Does indeed seem fishy... radiators aren't exactly worth much so why the fuck steal that. Wheres the picture evidence?
I love you ross xxxI'm just gonna come right out and say this.
the list of parts that have been taken or damaged (turbo, boost control, apexi PFC) are what i would consider generic items. convenient that they should go missing, thus paving the way for justifying breaking the car.
1. how does a turbo bend its fins? impellars are mostly cast, cast doesnt bend, it shears, its basic metallurgy.
2. the radiator was stolen by the perp. im sorry, but ive worked on this car, no it fucking wasnt. you telling me that the radiator was removed before the "smoke pouring from the bonnet" cleared? NOT POSSIBLE. the front is blocked by the intercooler, the back is less than a cm from the turbocharger. and the rad brackets are welded on. not to mention as willie says, there is a guarantee that you would be brutally scalded by the temperature of the coolant that would be needed to "crack" the block.
3. The plan all along was to strip this. it was said at point of sale.
4. the car wasnt starting the day it was stolen and i have the video to prove it. the engine was fucked before the "theft"
So yeah. sorry andy but you are being made a mug off.
maybe i'll give bradistand popo a ring tommorow and make a subject access request for headings of any cases involving the registration of the beast. there wont be one, so it will be short call eh guys?