If it's only out of warranty by three weeks, you should be able to push them to cover it anyway. I know people who've experienced other issues with other manufacturers and they've covered it. Indeed our Ford Courier blew a headgasket and cracked the head a month outside of warranty, but inside the kms - after some long discussions with the dealer and Ford Customer Service they agreed to pay a majority of the $6k repair bill. Even general consumer product manufacturers will do the same. You just have to push them.
Whatever you do, don't settle it without a fight. Ateco is really pushing to get the brand name back in the country, so if the dealer (I imagine Euromarque?) wouldn't help you, take it up with the big boys.
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