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Check those parts!

Post by tristessa » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:00 pm

Putting this *here* because I found it with front wheel bearings yesterday, but it applies to everything.

Got new bearings yesterday, off the shelf at Halsey Import Parts (FLVWAPS). They all came in brown boxes branded Rein Automotive, with the inner bearings labeled as Made In Canada and the outer bearings labeled Made In S. Korea. I'd be happier with German but I didn't have the days to wait for them to get ordered in. Opened the outer bearings and found orange FAG boxes inside .. labeled Vietnam. Opened the inner bearings and found just the bearings (no boxes or plastic wrap or anything) .. they're Koyo bearings made in Japan.

I'mma have a little talk with my parts guy the next time I see him. It's not his *fault*, but he needs to be *aware* of this deceptive crap so maybe they can check the rest of their stock and bitch at people higher up the supply chain. And FWIW, I had no idea they were making wheel bearings in Vietnam...

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