Editors note: This warning, from a Rootes Service Bulletin, is important to Tiger owners who still have the original oil filter location.
Subject: High Pressure Line Failure
Isolated cases of failure, of the high pressure oil line, top of oil filter to cylinder block, have been brought to our notice due to chafing of this pipe against the universal joint of the steering column.
This, if allowed to continue, could eventually cause break-through of the hose and complete loss of oil.
Will all addressees please bring this to the attention of all service personnel, to ensure that on P.D.I., 500 mile free service, or at normal servicing periods, the clearance between the oil filter pipe and the steering universal joint is sufficient to prevent this chafing.
ROOTES MOTORS INCORPORATED
GENERAL SERVICE MANAGER