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Used MINI Radiator Top Hoses
All used MINI Radiator Top Hoses listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for MINI are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.
About Radiator Top Hoses
A cars radiator is a central part of the engines cooling system. Responsible for removal of heat from the engine coolant, the radiator system cools the liquid by allowing fresh external air to pass over a network of thin pipes, losing heat to the atmosphere.
Driven by the water pump the coolant circulates around the cooling system travelling through the engine and out via hoses or pipes to the radiator. The radiator acts as a heat exchange removing unwanted heat from the coolant before passing it back to the engine where it then runs back around the system.
The <Model> radiator top hose connects the engine to the upper part of the radiator bringing heated coolant from the block to be cooled as it passes through the radiator. The top hose is generally made of rubber or silicone hose although can also include metal sections on some vehicles.
The <Model> radiator top hose can usually be seen inside the engine bay from above, running between the engine and the top side of the radiator.
Due to the extremes in temperature and exposure to road grime and debris the <Model> radiator top hose is prone to perishing over time. If fitment of a new top hose is necessary, it’s essential that any coolant loss is replaced.
- The Mini's designer, Sir Alec Issigonis, didn't like car windows that had to be rolled down. In fact, he didn't think that cars should have side windows at all!
- MINI sells between 40,000 and 65,000 cars in the US every year, although that number is slowly dropping at the moment as smaller cars are going out of fashion.
- 10 years after he invented the Austin Mini, Sir Alec Issigonis was knighted in 1969 for his contribution to Britain.
- The Mini has been voted second place in the most influential cars of all time. It was narrowly beaten by the Ford Model T.
- In 1959 you could buy yourself a brand new Mini for just £497. That's about £2,342 in today's money. At the time, Minis were owned by members of The Beatles and (much to everyone's surprise) Enzo Ferrari.