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Mahle = Made in Taiwan? #5462420 06/25/20 01:44 PM
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I received my exhaust manifold gaskets today for my 2002 Ford F-150 and was surprised to see the part from Mahle (MS19535) state “Made in Taiwan” on the package.

Am I late to the party?

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Re: Mahle = Made in Taiwan? [Re: Twisted1] #5462438 06/25/20 01:58 PM
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Everyone makes stuff everywhere nowadays. We got some Name Brand Kevlar cog belts at work the other day that were from Vietnam.


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Re: Mahle = Made in Taiwan? [Re: sloinker] #5462454 06/25/20 02:16 PM
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That is nuts... 20 years ago when I owned a few BMW’s, Mahle was pretty consistently from Germany..


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Re: Mahle = Made in Taiwan? [Re: Twisted1] #5462465 06/25/20 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Twisted1
That is nuts... 20 years ago when I owned a few BMW’s, Mahle was pretty consistently from Germany..

A while back I posted where some OEM parts I got from the dealer for my old BMW were made in China.


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Re: Mahle = Made in Taiwan? [Re: Twisted1] #5462466 06/25/20 02:28 PM
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It’s a German company. Not surprised their domestic (to the US) parts aren’t made in Germany, Austria etc.

I would’ve went with OE assuming it was still available.

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Re: Mahle = Made in Taiwan? [Re: Twisted1] #5462480 06/25/20 02:41 PM
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Mahle recently bought out Clevite, and if they aren't the OEM gasket supplier, they will source from whoever has it.

Fel-Pro is fond of Taiwanese seals and gaskets, I've installed their IMGs on a newer Nissan and my parent's van. The Nissan ones are Taiwanese, the Toyota one is Chinese - I just needed the plenum gasket.

Re: Mahle = Made in Taiwan? [Re: Twisted1] #5462506 06/25/20 03:12 PM
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Fel-Pro is made in the US smile

Re: Mahle = Made in Taiwan? [Re: Twisted1] #5462511 06/25/20 03:26 PM
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I've seen OEM parts made in Czech Republic and Austria in my Audi crush

I wanted a German car, not some mutt assembled with parts from I don't know where

Re: Mahle = Made in Taiwan? [Re: kschachn] #5462517 06/25/20 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
Originally Posted by Twisted1
That is nuts... 20 years ago when I owned a few BMW’s, Mahle was pretty consistently from Germany..

A while back I posted where some OEM parts I got from the dealer for my old BMW were made in China.


COO USA parts are getting rare it seems..


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Re: Mahle = Made in Taiwan? [Re: dlundblad] #5462518 06/25/20 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by dlundblad
It’s a German company. Not surprised their domestic (to the US) parts aren’t made in Germany, Austria etc.

I would’ve went with OE assuming it was still available.


The kicker is that Mahle is the OEM supplier for these specific gaskets... some of the older ones came with the Ford PN and the Ford logo scratched off..


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Re: Mahle = Made in Taiwan? [Re: nthach] #5462521 06/25/20 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by nthach
Mahle recently bought out Clevite, and if they aren't the OEM gasket supplier, they will source from whoever has it.

Fel-Pro is fond of Taiwanese seals and gaskets, I've installed their IMGs on a newer Nissan and my parent's van. The Nissan ones are Taiwanese, the Toyota one is Chinese - I just needed the plenum gasket.


I gave up on Fel-Pro after I went on a wild goose chase looking for a leak on my 01 Mustang GT. Ended up being the Fel-Pro intake manifold gaskets that were changed 6,000 miles prior. Luckily the change out wasn’t hard at all!


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Originally Posted by Alfred_B
I've seen OEM parts made in Czech Republic and Austria in my Audi crush

I wanted a German car, not some mutt assembled with parts from I don't know where



I heard that! You’d expect some COO consistency with the parts as they were intended..


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Originally Posted by kschachn
Originally Posted by Twisted1
That is nuts... 20 years ago when I owned a few BMW’s, Mahle was pretty consistently from Germany..

A while back I posted where some OEM parts I got from the dealer for my old BMW were made in China.

I put a new Motorcraft AC compressor on a Ford truck this week. The Motorcraft Compressor was made in Korea and the Accumulator China.


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Re: Mahle = Made in Taiwan? [Re: Chris142] #5462717 06/25/20 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris142
Originally Posted by kschachn
Originally Posted by Twisted1
That is nuts... 20 years ago when I owned a few BMW’s, Mahle was pretty consistently from Germany..

A while back I posted where some OEM parts I got from the dealer for my old BMW were made in China.

I put a new Motorcraft AC compressor on a Ford truck this week. The Motorcraft Compressor was made in Korea and the Accumulator China.


Now way!! If Motorcraft is doing that then there’s almost no hope.. lol


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Originally Posted by Twisted1
Originally Posted by Chris142
Originally Posted by kschachn
Originally Posted by Twisted1
That is nuts... 20 years ago when I owned a few BMW’s, Mahle was pretty consistently from Germany..

A while back I posted where some OEM parts I got from the dealer for my old BMW were made in China.

I put a new Motorcraft AC compressor on a Ford truck this week. The Motorcraft Compressor was made in Korea and the Accumulator China.


Now way!! If Motorcraft is doing that then there’s almost no hope.. lol

It's been happening for a while - Visteon, then owned by Ford had a joint venture with a Korean company for AC compressors - Visteon Halla. The Koreans bought on Visteon's share and they've been making that design since.

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