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Old Sep 25th, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Radiator replacement

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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?

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Old Sep 25th, 2012, 08:17 AM
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Check yourself if this is tru about it ain't covered because it's too many miles.
They try get out of anything don't they :/ were you buy the old one from is it BMW?
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The replacement was from euro car parts. Ill give them a call shortly and let you know the outcome.
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How can the age of the car have any relevance to the new radiator failing.......
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Sorry, meant the radiator was too old i.e. It's been on the car for 18 months
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Right........tried to phone and no one answered. I'm considering writing an email but before I do does anyone think it would be worthwhile or is it a waste of time? Thanks
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Right........tried to phone and no one answered. I'm considering writing an email but before I do does anyone think it would be worthwhile or is it a waste of time? Thanks

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.
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I'd forget it.

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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