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boiliebasher last won the day on June 29 2020

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    The Sun newspaper isn't exactly the most accurate nor reliable source of information out there....
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    E34 black doorcards

    Maybe @Dongiov might be able to help you out
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    Main Dealer Frustration

    Wow that's just simply disgraceful behaviour. I can't believe the manager reacted so casually about it all. That's gross misconduct and instant dismal to the perpetrator/s. He really should of taken it more seriously as employees thieving like that is just not on, let alone the damage done to the image of the dealership if others like you clocked on to what was happening....
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    E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project

    WOW!! Incredible work there fella. Refitting those turbos looked fiddly as fuk!! Definitely didn't help one was rebuilt perpendicular either!! Very well done, that looks like quite a difficult and at the same time, rewarding job completed on the car. 500hp+ E34 touring, now there's a thought...
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    Main Dealer Frustration

    Wow that's shocking. Actual cash was stolen from your car? That's bloody unbelievable!
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Fitted new coolant radiator to the 540i with a lot of faff, no thanks to incompetence of dickhead Nissens UK after sales rep. Wish I would of listened to my instincts and bought solid ally rad now. Oh well, never mind.
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    Deplorable Nissens UK after sales

    Hi Sanjx, no unfortunately I paid on my debit card. So not the same level of protection. I'm just glad it's all sorted now. Honestly, I am still shocked with the absolutely terrible Nissens UK after sales and it will no doubt be the last Nissens rad I will buy for any of my cars ever again. Thanks for the input though, much appreciated.
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    Roof rack.

    You may be able to retrofit a modern generic roof rack if you get the dimensions right but unfortunately having never fitted one myself, can't advise you which one would work properly. Maybe Thule list one?! At the time I believe BMW made a special OEM roof rack system for the E34 Tourings and you occasionally see one crop up ever now and again. It does look waaaay better than the generic ones you find nowadays but they usual go for mega money.....
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    Interior mirror fell off

    Well at least they were good enough to rectify the situation! Unfortunately it's not always that easy with certain companies, so pleased that you got a decent outcome!
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    Deplorable Nissens UK after sales

    Hahaha! I'll bring back an extra bottle for you next time I do a booze cruise and if your anywhere near Hampshire its yours mate!
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    Deplorable Nissens UK after sales

    Right okay guys just a follow up from above; Many thanks to all those that have chimed in with the help. Very much appreciated guys. I decided that the easiest way forwards would be Chu's brilliantly simply and effective idea to just re-rivet the mounts on the bottom on the rad where they should of been in the first place...... Unfortunately things are never that easy, and the mounts on the Nissen radiator seem to be either spot welded in place of held in place by some super-duper special glue. I tried drilling and enlarging mounting holes, chipped at it slowly with a chisel by they just simply won't budge. I gave up as aluminium being such as soft and malleable metal, it doesn't take much to twist and distort it. Essentially what I ended up doing was cutting them off and using the ones from my old radiator as they WERE riveted on in place so much easier to remove and relocate. Luckily I had kept my old radiator and hadn't thrown it out yet so I still had them to repair the new Nissens one. As I had to remove the radiator, I thought I'd take a photo of the obvious MANUFACTURING DEFAULT of the brand new Nissens rad vs old one: So I ended up cutting and grinding the new nissens shroud mounts completely as they had to be removed in order to successfully fit the OEM cooling fan shroud. I'm still a little pee'd that I had to do this as essentially waste my time and effort having to correct someone else's cock up, despite it being a brand new out of the box radiator. Luckily all went back together successfully and back to how it should be. What's even more annoying is the fact that my defective nissens radiator can't be the only one floating about out there. It's not like Nissens built this specially for me. There must be loads of them out them and it must be I known problem with that particular batch. I took a closer look at the radiator and sure enough it's got a date and batch code sticker. If the Nissens UK representative hadn't of been such a complete and utter tosser, he would of simply asked me for those numbers, relayed it with Nissen HQ in Denmark and they would of been more than likely aware of this faulty batch and corrected the problem ASAP without me having to prat about correcting THEIR mistake or even having to fart about with the supplier in order to wait (weeks/months?) in sending my one back, then confirming there is indeed a problem and then eventually sending me out one that actually fits properly. Long story short its sorted now. But thanks to ignorance and incompetence of the Nissens UK after sales representative, I was forced to modify and D.I.Y a brand new out of the box radiator and waste my spare time making it fit properly. This matter SHOULD of been easily and promptly dealt with. No excuses from Nissens. Everyone makes mistakes but its the way you got about correcting them that makes the difference in this world. I will now think twice next time ordering a supposedly "quality after market replacement" from the likes of Nissens and also ordering goods online. Thoroughly disappointed with Nissens after sales and it will more than likely be the last radiator I will ever purchase from them. Not a happy customer and let hope it doesn't spring a leak anytime soon..... I've driven with the new setup and all seems to be well for the minute with no further apparent defects. Thanks again to all those chimed into this thread with helpful suggestions, again I thank you all for help in this issue. Special shout out goes to @Chu for simply relocating the mounts idea. Thanks mate, I owe you a beer for that one
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    Deplorable Nissens UK after sales

    Good shout Chu! In fact that's probably what I'll end up doing. But then again why should I... I've paid good money for a supposed good quality radiator from a supposed reputable company that can't even be bothered to build the damn thing correctly in the first place let alone deal amicably with the customers in after sales... I hear what you saying, and that's probably what I'll probably end up doing but I shouldn't even be in this situation in this first place...
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    Deplorable Nissens UK after sales

    No yet, just sent them out an email explaining the situation. I'll look into a bit further over the weekend. Thanks Sandip. You've got to admit though with indisputable proof of such an obvious manufacturing defect that he could of at least got in contact with Nissens HQ to raise the issue on my behalf. Sorry but it's simply too easy just to shrug it off and say "its not my problem" as easy as that. I'm still disgusted with the guys attitude and would be happy to name and shame this particular representative if you let me.
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    Deplorable Nissens UK after sales

    Yes, as of yet, zero response