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Mototeknika air intake hoses made in China??? #5261883 11/08/19 04:15 PM
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I need to replace two air intake hoses on the M35. One is from the air filter box to the center intake tube. The other is from the intake tube to the engine. Nissan/Infiniti only sells the entire three piece unit as OEM at a best available internet price of about $211. I found the pair of hoses made in China by Mototeknika guaranteed to fit for $109. Is it worth spending the extra $100 for the Nissan branded part if I plan to keep the car another 3-4 years?



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Re: Mototeknika air intake hoses made in China??? [Re: NormanBuntz] #5261956 11/08/19 06:19 PM
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Easy for me to spend your $$, however I'd say yes primarily for fit and finish of the hoses.


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Re: Mototeknika air intake hoses made in China??? [Re: NormanBuntz] #5262010 11/08/19 07:27 PM
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Is your peace of mind worth $100? Only you can answer.

Re: Mototeknika air intake hoses made in China??? [Re: NormanBuntz] #5262019 11/08/19 07:35 PM
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The cheaper hoses will be just fine smile

I might be more inclined to pay the extra for OEM with hoses that something liquid is going through (fuel, oil, coolant, etc), but air hoses seem less critical

Re: Mototeknika air intake hoses made in China??? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5262133 11/08/19 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog
The cheaper hoses will be just fine smile

I might be more inclined to pay the extra for OEM with hoses that something liquid is going through (fuel, oil, coolant, etc), but air hoses seem less critical


I agree. It's just an air hose on a 12 year old car.


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Re: Mototeknika air intake hoses made in China??? [Re: NormanBuntz] #5262284 11/09/19 06:07 AM
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I might check out Spectre Performance and see what one of their intake systems would cost before paying $211 for a couple hoses.


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Re: Mototeknika air intake hoses made in China??? [Re: Jarlaxle] #5262396 11/09/19 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarlaxle
I might check out Spectre Performance and see what one of their intake systems would cost before paying $211 for a couple hoses.

Thanks, but Spectre shows no products available for my model.


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Re: Mototeknika air intake hoses made in China??? [Re: NormanBuntz] #5273166 11/20/19 10:41 PM
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Final result: instead of the entire Nissan OEM air intake tube and two hoses for $211 on eBay, I went cheap and paid $109 for just the two hoses made by Mototeknika actually in India, not China. The lower quality of the hoses was obvious, but they installed OK. Conclusion: as usual, you get what you pay for.


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