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Old 09-12-2009, 12:25 PM   #1
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Angry I think IMPERIAL RADIATORS just tried to scam me.

So my Behr rad sprung a leak which put me in the market for a new one. I am set on either another Behr or a Nissens for I understand both are higher end OEM suppliers.

I get in contact with a company called Imperial Radiators located near the airport. He has a good price on the Nissens. First sketchy part is that he offers to meet me half way to my place; whatever, save myself some gas/time. Just half an hour ago we met and I make sure to look at the rad itself before we exchange any funds.

I open it up and a cheap looking rad stares me in the face, it weighs no more then 2 kilos and has no stickers indicating manufacturer or country of manufacturing. I start asking more questions about the rads manufacturer which is when the guy starts looking nervous. I ask him about what I think looks like glue running down the middle of the rad, he says its just "flux" from the manufacturing process. I tell him I'm not convinced this is a Nissens radiator.

He then starts to tell me about his supplier which he eventually calls then gives me some BS on how they are not necessarily marked and that this is a legitimate radiator. Shortly after this he gets more nervous and REALLY defencive on how he runs a 'clean' business. (I was subtly giving the impression that someone was trying to **** with me)

I'm just writing about todays experience with 'Imperial Radiator', and in all fairness, it could have very well been a Nissens rad. But with no markings what so ever, I highly doubt it.

This leaves me in the market for a new rad, where do you guys buy your Behr or Nissens rads from?
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:40 PM   #2
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An empty rad is really light, it is just thin aluminum. You've probably held a rad with fluid still in it.

Other than that, i dont know much about Nissens, did it have a part# or anything on it?
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:36 PM   #3
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Try here. They're Canadian (wait for page to fully load)
http://www.bimmerspecialist.com/canada/parts/index/bmw#

Or here. Also Canadian
http://www.autopartsway.ca/autoparts...W~325is~240911

I've ordered from Autopartsway a few times and they've been great. If you order Monday, you'll have the parts Tuesday mid morning. They also offer free shipping over $75.
Never ordered from Bimmerspecialist before but their price looks really appealing.

I have a Nissens rad in my car now. I'll check to see if it has any markings on the top like the old Behr that came out did and report back.

Edit: I just pulled the plastic piece that covers the rad and it had a sticker that says Nissens Denmark. It also gives a reference number and a part number on the same sticker.
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:57 AM   #4
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Try here. They're Canadian (wait for page to fully load)
http://www.bimmerspecialist.com/canada/parts/index/bmw#

Or here. Also Canadian
http://www.autopartsway.ca/autoparts...W~325is~240911

I've ordered from Autopartsway a few times and they've been great. If you order Monday, you'll have the parts Tuesday mid morning. They also offer free shipping over $75.
Never ordered from Bimmerspecialist before but their price looks really appealing.

I have a Nissens rad in my car now. I'll check to see if it has any markings on the top like the old Behr that came out did and report back.

Edit: I just pulled the plastic piece that covers the rad and it had a sticker that says Nissens Denmark. It also gives a reference number and a part number on the same sticker.
Thank you very much for verifying the markings on a Nissens radiator. Bloody guy thought he could pull the wool over my eyes.

It seems that the Behr from bimmerspecialists is 50$ less then that from autopartsway.ca. Bimmerspecialists quotes me 10$ shipping which is great! Since the car is still drivable, I'll keep my 40$ and wait a bit longer.

Thanks again!
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