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Old 19 Aug 2012, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New Radiator Burst

Hi, I would like a little advice please....
Ok, so I went with my son to a well known Subaru dealer to get his intercooler swapped, he has a WR1 and I have a STI Type UK. When I was there I noticed my radiator had cracked and the dealer said they could get one and fit it for 230.
I left my car and picked it up 2 days later, handed over the cash and got a receipt with 12 months guarantee.
After less than 40 miles the bloody thing has let go all over my drive, luckily i had just come back from Mcdonalds, less than a mile away so hopefully no damage.
I looked at the radiator from the lower front grill and it looks like it was second hand, I have doneless than 40 mile but the fins are all damaged and corroded on the front.
Will the garage have to collect the car or do i need to get it towed to them, 20 miles away.
If the engine is damaged will they have to pay for repairs, head gasket etc.
I would just like to add that if they dont sort something I am sure I can have them for fraud, the radiator was not new.
I wont name and shame if they sort it.
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Old 19 Aug 2012, 02:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd be involving trading standards. 220 for a second hand radiator is ridiculous especially if they said it was a new part. I'd also be making a call to Subaru uk.
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