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Question Confirm these are recalled oil lines

Spent the last hour searching this forum and I'm confused whether my oil lines are the recalled (not fixed) version or the good lines?

There are no stickers / labels on the lines as I've seen in some forum posts of those with the recall completed. It's also not clear whether I should have Oiteker clamps or not.

My VIN is included in the recall and my MFG date (Feb 2006) puts the car in-scope for it.
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I have a 2006 Exige (Jan 2006 build date). Those look like the original factory oil line fittings to me.

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that green marker is a typical give away for OEM


The crapshoot if/ when you have recall done is if the fittings have galled. I got two new oil coolers.

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Yes sir, those need to be replaced. The oil lines aren't recalled, but rather the 6 oil line fittings (4 in front, 2 in rear). You can see why the OEM are prone to fail compared to the deeper barbed fittings.
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Well crap... one more thing to add to the immediate list while the clam is off. Good news is I'm due for an oil change and my oil pan gasket is leaking, so might as well rip the whole oil system apart!

I just spent over an hour reading about alternative options (e.g., BOE Rear cooler, Laminova, Setrab, no coolers). Many of the threads are really old and nearly none of them have any data or follow up after install if it made sense to do.

BOE Rear cooler appears like the easiest option as it's a full kit.
Laminova - looks like a PITA to install and I'm not fond of taxing the cooling system even more.


Anyone running no coolers and tracking their car? Does it really get that hot a good synthetic, like Redline 40wt, can't hold up?

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No coolers is perfectly fine for the street, but will NOT work on the track. The oil will get too hot for sure.

Add'l confirmation, your car has the original oil lines.

More info on our rear oil cooler kit is on our website...

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BOE Rear cooler appears like the easiest option as it's a full kit.
I concur and would recommend going the BOE route if you want a reliable and sensibly engineered turn-key single oil cooler solution.

My 06 Exige has been running a single oil cooler (street and track) for years. Had I not engineered a set up of my own design, I would be running with the BOE kit.

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Your photo shows the pre-oil line recall.

This is what it looks like afterwards.
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No coolers is perfectly fine for the street, but will NOT work on the track. The oil will get too hot for sure.

Add'l confirmation, your car has the original oil lines.

More info on our rear oil cooler kit is on our website...

Cheers,

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Thank Phil.. It almost feels like you updated the website just for me

It is interesting though these recalled oil lines / interconnects have lasted over 10 years without issue.

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Quick question on this, the fittings for the line that runs in the front between the oil coolers look very similar to the pre-recall lines, correct? (see picture) I seem to recall that line being a replacement of the fittings with the better barbs, but no oetiker clamp

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https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f259...pieces-222353/
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@maharvey2 The recall bulletin shows the crossover hose and fittings are replaced WITHOUT Oetiker clamps unlike the fittings on the other side of the oil coolers. Yes, this is absurd.

Two years ago, I deleted both front coolers and relocated one to the rear using BAT's deep barbed fittings. It's angled so it catches airflow using the passenger side air scoop. Thousands of miles later and no oil issues! A BOE kit is nice if you don't want to fabricate your own mount.
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Just a reminder, too, you can call a dealer, give them your VIN, and have a definitive answer right away if the recall was done. At this point ten years later, Lotus is showing no sympathy to those who suffer a failure from no recall (and I don't blame Lotus), and I doubt they'd show sympathy either if you say "well I checked and it looked like the recall was done." However, if you call, they say it's been done, you have a failure, and then it turns out the recall was never performed or not performed correctly, you'll have a much stronger case to make.

A little CYA goes a long way; just call a dealer.
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I ordered the BOE rear mount setrab kit.

Thanks everyone for your input and information.

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Good news is I'm due for an oil change and my oil pan gasket is leaking, so might as well rip the whole oil system apart!
Don't assume it's your oil pan gasket. There are a couple of other places above the oil pan that may leak. Do a search on oil leak and you may see dipstick and vent tubes mentioned.
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