Okay.... So car is now being reassembled, radiator internally had 'crumbled' or something, the tech talked about the 'baffles'? Anyhoo, they also found the front right suspension coil had broken at the bottom, and a track rod end boot had split and had to be replaced, so in total, a bill of around £5500, which is around $8000.
I have to say, hats off to the warranty company, who were absolutely first class. Authorised repairs immediately, no quibbling around. They of course fully checked it wasn't a corrosion or user damage, which it wasn't, and I should have the car back tomorrow all being well.
Anyone buying a 599, no matter how much you imagine a repair will be manageable, this shows, get a warranty and maintain it, what I thought was a simple swap out, radiator out, radiator in, involved a radiator that cost as much as the warranty, and a 7.5 hour labour cost according to ferraris workshop guidelines, that's at £200 per hour! The extra work found only increases the need to have these cars protected. I had bought the car at 24000 miles in October, and covered only 1155 miles (90 of which they did delivering her to me) in her over the winter, and it was a Ferrari approved car with service at 23700, so there was no niggling thoughts of work being needed like there might be if I had bought it outside the network, or a long way after the last service.
Fantastic car........ But not for the faint-hearted come service time!