[V8] Stealer parts
dsaad at icehouse.net
Fri Feb 10 10:56:28 EST 2006
When I had my 5-speed overhauled a few years ago, I found that many of the
internal parts have Porsche part numbers on them.
I have heard that driveline parts are this way too. Good to know when it comes
time for the center bearing rebuild.
Quoting "Buchholz, Steven" <Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com>:
> ... for some of the older Audis you can even consider Porsche ...
> Back in the days where Didi worked at Carlsen [sob!] ... I needed to order
> some clutch parts ... and Didi thought to check prices there ... for some
> Audi models there is commonality with the 914 or 924 Porsches ... she found
> that I could get the Porsche version of the metal throw out bearing sleeve
> for cheaper than Audi or VW ... I don't remember if I ended up using it on
> the 4kQ or the urq, but one of the two of them is using a Porsche part ...
> I don't think it is that much of a surprise to see this sort of difference
> between the VW marques ... just keep the fact in mind and if you think there
> might be a common application, try calling a VW or Porsche dealer!
> Steve B
> San José, CA (USA)
> > My very first experience with Audi prices was for my 1984 4000 when it
> > a new O2 sensor at 60K miles - as per the service recomendations.
> > I went to buy it - and they wanted something like $70 for it. When the
> > dude brought it out I noticed that the packaging said VW all over it so
> > for
> > fun, and without telling him what I was up to, I asked for another sensor
> > a VW of the same year. He came right out with it and what do you know -
> > were the same part, but the "Audi" one was twice the price.
> > He stood there with his mouth hanging open for a while then sold me the
> > one for a few bucks off the list price.
> > Dave
> > Quoting Michele_Deltergo at KeyBank.com:
> > >
> > >
> > > IMHO, you want to make sure they are indeed dealer only parts as many of
> > > our sponsors offer discounts on the Bosch parts etc.
> > > Excepting that, dealers do have diffent costs and prices some as
> > > by Audi or general market. It also depends on whether there is another
> > > dealer around. If you really want to have fun, get a price on an
> > > part (some are identical) from the dealer that has both brands!
> > > Mike
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