Recent Topics
508.00-509.00 oil for Honda K24Z3?
by allepunta - 12/08/19 01:36 AM
2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro
by john_pifer - 12/08/19 01:26 AM
Liqui moly viscoplus
by Toh1 - 12/07/19 10:14 PM
Bought me a lemon 15 focus
by gabriel9766 - 12/07/19 10:12 PM
New axle fixed steering pull?
by Chris142 - 12/07/19 09:52 PM
E-core super tech vs Fram orange can 10k
by Doublehaul - 12/07/19 09:01 PM
Interesting trend at my local walmarts
by N Heat - 12/07/19 08:39 PM
Stp S2 oil filter come with silicone ADBV for $4.99
by MetalSlug - 12/07/19 07:50 PM
RATS
by MrQuackers - 12/07/19 07:46 PM
First Day of Summer in New Zealand.
by Silk - 12/07/19 07:02 PM
Gumout Regane Complete 6pk for $22.79
by volk06 - 12/07/19 06:15 PM
Basement sewer smell/Plumbers info req'd.
by irv - 12/07/19 06:03 PM
Project Farm tests car batteries
by cwilliamsws6 - 12/07/19 05:59 PM
Is this normal?
by TurboLuver - 12/07/19 05:12 PM
Any Scooter Riders?
by Passport1 - 12/07/19 03:20 PM
High Performance Lubricants
by wwillson - 12/07/19 02:27 PM
Student laptop needed.
by irv - 12/07/19 01:13 PM
4 unifi AP
by BeerCan - 12/07/19 12:25 PM
Another OCD battery ?
by Gebo - 12/07/19 11:45 AM
Newest Members
smlobx, bithebay87, Keelin, professor229, MxTale
70063 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
29 registered members (allepunta, BBDartCA, BLND1, 4WD, BlakeB, 2 invisible), 928 guests, and 53 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics298,430
Posts5,135,273
Members70,063
Most Online3,589
Nov 2nd, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? #5269596 11/17/19 01:34 AM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 21,349
The Critic Offline OP
OP Offline
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 21,349
Did not realize that rotors were still being casted in Italy. Italy seems like a very expensive place to be manufacturing commodities. These rotors were only $30-ish each; they are rear rotors for a Mazda 3.

Maybe the box was the only item that was Made in Italy? LOL


13053043-359C-4F54-B97D-2609E3DA0AB4.jpeg5D24C3BC-6152-4322-83CE-CC80FA03D223.jpegEF874E69-2823-45BC-9C4E-8C5E06A3B36F.jpeg
Last edited by The Critic; 11/17/19 01:37 AM.

2011 Toyota Prius 1.8L - 200K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
2007 Honda Accord 2.4L - 142K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269600 11/17/19 01:50 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,018
W
WhyMe Offline
Offline
W
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,018
they might be China castings final machined in Italy. Europe has some funny laws that allow this. there was some french made walther pistols that were made in france , but final marking and finishing allowed them to be marked germany

Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269641 11/17/19 06:27 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,355
E
edwardh1 Offline
Offline
E
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,355
whats the track record, do indie shops use the rotors ? what do they say?
too bad there is not a rating system for car parts - good better best

Last edited by edwardh1; 11/17/19 06:28 AM.

These products are all new every year?? They are a revolution!!! Razor blades, mens shirts, TVs, wiper blades, gutter guards, hearing aids... according to the ads. But also all new last year
Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269662 11/17/19 07:18 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,941
K
Kira Offline
Offline
K
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,941
Did the rear brakes wear out before the front ones? My sister's did just that (2012 Mazda3 iTouring).

Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269672 11/17/19 07:40 AM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,928
A
Audios Offline
Offline
A
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,928
Is there an E number on the box? THat can give you an idea of where it originally came from. Pilenga is really good quality, but as far as I knew they never came coated so I never bought them unless it was the only option.


2002 VW Golf TDI-T5 10/30
2007 Mercedes GL320 CDI- M1 0/30 ESP
2005 BMW M3 BMW-Twin Power 10/60
2003 BMW M5-M1 15/50
1998 BMW M3/4/5-M1 10/40
Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269717 11/17/19 08:29 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 902
P
Pelican Offline
Offline
P
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 902
The company has an ISO 9001 and also UNI ISO 45001 & 14001 also IATF 16949 so it ought to be on the up & up.
They are manufactured in Bergamo (Lombardy) in he north of italy where there is a long tradition of metalworks. FWIW

Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269743 11/17/19 09:05 AM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 22,640
T
Trav Offline
Offline
T
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 22,640
I have not used them but they do seem to be worth taking a closer look at. It appears they are 100% made in Italy at the companies own foundry.

https://www.pilenga.it/(S(pivz0kvs1ngy20kmjrumml00))/en/FonderieOfficinePietroPilengaSpa_en.aspx


ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269746 11/17/19 09:13 AM
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 3,751
H
HangFire Offline
Offline
H
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 3,751
[quote=The Critic][/quote]
I don't know about rotors, but every few years it is "discovered" that most Made-in-Italy Olive Oil is a.) not made in Italy and b.) not Olive Oil. Reforms are made, the clock is reset and a few years later it happens again.

Nonetheless, it is a big country with some manufacturing capability.


Various musings: http://hangfire.net
Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: HangFire] #5269764 11/17/19 09:34 AM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,889
N
NormanBuntz Offline
Offline
N
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,889
Originally Posted by HangFire

I don't know about rotors, but every few years it is "discovered" that most Made-in-Italy Olive Oil is a.) not made in Italy and b.) not Olive Oil. Reforms are made, the clock is reset and a few years later it happens again.

Nonetheless, it is a big country with some manufacturing capability.

Olive oil? Come on man, this is a MOTOR oil web site.


Firesign Theater: "Heavy on the 30 weight, Mom."
2013 Honda Accord LX, 61K, 2nd owner
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 95K, 1st owner
2007 Infiniti M35, 115K, 1st owner
Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269771 11/17/19 09:48 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,920
T
tomcat27 Offline
Offline
T
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,920
Where did you find them?


2019 Cherokee, 2018 Jetta, 2014 Sentra, 2001 Camry, 1995 Escort, 1970 Cougar, 2013 XT250, 2010 Vstar, 2014 CTX1300
Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269799 11/17/19 10:10 AM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 9,511
tom slick Offline
Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 9,511
Italy manufactures a lot of stuff that we don't see because we are only thinking about automotive aftermarket parts available in the USA. A lot of agricultural machinery (Fiat owns Case-New Holland), pumps, hydraulic components, industrial machinery...


You get what you pay for...
So keep in mind how much you paid for this advice.
Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: tom slick] #5269828 11/17/19 10:42 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 19,882
C
Chris142 Offline
Offline
C
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 19,882
Originally Posted by tom slick
Italy manufactures a lot of stuff that we don't see because we are only thinking about automotive aftermarket parts available in the USA. A lot of agricultural machinery (Fiat owns Case-New Holland), pumps, hydraulic components, industrial machinery...

Guns too.


02 Wrangler Napa high milage 10w40
87 F250 Valvoline 15w40
07 fjcruiser Car lube plus 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am Maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor Chevron sae30
Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269847 11/17/19 10:57 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,941
K
Kira Offline
Offline
K
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,941
While reading about Ford's aluminum 4.6 modular engine (installed in swank Mustangs and earlier Lincoln) the Italian factory where the block is made was referred to as the world's largest aluminum fabrication plant.

Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: Kira] #5269956 11/17/19 01:19 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 13,742
bdcardinal Offline
Offline
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 13,742
Originally Posted by Kira
Did the rear brakes wear out before the front ones? My sister's did just that (2012 Mazda3 iTouring).


It is really common on Mazda.


2014 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack
1995 Ford Mustang GT

Ford/Mazda Parts Counter
NRA Benefactor Member
Opinions expressed are my own.
Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: bdcardinal] #5270240 11/17/19 07:17 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 4,671
K
Kruse Offline
Offline
K
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 4,671
Originally Posted by bdcardinal
Originally Posted by Kira
Did the rear brakes wear out before the front ones? My sister's did just that (2012 Mazda3 iTouring).


It is really common on Mazda.


My employer has a fleet of about 10 late model F150 trucks and the rear disc brakes are needing replacement before the front ones on these trucks.

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™