Harry is the man. He fixed my punctured fuel line in a few hours.
I think we have <7 seconds to shut engine off, so best to coast to shoulder.
I'm going to have to say not true. I made it about a 1 mile and half down the road without any damage (I didn't know what happened and couldn't stop). The coolers themselves have oil in them so it takes a tick more than 7 seconds to fully expell all oil. I was on a divided highway at night in Vegas with a concrete wall inches away and drunks on every side. I got lucky and the compression, cams, and emissions (rings) checked out and the engine ran fine after I repaired the line and refilled it. The worst part was driving in the dark with a winshield covered in oil and death on every side.
This was discussed before:I was reading the factory service manual to learn more about the oil coolers, lines and locations.
In case this was not previously surfaced there is a TSB dated 9/16/2004 that calls for checking oil cooler hose connections. So oil connections issues is not new.
I wonder if dealers checked this routinely before delivery? Seems that it should have covered off the issue?
That was concerning a problem with some of the early cars, not the failure of the crimp connection on the hoses. Someone at the factory was apparently tightening the oil cooler hoses to the coolers without using two wrenches - one to keep the fitting on the cooler from twisting. It would twist the cooler fitting and cause a crack and a loss of oil. They fixed the problem at the factory (probably taught the guy how to do it properly) and that was a TSB to check the cars that were already out. Note that it did not affect that many of the early cars.
Exactly!! I had a recall on my ford, I get a letter and I can go to any dealer at anytime!Don't companies usually have a god damn fix ready before announcing a recall? I'm sure the NHTSA works with the company and alerts them to the recall prior to making it public.
Yikes... a "reasonable amount of time" for Lotus could mean 5-10 years -poke-I was trying to research to find how much time they had to begin the actual repairs once a recall is issued and so far all I can find is "reasonable amount of time". Vague verbage is open to interpretation.