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Old 07-20-2011, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Josh P. View Post
He brought out an FSU with an aluminum housing, which looks exactly like the one Starless used
That was a "Behr/Hella", made in Germany (based on photos above).

Originally Posted by Josh P. View Post
brought out the correct one, which looks EXACTLY like the one I bought from AutohausAZ, except (wait for it) it was labeled Sitronic/Valeo, made in Germany.
Yours from AutoHauz was a Behr/Hella, made in China.
Your stealer's is Sitronic/Valeo/BMW, made in Germany.

Originally Posted by Josh P. View Post
He said the part THEY use was never made by Behr. Uh oh.
It's really hard to tell who 'made' these things ... because of the multiple labeling - and - apparently, they no longer stamp the 'real' manufacturer on the housing (right?), so, I, for one, am having trouble concluding much of anything different from the first post of this thread.

Can someone summarize the general conclusion so far as to which is the 'good' brand and origin?

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