If there's a recall they'll replace it regardless, just make sure to go first so I'll know there are no Donuts-Coffee surge-charges... lolis there an expatriation date on this?
I keep an eye on this and dont see any leakage YET.
I dont want to take the car to the dealer and have them say "yep this one looks good, no leakage" and then in the next 6 months to 2 years have the fittings start to leak and the dealer says "Thats your problem"
It's not so simple, no dealership will allow you to fill your own oil, they will charge you unless the recall states the oil is includedNo doubt it will, as the lines will be full of oil, which will drain out when removed. Pick up a couple of 4 quart containers of Mobil 1 5W40 at WalMart and call it a day.
Yes, it was answered in the original thread. Not sure why this one was created as the link does not provide any additional info. In Nov 2006, the process of crimping was changed and in 2010, the crimp was changed. Here, http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/docservlet/Artemis/Public/Recalls/2011/V/RCDNN-11V510-2615.pdfFor all post-2006 models with oil coolers, was there actually a change in the hoses/crimps? If not, then the crimps on these cars eventually will start failing as on the earlier cars.
Does any one have a definitive answer as to whether the lines/crimps really are different post-2006? If no difference, the recall should be extended
Exactly the same story I got when I called the Minneapolis dealer today.I just called the dealer and I was told Lotus hasn't quite yet instructed dealers on how to solve the issue and that parts haven't been delivered yet. Affected customers will be notified when the fix is ready to be performed.