base cars (those produced before early 2005, I think) also came with 2 coolers.

According to the Elise Parts Manual this is the status of dual oil coolers:

SINGLE OIL COOLER FITTED TO 05
MODEL YEAR ELISE FROM VIN SERIAL
NUMBER 32444
FOR FULL EXPLANATION PLEASE REFER
TO TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 2005/05


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Old 12-22-2006, 06:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Early 05' Elises have twin coolers... my chassis #222 has them. But for later units easiest way is just look thru the front cooler intakes...you can see the cooler(2) very clearer if the second one exists.
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What about Exiges?
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Drop the panel under the engine and look at the plate that holds the oil filter. Cars with coolers will have two black hoses attached to the plate. One goes to the left and the other to the right up through the chassis and on to the coolers.
All cars have those two lines. One is the supply line and the other is the return line. Cars with only one cooler have a bypass hose in place of the missing cooler.
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Old 12-22-2006, 01:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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any idea how a 2nd changes the temperature? has anyone installed a 3rd?
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What about Exiges?
I believe all Exiges have dual coolers 'cause Sport Pack is standard for them.
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any idea how a 2nd changes the temperature? has anyone installed a 3rd?
The water temp shows about 15 degrees difference when I compared my car's temp reading with someone's with dual coolers. This is on a track.
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