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Old 01-17-2013, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by MMME30W View Post
I ordered a tank fro and all the bmw marks were removed. It failed early. ... I sucked it up and got one from the dealer. It was expensive but lasted longer..
We covered the grinding off of cooling system component BMW marks in the threads I referenced.

If memory serves me well, they're the SAME as the one you get from the dealer. The difference is only in legal authorization - not in the tanks.

We covered EVERY marking on the cooling system components - and we analyzed each one. So, if my memory serves me well, the tank you got from Autohauz and the one you got from the dealer had the same source (or similar).

Still - even the originals stink (as we all know) so - while it may make a difference - the whole point is moot because they all stink!

It might be in this (already referenced) thread if you need more detail:
- Why new made-in-China Behr/Hella expansion tanks are DOA (1)

Please read the suggested threads and add value, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person stands on your shoulders.
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