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JonB wrote:I've had hose from afs, not just an eBay store, take a look at their website, certainly not had any problems with what I bought around a year or so ago.


Thanks for that JonB. forgot to mention they had their own website.

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kit wrote:Saw some reasonably priced ball joints from First Line but not sure of the quality?

If anyone is interested it was rubbish, got it fitted and it was picked up in the MOT as having play in it a month later.
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Have to be honest
I'd rather wait a day & have my parts from brickwerks - they're tried & tested - if they get the seal approval from them - that's good enough for me :D
Although I do understand the thread - some might be available locally for "URGENT" repairs

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Anyone have any opinions on this site?

https://www.coolairvw.co.uk/Item/Shop_b ... 100cc.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Looking for a new cylinder head but no idea who manufactures these ones.

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LewisMac wrote:Anyone have any opinions on this site?

https://www.coolairvw.co.uk/Item/Shop_b ... 100cc.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Looking for a new cylinder head but no idea who manufactures these ones.
Where ever you buy this part it's made by AMC. There are two versions available for wbx, the 1.9 (AMC part number 910184) and the 2.1 version (910185). The only apparent difference I can see is the inlet ports are a couple of mil bigger on the 2.1 version. Of course, which one you need now depends which you fitted the other side!) As far as I know, most places sell the 910185 as suitable for all WBXs. The DG version is less common, but can be found.
Coolair are quite expensive on this at 382 odd.
Heritage a bit better at 350
https://www.vwheritage.com/025101065cx- ... m-vw-spare" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Acquired wisdom suggests not to fit it straight out the box, but to replace the valves with better quality. I have read lots of opinion from many sources about this, but AMC assure me the valve problems were identified and resolved several years ago, and all is well. I now removed, inspect, lap in, check collet fit and guide spec, refit and leak test before fitting. I have stripped engines with AMC heads and have not yet come across the severe valve wear that others have reported. But that's just my experience, others will differ.

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JonB wrote:I've had hose from afs, not just an eBay store, take a look at their website, certainly not had any problems with what I bought around a year or so ago.

http://www.cohpro.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - Cheaper.
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Re: quality parts manufacturers -Electrical

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Hi Guys
I bought a Topran heater fan switch which doesn't fit with the existing knob. I was told that Topran is NBG. Below is a list of manufacturers who make or label that switch ranging from £3.39 to £14.56. Who would you trust?
Topran
ERA
SWAG
Maxgear
Vemo
Febi
JP Group
Trucktec
Herth + Buss

Thanks!
Pete

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Re: quality parts manufacturers -Electrical

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Piratepete wrote:Hi Guys
I bought a Topran heater fan switch which doesn't fit with the existing knob. I was told that Topran is NBG. Below is a list of manufacturers who make or label that switch ranging from £3.39 to £14.56. Who would you trust?
Topran
ERA
SWAG
Maxgear
Vemo
Febi
JP Group
Trucktec
Herth + Buss

Thanks!
Pete

Brickwerks on their webpage say Febi is the best, but they out of stock now. Their alternative one is most probably JPgroup
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Hi all. Any opinions on the custom and commercial German quality parts. Looking at track rods. Apparently lemforder have stoped production so looking for a decent alternatives. Doesn't say who makes them so any experiences appreciated

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OE for this part was Lemfoerder or TRW, neither now produce this part. We've sold LOADS of JP Group ones without any returns, got some on my own vehicles without issue. Sensible money.
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