Then you would be dead wrong and I mean dead literally. Everyone who owns a car with this issue needs to worry about it. That is why the NHTSA is investigating.The Government is going to look at the data and if they determine that this is a safety issue then those that did the oil line fix will be reimbursed.
Man up and fix the problem if your worried about it instead of posting hysterically.
I would think that the only people who have to worry about crashing are those that take their car to the track. If you race or drive above the legal speed limit then get it fixed now.
Funny thing that, I'm an engineer too but for some reason chemical engineers weren't required to do ethics rotfl I like this "I'm an engineer too" game.I'm an engineer too, and I was required to take ethics in engineering courses.
dual / single cooler risk is the same since the number of connections is the same.I guess as a 2005 dual cooler owner I'm at twice the risk. I'm regularly inspecting the engine bay and no issues there. How difficult is it to inspect the front coolers? Even if I inspect the lines, if there is no sign of a leak does that suggest I am not at risk?
My car is track only and obviously I'm very concerned about a failure given the speeds I travel. I've been very pleased overall with the Elise as a track car from all aspects. It fit my purpose and drive style (unlike Rob-sorry) and I'm most interested in addressing a problem if there is one and not why or who is to blame. This is a handbuilt barely street legal race car afterall.
So by this logic... if the foundation cracked at your 5 year old house you'd just pay someone to fix it out of pocket and not hold the builder responsible? :shrug:"I'm an engineer too". More or less.
Seriously - I do not own an Elise, but I have owned a couple of cars that had varied and frequent issues, including design defects. My solution to said issues was simple... I took them to the garage and got them fixed.
If I owned an Elise and was concerned about this issue, I would just go and have the hoses and connectors replaced, then move on. It would cost money but it would be done. My 2 cents.
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Exactly. Fixing it is the easy part. Getting people to fix it can be another story. Some people will choose not to fix it even though they should. Others will be unaware that there's an issue. A recall helps alleviate both issues.It's not a matter of money.
you sure about that?Then the answer to your original question is no.
I didn't say there were no alternatives. The question included, " . . . simple DIY at home remedy . . . " to which I say the answer is still no. Even if you just replace the fittings, it's a clam-off operation that requires care with the oil cooler fittings.you sure about that?
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f293/oil-cooler-line-repair-gauge-instalation-91341/ (post #8 lays out the cost of meterial needed)
you can feasibly assemble a quality homemade kit for a fraction of the price sector111 sells for (& I’m not trying to take customers away from s111, they have phenomenal products) but to say that there are no alternatives for what they offer is clearly wrong, just involves a little more homework.
& from the failure reports, the majority of them are happening at the fittings/clamps, not the lines themselves... so assuming the lines check out ok with no signs of damage, you could save a tad more by just getting better quality fittings/clamps