I'm also not the one saying "I expect" Lotus to pay for them...you have the burden of proof here Wish you luck on that front. A dealer on your side certainly helps. It just stands to reason that a recall done for safety reasons would require Lotus-approved parts unless perhaps they assume no liability for what happens to your car.Nothing you've said indicates that they WON'T pay for it, either. The dealer's service manager was the one who okayed the aftermarket oil line installation at their shop. He's gone to bat for me with Lotus in the past and has made good on a few things they've screwed up as well.