Picked the Elise up from Horizon yesterday complete with new front radiator. If anyone wants the old rad make me a sensible offer and its yours! Its not leaking and the K seal stuff is a permanent fix.
Anyway, the bill was a bit steep. The rad change cost Â£471.06 and the extra labour and fiberglass to remove and fix the clamshell was an additional Â£195.05 . Fortunately, the AA are covering the cost of the new rad but I'll be paying the rest. I have done some digging and the odd clam appears to be because of the age of the car. Anyway, there's new bolts and fittings so removal in the future shouldn't be too much of a problem