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I want to have my lines changed locally since the nearest dealer is 5hrs one way. Where is a good aftermarket supplier and part numbers. I assume I need two lines replaced.
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Where are you located? Basically fittings are only replaced.

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Best action is to use this opportunity to replace the over elaborate stock oil cooling system that over cools and pumps the engines life blood 27 feet around the car.
BOE can make up a kit to mount a single cooler in one of the rear ducts. Much better system that does not over cool, helps oil pressure, and is much easier to monitor.
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Arkansas. So it's not the hoses but just the fittings. How many and what is a part number and where can I get them on line? Changing the cooling system I guess should be considered since the supercharger runs hotter. Noticed the pressure pushes my dipstick out and small amounts of oil blows to the bonnet and firewall. So where can I get as well the oil cooler and fittings online.
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No, it doesn't do that at all. The cooling system is controlled by a thermostat and only flows if it's hot enough.

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No, it doesn't do that at all. The cooling system is controlled by a thermostat and only flows if it's hot enough.
Way too many threads out there like the ones below make me believe the oil thermostat is set way too low. Low oil stat opening temp in combination with a trip around the car and through two coolers IS over cooling.

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f25/...rature-136321/

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f163...-track-108668/
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The one I pulled out of my car (coolers were leaking) opened at around 180*
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Pulled from another thread:

From the Elise Service Manual, Cooling Section:
A thermostat incorporated into the sandwich plate begins to open at 72ºC, and is fully open at 80ºC.

FYI, 72C equals 162F and 80C equals 176F.
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Don't have an answer for your question, Lotuscruise, but where you at in AR? In near Fayetteville.

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Like I stated the one from my car opened at 180*.

Usually oil temps should be lower than coolant temps. 180* is perfectly fine.

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From the Elise Service Manual, Cooling Section:
A thermostat incorporated into the sandwich plate begins to open at 72ºC, and is fully open at 80ºC.

FYI, 72C equals 162F and 80C equals 176F.

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No, usually oil temps should not be lower than coolant temps. Normally oil temps lag behind coolant temps on warm up, but then settle in a little higher.

However, in a car with two oil coolers and a too low oil thermostat temp opening, you will find oil temps lower than coolant temps. This is far from the norm...
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Ideal oil temps in most applications should be 170-180* and never over 200*. Most vehicles have coolant temps anywhere from 190* to 210*.

Are you just posting to argue and piss me off? It's not working, though you certainly are making yourself look quite stupid!


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No, usually oil temps should not be lower than coolant temps. Normally oil temps lag behind coolant temps on warm up, but then settle in a little higher.

However, in a car with two oil coolers and a too low oil thermostat temp opening, you will find oil temps lower than coolant temps. This is far from the norm...
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Here is some homework. Lots of info, with a mention about average oil temps in there. Let me know if you need help with the big words.

Motor Oil 101 - Bob is the Oil Guy

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If your going to argue at least post pertinent info.

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