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Old 01-18-2017, 09:12 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried the Schmiedmann Fuel pump?

Anyone on here have any experience with the Schmiedmann fuel pump? I know you should go OEM (Siemens/VDO) but i wont be keeping this car for long (Another 6-8 months) so it seems a bit redundant to buy a OEM replacement part. Plus Schmiedmann is known to be a reputable German parts supplier.
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:19 PM   #2
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Do you want to worry for the next 6-8 months if your fuel pump will be reliable? Just go with OE for around $140 and call it a day.

I can't imagine you would be saving much with the other brand.


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Old 01-19-2017, 08:29 AM   #3
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Do you want to worry for the next 6-8 months if your fuel pump will be reliable? Just go with OE for around $140 and call it a day.

I can't imagine you would be saving much with the other brand.


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No offense, but I suggest reading the title of this thread again. I've heard and read the 'go with OEM' phrase before and just wanted to see if anyone had any experience with this particular brand of fuel pump.
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:47 AM   #4
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No offense, but I suggest reading the title of this thread again. I've heard and read the 'go with OEM' phrase before and just wanted to see if anyone had any experience with this particular brand of fuel pump.


I couldn't find anywhere but their website that carried the pump. They have it in stock for $102 and $130 shipped. $10 savings go for it

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Old 01-19-2017, 08:58 AM   #5
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I couldn't find anywhere but their website that carried the pump. They have it in stock for $102 and $130 shipped. $10 savings go for it

Live in oz, not the US. 130 USD to AUD is 170. Its 260 for a Siemens/VDO fuel pump shipped here so almost 100 dollars saving mate, more than enough to warrant speculation over which is worth its value imo. Plus I wouldn't think Schmiedmann of all companies to hold a fuel pump that wasnt worth its weight.

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Old 01-19-2017, 01:18 PM   #6
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I don't think they make parts. I believe they are just a re-seller like FCP. They sell new and used parts out of a couple of warehouses in Denmark. I would guess when they list a product as a house brand (their name) it can be anything (likely a Chinese aftermarket) I've only known 3 makes of this fuel pump, Siemens/VDO, Bosch, and the no name brands form China. I think the Bosch is made in China too. There may be more manufacturers though?

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Old 01-20-2017, 10:25 PM   #7
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I recently bought headers and cat downpipes from them (scm5254) Im in the uk. The headers themselves fitted fine but one of the downpipes was a terrible fit and had to be heated / bent adjusted by the shop. Also the lamba sensors weren't in the correct position no matter how we ran the cables, so that involved cutting / welding. I suspect i was sent a left hand drive version but who knows. yes it is made it china , doesnt neccesarily mean its bad but i personally wouldnt buy from them again.

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