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post #78 of (permalink) Old 07-27-2011, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by IamBatman View Post
spoken like someone who doesn't own an Elise/Exige. You don't buy any car expecting it to blow oil randomly, especially not a $50-70k car.

A failure like this is inexcusable, small manufacturer or not. We're talking about oil lines here, not high pressure hydraulic lines. This is not rocket science here. Manufacturers have been making lines/fittings that withstand thousands of PSI for decades, to have lines and fittings fail at 10s of PSI is pretty ridiculous.

This should have been high on their failure mode analysis of their design and manufacturing process because the affect of the failure is so catastrophic.
Spoken like someone who understands what the Elise really is.
The result is catastrophic? How many crashes have occured from this?
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