Just been told that I need a new radiator for my 51 plate mini. It's the second one in 18 months and 30000 miles. The garage have told me that the manufacture of the old radiator stated that it is too old and has too many miles on it so nothing can be covered under a warranty. Surely it's a bit of a **** take to only expect that many miles out it?
I would think its a waste of time.
Was it a BMW manufactured part?
Like many non original/repro parts, such as exhausts for instance, they are guaranteed for 12 months and you can bet they will fall off in 13.
An original would have been more expensive to buy to start with but it would no doubt last longer.
If you're after an alternative with a long warranty try these guys: northernradiators.co.uk
I recently bought a radiator from them: it was pretty cheap, delivered next day for free, seems to hold water and they back it up with a three year warranty - although there may be some get out clauses come claim time!
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