thats normal for the hydros, and yes the warrenty transfers (or it should) the best thing you can do is get one of those little extendable magnetic rods such as used to pick up a dropped bolt or something working on a car... stick that in the hydr fluid resoivor (spell check lol) and see if it has metal shavings on it. if it does then stear clear!
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