Originally Posted by IanA
Could be renamed- "Plastic Parts on Modern Cars Woes".
I've had some similar issues with brittle plastic parts on cars over 10 years old - just not made to last...
I always thought that plastic parts on an engine was a particularly nasty trick because the manuf is obviously saying- this is meant to fail and you'll need to buy a new one.
@Landmannnn- where are these places that can repair the plastic connections???
Just Google up near you, here is one near me for example http://www.city-radiators.co.uk
Like you I would go for replacement as my first option.