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I changed mine (along with the turbos) with the engine in situ. I actually changed both the coolant and oil feeds/returns.

I found that it was necessary to support the engine and swivel the engine mounts out of the way in order to replace the coolant returns - not a fun job, but certainly possible with patience and good lighting.


Mike S

1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Yes, but it's not an easy job. Apart from accessibily the nuts are usually seized rock solid.

My garage did mine a few years back and there was literally smoke coming off the engineer when I came to collect the car.

Ironically the turbos needed rebuilding shortly after so had to come off anyway!

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OK, thanks for that. Will have a closer examination of the pipes and fittings to see how urgent it is.

the nuts are usually seized rock solid.

Wouldnt surprise me in the slightest. Every job so far has been 75% unseizing and 25% replacing....

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