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    Default Look at my Aircon Condensor (Radiator)

    Having took the front bumper off to replace a smashed fog light, i saw this!
    Seems that there are some tough bugs out there.

    I intend to put some gauge behind the lower grille soon. Before it starts leaking. All the fins are trashed.

    This car was brand spanking new 17months ago (although it has done 60K miles now)

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    Its all those little stones, hundreds of them hitting it at 60mph! Amazing what they can do.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I think it's salt that has caused that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Having took the front bumper off to replace a smashed fog light, i saw this!
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    Ouch, it looks bad. But maybe it looks worse than it is. It is only in the "thick" horisontale list. The vertical thin alu is not containing any refrigerant.
    Bent, my name is Bent
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    Who dent the bumper bar .

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    Quote Originally Posted by fikse View Post
    Ouch, it looks bad. But maybe it looks worse than it is. It is only in the "thick" horisontale list. The vertical thin alu is not containing any refrigerant.
    Yes, thats why i'm not particulary worried yet. Hence the gauge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG DAR View Post
    Who dent the bumper bar .

    No one. It comes pre dented So that it collapses properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    No one. It comes pre dented So that it collapses properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    No one. It comes pre dented So that it collapses properly.
    It's a disease, ain't it?
    Bent, my name is Bent
    Mods: I polished it in september...

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    If you have a look, they are not dents, they are machine bends. The rear of the bumper (that you can't see) is as you would expect.

    They cause the bumper to bend in a specific shape when impacted, thus spreading the impact along the front of the car.

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