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Steel Radiator bypass pipe

Postby sinannasirli » Mon 26.03.2018, 11:44

Any news how to get one, apart from selling my kidney?

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Re: Steel Radiator bypass pipe

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Mon 26.03.2018, 13:36

Sorry, no short-cuts or easy prices.

The part number is A100E6338S

They have gone obsolete (02/09/2013) and they were outrageously expensive (£290.92) when they were available.

SJs show them available at £264.47

You can try finding a used one, but expect it to be rusted like yours.

I pulled a couple from spare engines and they were all damaged in one way or another.

The pipes were powder coated on the outside but appear to have had no treatment on the inside.

Don't forget to order a new O-Ring A100E6339S - £2.82

ANOTHER GOOD EXAMPLE WHY COOLANT SHOULD BE CHANGED REGULARLY.
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Re: Steel Radiator bypass pipe

Postby sinannasirli » Mon 26.03.2018, 15:49

It does not come up under elan , only comes when directly quoted with the stock code.. So they might not even have it in stock.. This is really expensive for what it is..

Do you think if a N/A version can be bent/altered to be used?

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Re: Steel Radiator bypass pipe

Postby sinannasirli » Mon 26.03.2018, 15:51

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:
ANOTHER GOOD EXAMPLE WHY COOLANT SHOULD BE CHANGED REGULARLY.



I definitely agree with this.. The Previous Owner managed to even damage the cylinder head with corrosion.. Thankfully it could be repaired..

I cannot find a local guy to replicate due to the special flaring/ending where the o-rings go..

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Re: Steel Radiator bypass pipe

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Mon 26.03.2018, 17:25

sinannasirli wrote:It does not come up under elan , only comes when directly quoted with the stock code.. So they might not even have it in stock.. This is really expensive for what it is..

Do you think if a N/A version can be bent/altered to be used?

Thank you..

Sinan

The part number has gone obsolete at Lotus. There are none in the US, but other dealers / resellers might have one. SJs show it as current and with a price. That usually means they have some.

Maybe you can get someone to make the major portion and weld the o-ring end to the new portion?
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Re: Steel Radiator bypass pipe

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Mon 26.03.2018, 17:35

As a favor, I CALLED SJs to verify they have stock and they DO NOT!

They say that if the O-Ring end is reusable, you can buy the NON-Turbo pipe and make one out if the two parts.

They have a picture of the pipe using A100E6337S, so you can use it to see if that will help.
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Re: Steel Radiator bypass pipe

Postby sinannasirli » Mon 26.03.2018, 20:57

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:As a favor, I CALLED SJs to verify they have stock and they DO NOT!
They say that if the O-Ring end is reusable, you can buy the NON-Turbo pipe and make one out if the two parts.

They have a picture of the pipe using A100E6337S, so you can use it to see if that will help.


THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE EFFORT!!

The one i have the o-ring end is uselese.. so we skip that option as well? Do I understand correctly? I can only use the remaining part of the N/A , if I can reuse my o-ring end?

i thought borh pipes would have some ending, so thought of cutting the o-ring end to weld to mine.. but looks like turbo one is more curved..?
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Re: Steel Radiator bypass pipe

Postby sinannasirli » Tue 03.04.2018, 18:57

As good as new..
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Re: Steel Radiator bypass pipe

Postby sinannasirli » Tue 03.04.2018, 19:00

Old vs new. custom made made from Aluminium
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Re: Steel Radiator bypass pipe

Postby John_W » Fri 13.04.2018, 20:14

Just one kidney for that?
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Re: Steel Radiator bypass pipe

Postby sinannasirli » Fri 13.04.2018, 21:21

Meanwhile my friend who did me a favor manufaxturing the pipe is
asking if you guys would be interested for the same pipe for 100 gbp each .. postage paid ?
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Re: Steel Radiator bypass pipe

Postby John_W » Fri 13.04.2018, 21:45

It looks beautiful, but I’ve never checked the condition of mine. I suspect nobody else has unless it has leaked. How did you discover the problem?
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Re: Steel Radiator bypass pipe

Postby sinannasirli » Fri 13.04.2018, 21:52

Actually the car was losing small amount of coolant when parked. And also there were a lot of bubbling in the coolant reservoir on throttle. Suspected leak at head gasket and this was discovered on a visual check when the head/turbo was off..during the head gasket change..
(Still had some leak of exhaust gasses into coolant, so the head gasket change was necessary, but this was also a major issue...)

Also the water was getting dirty brown..(rust)
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Re: Steel Radiator bypass pipe

Postby John_W » Fri 13.04.2018, 21:54

Useful info. I’ll check mine when I change the anti-freeze next month.
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