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Started by irvine, 01 February 2019, 10:07 PM
Quote from: UTn_boy on 02 February 2019, 07:57 AMTry to stay clear of aftermarket flex discs. They cause vibrations at highway speeds and/or they fail prematurely. I've lived this hell on more than one occasion.
Quote from: ptashek on 02 February 2019, 09:58 AMQuote from: UTn_boy on 02 February 2019, 07:57 AMTry to stay clear of aftermarket flex discs. They cause vibrations at highway speeds and/or they fail prematurely. I've lived this hell on more than one occasion. Can't say for other brands, but at least in the case of the "genuine" MB part, Lemförder part and FEBI part it's the exact same thing you get in the box. There's exactly zero difference between the three, except for the "genuine" part carrying MB star and part number, while the other two don't. All three are not produced by either MB, Bilstein (owners of the FEBI brand) or ZF (owners of the Lemförder brand) anyway, but sourced from these guys: Süddeutsche Gelenkscheibenfabrik GmbH & Co KG, which have been supplying MB as an OEM under the Jurid brand for ages.Easy to tell too: look at the rubber on the flex disc. If it carries the distinct "SGF" marking, you can be sure it's no different form the OEM part in any way.
Quote from: UTn_boy on 03 February 2019, 10:58 AMYou're forgetting a very important fact, Lucas. Even though these places supplied the flex discs for Mercedes we have to remember that the ones made for Mercedes were made according to their specifications, while the ones offered by SGF and FEBI were made to a different standard (usually of a lesser standard). It makes no sense to offer the same part with or without a Mercedes part number, as doing so would have landed SGF and the like in copyright jail.
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