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Old 05-25-2003, 01:21 PM
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OEM manufacturers

I've searched the forum but cannot find an answer. Does anyone know how to find out which manufacturers supply OEM parts for a given model and year?

For example, if I wanted to find out the OEM for my vacuum pump, how could I determine this without pulling the pump itself.

Many thanks in advance. This is one of the most useful sites on the net.
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Old 05-25-2003, 01:41 PM
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One way I do it is look for my year/model in the FastLane, find the part that I want, and usually the parts sold by FastLane are sold under the OEM name...from there, you can get a pretty good sense of who is the OEM manufacturer of the part...but taking a wild guess, it is probably Bosch...
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Old 05-25-2003, 03:16 PM
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Thanks for the reply, DuckMuck. A good tip.

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