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BMW Parts from China #4605461
12/16/17 02:40 PM
12/16/17 02:40 PM
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kschachn Offline OP
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I'm working on changing out the power steering lines and the oil hoses to/from the filter canister (which go through the engine mount) on my BMW, and one of the oil lines I noticed was made in China. I got this from a BMW dealer, so obviously BMW is outsourcing at least some part production to China. Maybe I missed they were doing this but I hadn't seen it before on any parts I got from the dealer.

BTW what a tedious and difficult job it is to change out those lines while the engine is in the vehicle. I don't think I've ever done a more difficult job on any car, ever.




1994 BMW 530i, 238K
1996 Honda Accord, 266K
1999 Toyota Sienna, 407K
2000 Toyota ECHO, 280K
Re: BMW Parts from China [Re: kschachn] #4605465
12/16/17 02:44 PM
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Hopefully the part is made with BMW quality control and to BMW specifications.

Re: BMW Parts from China [Re: kschachn] #4605466
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That sucks frown

All the BMW parts I ordered when I had mine were made in Germany, or at the least, some part of Europe.


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Re: BMW Parts from China [Re: kschachn] #4605468
12/16/17 02:47 PM
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I had many of the parts, Made in Germany for my previous Mercedes too!


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Re: BMW Parts from China [Re: maverickfhs] #4605476
12/16/17 02:51 PM
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Where did you order this from? Might be a Replica Part not a REAL OEM part.

Looks Fishy to me.


Jeff


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Re: BMW Parts from China [Re: Jeffs2006EvoIX] #4605493
12/16/17 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted By: Jeffs2006EvoIX
Where did you order this from?

He said "from a BMW dealer."


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Re: BMW Parts from China [Re: Quattro Pete] #4605495
12/16/17 03:07 PM
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Maybe the dealer ordered the part online from a third party to save a few bucks. shrug

Re: BMW Parts from China [Re: kschachn] #4605508
12/16/17 03:20 PM
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kschachn Offline OP
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It came with the usual blue and white BMW sticker/tag, so I'm pretty sure it is legit.

In a way I'm happy to still be able to get the part because some parts are annoyingly NLA for this old car.


1994 BMW 530i, 238K
1996 Honda Accord, 266K
1999 Toyota Sienna, 407K
2000 Toyota ECHO, 280K
Re: BMW Parts from China [Re: kschachn] #4605524
12/16/17 03:30 PM
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I believe China forces foreign companies to partner with a Chinese company to make cars in China. They also do that so they can avoid the tariffs on imported cars. So it's probably a real BMW part that's made in China to BMW specs. Or a good fake. I did pick up a Mercedes part that claimed it was OEM, but it was from China and at half the price. Sure enough, it was a fake and it didn't even fit. That was ebay though and it was just a hood ornament so it didn't matter. All the packaging and part numbers looked right though.

Re: BMW Parts from China [Re: OVERKILL] #4605529
12/16/17 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
That sucks frown

All the BMW parts I ordered when I had mine were made in Germany, or at the least, some part of Europe.


Used to be European countries were known for certain products, now they are only known for massive immigration.

Germany......machine tools, cars, optics, firearms, scientists, beer
Ireland......linen, beer
Switzerland......watches, army knifes, chocolate, beer
Italy.....leather goods, artists, beer
France.....perfume, food, fashion, wine
England......porcelain, silverware, beer
Scotland....wool, beer
Scandinavia........skis, beer

Re: BMW Parts from China [Re: kschachn] #4605546
12/16/17 03:50 PM
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kschachn Offline OP
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It's legit I'm certain, the BMW dealer got it from the regional BMW parts warehouse. I did a little searching and it appears that it's getting more common, but I guess I missed that it was happening and this is the first one I've seen (maybe it is more common with newer cars). The other tags on the bag don't list the COO.

Now please will they make a right sunroof gate? I need one of those too and they aren't available.




1994 BMW 530i, 238K
1996 Honda Accord, 266K
1999 Toyota Sienna, 407K
2000 Toyota ECHO, 280K
Re: BMW Parts from China [Re: kschachn] #4605563
12/16/17 04:05 PM
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i have bought supposedly oem bmw parts from online vendors that came from China/turkey/ Spain and a few others i can't remember. Bmw is building cars in china these days so parts from them should be ok.

Re: BMW Parts from China [Re: Jeffs2006EvoIX] #4605573
12/16/17 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: Jeffs2006EvoIX
Where did you order this from? Might be a Replica Part not a REAL OEM part.


Doubt a counterfeiter is going to put a "Made in China" sticker on it unless the OEM part also had a sticker that said "Made in China".

Doesn't surprise me anymore that any company in the world might have stuff made in China.

Re: BMW Parts from China [Re: ZeeOSix] #4605582
12/16/17 04:28 PM
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The Buick Envision and Volvo S60 are the first cars built in China to be imported in the US.

https://blog.cargurus.com/2017/06/02/your-next-bmw-built-in-china

Re: BMW Parts from China [Re: kschachn] #4605592
12/16/17 04:35 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
LOL


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