Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southern California
Question: replacing rear rad hoses at water/coolant pipes
While reviewing Lotus Service Notes Section KH (Engine Cooling) I was surprised to read this tidbit in Section KH.6, item 2 about replacing the rear hoses:
To release the hoses from the rear ends of the water pipes requires that the fuel tank be removed.
Access is available only via apertures in the inner walls of the chassis siderails within the fuel tank bay. To remove the tank refer to sub-section LJ.4. The hoses are secured to the rear ends of the water pipes by spring clamps requiring a suitable tool to release.
Anyone have experience with replacing the rear hoses and know if there is a work-around?
2006 Exige - Phantom Black