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Old 10-17-2010, 10:50 AM   #47
OrientBlau
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Originally Posted by jonesro View Post
this is stated in article:




The difference between OE and OEM/OES is mainly the OEM/OES usually donít have the car manufactures logo, but they are the same exact part. Sometimes the logo is ground off the part by the OEM/OES company so as not to affect there contract with the car manufacture. Same part coming off the same assembly line as the OE part does.

The OEM/OES parts are less expensive because they do not go through the car manufactures part system. Every time an OE part goes through a depot, warehouse, dealer, there is a little more money added to the cost of the part. This is the major reason that OE parts cost more.

OEM/OES do not go through this procedure, our buyers get them directly from the manufactures, keeping the prices down.

I always use oem parts(mechanic for 35+ years) for all makes of cars, never had a problem don't see why BMW would be any different
Thanks. I missed that reference. Sounds plausible.

BTW, A BMW tech I know once told me to go to some local place where they sell BMW parts that had scratched off logos.

Maybe it really is just an excess inventory thing.
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