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|03-18-2014 01:43 PM|
|greencar||Thanks for the info I'll contact a local dealer. Unfortunately the late owner's estate did not have all records in hand so I'm trying to reconstruct the car's history.|
|03-18-2014 06:00 AM|
Originally Posted by greencar View Post
Did the PO not convey service records when you bought your car?
|03-18-2014 04:52 AM|
|greencar||I'm the recent 2nd owner of the car where can I check to see if the oil line recall repair has been done to the car? If I give the lotus dealer my VIN can they tell me if it was done?|
|10-26-2012 06:43 AM|
|Doge||All info and links to repair here: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f3/o...x-here-120142/|
|10-26-2012 06:28 AM|
Originally Posted by komiko View Post
|10-26-2012 06:26 AM|
Dunno about replacing modified-car engines, but if the affected parts (in this case, oil-lne parts) are still stock, they must do the recall at no charge.
|10-25-2012 08:24 PM|
I am not the original owner of my car, purchased 3 years ago, and they notified me.
if the failure is caused by the oil line, i would assume, yes. but you will probably have a more challenging time. YMMV
|10-25-2012 07:45 PM|
|10-25-2012 07:19 PM|
Originally Posted by doug_porsche View Post
1. What if you are not the original owner?
2. If you are non-factory supercharged, will they still replace the engine if there is a failure?
|10-24-2012 12:17 PM|
|doug_porsche||I believe the second week in Jan is when the letters are scheduled to go out.|
|10-24-2012 12:00 PM|
Ok has anyone in North America had their Elise fixed for this under the recall notice yet? Got my letter after constant emails to lotus after the New york times article and the dealer has all my info but no word from lotus ona fix yet.
Given the news of late I believe the company is not too long of this world sorry to say.
|05-24-2012 06:31 AM|
|komiko||may want to consider a new oil cooling setup. BOE did mine - $640.($400 kit, $240 labor) Sleep at night and lose 20lbs of weight. ( And gain a few pounds of oil pressure, and be changing ALL your oil when you do your changes. No more 12-13 quarts of partially contaminated lubricants orbiting your car. Waiting to fail. Just 5 quarts +/-. Really nice lines & CLAMPS/FITTINGS. No more worrying about this time bomb.)|
|05-24-2012 03:49 AM|
Had oil line fail back in March. Got line fixed and a new engine from Lotus, arranged by dealer.
About 700+ miles into the new engine and line blew again. Clearly a lousy repair job. Little doubt there is engine damage altho it is still being examined at the dealer. They did pay for long distance towing and promise to "make things right." I can see this now as a major hassle.
If anyone starts hearing of class action, do let me know. I am not the suing type, but. . .
|05-23-2012 08:30 PM|
Originally Posted by SouL View Post
My Exige build date is Nov 06. Doesn't inspire a lot of confidence. I wonder if there's a more specific VIN cutoff.
|05-22-2012 05:56 PM|
Originally Posted by Jon J View Post
|05-22-2012 01:25 PM|
Originally Posted by MIDLIFECRISES View Post
|04-23-2012 12:41 PM|
oil cooler info/recall
Have just received confirmation - [I had a hose/fitting failure] 3wks ago - its been at dealership since-they are waiting for a [brand new] engine [long block] to be delivered in 3wks,then replacing all oil hoses,fittings and the oil cooler-apparently this was determined from doing a oil analysis- I believe I will also receive a new 3yr warranty on engine [3yr-36000mi ?] quite pleased
|04-16-2012 07:39 PM|
Originally Posted by kverges View Post
|04-16-2012 02:01 PM|
|kverges||It is my belief that they will do nothing and see if they get away with it.|
|04-16-2012 08:57 AM|
|TroyNVie||I called last week and spoke to Ron Mann. He refused to give any sort of time frame for the release of more information. I respect him for not promising information that he is not confident that he can deliver, but that being said, I'm a bit annoyed a proactive "fix" is not further along....|
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