"The process of crimping was changed late 2006"
I thought there were cases where cars build after 2006 had the oil line failure. Can we somehow document all these cases?
Mine was built late 2006 and sold in 2007. Oil line blew off at filter. Sent Lotus an email May 4th 2011 never got a reply. Dealer said Lotus was aware of problem but if it was not under warrenty they did not care. The dealer sait thay were just going to cut the hose and put in a splice and two new connectors. I am a mechanic so I said to hell with that! I cut off the swedge fitting and used two constant pressure clamps to reattach hose.