I'm not sure exactly who 'we' is but I'm not too worried.
Originally Posted by bluebee
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
I would not purchase a part without BMW or the manufacturers stamp.
I deal in the parts business for a major aerospace company. We have a huge problem with counterfeit parts.
It's my belief that you take a risk anytime you buy a part with the manufacture's name erased.
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