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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-14-2015, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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I read Lotus Service Notes Section LJ.4 understand the scope of work required.

The coolant/water tubes are buried deep in the chassis rails. Removal of the gas tank is indeed required, and getting to the hoses might still be a PITA. To me, it looks like it would be a fairly time consuming and tedious project.

No one has offered a work-around solution, and I cannot see that one would be possible given the car's design and location of the rear hoses.

I just completed pulling the clam and replacing the radiator and brake lines on my '06 Exige. It was not difficult but was time-consuming because of the tight packaging and fiddly bits.

I plan to eventually replace the rear hoses but will do so once I determine any other maintenance required or upgrades desired in the engine bay that could be done at the same time.

2006 Exige - Phantom Black
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