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The Germans are great with metal, but not so good with plastics, I guess.
1. My first radiator failed at 10 years, 92K miles. The outlet neck broke off, losing all the coolant. My wife was driving on the freeway and didn't notice the steam out the back of the car until flagged down. (No warning lights illuminated). Cost $2K to rebuild the warped head and replace the radiator.
2. The second just failed with a cracked side tank (not the expansion tank) at 155K miles and 7-1/2 years.
At least I caught it before any damage was done. Found a source for the OEM replacement @ $170. delivered.
It seems so unnecessary - if they just had made it right in the first place.
Thanks for letting me rant.
The Germans are great with metal, but not so good with plastics, I guess....
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