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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-13-2019, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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Evora radiator and balljoint life span?

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More bad news on my used lotus I bought. They pressure tested the radiator and popped it! I didn’t ask them to do the test only change the fluid so the cost of replacement is on them. However they said I also needed new balljoints etc to pass the Pennsylvania inspection. What is the vag life on a radiator and balljoint. Mine have very high miles on it.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-13-2019, 06:50 AM
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how many miles are on it?

I think I would carefully extract my car from whoever is working on it and bring it somewhere else
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Agreed!! better have 100-150K on it. Never yet heard of balljoints on this forum except in an accident.

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As far as I know, ball joints on Evoras aren't replaceable outside of buying new wishbones... maybe just get some fresh grease and new boots / clip rings on the ball joints?

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My car is at the Lotus of Pittsburgh dealership. It has hi mileage like 80k.
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