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Hi All,

Well, I'm having LOADS of luck with my new G! lol
First the garage had it for 7 weeks but then finally put a new turbo on it for me. Had it back for 2 weeks and pulled up home, headlights in the dark showed steam rising!
Popped the bonnet.... Coolant all over the bottom, radiator squirting like a Chinese porn star back in the direction of the engine bay!! Safe to say, think my Rad has popped!!

The engine temp was only at the middle, not overheated, and this has only just happened.

Would anyone happen to know the part number at all?? I'm hoping it will be an easy fix for me to do, I'm happy to attempt thing on the car and changed the girlfriends rad before but that was on a Peugeot.

I'm based in the UK, not that that will make a difference to the part number!! :biglaugh:

Thanks in advance!
Jason
 
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Thanks so much mate! Just ordered it from SDL in Sheffield £120.
Fingers crossed it won't be too awkward to swap over ha.

Thanks again mate, appreciated
 
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Don't suppose you've any idea rough timescale to change one? I want to do it, but one mine it's ****ing it down, next minute it's sunny!
Think tomorrow morning, I will bite bullet and do it. Looks like a front bumper off job as well, I'm not sure until look properly ha
 

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Did a stone hit the radiator as this should not have gone already.
Or damaged when they replaced the troublesome turbo perhaps!
 
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Not sure mate, I wondered the same but i wouldn't be able to prove they damaged it as there was no obvious marking etc, also, the fans take up most of the rad face so, not sure.

As for stone chips, well, at first i thought that would be the cause, until stripping it all down and realising that what you see through the grill is actually the Air Con, not the radiator itself. The radiator sits behind the Air Con unit.

I will be honest, out of all the rads iv changed (admittedly only 4)... This was the most awkward time consuming one ever! haha. I do now know how to do it but what a pain in the a*se it was.

Hopefully, just like the turbo, no one else has to experience this as its either a big mess about or a costly bill from the garage,

The radiator cost me £120, the Coolant was only £20, but i will now have to have the air con done which im guessing is about £30?

So £170 all in for a DIY job, i'm just glad i avoided garage labour costs as well
 

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Hi there, my G tbi had the rad replaced just before I collected it. Not a corrosion failure just popped like yours. The cooling system does seem to operate at a relatively high pressure ( or at leat mine does) so maybe that may be a contributing factor.
 
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It could have been mate, thanks for the input. I'm hoping it is now sorted and running well with no problems.
Hope yours got sorted easily and not at a high bill?
 

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Luckily done just before I picked it up, previous owner delayed the purchase after spotting it and got it done ( nice of them, many would have kept quiet).

Out of interest how much pressure do you have in your top radiator hose when hot? Soft and squidgy or quite solid?

Just out of interest
 
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Ooh couldn't tell ya, I will check once driven to work this morning. It's only a 3 mile drive but will still warm up etc so I'll check and come back to ya.
Definitely good of the seller, sounds like a genuine person, like u said, most people would just try hide the fault and leave you to fix it
 
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